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CodePlex : Dynamics CRM QuickFind on Selected View
Another CodePlex solution from PFE Dynamics team! QuickFind on Selected View : https://quickfindonselectedview.codeplex.com/ Overview "QuickFind doesn't respect current view? I hear you!" Thank you for your recent feedback regarding QuickFind functionality in CRM. The QuickFind search...
11 Sep 2014
PFE Core Library for Dynamics CRM Documentation and Code Samples
Documentation. Always promised, rarely delivered. Our recently announced PFE Core Library for Dynamics CRM has proven no different. A shiny new box that when opened was missing its instruction manual. Well, not being one that succumbs to stereotypes, I decided to put Visual Studio aside for a moment...
21 Jul 2014
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 CSS Style Reference using Browser Developer Tools
Microsoft Dynamics CRM designers and developers may have noticed that a Style Guide for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 was not released in the CRM 2013 SDK (Software Development Kit) , though Style Guides were sometimes released in prior versions of the Dynamics CRM SDK. However, advancements in current...
3 Jul 2014
Supported configurations for the next version of CRM (v7)
FYI Everyone – the product team released a blog post regarding supportability for the next major release of CRM (A.K.A. “Vega” as termed in the 2013 release preview guide , from a version standpoint it is expected to be v7). NOTE: This is a summary from the product teams posting...
19 May 2014
PFE Core Library for Dynamics CRM on CodePlex and NuGet
Last week, we publically released a C# .NET library for Dynamics CRM that's the result of multiple customer and partner advisory engagements. Predictably, for every development question we answer or recommendation we provide, a request for a code sample to illustrate the concept is sure to follow. When...
13 May 2014
CRM Online Test Instance Changes are now live (Sandbox Instances)
Much of this content is a repost from: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/crm/archive/2014/03/20/introducing-sandbox-instances-in-crm-online.aspx More Test Environment (sandbox) UI capabilities are now launched for Dynamics CRM Online. If you’re an existing customer and have multiple instances you may...
21 Mar 2014
Dynamics CRM 2011 and 2013 SDK Assemblies now on NuGet
Hey everyone – we have a great article today provided by a guest blogger Kenichiro Nakamura from our Japan office – he’s also a Microsoft Dynamics CRM PFE who recently joined PFE from the CRM support team. Recently, he’s been a blogging maniac on the Dynamics Japan blog , posting dozens of articles...
12 Feb 2014
CRM 2011 and ASP.NET Single Sign-on: Use WAUTH for Integrated Web Apps
What is 'wauth' and why do your integrated web apps need it to achieve seamless single sign-on (SSO) with Dynamics CRM 2011 (on-premise)? Suffice it to say that simply configuring Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) in your ASP.NET web app and federating it as a relying party (RP) to the same Identity...
30 Oct 2013
Chances are, you’ve recently read our Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 15 overview , read our post covering “ what you need to know about UR11CU ”, or read a partner blog article discussing UR15. Each of these highlights how UR15 continues to enhance user experience, be it via the Outlook client...
23 Oct 2013
CRM Sandbox Plugin Issues fixed in .NET 4.0 KB 2872041
NOTE: This blog was updated on 7/25/2012 : As some of you commented the binaries were missing from the KB article posted, the patches are now available for download within the KB apologies for any confusion around this. Adds/changes are highlighted below. On July 9th, 2013 the .NET team released...
22 Jul 2013
Project and Download URL: http://orgDbOrgSettings.codeplex.com What are orgDbOrgSettings you ask? They work similar to registry settings but they’re stored in the CRM database instead of in a given servers registry. OrgDbOrgSettings control behaviors and various other CRM system settings and have...
3 Jul 2013
CRM 2011 Performance: Take advantage of better query performance for your Quickfinds!
Hey everyone, as many of you may know we made some pretty big changes to how CRM retrieves data from SQL server, starting in UR10. Part of this was adding various measures and statistics to change the queries based on the dataset and the users access to records, we also added the ability to “hint”...
