Microsoft Dynamic 365 CE Flow Challenge

MIcrosoft Flow

With the introduction of Microsoft Flow, Dynamics consultant are relying less on the conventional workflow engine and focusing more on Microsoft Flow and Logic Apps. Eventually, we will see the old workflows deprecated with Flow taking over.
MS Flow is the tool D365 has been missing for a while. It significantly improves the platforms automation and cross platform integration capabilities. What used to be a code only solution is now a point-and-click citizen developer out-of-the-box capability.

As great as it might sound, the more I use Flow with Dynamics 365 CE the more I realize it is lacking in documentation and sometimes still requires coding knowledge (carving REST requests, query strings, payloads, etc.).

To help me remember the gotchas and help others get over their hurdles I will document my MS Dynamics Flow chronicles. I aim to create a reference repository of how-tos and the aim is to address 100 common Flow scenarios in the enterprise space.

Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Automated UI Testing with EasyRepro

Microsoft recently released the BETA version of their Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement automated UI testing API built on top of Selenium EasyRepro. The API makes automated UI testing for Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement and Dynamics CRM 2016 (much) easier and it works like a charm!

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Dynamics 365 Instance Backup to Azure Storage

Microsoft recently released the Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Online Management API which enables you to programmatically manipulate your Dynamics 365 instance (almost everything you can do from the Dynamics 365 Admin Center) including backing-up your instance to Azure storage.

The InstanceBackups POST operation contains an IsAzureBackup boolean parameter which, in conjunction with the AzureStorageInformation parameter, copies your Dynamics 365 backup to a designated Azure Storage.

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CTRL + K Lookup Auto-Resolve


With any software product, the best way to increase your productivity is to master the shortcuts. Dynamics CRM is no exception.  Part of the productivity track in my blog I decided to cover some of my favourite shortcuts that drastically enhance my daily Dynamics CRM experience .

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Are rollup fields calculated on disabled records?


At the last Wellington Dynamics User Group (WDUG) I ran, I was asked by one of the regular attendees “H” whether rollup fields are also calculated on disabled records. So I thought I would give it a try.

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