Shane Bartholomeusz

Technical Solutions Consultant

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Solved: “You Need Microsoft Dynamics 365 License To Continue” Error

Problem

While trying to reactivate a workflow in our Dynamics 365 environment we encountered the following error. In this post I'll show you how you can solve this issue.

You Need Microsoft Dynamics 365 License To Continue

You need a Microsoft Dynamics 365 license to continue error
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Dynamics 365: System Forms Missing After Upgrade

What The?

After a recent Dynamics 365 upgrade we noticed that some Forms mysteriously vanished from our environment; we could not locate them after the upgrade.

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Hidden Dynamics 365 Diagnostics Console

Quick Tip

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Have you been in situations where your users are experiencing performance issues with Dynamics CRM that you cannot replicate?

Not many people know, but Dynamics CRM includes a hidden diagnostics page that enables you to troubleshoot client side issues including network performance issues and web browser compatibility issues.

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MB2-716 Dynamics 365 Exam Guide

Overview

Having recently passed the MB2-716 Dynamics 365 Customization and Configuration exam, in this MB2-716 exam study guide I will share some of my thoughts and tips to help you pass the exam.

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How To: Create Dynamics 365 Entity Relationship Diagram

What is the MetaDiagram Utility?

When applying customisations to an existing Dynamics CRM environment, an understanding of the existing customisations is crucial.

Unfortunately manually mapping out complex relationships between custom entities can be a painful and time consuming exercise.

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Solved: Dynamics 365 Unable to Cast Object Error

Problem:

While testing an existing C# app that connected to our Dynamics 365 environment, we encountered an unusual error after updating the CRM SDK Nuget package used by the app.


System.InvalidCastException: ‘Unable to cast object of type ‘Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Entity' to type ‘XXXX.Xrm.Model.XXXX.'

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Dynamics 365: The underlying connection was closed

Problem

While upgrading a .NET customisation that interfaced with our client Dynamics 365 online environment (Version 9). I encountered the following error while attempting to fetch some records from our Dynamics 365 instance. Continue reading

Fix: Unable to Uninstall CRM Profiler

Problem

While trying to debug a new custom workflow plugin in my Dynamics 365 environment I encountered the below error.CRM Profiler Error Continue reading

Fix NullReferenceException in CRM Plugin Registration Utility

Problem

If you encounter the below error when in Dynamics CRM while trying to profile a custom workflow plugin using the CRM Plugin Registration utility

Unhandled Exception: System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

at PluginProfiler.Library.WorkflowXamlUtility.InstrumentStep(XmlNode activityNode, XmlNamespaceManager ns, InstrumentedStepConfiguration step, String workflowAssemblyName)

at PluginProfiler.Library.WorkflowXamlUtility.InstrumentXaml(CrmServiceClient service, String xaml, IList`1 steps)

at PluginProfiler.Library.ProfilerManagementUtility.EnableWorkflow(CrmServiceClient service, String overrideKeyFileName, Guid workflowId, Boolean persistToEntity, String persistenceSessionKey, Boolean includeSecureInformation, Boolean isContextReplay, CustomActivityStep[] workflowSteps)

at Microsoft.Crm.Tools.PluginRegistration.CommonControls.ProfilerSettingsViewModel.btnOk_Click()
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Dynamics 365: System.NullReferenceException Plugin Error

The Problem

After a recent CRM Solution deployment to our Dynamics CRM 365 environment users started encountering the below plugin error when updating a Contacts entity record.

System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object

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