Connector for Microsoft Dynamics support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM beyond Dynamics CRM version 2016

As announced in this post, the most recent version of Connector for Microsoft Dynamics  (3.4.304.1) (“Connector”) supports Dynamics CRM 2016 (8.x.x.x) both on-premises and online. Today (April 8th, 2016) we are announcing that Dynamics CRM version 2016 will be the last major version of Dynamics CRM to be supported by Connector. Support matrices for Connector…

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Connector download links

The download links have been moved from a list to this page: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/dynamicsconnector/?p=1111

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Connector for Microsoft Dynamics support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 has officially released: https://community.dynamics.com/b/msftdynamicsblog/archive/2015/11/30/microsoft-dynamics-crm-2016-now-available-ushering-in-a-new-era-of-intelligent-customer-engagement The most current version (3.4.304.1) of Connector for Microsoft Dynamics does support Dynamics CRM 2016 in both on-premises and online deployments. More information on this version of Connector can be found in this post: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dynamicsconnector/archive/2014/12/04/connector-for-microsoft-dynamics-v3-cu-4-released.aspx

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Preserving leading zeroes in numerical constant value mappings

If you need to map a numerical value to a constant value and that constant value has leading zeroes, those zeroes will be parsed off.  For example, if want to map a numerical field to a constant value of 00000000115 and you enter a constant value in the mapping wizard, the transformation logic will truncate the leading…

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Connector for Microsoft Dynamics configuration settings that can be used to control some of the default behaviors for logging and retries

There are some configuration settings that can be added or changed in the ConnectorServiceHost.exe.config to update default behavior with respect to retries and log cleanup; they are as follows:  Config Setting Behavior Remarks  HousekeepingCleanupLogs True: The Housekeeping task should run CleanupLog.proc.sql and CleanupRetryTask.proc.sql False: The Housekeeping task will run only run CleanupTaskDeletionTracking.proc.sql (not recommended) Caution: Log…

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Connector for Microsoft Dynamics V3 CU 4 released

Support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 is the primary new feature in Connector for Microsoft Dynamics V3 CU4 (3.4.304.1) which was posted today, December 10th, 2014. Important release information:  This version of Connector NO LONGER supports integrations with CRM 2011 or CRM 4.0.  If you have existing integrations to CRM 2011 or CRM 4.0, DO NOT apply this update to those integrations or upgrade the…

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Refresh of Connector for Microsoft Dynamics V3 CU 3 version now available

It has been brought to our attention that in certain cases, the Connector for Microsoft Dynamics service may not re-start integration tasks properly after the Microsoft SQL Server hosting the MSDI database has been taken offline and then brought back online. Installing the refreshed version of Connector for Microsoft Dynamics V3 CU 3 (3.3.1007.1) will…

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Refresh for Connector for Microsoft Dynamics V3 CU 3 now available

It has been brought to our attention that the Windows updates associated with KB 2977766 & KB 2977765 can cause the following issue when running the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Adapter Configuration Utility to configure a Microsoft Dynamics CRM organization. Upon launching the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Configuration Utility from within Connector for Microsoft Dynamics you may receive…

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Lessons learned from a Partner when upgrading Connector for Microsoft Dynamics MSDI database

The MSDI database that Connector for Microsoft Dynamics uses for storing information about integrations is intended to be used ONLY for Connector for Microsoft Dynamics.  Recently I was working with a partner who was experiencing some issues when upgrading to the latest version of Connector for Microsoft Dynamics.  The partner was receiving error messages similar to the…

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Connector for Microsoft Dynamics V3 CU 3 released

Better support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 SP 1 (6.1) and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 multi-tenant deployments are the primary new features in Connector for Microsoft Dynamics V3 CU3 (3.3.514.1) which was posted today, June 18th 2014. Additional new features with this release include: Support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 SP 1, which requires the updated Microsoft Dynamics CRM…

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