CRM2011 (Office 365 Platform): Can you call a WCF Service (non-Azure) from a Plugin? RRS feed

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  • According to this http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/crmdevelopment/thread/27085665-9e82-4e97-9ae2-13683cddb45e it seems it is not possible to create a plugin that can successfully consume/call a WCF service...because CRM Online can only host a plugin in isolation. While I've seen some examples that show it is possible, none of them mention whether they are online or on-premise.

    So? Has anyone done so successfully?

    If not, can anyone provide a good resource for creating/calling a non-WCF web service from a CRM Online plugin?

    Optional Background Reading: I am struggling to connect directly to Exchange server from a CRM Online plugin. So, I'm wondering if building an intermediary web service will be a work around. Instead of going CRM --> Exchange, I can try to go CRM --> WCF Service --> Exchange?

    Thanks for any insight.

    Matt Van Dyke Senior Consultant, Wipfli

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012 2:17 AM

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