Monthly Archives: October 2017

Dynamics, Portals, and Adobe

We have a somewhat unique Dynamics environment here in Ottawa, so, sometimes, I am wondering if what’s happening here is a reflection of the overall trend or if it’s all about Microsoft trying to adapt to the specifics of the local market. You see, most of the Dynamics implementations here are still on 2015 version… Read More »

Dynamics 365 (V9): Progress Indicator API

It has only been a few weeks since I wrote a blog post about Alert.js, but, with the release of V9, we now have the same sort of functionality available out of the box: As described in the “What’s new for developers” article, there have been some client API enhancements in V9.  In particular, we’ve… Read More »

Business rules and read-only forms

There is an interesting limitation of the business rules for which there seem to be no other workaround but to use javascript. Imagine the following situation: There is a user who has read-only access to the account record through the security roles There is a business rule that unlocks a field on the account form In theory, since… Read More »

Data Migration – how do you usually do it?

In the last few years, I worked on a few Dynamics projects that involved data migration, and, somehow, most of the times I would settle on the approach to the data migration which I tried to illustrate on the diagram below: The main reason I usually do it this way is that, when I have… Read More »

Workflow or Plugin: which one will run first?

With all those customization options we have in Dynamics, we can do a lot, but, sometimes, it may get a little confusing. For example, we can use worklfows and plugins. Not only that, though.. Both workflows and plugins can be real-time/synchronous or background/asynchronous. Earlier today I was observing a very interesting behavior. There was a… Read More »