6 May 2013
Code Review: Refactored Handling of Plug-in Pre-Image Attribute Values
During a recent Dynamics CRM 2011 code review engagement, I noticed a pattern being implemented repeatedly throughout the customer's plug-in library. This library was in desperate need of a refactor in the form of a method that encapsulated the repeated pattern. In my assessment report, I provided them...
18 Apr 2013
Podcast and Overview: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 13
We're proud to announce that all packages for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 13 were released on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 to the Microsoft Download Center! We plan on releasing the Update Rollup 13 packages to Microsoft Update in April, 2013. Update Rollup 13 Build number: 5.0.9690...
26 Mar 2013
Podcast and Overview: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 12
We're proud to announce that all packages for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 12 were released on Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 to the Microsoft Download Center! All packages except Server were released to Microsoft Update on January 21st, 2013. We plan on releasing the server packages to Microsoft...
28 Jan 2013
Optimize CRM 2011 Service Channel allocation for multi-threaded processes using .NET Task Parallel Library (TPL) and a thread-local service proxy
The latest release of the Dynamics CRM 2011 SDK (v5.0.12) provides new guidance on improving service channel allocation performance. This guidance builds upon a previous recommendation to cache your references to service proxy objects such as OrganizationServiceProxy . While this recommendation still...
7 Sep 2012
Are your CRM 2011 Customizations Prepared for Cross Browser?
Important Note: The CRM Product Group has published a blog titled " Q2 2012 Service Update – New delivery schedule " which clarifies the release plans for upcoming Update Rollups and Quarterly Service Updates in calendar year 2012. Highlights: The release known as the Q2 2012 Service Update...
25 Jun 2012
CRM 2011 Update Rollup 9 Beta has arrived!
Important Note: The CRM Product Group has published a blog titled " Q2 2012 Service Update – New delivery schedule " which clarifies the release plans for upcoming Update Rollups and Quarterly Service Updates in calendar year 2012. This is a re-post of an article written by Girish Raja from...
10 May 2012
How to Increase the 50 Record Page Limit on OData Retrieve Responses for Dynamics CRM 2011
An inherent limitation placed on retrieving data via CRM 2011’s OData endpoint (OrganizationData.svc) is that the response can only include up to a maximum of 50 records ( http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg334767.aspx#BKMK_limitsOnNumberOfRecords_ ). For the most part, this does not impact your...
16 Mar 2012
Using a Console App to Fire a CRM 2011 Workflow
I'm not a developer - don't even play one on TV - but sometimes our internal CRM implementation needs some functionality and I'm able to cobble enough code from other places to make something work. Since I hadn't seen anything out there for this particular use case, I thought it was worthwhile to share...
26 Jan 2012
Building Multi-Purpose Silverlight Web Resources in Dynamics CRM 2011
A powerful point of extensibility in Dynamics CRM 2011, is the ability to build a library of re-usable Web Resources of varying content type and declaratively introduce those resources in various parts of the native interface to extend the presentation layer. The web resource approach to extending the...
19 Jan 2012
Error message “Assembly must be registered in isolation” when registering Plugins in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011
I had a customer run into the error message “Assembly must be registered in isolation” when trying to register a CRM 2011 plugin . We found this error was being thrown because the user was not a deployment administrator. If the user is only a System Administrator in the organization, they...
17 Aug 2011
How to Create a Silverlight Web Resource that Interacts with CRM 2011 Forms
Scenario: The CRM users need the ability to retrieve, update, and Save form data from within a custom page on the CRM Form. To accomplish this request we will be developing a Silverlight Web Resource. The Silverlight Web Resource will be displayed on the CRM form to provide the user interface...
23 Jun 2011
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Custom Contact Entry Website using Early-Bound entity Classes.
I had posted a blog article on developing a custom website using the Late-Bound Entity Class. This will use a similar project, but with the Early-Bound entity Classes. One benefit of using Early bound types is that IntelliSense will now work when working with CRM entities. This is similar to how the...
3 Jun 2011
How to Create a Simple Webpage Leveraging The CRM 2011 IOrganizationService Web Service
Recently I have received a lot of questions about how to get started in developing against CRM 2011. The SDK provides many different examples and helper classes which can be reused to save some time when developing applications. For someone new at developing for CRM, the robust SDK examples may be more...
18 May 2011
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