In a move to avoid unnecessary costs, I have scraped the hosting account I was using for this site, and instead moved to a free wordpress site. My existing domain will still be valid, although it simply redirects to this wordpress site.
I have recently updated my Visual Studio Template for holding Microsoft Dynamics Assets. Its available on the Marketplace by searching for Hallstudios, or you can download it using the button below.
- The solution also includes Intellisense for the Xrm Client API within the TypeScript files.
- The Solution Unpacker tool has been updated with the latest version so it now supports packing and unpacking Dynamics Solutions that contain Flow’s.
I have decided to release a small utility that I have been working on to assist me in my day to day work with Dynamics CRM. A common requirement in the standard Development, Test, Train and Production environment setup is the moving of solutions between organisations, and version numbering. One thing I often need to do is to check the version numbers of a solution across different CRM instances, to see if there are any discrepancies.
I needed a tool that could just do it for me with a click of a button and highlight any differences.
And so, here it is.
The application can simply be configured to connect to any number of CRM environments (within reason) and it will detect all of the solutions installed, and their version numbers, and show them in a grid. Any instances where an environment does not have the same version number, the solution is highlighted.
To configure it, simply click the Settings button, and then the Connections button to add your connections. On the settings screen, you can enable and disable the connections you wish to view. It should be fairly straight forward.
I shall probably be adding more features to it as I go, but for the first version, its already proving very useful to me, so thought I would share it.
If you wish to Download it, you can download the Zip file, extract it and run it.
Downloadable version of Dynamics Solution Dashboard
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Just a quick update to say that all of my Visual Studio extensions are now on the Microsoft Visual Studio Marketplace, and are available to download and install direct from Visual Studio.
Simply go into the Tools menu and choose Extensions and Updates, select Online and search for me, James Hall. My extensions are the top two in the list.
In theory, if you install them this way, you should get notified of when I update them.
I have decided to release my Visual Studio Template for Microsoft Dynamics. This allows you to quickly create a Solution within Visual Studio that holds separate projects for keeping your assemblies, web resources and data organised.
Its incredibly useful, in my opinion, and works wonderfully well alongside my CRM Utilities extension as well.
Today I have released an update to the CRM Utilities for Visual Studio 2017 extension.
Reorganised the menu structure so that the Generate Class options are now grouped together.
Generate Class options menu to allow a custom namespace and class name to be used when generating the class files to represent the Dynamics Entities.
Redesigned the Connection dialog to make it look better, and to include a hyperlink to the instruction pages on this blog.
Welcome to my new redesigned Dynamics CRM Blog. My intention is to keep this more up to date than I previously had.
Hopefully this site will become a useful source of information regarding Microsoft Dynamics CRM