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John Adali

John Adali

I am a Senior Software Engineer with Concurrency's Modern Applications practice. We specialize in developing fully customized solutions for the Windows platform, Azure PaaS, IoT, mobile devices and even Microsoft HoloLens. I mostly work with Azure and IoT today, but also dabble in other areas such as PowerBI, SSIS/SSAS, and the occasional technology that interests me.

Contributions by John Adali

Creating an Audit Report for User Logins in Dynamics CRM

If you’ve ever tried to create an audit report for Dynamics CRM, you may have noticed that you can’t create one with the Report Wizard. The Audit Summary Report in the Settings area gives you some information, provided you enable auditing for the correct entities. However, if you need detailed information on your report, or […]

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Creating an Audit Report for User Logins in Dynamics CRM

If you’ve ever tried to create an audit report for Dynamics CRM, you may have noticed that you can’t create one with the Report Wizard. The Audit Summary Report in the Settings area gives you some information, provided you enable auditing for the correct entities. However, if you need detailed information on your report, or you wish to share this report to others in CRM, you quickly realize that your options are limited.

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Creating Custom Edit Forms with InfoPath in SharePoint 2010

Users have the ability to display and edit properties (known as metadata) for items in SharePoint document libraries and lists. This is standard functionality that comes with SharePoint, and SharePoint provides a standard form when displaying/edit an item. SharePoint also provides the ability for power users or developers to customize these display/edit forms, using InfoPath. […]

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How to Use BCS in SharePoint 2010

Introduction Business Connectivity Services (BCS) in SharePoint 2010 is a robust and powerful technology that is part of SharePoint 2010. Microsoft has enhanced BCS with new features, services and tools in order to streamline the development of solutions with deep integration of external data. This article will run through the steps (end to end) to […]

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Ringing in the Holidays with Dynamics CRM 2015

Microsoft has released the next version of Dynamics CRM for general availability on December 1st. Here is a blog from Bob Stutz highlighting the changes included in the 2015 version of Dynamics CRM: ...

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Using SSIS to Import Data into Dynamics CRM

I am constantly being asked to import data into Dynamics CRM from various sources, and over time I have discovered that, even though the sources of data that I am importing vary, the process of perfo...

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PowerView Reports in Dynamics CRM 2013

Dynamics CRM does a really good job of hosting and tracking a company’s critical business data, and the PowerBI technology stack does a great job of modeling and displaying business data to end users...

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Displaying and Automating Legacy Data using PowerBI

One of the more common requests involving business intelligence projects is surfacing data from legacy, line-of-business systems in an automated fashion. I recently was involved with a project where ...

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM Use Rights (IUR) Program Changes

If you work for a Microsoft Partner and use Dynamics CRM or CRM Online, the current Internal Use Rights (IUR) program is changing. I recently spent some time planning for these changes in my organiza...

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Integrating Yammer into Dynamics CRM 2013

Social selling is becoming more important these days, as companies are looking to find creative ways to generate more opportunities. Microsoft provides support for this in the Dynamics CRM space by p...

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