I have been writing performance test scripts for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 over the last week. I now realise the reason for the lack of blogs posts and information on performance testing with Dynamics CRM. I am using Visual Studio 2013 ultimate Web Performance and load tests and its frustrating, slow, difficult.
The main difficulties arise from the number of guids used in CRM. To move the scripts from one CRM organisation to another, all guids need to be parameterised.
The CRM WRPC token stops scripts rerunning. I took the easy option and turned off the token, instead of parameterising the token. Read more here – What is the WRPC Token?
CRM professional for hire
Hosk CRM Blog reader and CRM Professional Zsolt Zömbik is available for work now.
Why you should Zsolt
- He reads Hosk’s Dynamic CRM blog
- His name score extremely highly in scrabble
- He has beaten Chuck Norris in an arm wrestle
- When he runs over puddles, it doesn’t even ripple
- He aims to be the first Microsoft Dynamics CRM professional to do a CRM deployment on Mars!
One final point, he is ace at CRM.
Quote(s) of the week
The problem with troubleshooting is that trouble shoots back.” – Author Unknown
“Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done.” – Robert A. Heinlein
People are born; leaders are made.
General Stanley McChrystal
People are born, CRM developers are made through knowledge of the CRM SDK and CRM project experience – Hosk
Article the week
Great concise blog with good advice to improve your CRM developers skills
Best of the Rest
Creating realistic test data for you project is great. Create once, use many times.
Bad data can cause bugs
Good data can find bugs
Good article from CRM MPV Jukka about XRM
An example of with a Dialog working with a Custom Workflow
Scott Durow explains how Real time workflows work, comparing them to plugin performance
I deployed a Custom Workflow but CRM wasn’t using it, find out why
How to extract your customizations from the steel ninja grip of the CRM developer toolkit
Things not to miss when deciding to upgrade to CRM 2015, things like, has your CRM become a beast!
I’m not sure why you would but here’s how
WRPC token is generated every 24 hours to stop cross-site scripting, I bet you didn’t know that.
I’m still not convinced by Actions in CRM. I keep reading articles thinking this time it will make sense
Read why Microsoft brought Adxstudio and why it’s good news
Solutions in Microsoft Dynamics CRM give with one hand and bash you over the head with the other
Social engagement continues to improve (which it needed to), check out the new functionality
Developers should test the happy path, alternative path and the exception path otherwise you are giving bugs a place to hide
The Unified Service Desk is awesome, why don’t more companies use it?
Previous top picks
Useful Hosk Links
A list and review of CRM 2013 tools, this will probably work in CRM 2015 as well
A collection of my favourite CRM Developer articles I have written
All the CRM 2013 content to help you pass the exam
Words of Wisdom from the Hosk. I have written over 900 articles, surely I should have said a few memorable things