WCF Service Bindings – web.config

When creating a web service, the following configured bindings should be taken into consideration, based on the endpoint you are using (soap, rest etc.), to avoid large parameter structures not being processed or timeout issues: Also, the following runtime tag should look like this: Another best practice to avoid potential “System.InvalidOperationException: The JSON request was too large… Continue reading WCF Service Bindings – web.config

Filtering Relationships in CRM (N:1 & N:N)

Hello guys, Long time no see. Hope you will find this brief post useful. To add custom filters to a N:1 relationship (lookup) in Microsoft Dynamics CRM (2011 and above), please read this post. To filter a N:N relationship (many to many), please read this post (for CRM 2013) or this post (for CRM 2011).… Continue reading Filtering Relationships in CRM (N:1 & N:N)

Useful CRM 2011 .NET extension methods

Hello guys, This will be pretty straight forward. In order to use the extension methods below in C# for CRM 2011 development, such as plugins, custom workflow actions, windows services or any other type of CRM SDK based application, you need to follow these steps: 1. Download the latest CRM SDK here. 2. Navigate to… Continue reading Useful CRM 2011 .NET extension methods

CRM 2011 – Plugin PreOperation Issues

If you register a plugin step as PreOperation (Create or Update) for a certain entity that has activityparty fields (for example “To” of the E-mail entity), you’ll notice that your code modifications won’t apply for the activityparty fields you try to alter. The solution is to change the Step Execution Stage to PreValidation and it… Continue reading CRM 2011 – Plugin PreOperation Issues

CRM 2011 downloads

Here is an updated list of available CRM 2011 downloads. It is good practice to have these files on a portable drive but it’s also recommended to have an updated list of download links. Server: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27822 Outlook Client: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27821 Language Pack: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27819 Email Router: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27818 Report Extension: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27823 SharePoint List: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=5283 Software Development Kit: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=24004… Continue reading CRM 2011 downloads

MCC Award

Dear all, I’m glad to announce you that our staff has a new award: Microsoft Community Contributor: Thank you all for your support and encouragements.