Tools and resources

Here’s a list of some of the tools and resources I use daily that really makes of lot of tasks easier, less time consuming or a lot more fun. The page is always work in progress. I will try to keep it up to date and will add more tools and resources.

General tools

  • ScreenToGif
    A free and open source tool to easily create animated gifs. Read here for more info.
  • Greenshot
    Easily create screenshots and edit them in one go.
  • Remote desktop connection manager
    Mange your remote desktop connections all from one tool. Seamlessly switch from one RDP session to the other.
  • KeePass
    One of the tools available to securely store your passwords. This one seems to be one of the most popular ones.

Development tools

  • Visual studio code
    A great editor for working with any type of programming language.
  • NotePad++
    Replaces the default Notepad of windows with more features. For coding I would recommend Visual Studio Code.
  • Fiddler
    Fiddler is need to have tool for any web developer. As Dynamics365 / CRM and SharePoint are all web, this tool is really helpful.
  • JSON formatter
    A tool to validate and format your JSON data.

Dynamics CRM

  • Dynamics Community
    The Dynamics Community is a great resource if you want to learn more about Dynamics365 or if you have any questions and need help from the community.
  • Xrm Toolbox
    The Xrm Toolbox is a must have for anybody that’s customizing or administering Dynamics365 / CRM.
  • CRM Rest Builder
    Te be honest, I don’t use this that often, as I think using the WebApi is quite straight forward. Nonetheless, if you are not that familiar with the REST endpoints, this tool is really helpful.
  • Dynamics CRM Developer Extensions
    The Dynamics CRM developer extensions are a great aid in developing for CRM. It has some great templates and you can easily deploy your changes to CRM with a single click.