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Exploring custom virtual entity provider data source configuration We were recently working on a custom virtual entity provider. While going through the Microsoft documentation https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customer-engagement/developer/virtual-entities/custom-ve-data-providers . We noticed that it’s a good…

The introduction of Dynamics 365 CE version 9 brings a lot of new functionalities and changes to the table. One of those smaller changes, I really want to mention is…

If you’ve ever written more complex plugins that retrieve data of linked entities, chances are you’ve come across the AliasedValue object… and had a hard time with it. We’re here…

The dynamics 365 system settings as grown over the last couple of years, by now it contains a lot of settings that can also be useful when customizing or extending…

A lot of developers that are introduced to JavaScript development in Dynamics 365 have the same first, quite negative reaction: They find it a slow process (upload, publish, Ctrl +…

Today a client requested me to provide an endpoint they could  trigger to create Trial Keys in their CRM from an external website. They pass in a product identifier (Product…

If the purpose of your plugin is to validate (what’s in a name) data in your record or normalizing it before save, chances are you want to use the Pre-Validation…

A requirement that has been around since Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4 is the capability of using functionality from external assemblies in plugins. A very common example of this is using Newtonsoft.Json dll…

Did you know you can easily start workflows on child records of your current entity without any custom development in Dynamics CRM? A typical scenario in which you would want this…

We recently noticed custom code on Dynamics 365 (CRM 8.2) environments threw a “System.AggregateException: One or more errors occurred.” instead of the usual IPluginException we want to display to the…