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  • Blog Post: New Microsoft CRM SDK Sample: Sdk.Soap.js

    Sdk.Soap.js is a JavaScript library that helps you write JavaScript with web resources that use the CRM 2013 Modern App SOAP endpoint (formerly called the SOAP endpoint for web resources). This library makes writing JavaScript code for data operations much like using C#. While the OData (REST) endpoint...
  • 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: What’s Changing in the Next Release?

    The next release of Microsoft Dynamics CRM will bring many great new features for your organization—whether you use Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online or are running Microsoft Dynamics CRM on-premises. You can use the information in these two pages to help you plan for the next release. In the...
  • Blog Post: How to build and run the Dynamics CRM SDK samples on Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

    Have you built a new Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8 computer or virtual machine only to find out that the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 SDK managed code samples no longer compile? You may get build errors similar to the following: 'Microsoft.IdentityModel.Protocols.WSTrust.RequestSecurityTokenResponse...
  • Blog Post: Updated Xrm.Page Script Library Template

    The latest release of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM SDK (v5.0.14) includes an update to the Xrm.Page Script Library Template. The Xrm.Page Script Library Template is a solution that helps you write and test form scripts using Visual Studio. The main improvements are: New Visual Studio Project Template...
  • 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: Auto Save for Updated User Experience Forms in December 2012 Service Update

    One of the main goals for the December 2012 Service Update release is to have a clean and modern user experience. Modern applications are moving to an implicit save model and we need to adapt to that model. With the new updated forms, we have introduced the capability of auto save and that is what I...
  • 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: Form Query String Parameter Tool

    Show it, don’t tell it. That’s why I created the Form Query String Parameter Tool. This week I published a technical article that introduces this tool: Use the Form Query String Parameter Tool to Demonstrate Setting Default Field Values in New Record Forms . We have documentation in the SDK...
  • Blog Post: Building clients for Windows Phone and Windows 8 RT

    The Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.dll library provided as part of the Dynamics CRM 2011 SDK makes it easy to write .NET applications that target the desktop. This library has dependencies on .NET 4.0 and Windows Identity Foundation (WIF), neither of which are available for Windows Phone and Windows 8 RT platforms...
  • Blog Post: How to Execute a Workflow from a Ribbon Button and Control when the Button is Enabled

    I just published a new technical article for developers titled Asynchronous Ribbon Enable Rules and Executing Workflows from the Ribbon with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online . This article describes the scenario where a ribbon control, in this case a button, can be used...
  • Blog Post: New Form Scripting Quick Reference SDK Topic

    The latest version of the Software Development Kit for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online (5.0.12) includes a new From Scripting Quick Reference topic. I added this in response to feedback that it is hard to find how to perform specific tasks using the Xrm.Page Reference ....
  • Blog Post: New Xrm.Utility Functions in Update Rollup 8 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

    Update Rollup 8 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 was released in May but we didn’t provide an SDK update for it. As a result you probably haven’t seen a couple new client-side JavaScript functions that were added to open entity forms and web resources. These functions were added because with...
  • 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: Whitepaper Comparing xRM Application Framework and Force.com

    In concert with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Launch last week, we released a whitepaper titled “Comparing xRM Application Framework and Force.com” targeted at developers & ISVs. While the two technologies have many technical similarities, they also have important differences. This paper illustrates...
  • Blog Post: Increasing CRM Adoption with Inline Reporting

    Last week at Convergence I lead a session on reporting for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. At that session I’d promised to provide some more details on how you can embed SQL Server Reporting Services reports into your CRM forms. This technique improves adoption of CRM by adding context to forms and by providing...
  • Blog Post: Case Number is Just the Ticket

    Today’s guest blogger is the technical director of AlexaCRM™ and CRM MVP George Doubinski . Follow him at his blog, Georged CRM Blog . Microsoft Dynamics CRM has a number of entities that, in addition to the record id (represented by GUID data type in the system), also contain unique text identifiers...
  • Blog Post: Fetch It

    My colleague Tony Clayton the other day mentioned that he'd loved to have a tool that allowed him to enter fetch xml queries to rip data out of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. Fetch XML is a part of the CRM technology platform that allows you to create queries using an xml language. The queries can be...
  • Blog Post: CRM Authentication

    In this post, I will try to give you some insights on how CRM authentication works. Modification or updates to CRM authentication pipeline is not supported. This article should be for your reference purpose only. CRM authentication framework has a pluggable modular structure. Where each supported authentication...
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