23 Apr 2011

SharePoint and CRM 2011 Integration: Part 2

by Dave
So, in Part 1 we discussed how to get our entity data from CRM, and into XML. In this post, I will run through what we want the output to be for each entity. [More]
19 Apr 2011

PowerShell Web-Based Logging Handler

by Dave
We have recently been doing a small bit of work with PowerShell, and an ASP.Net front-end. This was provided to help an IT department manage their users in both AD and unix, whilst creating/disabling Exchange mailboxes and making calls to a number of web services. So, we created a web front end that called some PowerShell scripts to do the relevant things. However, we needed to report back to the user on the progress of these scripts, so I created a really simple logging system to do this. [More]
8 Apr 2011

SharePoint and CRM 2011 Integration: Part 1

by Dave
We have been looking at integrating our CRM 2011 installation with SharePoint, since we don't want to keep duplicating everything. To do this, it seemed best to use the Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in SharePoint 2010. However, connecting SharePoint BCS to CRM isn't as simple as pointing it to the CRM web services (which I had hoped it would be). Instead, you have to create .net assembly connectors to connect to CRM and perform the CRUD operations. [More]

About me

I am a software developer in the UK, and specialise in Microsoft technologies.

Starting as a web developer working on the British Airways website at Leighton, I progressed to .net development at Aspire Technology Solutions.  A lot of my work has involved SharePoint, and I have implemented numerous solutions using the platform.  Recently I have been involved in a large-scale enterprise application utilising WCF services, and also a large BI databse using SQL Server technologies.

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