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Authenticate to the Dynamics 365 oData API with AppId and Secret

Authenticate to the Dynamics 365 oData API with AppId and Secret

Authentication to the Dynamics 365 oData API (CRM) is something that all CRM Developers have been busy with. Previously, this was done by a normal user. The downside of this method is that the CRM web interface can be used with this user as well. Some versions ago, Microsoft introduced the concept of “Non-Interactive” users …

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Migrating / Importing data and maintaining Created By, Modified By and Modified On

Migrating / Importing data and maintaining Created By, Modified By and Modified On

When importing or migrating data to a Dynamics 365 / CRM environment you cannot migrate the fields Created By, Modified By and Modified On. Most customers won’t bother about it until it comes down to the migration of ‘old’ activities. By default, the Social Panes show activities sorted on the Modified On date. So when you …

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Customizations.xml Advanced Hacks

Customizations.xml Advanced Hacks

For those who attended my session about customizations.xml advances hacks, here is everything I promessed you during the session. The presentation Here’s the PowerPoint with the relevant information. Enable / Disable the Jumpbar on subgrids First example was to enable or disable the jumpbar on subgrids. In order to do so, you need to add …

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Force users to use the Unified Interface

Force users to use the Unified Interface

You can’t have missed it. All Dynamics applications that are based on the PowerPlatform will be using the same interface: the Unified Interface. Microsoft has announced deprecation of the the ‘old’ web client (see this article for more information), so there’s no way back. On October 1, 2020, the legacy web client will no longer …

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Please give us the Outlook Add-In in PowerApps

Please give us the Outlook Add-In in PowerApps

UPDATE: Ok, in the meantime a couple of people showed me the feature. Apparently it’s available after all! I was looking for server-side sync as I always thought the Outlook Add-In only works with server-side sync. However, it turns out the Outlook Add-In works without server-side sync and is available in CDS. Here’s the link: …

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Dynamics 365 and PowerPlatform API Limits explianed

Dynamics 365 and PowerPlatform API Limits explianed

Together with a lot of other Dynamics 365 / Power Platform professionals, I was very surprised with the announcement of Microsoft about API limits. Now that the dust has settled and the documentation has cleared some first questions, we’re able to review the decision. My first thought about the API limits were: there goes one …

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WebApi batch request

WebApi batch request

The WebApi in Dynamics CRM has the option to send batch requests. This reduces the number of calls from client to server and when e.g. you need to delete a lot of records from JavaScript it saves time processing these deletes. Unfortunately, creating a batch request is not as straight forward as doing a POST …

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