D365Extensions has 3k downloads!

I'm not sure what is going on, but my project D365Extensions almost crossed 3000 downloads. May be this is an error as it took only two or three weeks to get one more thousand, but it is still very cool! Thank you all for helping me to reach this milestone 🙂 It definitely will never …

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Introducing Last Schedule

Hello world! It's time to introduce my new pet-project to you. Please meet LastSchedule - yet another job scheduling solution for D365/CRM (that was it second name I was thinking of). Why did I build it? The answer is same as for D365Extentions: I was a little bit tired of doing the same things on …

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Errors with XRM tooling after Windows 10 May update

You (as me) may start getting the following error message from tools like CrmSvcUtil.exe that worked as expected for a while before: Unable to initialize the native configuration support external to the web worker process (HRESULT=0x80040154). nativerd.dll must be in %windir%\system32\inetsrv As it turns out, you need to enable "HTTP Activation" Windows feature once again …

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How to work with large data sets efficiently

Form project to project I see almost the same smelly code when it comes to querying large data sets. Official doc says: use paging but is not exactly clear for some developers how to implement this in real world scenarios. In most cases I see code copy-pasted from this article with killer addition: just put …

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How to use spkl profiles do deploy different sets of web resources

If you don't know, spkl is a great tool from Scott Durow which can really simplify your D365/CRM development process. Some aspects of how does it work are controversial, but I definitely recommend you to use it if you still don't. So what's the problem I am talking about? Some times you need to publish …

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How to keep Duplicate detection rules always on

Recently I came across a GitHub repo of friend of my friend Andrew Butenko: https://github.com/DynamicsNinja/DeDupe-Rules-Auto-Publisher. I'm not sure if Ivan (the author) really is ninja, but he is wrong in the following statement: ... help you with keeping your duplication rules published all the time since CRM randomly unpublishes those rules while importing (Publishing) unmanaged …

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How to build signed assembly using Azure DevOps

You may know that I maintain simple (but useful!) open source project on GitHub: https://github.com/FixRM/D365Extensions. I use this extensions on some of my projects and mostly for plugin development. As you know, plugin assembly must be signed and if assembly is signed it require all referenced assemblies to be singed as well. It can be …

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