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Dean Dalby

About Dean Dalby

Dean is an experienced Software Developer with over 10 years’ experience in designing and building applications using Microsoft technologies and products, specialising in ASP .NET and SQL Server solutions. Dean has extensive experience creating technical and user documentation including Requirements Specifications, User Manuals, As Built Designs, Test Cases, and Implementation Plans.
28 December, 2016
Dean Dalby

Resolve CRM Outlook Client Installation Error

By |December 28th, 2016|0 Comments

Error: The installation source for this product is not available. Verify that the source exists and that you can access it.     A Microsoft provided tool repairs corrupted installations of applications and can be [...]

27 December, 2016
Dean Dalby

Part 5: Dynamics CRM Create, Read, Update and Delete examples in a JQuery Web Application

By |December 27th, 2016|0 Comments

This blog post demonstrates how to perform Create, Read, Update and Delete operations using the Dynamics CRM Web API endpoint using JQuery. Prerequisites This blog post assumes some knowledge of JavaScript, Visual Studio and Dynamics [...]

25 December, 2016
Dean Dalby

Part 4: Dynamics CRM OAuth Examples in a JQuery Web Application

By |December 25th, 2016|0 Comments

This is the 4th in a 5-part blog series. The previous blog posts touched on configuring and validating Azure Active Directory setup of a third-party application. This blog post focuses on implementing code to perform [...]

23 December, 2016
Dean Dalby

Part 3 – Test Microsoft Dynamics CRM Web API with Postman

By |December 23rd, 2016|1 Comment

In this blog post, we are going to use Postman to validate the configuration of the Authorisation Server (Microsoft Azure Active Directory) from Part 2 of this blog series. Prerequisites Postman is a tool that [...]

11 December, 2016
Dean Dalby

Part 2: Register a Third-Party Application with Microsoft Azure Active Directory

By |December 11th, 2016|2 Comments

This blog post builds on from Part 1 in this blog post series (Using Microsoft Dynamics CRM Web API Endpoint from a Third-Party Web Application) and provides instructions on how to set up the OAuth Authorisation [...]

6 December, 2016
Dean Dalby

Using Microsoft Dynamics CRM Web API Endpoint from a Third-Party Web Application (Part 1)

By |December 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Microsoft Dynamics CRM OAuth, OData and Web API Overview   This series of blog posts demonstrates how to get a third-party application communicating with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 online using the Web API. After reading [...]

18 November, 2016
Dean Dalby

Recursive Workflows

By |November 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Recently, I had a situation where the client wanted me to update the state of all records for an entity based on criteria in many related entities. To achieve this feature, I created a c# [...]

2 November, 2016
Dean Dalby

IL Merge with Dynamics CRM Plugins

By |November 2nd, 2016|0 Comments

Sometimes developers want to reference third party assemblies when creating Dynamics CRM plugins. Or if you are like me, you want to separate your logic and plugin code into separate Visual Studio projects. Deploying third [...]

22 October, 2016
Dean Dalby

Auto Number Generation in Dynamics CRM 2016

By |October 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Auto number generation is a common requirement in Dynamics CRM solutions. This blog post demonstrates how auto number generation can be configured in 10 minutes with no code. This blog post does not discuss the [...]

14 July, 2016
Dean Dalby

Update Entity Record with One Hit to Dynamics CRM Server Using Early Bound Entities

By |July 14th, 2016|1 Comment

A simple trick to improve performance of Dynamics CRM C# code is to update an entity without retrieving it from the CRM server. This means only one hit to the server takes place instead of [...]