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  • Blog Post: Dynamics CRM 2011 SDK Query Limitations by API

    *UPDATE: In the table below, LINQ was incorrectly marked with no support for LEFT OUTER JOIN whereas the provider does support it as documented here . The LINQ column has been updated to correctly reflect support for this type of table join. The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 SDK provides a flexible...
  • Blog Post: Custom Reporting in Microsoft Dynamics CRM - Fetch vs. Filtered Views

    Frequently we see customers that require reporting out of Microsoft Dynamics CRM that cannot be handled using the out of the box report wizard or advanced find. This is the first post of a series of blogs I will be posting around both reporting options as well as technical issues and cases we have seen...
  • Blog Post: Cleaning up CRM Sync Entry tables

    If you’re CRM system has been up and running for a long period of time and your users have the CRM Outlook client installed (or have had it installed in the past) you’ll find many tables starting in SyncEntry_ as well as SubscriptionStatistics_ in your database. These tables are used to track items that...
  • Blog Post: Kerberos in Load Balanced Environments

    A very common topic we tend to get many questions on is delegation and troubleshooting delegation usually via one of the many topics that impact this: SPN’s, Kerberos, Load Balancers, 401 errors, etc. Many times detailed environment knowledge is required to make any conclusions, so rather than documenting...
  • Blog Post: “CRM Anywhere” Video Overview

    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. Also, Reuben has since marked this video as private as the release...
  • Blog Post: Dynamics CRM & SQL 2012 Compatibility

    Microsoft SQL 2012 RTM’d yesterday ( link ) and you’re probably wondering: “Can I upgrade my SQL Server instance to SQL 2012 if it hosts CRM databases?” and the answer is YES!  For CRM 2011 make sure you’ve installed update rollup 6 and for CRM 4.0 you should install update rollup 21 before upgrading...
  • Blog Post: IOPS Requirements for Dynamics CRM

    We often receive the question “What are the IOPS requirements for Dynamics CRM” (or some form of that question). On its surface, the question sounds like a fair question that should have a short answer. In practice, the answer in much more complex than expected. When planning for your...
  • Blog Post: ReportingAccountMemberOfSecurityGroupValidator Error When Installing CRM 2011 Reporting Extensions

    I recenty worked through an issue where a customer was receiving the following error when attempting to install the CRM 2011 Reporting Extensions: Check ReportingAccountMemberOfSecurityGroupValidator : Failure: A Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server component is using the same account as the instance of...
  • Blog Post: Restoring a CRM database from SQL Enterprise to Standard

    As many of us know, one of the new features of CRM 2011 is auditing functionality out of the box. As part of this auditing functionality, CRM 2011 will automatically create a partition in SQL specifically for the auditing data. The partition is beneficial from management and performance aspects. However...
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