Connecting SharePoint Online and CRM Online using BCS – 2013 Edition

Update 2nd February 2015: For using this article with CRM 2015, please follow steps mentioned by Andrew Robinson in the comments section. This blog post is a simple step-by-step walkthrough on connecting SharePoint Online (SPO) to CRM Online using the Business Connectivity Services (BCS). This can be useful in a number of situations including self…


Dynamics CRM Identity Federation Demo Setup

  One of the benefits of the new CRM Online identity platform is the ability to federate user identities so that end users can use their Active Directory (AD) credentials to logon to CRM Online without having to use a separate set of username and password. This is also referred to as single sign-on (SSO)…


Authentication with Dynamics CRM Online on Microsoft online services environment(Office 365)

Since July 19th 2012, all new sign-ups for Dynamics CRM Online have been switched over to the Microsoft online services environment which is the same subscription/billing platform used by Office 365 and many other services from Microsoft. Among many new things with this switch over, one significant technical change is that it allows CRM Online…


BCS with SharePoint Online & CRM Online

Microsoft is bringing new capabilities faster than ever to our cloud offerings including SharePoint Online and CRM Online. Case in point is the Business Connectivity Services (BCS) that was introduced in SharePoint Online last fall as part of the recent service update. The biggest ask I’ve had since the service update was examples of surfacing…


TechEd NA 2011 Session Recording: CRM and SharePoint

My session titled “Integrating Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online” from TechEd North America 2011 was recorded and can be viewed on-demand at the link posted below. Source code of all my demos in this session is available here: Source Code from my TechEd OSP309 Session. I also found out that John Anderson…


CRM Online 2011 Web Services SOAP Sample now ready for Europe & Asia

Updated 26th June 2012: The sample has been modified to use the Windows Live login URLs & URNs that is dynamically sent through the discovery service. Many thanks to Ryan Lo from Marketo for providing the updated sample. This new update makes this post obsolete! The recent code sample I published on Connecting to CRM…


MSDN Webcast: Integrating SharePoint 2010 and CRM 2011 Online

Updated: 23rd February 2011 – This webcast was recorded and can be viewed on-demand here: You can view the slides used in this webcast using the PPT Web App at the bottom of this post. Also please note that the BCS connector shown in the webcast is not supported by the CRM support team….


Connecting to CRM Online 2011 Web Services using SOAP Requests Only

Updated 29th August 2012: The sample has been modified to support both the Microsoft online services environment (Office 365 style) authentication and the Microsoft account (formerly Windows Live ID) authentication. Once again many thanks to Ryan Lo from Marketo for providing the updated sample.Recently I have had a number of developers asking me about using…


Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Online Now Available Worldwide

Today, we launched Dynamics CRM Online (2011 version) worldwide, bringing our cloud-based customer relationship management software (CRM) to businesses outside North America for the first time. Customers can access Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online in 40 markets and 41 languages and sign up for a free trial at Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online is available today…


CRM 2011 Launch

CRM 2011 is almost here. Please mark your calendar and attend the global virtual launch event on Thursday, January 20th, 2011 at 9am PST as Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer introduces Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. With the launch of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online 2011 in 40 markets and 41 languages, CRM Online will be more interesting…