Category Archives for "Dynamics CRM"

9 Exception handling in Custom workflow activities

Handling exceptions is an important part of any development effort. In the past few months, I’ve run across several instances where exceptions are not being properly handled in custom workflow activities. Normally, this doesn’t actually cause issues with the workflows in which the custom workflow activities are being used: The workflow step will fail with […]

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3 Formatting JSON Responses

I was debugging a CRM 2011 LINQ query today and needed to view the debug information, which is in JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) format. Digging through the InterWebs, I found that WittySparks had already done the work for me. Ways to Format and View JSON Online Great work and a very useful resource. Now I […]

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2 CRM SDK Nugget: Create Solutions That Support Multiple Languages

I my class last week we were discussing customizing CRM and the need to translate custom text and option set labels into other languages. Last weekend, by accident, I found this topic: Create Solutions That Support Multiple Languages Which discusses a variety of techniques related to custom solutions and handling multiple languages. The specific sub-topic […]

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3 Book Excerpt: Auditing Metadata Changes

I thought I’d pull out a small section of my Dynamics CRM Deep Dive: Security book and discuss metadata changes.   Auditing Metadata Changes In a multi–administrator or multi–developer environment, it is sometimes difficult to determine who did what when tracking changes to Entities. The following metadata–related operations are tracked when auditing is enabled: Delete […]

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