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Dynamics 365/CRM 2016: How to Share Personal Views in the Mobile App

Whether you’re a user that just wants to share a view with someone or you’re an administrator/manager that would like to create and distribute personalized views, sharing personal views is a very common thing, so it’s surprising that CRM for Tablets does not support it. Shared views that a user does not own do not display in the mobile app. Even worse, if the user has access to a dashboard that contains personal views, they’ll receive a generic error:

CORS Security, and Allowing JSONP Responses from Web API

When building a Web API project, you need to keep in mind how requests to your methods will be made. If requests are made client-side, you'll need to take CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing) security into consideration. This can be done a few ways, which I won't get into for the sake of this post, but you can find more information about CORS here.

Dynamics CRM: Add Items to an OptionSet

While working in Dynamics CRM, I needed to add several options to a few different optionsets on the Lead entity. Adding the options isn’t difficult, but can be tedious and repetitive, so I didn’t want to do it manually. I decided to leveraged the CRM SDK and used a LINQPad query to populate the optionset as shown in Figure 1.

JSON Support in SQL Server

JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) support and a long-awaited feature of SQL Server has been added to the 2016 version, which will allow you to exchange JSON data between applications and SQL Server, parse JSON formatted data so it can be stored in a relational format and convert relational data into JSON formatted data.