CRM 2015

Dynamics 365 Trial is here!!!

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Today Microsoft has officially launched Dynamics 365. So, if you signup for a new Trial instance you will no longer see Dynamics CRM trial but, Dynamics 365 trial sign up page.

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URL – https://portal.office.com/Signup?OfferId=bd569279-37f5-4f5c-99d0-425873bb9a4b&dl=DYN365_ENTERPRISE_PLAN1&Culture=en-us&Country=us&ali=1

Will provide more details in the subsequent posts.

“Customer” type field in Dynamics CRM

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Microsoft has finally introduced the Customer type field in Dynamics CRM. This was a much awaited feature which now allows developers to create a Customer field and not separate lookups on Contact and Account

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Dynamics CRM Demo Builder

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Have you tried the new Dynamics CRM Demo Builder – https://www.microsoftdynamicsdemos.com

It is really awesome and it takes only a couple of minutes to provision an industry specific vertical demo of Dynamics CRM.

The only catch is that this is accessible only if you have a Microsoft Partner account.

How to check if two records are related N:N

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QueryExpression query = new QueryExpression(relationshipName)
     {
         NoLock = true,
         ColumnSet = new ColumnSet(false),
         Criteria =
         {
             Filters =
             {
                 new FilterExpression
                 {
                     FilterOperator = LogicalOperator.And,
                     Conditions =
                     {
                         new ConditionExpression("accountid", ConditionOperator.Equal, accountID.ToString()),
                         new ConditionExpression("contactid", ConditionOperator.Equal, contactId.ToString()),
                     },
                 },
             }
         }
     };
     var result = service.RetrieveMultiple(query);
There is a catch here, if you have created a self referential N:N relationship then the primary fields are “<fieldname>one” and “<fieldname>two”, so incidentidone and incidentidtwo