Catherine Eibner

Dynamics, SQL, .Net & getting them all to play nicely together!

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    MORE Free Developer Training for Dynamics CRM Partners

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    Apart from the Virtual training event i mentioned yesterday, we also have some great Instructor lead training sessions coming up in both Sydney & Singapore. Once again the charismatic Chris Auld will be travelling around to deliver these training...
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    Free Virtual Training Event: Developing Dynamics CRM

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    We know that differentiating your line-of-business applications from those of your competitors has never been more important. If you’ve considered using Dynamics CRM as a line-of-business platform, Silverlight or WPF to build compelling experiences, Office...
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    Dynamics CRM 4.0 VPC is fully loaded & ready to go!

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    The new CRM Demo VPC is now available for download on Partner Source: https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/deployment/methodology/vpc/msd_crm4vpcapril09.htm It is loaded up with CRM, the latest rollups, all of the accelerators, Visual Studio 2008,...
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    Upcoming Presentations

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    Just a reminder that I am stopping over in Adelaide on my way back home from Perth on the 21st of April so am going to be giving a couple of presentations while I am there! So if you’re in Adelaide, make sure you pop into one of these sessions & say...
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    CRM Visual Studio Toolkit Launched!

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    Here is another one of the very cool tools I got a sneak peek at earlier this year & I am very happy to see it released as I foresee it will save so much time in development as well as make it much easier for developers familiar with Visual studio...
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    Communications Panel for Dynamics CRM 4

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    After the excitement generated from our Dynamics NAV guru Johan Emilsson’s great work integrating OCS with Dynamics NAV (Webcast on that coming soon), there was much discussion internally about doing a similar example for CRM. Today I came across this...
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    Link to download CRM Accelerators on CodePlex Changed

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    Just a quick note that with the latest release of Codeplex, the address to download the CRM accelerators has changed . You can now download there from http://crmaccelerators.codeplex.com/
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    CodeCampOz 09

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    As the weather starts to cool and Easter approaches, I am reminded that it is that time of year again… The time where I update my Health Insurance and warn may family that I am planning trip to Wagga Wagga so its likely they may receive a ‘Next of Kin...
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    Dynamics CRM on Internet Explorer 8

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    I have been running Windows 7 & IE8 for a while now on both my work & home laptops, and have to admit that like most others I really do love them both! So as you could imagine, I was very excited to hear on Friday the 20th that IE8 had finally...
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    Don’t Panic: CRM Demo VPC Expiry

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    Turns out all the panic about the CRM Demo PC expiring next month, was all a bit of a mix up! Good news is that the VPC doesn't actually expire until the 11th of June! You can double check this by opening the VPC, clicking Start –> Run –> type ...
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    Ada Lovelace Day 2009: Bronwen Zande

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    Today is the Ada Lovelace International Day of blogging. It aims to highlight the often unsung work of the many amazing women working in IT. You can find more information about the concept here: http://findingada.com/ I have posted before about the many...
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    March Sydney CRM Usergroup: Philip Richardson, Understanding Titan

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    Once again it has come around to the 4th Tuesday of the month, which means that the Sydney CRM Usergroup will be run tomorrow at the Microsoft North Ryde office! This month we have a very special guest, Philip Richardson who happens to be in Sydney for...
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    Dynamics CRM eService Accelerator

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    This week, Nina Vines & I caught up to record this webcast on the eService Accelerator. During this webcast we walk through how to set up & configure the Accelerator as well as take you through some of the great features it includes.  http...
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    Microsoft Australia Cited in 2009 Employer of Choice for Women Awards

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    Today the Australian EOWA Employer of Choice for Women Awards were announced. EOWA is a federal government body that administers the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Act. Being cited by the EOWA is a prestigious acknowledgement that the organisation...
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    CRM 4.0 Roll Up Gotcha for Customisations

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    Just playing around with importing & exporting some customisations and came across an issue where I was trying to import some CRM Customisations from a system that had Roll Up 1 applied. I was trying to import these onto the standard demo VPC (which...
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    CRM News

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    A couple of updates from the last week I thought I would quickly mention: 1. Latest SDK 4.0.8 released The latest SDK can be downloaded from MSDN featuring some nice new sample code examples as well as some ISV Extensibility Best Practices: http://www...
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    CRM 4.0 Demo VPC to Expire Next Month!

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    Just a heads up that if you are working with the Demo VPC provided on the Microsoft downloads site, that you should be aware that it expires in April 09 . Never fear, the CRM team are working hard putting the final touches on a New and Improved VPC that...
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    It still sux to be a woman working in IT

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    Catherine Has a Rant! I know it has been a while since I have posted a podcast on our Geek Girl Blogs Podcast  - but mainly due to time & technical constraints. International Women's day is approaching next Friday the 6th of March, and I thought...
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    Integrating Dynamics NAV with Virtual Earth

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    Yesterday I tracked down our local NAV Escalation Engineer (AKA NAV Guru) Johan Emilsson to get him to share his Dynamics NAV & Virtual Earth integration. He recently designed a Solution to Optimise Routes using the Virtual Earth API, and then embedded...
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    Integrating With Dynamics: 1) Integrating to CRM 4.0 Direct from ASPX page, calling a Web service

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    This is the first in a series of posts that give some examples of getting Lead data from an external source such as a Website into your internal CRM system. This situation is the simplest. This one would work when either your Webserver has direct access...
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    Integrating with Dynamics

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    Once you become a Microsoft partner for Dynamics, you get access to a mountain of resources through the Partner Source site. One of the things I had just started playing with before joining here was the access you receive to Digital Marketing Material...
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    Have you heard of iGive?

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    I guess I am quite fortunate to have been involved in a lot of Diversity events since joining Microsoft. Supporting Women working in IT is something that I am passionate about so I am always on the lookout for things that we are doing internally &...
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    Upcoming CRM Usergroup Topics

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    I don't mean to gloat – but well, I cant help it! We really so have some fantastic sessions coming up in the next few months at the Sydney CRM usergroup and you really should make sure you register & come along! 24th February 2009 Title: How To Build...
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    New Dynamics CRM 4.0 utilities released!

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    Last week I saw some very interesting CRM tools demoed – and couldn’t wait to get my hands on a copy to play with them! I wasn't expecting to see them out in the wild for a few months though so was very pleasantly surprised to see this post on MSDN this...
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    The Business Action World Tour Is Here!!

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    I have been fortunate enough to be involved in organising a series of FREE seminars in the Asia Pacific Region that will help you understand how we can help you build Line-of-Business applications.  We’ll be covering building compelling experiences...
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