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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Fixed: Windows Update – There were some problems installing updates (0x80240fff error)

Problem

Have you encountered the dreaded 0x80240fff Windows Update error in Windows 10? In this article I'll show you how to fix the issue.

There were some problems installing updates, but we'll try again later. If you keep seeing this and want to search the web or contact support for information, this may help: (0x80240fff)

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Handling Excel Dates in Microsoft Power Automate

Problem

Dealing with dates can be a real pain in the proverbial sometimes … and Microsoft Power Automate (aka Microsoft Flow) is no exception.

I recently had to bulk load some records from an Excel file into SharePoint Online using Microsoft Power Automate … you'd be forgiven to think that this would be a trivial task … WRONG!

Microsoft Flow and Excel Logos
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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.'

Dynamics 365 logo
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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()
System.NullReferenceException CRM Plugin Registration Screenshot
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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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Azure VM “The Server Encountered An Internal Error”

And so it begins …

The day had only just begun … I got into the office … I grabbed a coffee … sat down at my desk.

I tried connecting to one of my Azure dev VM’s but for some reason I couldn’t RDP to it. I waited a bit of time and then tried again, but still no luck.

My Azure AutomationAccount was configured to automatically start and shutdown my VM’s each working day.

I checked the logs for my AutomationAccount and found the message

“The Server encountered an internal error. Please retry the request.”.

Azure Portal Internal Error Screenshot
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Azure WebJob status aborted? How to solve it

Overview

Have you published a long running web job in Azure and noticed that it has terminated with an  ‘Aborted’ status. Chances are that the job has timed out.

In this post I'll explain what's happening here and how you can fix this.

Azure WebJob Aborted Error
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