Moving Dynamics CRM access team templates with the Configuration Data Mover

Dynamics CRM access team templates are stored as regular CRM records, just like teams or queues. Although Dynamics CRM does not allow users to query team template records with an advanced find, it is possible to query them with FetchXML, which means they can be synchronized between organizations using my »

Dynamics CRM Configuration Data Mover v1.5

Back in November I released my Alexander Development Dynamics Configuration Data Mover tool, and I received a tremendous amount of positive feedback. Since then I've been asked several times why someone would want to use my tool instead of the Configuration Migration tool that is included in the CRM SDK, »

Dynamics CRM and the Internet of Things - part 5

This is the fifth and final post in a five-part series on how I integrated a Raspberry Pi with Microsoft Dynamics CRM to recognize contacts using automobile license plates. Although the code samples are focused on license plate recognition, the solution architecture I used is applicable to any Dynamics CRM »

Dynamics CRM and the Internet of Things - part 4

This is the fourth post in a five-part series on how I integrated a Raspberry Pi with Microsoft Dynamics CRM to recognize contacts using automobile license plates. Although the code samples are focused on license plate recognition, the solution architecture I used is applicable to any Dynamics CRM + Internet of »

Dynamics CRM and the Internet of Things - part 3

This is the third post in a five-part series on how I integrated a Raspberry Pi with Microsoft Dynamics CRM to recognize contacts using automobile license plates. Although the code samples are focused on license plate recognition, the solution architecture I used is applicable to any Dynamics CRM + Internet of »

Dynamics CRM and the Internet of Things - part 2

This is the second post in a five-part series on how I integrated a Raspberry Pi with Microsoft Dynamics CRM to recognize contacts using automobile license plates. As I mentioned in the first post of the series, the solution architecture I used is applicable to any Dynamics CRM + Internet of »

Dynamics CRM and the Internet of Things - part 1

Today's post is the first in a five-part series on how I integrated a Raspberry Pi with Microsoft Dynamics CRM to recognize contacts using automobile license plates. Although my solution is focused on the use of license plate numbers captured by a webcam, the solution architecture is applicable to any »

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 »