We’ve been using Microsoft Dynamics 2013 at work for a little while now. One thing that’s been on my to-do list since the beginning has been automating the creation of CRM accounts when our internal hosting system had a new account added.
On and off over the past couple of months, I’ve been trying various pieces of sample code dotted here and there and have not managed to get anything working. Until now that is.
The sample code came from a surprising source, Microsoft themselves! Hidden away in the Dynamics CRM 2011 SDK is some PHP code. The code as-is is broken and won’t login to a Dynamics 2013 instance that uses Office 365 live-id’s for authentication. However, with a little tweaking it’s possible to get it all working!
Last November the Orange contract on my old HTC Desire-Z phone came up for renewal. I’ve been intrigued by the new Windows Phone system since its original launch but never really though about switching, at least until a friend lent me his old Samsung Omnia 7.
This phone runs the older Windows Phone 7.5 system, but is good enough to get an idea of what switching to a new Windows Phone would be like. I really liked the new system and just before Christmas I decided to make the switch. I’ve now got a nice new shiny HTC 8X on Three and I love it!
Here’s a quick list of the Windows Phone apps I’ve found essential so far…
7Pass – A Keepass password database client. Nicely hooks into Skydrive/Dropbox too.
It’s been a while since I updated my blog and even longer since I last fired up Lightroom to sort my photo collection. I’ve recently made a start on processing the backlog (over 18 months worth) and the first set are now online: