Online Trading – Dirty Tricks

As the amount of online trading has increased it has become both tough for vendors and customers to connect. This has meant that some companies are using underhand ways of getting high rankings on trading platforms such as Amazon. Amazon and similar trading platforms are wise to this and these practices are strictly against their […]

Identity and Access Management

The Provisioning Process There should be formal processes and approvals for provisioning accounts and privileges. The user access request should be made by and attributed to the user’s manager and should be fully documented. As part of the provisioning process the identity of the person being approved access needs to be verified and the level […]

Microsoft PowerApps

If you are a company that has already invested in Office 365 you can easily create internal apps for your business using PowerApps. A simple to use online development environment makes PowerApps easy to develop and deploy to your existing O365 set up. To illustrate its functionality a small Skills Matrix App was created in […]

Low Code

You have probably heard of both ’Low Code’ and ‘No Code’. No Code uses a visual development environment to allow a layman or ‘Citizen’ user to create apps without much technical knowledge. Low Code uses similar approaches, but from the perspective of making your technical staff far more productive by taking away the routine aspects […]

What is Google AdSense?

AdSense is a facility from Google that enables bloggers and website owners to make an income from displaying Google ads. These ads are added as code to the website or blog page. The owner is entitled to put up to 3 ads on any page but can position them to suit their page design.  A typical layout could […]

Pay Per Click Advertising (PPC)

The biggest companies in Pay Per Click (PPC) are Google AdWords, Yahoo Search Marketing and Bing Ads. PPC for search engines is effectively an auction where a number of advertisers bid for certain search key words or phrases, but the advertiser only pays when their ad is clicked. All these companies: Compare the amount which […]

Embedding a Linked Web Page in CRM

This blog shows how a linked web page can be embedded into a Microsoft CRM Form using an iFrame. Information from the page is passed to the underlying .aspx application via parameters embedded in the URL. The purpose of this example is to link to another system and extract and display related information in the form. […]

Agile and Scrum Development

The Agile Methodology The Agile methodology offers an alternative to a traditional project management. It is used mostly for the rapid development of software and contrasts with the traditional Waterfall. software development approach which is more suited to engineering and construction. It really useful where there is uncertainty and ambiguity around what is required and allows a complex solution to evolve iteratively. It is […]

Setting Up Microsoft CRM Online with Sharepoint Online

Overview Document Management can be set up in Microsoft CRM using SharePoint and a List component which you have to add. This blog shows how to set up this useful component using online trial instances of the software. IMPORTANT – The first thing to know is that both of these must be operating under the same […]

Connecting Power BI to MS CRM 2016

PowerBI is a great BI tool that I wanted to use with Microsoft CRM 2016 Online. Unfortunately, the connection information provided in PowerBI is out of date and trying to connect to Microsoft CRM 2016 Online gives the following OData error if you use the recommended OranizationData method. This is how I got it to work. The given URL neither points to […]