CRM Web API Preview – Generate Strongly Typed Objects from Metadata Document

September 27, 2015

The CRM Web API Preview is nicely documented but I am missing an article explaining how to generate strongly typed objects from the metadata document to use with server side code. The following walkthrough describe just that: 1. Enable Web API Developer Preview under Settings –> Administration –> System Settings –> Previews and click ‘OK’ 2. Download the MetaData document: Navigate to the Metadata document URL (/api/data/$metadata) with your browser. You should get an XML file describing your Organization Metadata. To download, save (Ctrl+S in Chrome) the file to any directory you wish. 3. Install OData v4...

Outlook Tip – Defer Outgoing Email Messages

September 1, 2015

This post is not related to Microsoft Dynamics CRM, but read on because this tip can save your ass. How many times did you regret sending an email while actually clicking the Send button? Poor choice of words, spotted typo, wrong recipients or just sending sensitive data to your customer? Did you try to ‘recall’ the message? Did that trick ever work for anyone? I can honestly say I hadn’t any of these horrific accidents since I started using a simple Outlook Rule: Defer Outgoing Email Messages by 3 minutes. I discovered that 3 minutes is the ideal...
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