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Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Could not find a part of the path '...\bin\roslyn\csc.exe' error

I was trying some Microsoft Azure bot samples. After compiling there were no errors. So tried to run it locally. But ended up with the below error

could not find a part of the path '..\bin\roslyn\csc.exe' error

After some research I tried installing  a NuGet package called 'Microsoft.CodeDom.Providers.DotNetCompilerPlatform.BinFix'

And then rebuilt the whole solution.

Local version worked like a charm !

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Cool features of OneNote

I have been using Microsoft OneNote for a while. Recently found some cool features. Believe it or not. But you could 

  • Copy texts from the image ( Scenario- You got a picture with some texts you want to copy)



Copied Text:

Dynamics 365 

Settings 

Organization Insights 

11/26/2018 4:00 PM 

SANDBOX 

Organization Insights Dashboard 

Total Active Users 

so 

4 

40 

30 

20 

10 

11/26/2018 11:00 AM 

11/26/2018 10:00 AM 

Total API Calls 

427 

Total Operations 

11/26/2018 9:00 PM 

Time 

API Success Rate 

100% 

11/27/2018 2:00 AM 

— Deletes 

11/27/2018 10:00 AM 

Plug-in Executions 

40 

11/27/2018 7:00 AM 

— Creates 

— Reads 

— Updates 


  •  Search a text in the image pasted in OneNote
 Lets say you have got an image in OneNote. Just do a normal search in OneNote and then it would even try that search on the image. If its found it would be highlighted as shown below.


Organisational Insights solution - Dynamics 365

Recently we tried the organisational insights solution for Dynamics 365 CRM online. And I have to say that its really cool. The dashboard is very useful one. It has details like API calls , success rate, plugin executions etc. The sample screen shot is from one of our test enviroments. You could easily find it from the Dynamics Market Place. Once installed it would list under the settings area.




Sunday, 25 November 2018

Dynamics 365 Attachments in Azure Blob

Recently we have implemented the attachments management for Dynamics 365 CRM online using Azure Blob storage. Its easy to implement and saves a lot of costs ( Dynamics CRM storage costs Vs Azure Blob storage)

I have also blogged an issue we had while trying install here

http://crmdm.blogspot.com/2018/10/sorry-we-couldnt-find-dynamics-365.html

Steps are given below. I would recommend to try this in sandbox first.

Settings -> Micorsoft AppSource and search for Attachment management solution

 Click on the Get it Now button as shown below.

This will install solution in the selected CRM enviroment. Refresh the page a bit later and check for the installed status.


After the solution is installed, you could see a tile for the Azure Attachment Storage.



The solution has mainly 4 tasks to be done.

1. Azure Blob storage Setup

Azure blob storage details should be provided here.


How to find organisatin ID in Dynamics CRM?

Settings->Customizations->Developer Resources-> Instance Reference Information->ID

2. Notes Attachment Entity Settting

Separate entities are defined here. This attachment solution would only move attachments configured here. Container name should be specified



3. Reports and Admin

Yes, its just a button after configurations are done. As you could see here just the move to blob button. This would move all the existing attachments. You could see how many are moved and how many to be moved. The newly created ones would be stored in blob from now on.

I would recommed DB back to be taken before this step ( just in case scenario).




4. Users should have security role against the 'Azure Blob storage settings' entity

After implementing this solution we found that users need to have security role for azure blob storage settings entity in CRM. So in our case we created a new security role for this. Alternatively you could include this privilege in one of the existing security roles.

We also used a tool to assign this security role to everyone.

 Xrm Toolbox-> Users, Team, Security role report plugin --> Connected to CRM ->selected organisation -> Selected users on the left hand side and role needed on the right hand side and then choose the action 'Add roles'

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Sorry we couldn't find a Dynamics 365 Organization connected to the signed-in user. Please use different credentials or sign up for a free trial and try again,

We were trying to implement the attachment management for Dynamics 365 crm online using Azure blob storage. But we ended up with the below error.

"Sorry we couldn't find a Dynamics 365 Organization connected to the signed-in user. Please use different credentials or sign up for a free trial and try again "




The url we followed is given below.

https://appsource.microsoft.com/en-us/product/dynamics-365/microsoft_labs.96257e65-dbbe-43db-b775-77cf1609530c?tab=overview

Later realised that this should be done from Dynamics CRM.

So navigated to CRM

Settings -> Micorsoft AppSource and searched for Attachment management solution and no more errors.






I hope this helps !

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Advanced Find Feature Dynamics 365 V9

Long waited feature is here ! Thank you Microsoft for bringing this one in !

For instance, Find all contacts which do not have child activities. 

This was impossible before Dynamics 365 V9.


Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Free Process Drawing Tool - Online

One of my colleagues recommended this online tool for drawing process diagrams etc. Found it really cool. It has capababilities to export as image, pdf etc too. And most interesting factor is that its free ! Highly recommended.

https://www.draw.io/