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Secrets of the Dataverse: The Report Wizard

Originally posted on ReadyXRM:
Anyone who has been working with Dynamics CRM/Dynamics 365 at some point likely tried the Report Wizard. The Report Wizard was introduced in Dynamics CRM v4.0 as a way to quickly create ad-hoc reports. A video…

How to – improve data migration performance – SSIS & Azure Data Factory (Dataverse / Dynamics 365)

In one of our projects, we were executing SSIS Packages (KingswaySoft’s Dynamics 365 SSIS Integration Toolkit) under Azure-SSIS Integration Runtime in Azure Data Factory. Check out – Deploy and run SSIS Package in Azure Data Factory Deploy and run SSIS … Continue reading “How to – improve data migration performance – SSIS & Azure Data Factory (Dataverse / Dynamics 365)”

Data Migration – Optimum batch size and threads for maximum throughput – Microsoft Dataverse (Dynamics 365)

For one of our projects, we were trying to figure out the optimum batch size and threads while using the CDS/CRM Destination component of KingswaySoft. https://www.kingswaysoft.com/products/ssis-integration-toolkit-for-microsoft-dynamics-365/help-manual/crm/destination Now with Service Protection API limits in place, to get the maximum throughput the … Continue reading “Data Migration – Optimum batch size and threads for maximum throughput – Microsoft Dataverse (Dynamics 365)”

Advanced configuration settings – Azure Synapse Link / Export to Data Lake service (Dataverse/ Dynamics 365)

The Export to Data Lake service now has some Advanced configuration settings available. To learn more on Export to Data Lake service https://nishantrana.me/2020/12/10/posts-on-azure-data-lake/ The new settings allow us to configure how the DataVerse / CRM table data is written to … Continue reading “Advanced configuration settings – Azure Synapse Link / Export to Data Lake service (Dataverse/ Dynamics 365)”

Retrieving security role privileges changes (audit) using KingswaySoft’s Dynamics 365 SSIS Integration Toolkit

We can specify Source Type as AuditLogs within the CDS Source Component Editor of KingswaySoft to fetch the Audit information. Get the details :- https://nishantrana.me/2018/10/08/using-kingswaysofts-cds-crm-source-component-to-get-audit-information-in-dynamics-365-ce-ssis/ The Souce Type – AuditLogs includes Output type – Audit Details (Role Privileges), which can … Continue reading “Retrieving security role privileges changes (audit) using KingswaySoft’s Dynamics 365 SSIS Integration Toolkit”

Write batch size, data integration unit, and degree of copy parallelism in Azure Data Factory for Dynamics CRM / 365 Dataset

Let us take a simple example where we are moving contact records (.CSV) stored in Azure File Share to Dataverse or Dynamics 365 (UPSERT). CSV file has 50000 sample contact records (generated using https://extendsclass.com/csv-generator.html) stored in Azure File Storage. Another … Continue reading “Write batch size, data integration unit, and degree of copy parallelism in Azure Data Factory for Dynamics CRM / 365 Dataset”

Environment Variables in Flows as Parameters

Originally posted on MG :
#powerautomate #environmentvariables I have written a blog post earlier about the using of environment variables to store global environment settings and while I was looking to use it the same way I have described in my…

Now Maximum of 10 alternate keys can be defined for an entity/table – 2021 Release Wave 1 – Dynamics 365

Previously, a maximum of 5 alternate keys could be defined for an entity. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customerengagement/on-premises/developer/define-alternate-keys-entity#create-alternate-keys With 2021 Release Wave 1, the limit has been increased to 10. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform-release-plan/2021wave1/data-platform/increased-alternate-key-limits While trying to create the 11th key we will get the below error … Continue reading “Now Maximum of 10 alternate keys can be defined for an entity/table – 2021 Release Wave 1 – Dynamics 365”

How to – Customize Quick Actions in Dynamics 365 CE / Model-driven Power Apps

As part of the enhanced Search Experience, contextual quick actions were introduced in the platform :- https://nishantrana.me/2021/02/09/improved-search-experience-now-adds-quick-actions-2021-release-wave-1-dynamics-365/ E.g. we have Assign, Share, Email quick actions available for Contact, Account, and other entities for the relevance search results. There can be … Continue reading “How to – Customize Quick Actions in Dynamics 365 CE / Model-driven Power Apps”

EWS Editor for Dynamics 365

Originally posted on Marcello Tonarelli Blog:
EWS Editor for Dynamics 365 is based off the original EWS Editor source and is designed to provide troubleshooting tools to help resolve Exchange server integration issues related to Server Side Synchronization and the E-mail…

Set Custom Message and disable background processes inside the Administration mode for Sandbox and Production Environment – Power Platform

Recently while trying to enable Administration mode for one our environments, we realized 2 new options. Background Operations – for disabling any background operations. Custom Message – define the custom message for the users. For CRM On-Premise, we used to … Continue reading “Set Custom Message and disable background processes inside the Administration mode for Sandbox and Production Environment – Power Platform”

Find the Subscription ID of your Microsoft products (Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Plan)

Recently we were asked to provide the Subscription Id of the Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Plan our organization had purchased. To find the same, follow the below steps Login to Microsoft Office admin center with administrator account https://admin.microsoft.com/ Quick reference … Continue reading “Find the Subscription ID of your Microsoft products (Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Plan)”

Status Reason filter (Timeline control), Multiline field (Quick View Form) and Improved accessibility for BPF on mobile app – 2021 Release Wave 1

2021 Release Wave 1 for Dynamics 365 adds a new Status Reason filter for the Timeline control. Activity status reason filter will show the status reasons of all the activities in the timeline. For the total 5 activities in the … Continue reading “Status Reason filter (Timeline control), Multiline field (Quick View Form) and Improved accessibility for BPF on mobile app – 2021 Release Wave 1”

DSF Error: CRM Organization cannot be found while configuring Azure Synapse Link / Export to Data Lake service in Power Platform

Recently while trying to configure the Export to Data Lake service from the Power Apps maker portal, we got the below error. DSF Error: CRM Organization <Instance ID> cannot be found. More on configuring Export to Data Lake service – … Continue reading “DSF Error: CRM Organization cannot be found while configuring Azure Synapse Link / Export to Data Lake service in Power Platform”

Migrate Dataverse environment to a different location within the same Datacentre region – Power Platform

When we create an environment in the Power Platform admin center, we get the option of specifying the datacenter region, but not the location within it. Find the Data Center Region / Location of your Dataverse Environment- https://nishantrana.me/2021/04/27/finding-the-datacenter-region-location-of-the-microsoft-dataverse-environment/ E.g. we … Continue reading “Migrate Dataverse environment to a different location within the same Datacentre region – Power Platform”

Finding the Datacenter region / location of the Microsoft Dataverse environment

The other day we had to figure out the Datacenter region of our Dataverse environment. As we are aware within a particular geography there can be different Datacentre region at different location. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/global-infrastructure/data-residency/ For e.g. within United States geography, we … Continue reading “Finding the Datacenter region / location of the Microsoft Dataverse environment”

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