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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Extensions Cookbook

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Extensions Cookbook

Overview of this book

Microsoft Dynamics 365 is a powerful tool. It has many unique features that empower organisations to bridge common business challenges and technology pitfalls that would usually hinder the adoption of a CRM solution. This book sets out to enable you to harness the power of Dynamics 365 and cater to your unique circumstances. We start this book with a no-code configuration chapter and explain the schema, fields, and forms modeling techniques. We then move on to server-side and client-side custom code extensions. Next, you will see how best to integrate Dynamics 365 in a DevOps pipeline to package and deploy your extensions to the various SDLC environments. This book also covers modern libraries and integration patterns that can be used with Dynamics 365 (Angular, 3 tiers, and many others). Finally, we end by highlighting some of the powerful extensions available. Throughout we explain a range of design patterns and techniques that can be used to enhance your code quality; the aim is that you will learn to write enterprise-scale quality code.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Deployment view

The Dynamics CRM/365 DevOps story has improved with time. Microsoft kept the platform up-to-date by introducing scripting libraries to improve automation, which makes continuous delivery and continuous integration possible.

Chapter 8DevOps, focuses on DevOps in general, including scripting and integration with deployment orchestration tools.


Over the years, manual deployments through the UI were the most common way of deploying Dynamics CRM solutions; this is still the preferred method for smaller solutions and standalone Dynamics 365 implementations that do not require integration with other products.

The process is simple. A System Customizer or System Administrator can upload a Dynamics 365 solution (ZIP file) to a new environment using the solution import user interface, as follows:


The introduction of the Microsoft.Xrm.Data.PowerShell module helped automate integration and solution deployments to Dynamics 365. The module enables CI/CD possibilities, as...