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 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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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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If you encounter an "Invalid Character" error in your Microsoft Dynamics NAV integrations, here is a troubleshooting tip

Microsoft Dynamics NAV allows characters in its string fields that might not be compatible with the XML standards used by the .NET XML serializer.  If you encounter errors in you integrations that state invalid XML data or invalid characters have been encountered, here is a tip from our Microsoft Dynamics NAV support engineers on how…

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Connector for Microsoft Dynamics solutions failing to upload to new Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 organizations after applying SP 1

Update 2 It has been brought to our attention that there could a be a situation in which the updated Connector for Microsoft Dynamics solutions will still fail to import into Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 SP 1.  If you have upgraded to Dynamics CRM 2013 SP1 RU 1 prior to importing the updated Connector for…

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Sorting in Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 AxdItem and AxdInventoryOnhand data sources can effect paging in the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 adapter

Paging is implemented in the Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 adapter and relies on the AIF services to return the keys to the Items to be integrated in ascending order by ItemID.  If the AIF services that the Item to Product map relies on do not sort the returned item keys in the proper order, you…

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Service Base URL for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2

When using Connector for Microsoft Dynamics to integrate Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM, the web services base URL for Microsoft Dynamics NAV needs to be updated from the default. The default that is listed is: http://<host name>:7047/DynamicsNAV70/WS/ which is correct for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013.  For Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2…

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Connector for Microsoft Dynamics V3 Refresh available

Connector for Microsoft Dynamics V3 (3.0.430.1) refresh is available.  This refresh addresses some issues that you may have encountered with the initial release of Connector for Microsoft Dynamics V3. Refresh Highlights: This refresh addresses the issue of custom fields not being available for mapping on existing maps after the configuration utilities have been run against…

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