Tip #1077: Connect to the right instance

Connect

As Guido “Future Olive Farmer” Preite has discovered, sometimes CrmServiceClient may connect to the wrong instance. Just like that. Dynamics 365 instances now can be backed up and restored at will. The side-effect of this awesomeness is that URLs and unique names may no longer match, leading to the fun times with connections. Here’s the […]

Tip #1066: Discover Azure AD tenant ID with Occam’s razor

Occam's razor

As developers, from time to time we are puzzled by simple questions: How to discover Azure AD tenant ID based on Dynamics 365 organization URL? Under the normal circumstances I would have put my condescending hat on (did I forget to take it off, again?) and say something like “Use AuthenticationParameters.CreateFromResourceUrlAsync method from ADAL, of […]

Tip #1013: Include attributes that are not there

Hidden figure

New Developer Guide, as it turned out, contains a lot of useful nuggets, little enhancements that make developer’s life much easier. How many times did you need some field values for the use in javascript but didn’t really want to include the fields on the form? Something like lattitude and longitude, for example. Would it […]

Tip #994: Compare two security rules

Steve “kick the hornet’s nest” Mordue asks: Does anyone know of a tool for comparing two security roles easily? Good news Steve. There’s a Yack for that. David Yack’s fantastic Xrm.Tools has a security role explorer that allows you to easily compare two Dynamics 365 security roles, identify what is unique to each role, and […]