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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

How to use my tools with CRM Online and OSDP authentication

When using my tools with CRM Online, you can get Authentifcation Failure error since few days/weeks/months. This is because Microsoft is migrating CRM online organization to OSDP plaform.

What happens when connecting or updating a connection

You should receive an error message similar to the one below:

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How to connect successfully to your organizations

Simply tick the new “Use OSDP” checkbox. That should work!

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Some news about my tools

Hi guys,

Here are some news about my tools :

OSDP authentication mechanism for my tools

Maybe some of you have noticed that my tools can’t connect to specific CRM online organizations… This is due to the fact that Microsoft is migrating CRM Online organizations to Office 365 administration/provisionning/billing platform (known as OSDP).

Last version of my connection controls is able to connect with this new authentication system but I need to update all my tools in order to make them compliant with this authentication mechanism. So if there is an emergency for you to use my tools with OSDP, please use discussion page of related CodePlex project. Otherwise, tools will be updated when I’ll more time…

SiteMap Editor : 10,000 downloads !

I’m very happy that my SiteMap editor has been downloaded more than 10,000 times! I think I can tell it is really the most used of my tools!

[Off topic]

I just have to wait one more week to know if I am renewed as a MVP… can’t wait to have the answer… Stay tuned for it Sourire

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

New tool! Solution Extender for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

You know, solutions management is really a great feature in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. Unfortunately, there are some limitations on what can be included or not in a solution.

So, today, please let me introduce the Solution Extender! It is an application that can export specific CRM 2011 components from an organization and import them back in the same or another organization (unique id’s of components are not retained).

Current features

Export/Import:

  • Duplicate detection rules
  • Saved views (userquery)
  • Saved views (userquery) that will be converted to system view when importing

Download

As usual, the tool and its source code is released on CodePlex. Please use discussions to ask for more components managed in this application.

Screenshots

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Export wizard

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Import wizard

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