Top 5 developer delights of Dynamics CRM 2015 Update

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Update 1 has come up with lots of new and exciting features. No doubt these features have been applauded by end users. From a developer point of view too this release has been a great blockbuster. Let’s see a quick recap of top 5 developer delights of Dynamics CRM  2015 Update 1.

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1. Handling Date/Time fields in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Online Update 1 

Date/Time fields in Dynamics CRM had been very difficult to manage easy especially when time zone come into picture. The latest Dynamic CRM 2015 Update 1 of Microsoft has introduced new feature called “Behavior” for date/time fields.  This we enable us to set Date/Time field with different time behaviors.

2. Dynamics CRM 2015 Online Update 1 – API support for Transaction 

As a developer, you always want to perform any database operation in a Transaction so that you have the choice of rollback in case an operation fails. This was not supported by MS Dynamics until the Execute Transaction Request was introduced in Dynamics CRM 2015 Online update. This feature ensures that all of the messages submitted to it are executed in Transaction mode.

3. Create or Update through a single request – Upsert in Dynamics CRM 2015 Update 1

The logic to identify whether a record has to be created or updated was always something the developers had to handle themselves. With the API enhancements introduced in Dynamics CRM 2015 Update 1, a new Request “UPSERT” solves this problem.

4. Plug-in Tracing in Dynamics CRM 2015 Update 1

Before CRM 2015 SP1 update, developers had to manually throw an exception in order to trace the program. Now in CRM 2015 SP1 update, a new Entity called “Plug-in Trace Logs”creates record for any exception occurred or thrown by the developer.

5. More ways to search a record in Dynamics CRM 2015 Update 1 – Alternate Keys

Prior to Microsoft Dynamic CRM 2015 Update 1 the only way to identify the records in CRM was the record guide. With the introduction of Alternate Key in Dynamics CRM 2015, Developers can uniquely identify record in Dynamics CRM without using Guide.

If you have any questions on Dynamics CRM or need any help in implementation, customization, up gradation of Dynamics CRM or are looking to get more out of your CRM, feel free to reach us at marketing@metadatacorp.com today!

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