Dynamics CRM in the Field

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  • Blog Post: The Dangers of Guid.NewGuid();

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM uses GUIDs as their primary key for the entity’s SQL table. Using GUIDs as a primary key is usually not the best item due the random sequence of numbers and letters. The Dynamics platform has an algorithm that generates GUIDs in sequential order. This special GUID enables...
  • Blog Post: CRM Sandbox Plugin Issues fixed in .NET 4.0 KB 2872041

    NOTE: This blog was updated on 7/25/2012 : As some of you commented the binaries were missing from the KB article posted, the patches are now available for download within the KB apologies for any confusion around this. Adds/changes are highlighted below.  On July 9th, 2013 the .NET team released...
  • Blog Post: Code Review: Refactored Handling of Plug-in Pre-Image Attribute Values

    During a recent Dynamics CRM 2011 code review engagement, I noticed a pattern being implemented repeatedly throughout the customer's plug-in library. This library was in desperate need of a refactor in the form of a method that encapsulated the repeated pattern. In my assessment report, I provided them...
  • Blog Post: The plug-in execution failed because no Sandbox Hosts are currently available.

    You have successfully implemented CRM servers and expect your Sandbox service to execute plugins in Isolation mode; however, they fail with an error: ERROR: The plug-in execution failed because no Sandbox Hosts are currently available. Please check that you have a Sandbox server configured and that it...
  • Blog Post: Error message “Assembly must be registered in isolation” when registering Plugins in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

    I had a customer run into the error message “Assembly must be registered in isolation” when trying to register a CRM 2011 plugin . We found this error was being thrown because the user was not a deployment administrator. If the user is only a System Administrator in the organization, they...
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