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  • Blog Post: Announcing the CRM 2013 Customer Center, Implementation Guide and SDK!

    Check out all the great new documentation, videos, guides, eBooks, developer tools, and resources for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Fall ’13 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 releases! Information for end-users Go to www.crmcustomercenter.com All new Customer Center ! Getting Ready...
  • Blog Post: Check your JavaScript code to prepare for your upgrade

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM is changing. To keep up with these changes so that you can take advantage of new features you need to check that any JavaScript code you are using is ready for an upgrade. Why do I need to check my JavaScript? What has changed? How can I check my code? How can I...
  • Blog Post: Visit the New Developer Center!

    Hopefully by now you have come across the redesigned developer center on MSDN that we launched for Convergence. If not, please visit! This redesign fits into our overall documentation strategy providing three distinct web sites for our key audiences: For Developers: Developer Center –...
  • Blog Post: Announcing SDK Update V5.0.14

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM SDK Version 5.0.14 is now live on MSDN downloads and in the MSDN library . Here’s some of the additions and updates you’ll find in this release: New assemblies consistent with the latest release of CRM Online. These assemblies are also compatible for CRM 2011...
  • Blog Post: New Technical Article: Query Metadata Using JavaScript

    If you work with JavaScript in Microsoft Dynamics CRM and need to query the metadata, please take a few minutes to look at the new technical article I just published: Query Metadata Using JavaScript . For a while now, the SDK has had sample libraries for retrieving metadata. The SDK.Metadata.js library...
  • Blog Post: Announcing SDK Update V5.0.13 for Polaris and UR12

    2/4/2013 - Note that the version numbers for the binaries found in the Bin folder of the SDK are slightly different from those installed with UR12. However, they are compatible and can be used for all development projects for either CRM 2011 on-premises or CRM Online. Microsoft Dynamics CRM SDK Version...
  • Blog Post: Script Errors After the December 2012 Service Update

    Before your Microsoft CRM Online organization is updated to the December 2012 Service release we hope you have taken steps to address potential issues which could cause form scripts to break. Information about how to prepare was published last summer in the following blog posts: Resolve Breaking...
  • Blog Post: Technical Article: Control Which Browsers Your Organization Supports

    Many people are excited about being able to use browsers other than Internet Explorer with Microsoft Dynamics CRM. This is now possible with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 12 or the Microsoft Dynamics CRM December 2012 Service Update. One thing to note though, with this change, your form...
  • Blog Post: New and Improved Metadata Browser for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

    Almost 2 years ago I announced the Metadata Browser for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 . I created this managed solution HTML web resource metadata browser and included it in the tools folder of the downloadable Microsoft Dynamics 2011 Software Development Kit (SDK) . The metadata browser is a valuable...
  • Blog Post: Finding Which Message Requests Support the Execution of Plug-ins in CRM 2011 and CRM Online

    Developers can write custom plug-ins and register them to execute when a certain message request and entity combination is processed by the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and Dynamics CRM Online event execution pipeline . Most but not all message requests support the execution of plug-ins. To find out what...
  • Blog Post: Updated Whitepaper - Optimizing and Maintaining a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Server Infrastructure

    The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Enterprise Content Team is pleased to announce the latest release of the white paper Optimizing and Maintaining a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Server Infrastructure , which is available for download here or accessible online via TechNet . What’s New in this Release...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Custom Code Validation Tool Released

    Download: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Custom Code Validation Tool The purpose of this tool is to assist customers and partners of Microsoft Dynamics CRM identify potential issues with their custom JavaScript in JavaScript libraries and HTML web resources. The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Q4 2012 Service...
  • Blog Post: Like-Unlike for Activity Feeds

    Activity Feeds solution has been on the marketplace since late last year. With an upcoming UR, we are adding new cool features including filters, ability to set a default view and of course like-unlike. In this post we’ll walk through the like-unlike feature and SDK how-to. If you’d like...
  • Blog Post: Developer Toolkit for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

    If you are a developer working on Microsoft Dynamics CRM, you are by now familiar with the game changer in town, Solution Framework , which allows you to extend the capability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM. The Microsoft Dynamics CRM web application has excellent tools for creating the non-code components...
  • Blog Post: It’s official, new Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Silverlight book is OUT!

    Guest blogger and CRM MVP Julie Yack has a one_line bio; Mom.Wife.Nerd.MVP nerd. You can catch up with her many CRM activities on her blog The never boring life of Me . Both Dave and I have worked for the “BIG” publishers and while there’s nothing wrong with that, one day we decided that we could do...
  • Blog Post: Introducing @xRMVirtual ~ Providing Developers an Edge

    So what is @xRMVirtual anyway? xRMVirtual is a developer user group run by a couple of Dynamics CRM MVPs, Julie Yack and Shan McArthur . I know, that sounds great, but what does it MEAN? Our user group exists simply to spread the word and the knowledge on using Microsoft Dynamics CRM as a viable...
  • Blog Post: Announcement: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Developer Training Kit

    I’m very excited to announce the availability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Developer Training Kit . It’s a great collection of materials that allows .NET developers to learn the development features of Microsoft Dynamics CRM and helps them build applications using Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and CRM...
  • Blog Post: A better way to learn LINQ-to-CRM – LINQPad plugin for MS Dynamics CRM 2011 is available!

    In Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 , we introduced LINQ for our developers through the Advanced Developer Extensions for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 toolkit . We have further improved this support in Dynamics CRM 2011 by including LINQ as a first class data query mechanism. A better alternative to QueryExpression...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Beta: Dev Documentation

    Developers will find that there are large numbers of enhancements in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 beta aimed squarely at making development easier and giving our developers the latest Microsoft stack, from .NET to SQL Server. Using the SDK one can interact with the fully CRUD compliant data and metadata...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure, the First Cloud OS

    Award winning developer James Downey shares with us his impressions of Microsoft Windows Azure Platform . It’s funny that so much literature in IT trade magazines depicts Microsoft as the aging champion of on-premise software, struggling in vain to hold back the tide of younger, more nimble...
  • Blog Post: Using CRM Error Codes to Enhance Customer Support

    Today’s guest blogger is Jerry Weinstock at CRM Innovation a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with three ISV CRM solutions that are in the cloud – Email2CRM – integrated email messaging with web analytics, Data2CRM – import and migration manager, Web2CRM – visual designer...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics CRM SDK 4.0.12 and the Advanced Developer Extensions

    CRM MVP David Jennaway is our guest blogger today. He is a founding member of Excitation Ltd , a Microsoft Gold Partner in the UK that specializes in Microsoft CRM, and has been the technical lead in over 50 CRM implementations since the release of CRM 1.2. The CRM 4.0.12 SDK has recently been released...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Silverlight Duo

    This post is from CRM MVP Julie Yack who is at PDC ‘09. Today at PDC Scott Guthrie announced not only loads of cool new features for Silverlight 4, but also the release today of the Beta. So, what in the world does that have to do with CRM? Glad that you asked. We’ve got a quick demo of Dynamics CRM...
  • Blog Post: Updated Microsoft Dynamics CRM Dev Center

    Check out the new look of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Developer Center . There is new information on just about every tab, pointers to accelerators, whitepapers, and other downloads. Also, take a few minutes to read the latest technical article: Plug-ins, Part 2: Development and Deployment . The Home...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics CRM: New plug-in development article

    We just published another plug-in development article in the Getting Started with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 SDK article series. Here’s a summary: A plug-in is custom computer code that is compiled and registered with Microsoft Dynamics CRM to change or extend the system’s functionality. This article...
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