Dynamics CRM integration with SiteMinder via ADFS

It’s important that we integrate Microsoft products together with 3rd party identity providers. This allows us to execute on our mission to empower everyone on the planet to do more and achieve more. Understanding how we use federated identities to connect users with CRM services is critical to achieving this. This post will detail the…


Customers’ choices… The most popular "Dynamics CRM in the Field" technical blog posts from Premier Field Engineering!

The CRM Premier Field Engineering content team feel customers can benefit from knowing what technical content we have provided that has been most popular with customers; ranked by number of page views. We included the top 10 posts for each of the last three years to cover all of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM versions still…

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Table Bloat Due to Workflow Log Entries

One of the more common customer issues that has been coming up often lately is table bloat due to a large volume of completed or canceled workflow entries in the organization. There are three main tables that are impacted by this workflow history retention: AsyncOperationBase PrincipalObjectAccess (POA) WorkflowLogBase Let’s start with a quick background on…

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Dynamics CRM – Troubleshooting Workflows

Another cross-post from the blog of Ritesh Ranjan.  Enjoy! ———————————- Business processes are an integral part of any enterprise software application. A business process can be of two types: automated processes that rely solely on communication among applications based on a set of rules, and interactive processes that also rely on people to initiate and…


PFE Core Library for Dynamics CRM Documentation and Code Samples

Documentation. Always promised, rarely delivered. Our recently announced PFE Core Library for Dynamics CRM has proven no different. A shiny new box that when opened was missing its instruction manual. Well, not being one that succumbs to stereotypes, I decided to put Visual Studio aside for a moment and whip together details on what’s in…

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Using Performance Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics (DynamicsPerf) in a Development, Test, or QA environment

I am cross posting this blog post from our AX In the Field blog post where Rod Hanson recommends using Performance Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics (DynamicsPerf) in development, test or QA environments while load testing prior to moving to production.  This makes a lot of sense and is something I have done with a few…

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PFE Core Library for Dynamics CRM on CodePlex and NuGet

Last week, we publically released a C# .NET library for Dynamics CRM that’s the result of multiple customer and partner advisory engagements. Predictably, for every development question we answer or recommendation we provide, a request for a code sample to illustrate the concept is sure to follow. When authoring code samples for customers and partners, we…

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Dynamics CRM Custom FetchXML Reporting with Multiple Datasets using Pre-Filtering

I was recently assisting a CRM Online customer with troubleshooting a custom report they built. The report was running on the Opportunity as the main entity and also had 5 related datasets that were bringing in some specific connections related to that Opportunity. They were facing three big hurdles: 1. They wanted to use pre-filtering…


PFE CRM Trace Log File Reader

There are going to be times that an issue with a Microsoft Dynamics CRM server will arise and the application log will not provide enough information to help resolve the issue. Or you might be asked by the Microsoft CRM support team for a trace log of the server to help troubleshoot an issue. Depending…


Dynamics CRM 2011 and 2013 SDK Assemblies now on NuGet

Hey everyone – we have a great article today provided by a guest blogger Kenichiro Nakamura from our Japan office – he’s also a Microsoft Dynamics CRM PFE who recently joined PFE from the CRM support team.  Recently, he’s been a blogging maniac on the Dynamics Japan blog, posting dozens of articles and even translating…

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