Azure Text Analytics sentiment analysis with North52

For the last several months I've been working on an enterprise Dynamics CRM project where one of our goals is to minimize the amount of custom code we write by using North52's Business Process Activities. I had not been exposed to North52 before working on this project, but I have »

Predictions in Dynamics CRM with custom Azure Machine Learning integrations

Earlier this year I wrote a post that showed how to perform sentiment analysis in Dynamics CRM using Microsoft Azure Text Analytics. Azure Text Analytics makes it incredibly easy to use sentiment analysis (with English text only), but the full Azure Machine Learning offering is much more powerful. In today's »

Sentiment analysis in Dynamics CRM using Azure Text Analytics

Last year I created a proof-of-concept solution that showed how to integrate Dynamics CRM with HP Haven OnDemand (then called HP IDOL OnDemand) to perform sentiment analysis and index records to support "find similar" queries. While I was working through the AzureCon challenge a few weeks ago, I thought it »

Custom identity class to represent Dynamics CRM users in WCF services

A few weeks ago I wrote a post called "Custom WCF service authentication using Microsoft Dynamics CRM credentials" in which I showed how to secure Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) web services using Dynamics CRM usernames and passwords. In that post, I used a GenericIdentity object to store the CRM user »

Diesel Xrm Service Wrapper Now on GitHub

Last week I wrote a post called "Introducing the Diesel Xrm Service Wrapper," in which I presented a generic WCF wrapper for the Dynamics CRM Organization Service. Almost immediately I had several ideas about updates I wanted to make, so I've decided to host the project on GitHub. The project »

Custom WCF service authentication using Microsoft Dynamics CRM credentials

Enterprise Microsoft Dynamics CRM implementations frequently require developing custom Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) web services to be used for integration with external systems. Typical use cases for custom web services would include situations in which a consuming system can't easily access the Dynamics CRM Organization Service, or a custom service »

Introducing the Diesel Xrm Service Wrapper

In this post, I will present a generic Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) wrapper for the Dynamics CRM Organization Service that lets you turn any FetchXML query into a web service interface without needing to write any code at all. I call my solution the Diesel Xrm Service Wrapper after Diesel, »

Accessing raw SOAP requests/responses from Dynamics CRM web services in C#

One of the things I have always found frustrating about WCF is that it effectively hides the actual SOAP message XML requests and responses in web service calls. From a Dynamics CRM perspective, I can think of at least three good reasons it would be nice to be able to »