The Benefits of Open Source Projects in the World of Microsoft Dynamics CRM

May 29 2015

In recent years I have become involved with the world of open source projects in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM community. I have searched, found, followed, discussed, improved, and developed tools for CRM. I see many benefits and possibilities, as well as a few risks with open source initiatives for Dynamics CRM.

In this article I will explore some of the pros and cons around living in the world of branches, commits, releases, pull requests, forks, builds, contributors, issues and wikis.

About Jonas Rapp

Jonas Rapp is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in the Business Applications category since 2017, an open source tooling advocate and a speaker on techy topics around the Power Platform and Dynamics 365.




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rajyraman's picture

Not an exhaustive list. But these are some of the projects, I have benefited from in the past 6-8 months. Quick Find On Selected View -> Polymorphic Workflow Activity Input Arguments -> PFE Core Library -> xRM Test Framework -> Sdk.Soap.js -> Exception Logging ->

rappen's picture

Jason Lattimer at PowerObjects has released an ambitious project in the void of DevToolkit being discontinued by Microsoft. So the Open Source community steps in once again where needed! And as mentioned above, it is in the developer tooling we find our common ground.