Catherine Eibner

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

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    Today myLife==Complete

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    Well, if my life goal was to be immortalised in Lego – then today my life wish would have been granted! Today I received my Lego Mini-Me – an award for my support for the Women Build Program. I was very lucky to attend the first Women Build Lego Serious...
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    Building a CRM 4.0 Report that will be accessed via an iFrame

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    CRM 4.0 has a large number of ways for you to build reports. The build in report wizard is quite empowering & Visual Studio allows you to quite easily build & deploy CRM reports to your server without much hassle at all… HOWEVER, when it came...
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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 Dynamics CRM 4.0 with Virtual Earth

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    I wrote a post a while ago about integrating CRM 3.0 with Virtual Earth . I had on my To Do list since CRM 4.0 was released to re-write this post to work with the newer version of CRM. Since then Virtual Earth ahs also had new versions released so this...
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    Microsoft Australia to host the first Australian DigiGirlz Event

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    Minister Jodi McKay MP keynoted a recent Females in Telecommunications & Technology luncheon to celebrate International Women’s Day. During the event, she highlighted one of the biggest challenges facing Women in Technology: One in five Australians...
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    Dynamics CRM Analytics Accelerator Release 2 now available

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    Probably the most complex of the CRM Accelerators, the Analytics accelerator has just had its 2 release made available to download on Codeplex: http://www.codeplex.com/crmaccelerators/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=20449#ReviewsAnchor This release...
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    Azure Disaster Recovery Storage offered for Brisbane Businesses

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    You’re no doubt aware of the extreme flooding that has been occurring throughout Queensland and now encroaching upon Brisbane CBD. Our own car park in downtown Brisbane is under water… Microsoft is already helping through government infrastructure support...
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    So what is this BizSpark thing & how can I get my hands on it?

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    Since presenting at Boot Up Camp about BizSpark a few weeks ago , I have been asked quite a few times about the Microsoft BizSpark program, and most importantly people want to know if they qualify for it & how to get it. I thought I would write a...
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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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    Silverlight on CRM: You are only limited by your imagination!

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    You may have seen some of my earlier posts that mention that I have been playing with Silverlight, WPF & CRM 4.0. I will be creating a series of blog posts about what I’ve learnt and some of the things you can do. This is the first one and although...
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    Amazing Aussie Women in IT!

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    I continue to be amazed and inspired by the women I get to meet working in IT. I am fortunate enough to get to interview some of them for the GeekGirlBlogs podcast – which often leads to gaining  a deeper insight into the amazing life they lead ...
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    Microsoft DigiGirlz Australia Event held on Ada Lovelace Day: 24th of March 2010

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    On Wednesday the 24th of March 2010, we held the first Australian DigiGirlz Event here at The Microsoft North Ryde office. We had over 120 attendees from 7 local schools - North Sydney Girls High School, Riverside Girls High School, St George Girls High...
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    Latest CRM 4.0 SDK now available

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    Now available in the latest SDK is what i believe is one of the most exciting releases fro CRM 4.0 since the launch of Accelerators! Thanks to contributions from the ADX Studios Team – now included the Advanced Developer Extensions Advanced Developer...
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    Xaml Parse Exception

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    I have been playing around with some great tutorials on Silverlight/WPF and calling external API’s for a little CRM project I am working on. Today I came across a weird error and thought I would document it here so next time it happens – I'll know how...
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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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    SQL 2008 R2 is Released to Market

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    This week marked the official Launch SQL 2008 R2 to Market. Its a very exciting Launch for the SQL family. For me, having been part of our Metro program that helps get early adopters access to training, content & interaction with our product team...
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    Can you build an xRM system in < 3 hours? We did!

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    Last week in Sydney, we had 2 special guests from Microsoft Corp in Seattle, Bryan Nielson , Director of Worldwide Product Marketing, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and  Nikhil Hasija , Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Dynamics CRM who ran our XRM summit...
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    CRM Webservice Soap Exception Helper Code

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    I am currently working through some of the great content created for the Business Action World Tour training sessions, and as part of that, playing with the great Labs that have been created. I just came across some code that helps to give you a bit more...
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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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    SQL 2008 R2 Australia Tour – New Era of Data Management and Business Intelligence

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      SQL Server 2008 is a broad, integrated, easy-to-use, and rich platform for database management and delivering Business Intelligence (BI). SQL Server 2008 R2; the latest release to this enterprise-class DBMS, was announced at TechEd 2009. SQL Server...
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    Help bring Sara Ford to Tech Ed Australia

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    Sara Ford** is a girl with a dream, a dream to come to Australia! Ever since she was a little girl, Sara has wanted to visit Australia. And to make that happen we need your help! You need to Vote to bring Sara out to Australia – if we can get enough votes...
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    Girl Geeks, Lego & XBoxes, oh my!

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    Lego & Sydney Girl Geeks combine for the first Australian Women Build Event, the May Geek Girl Dinner hosted by Microsoft!   I have just this minute received confirmation that the Women Build Lego Serious event is confirmed as being run as part...
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    Microsoft Web Camp Returns to Sydney in 2011

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    Microsoft's Web Camps are 2 day events that allow you to learn and build websites using ASP.NET MVC, OData, WebMatrix and much more.  We had fantastic results at last years event so I am very excited to announce that we will once again be holding...
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    Tech Ed Australia 2010 – Women in IT Luncheon

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    At Tech Ed Australia last year over 80 attendees rolled up their sleeves and got hard to work playing with Lego at the Lego Serious Play Women Build Event we held as the Women in IT function . This year, for our Women in IT event we have decided to do...
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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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