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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Where did my scripts go? How to debug JavaScript in CRM 2011 post-UR15

    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...
  • Blog Post: Performance: Turn off HTC’s and IE Compat Mode mode with Dynamics CRM 2011

    After applying update rollup 12 most of us will likely want to take advantage of a setting which disables HTC’s and allows CRM to take advantage of Internet Explorers latest standards based browser mode.  NOTE: This reference of HTC is not the mobile phone maker but instead DHTML behavior definitions...
  • Blog Post: UR12 improves onchange event behavior of checkbox control

    Raise your hand if you've formatted a two-option field on a Dynamics CRM entity form as a checkbox. Keep it raised if you've implemented client-side form logic triggered by changes to that field. Now, start waving your hand wildly if you've overridden the onclick event to invoke your logic immediately...
  • Blog Post: Using JQuery in Web Resources

    Currently the only JQuery function that Microsoft CRM supports is the AJAX function, Using jQuery . The SDK states that you can use the JQuery library in your web resources. So this provides use with ways to use the JQuery functions to access fields on the CRM form. and perform some action and update...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: Script Error “The system cannot find the file specified” when using Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.

    I have worked with a couple customers lately that would receive a script error when opening and navigating around Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. The first sign of the issue was an “Error on Page” message on the bottom left hand corner of the IE window. When they would attempt to browse to another area...
  • Blog Post: Displaying the GUID of the record selected using the <CrmParameter> parameter and displaying the Current User's GUID

    One of my customers wanted to pass the GUID of the selected record(s) and the current user’s GUID in CRM’s grid view to a custom web page. CRM 2011 allows you to customize the Ribbon for both the Forms and Grid pages for an entity. To get the GUID of the record(s) selected in the Grid page...
  • Blog Post: Using Fiddler HTTP Debugger for CRM Troubleshooting and Performance Tuning.

    Performance tuning continues to be one of the top requests from customers. When looking at performance from a client side perspective I will often use Fiddler ( www.fiddlertool.com ) to inspect HTTP traffic as the CRM pages are being loaded. Below is a screenshot that shows what the application looks...
  • Blog Post: Podcast and Overview: Upgrading Customizations for CRM 2011

    On April 4th 2011, Sean McNellis and Daren Turner from the Microsoft Premier Field Engineering team provided information and answered questions about Upgrading Customizations for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011: Upgrading Customizations for CRM 2011 Podcast Guests: Daren Turner ( Bio ) Sean...
  • Blog Post: Creating a Simple File Share in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

    Lately I have had some questions on how to display externally stored documents within CRM. and there are many ways to do this leveraging custom web pages or SharePoint document libraries. The options rely on other technologies and/or the creating custom code, so if you want a quick solution using minimal...
  • Blog Post: Showing related information in a CRM 2011 form

    With CRM 2011 on the verge of being released there are new features being introduced that will allow you to show 1:N related records in a Sub Grid but there is still a limitation of showing information that is from a N:1 (lookup) relationship. Using some other new features of CRM 2011 I have created...
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