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CRM 2015 Upgrade: A Few Things You Can Prepare Ahead of Time
Andy Zhang (PFE)
CRM 2015, which had been referred to as Vega or v7 , offers some exciting new features and enhancements. Some customers, especially on premise customers, are interested to know what they can prepare ahead of time to make their upgrade process faster, more efficient, and improve user experience. This...
19 Feb 2015
Dynamics CRM Developers: Build Your Own Mobile Apps for Windows, iOS, and Android Part 2
Last time, I introduced how to start developing Mobile application for Microsoft Dynamics CRM by using CRM Mobile helper library. This time, I will introduce additional information which makes your work easier. Previous post: Dynamics CRM Developers: Build Your Own Mobile Apps for Windows, iOS, and...
12 Feb 2015
Dynamics CRM Developers: Build Your Own Mobile Apps for Windows, iOS, and Android
Mobile first, cloud first We all understand the importance of mobile and cloud strategy and that is why the Microsoft Dynamics CRM development team have released native mobile applications to accommodate all the major mobile platforms today – Windows Store, Windows Phone, Android, iOS, Office...
12 Jan 2015
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 White Papers & Technical Documentation
The CRM 2013 White Paper & Technical Documentation blog post that I wrote with all the links to the white papers was very popular, so I am doing a similar post for CRM 2015. I am often finding myself searching for CRM 2015 White Papers & Technical Documentation URL’s to reference or send to customers...
5 Jan 2015
Static Content not cached properly in Dynamics CRM due to Vary:* header
Recently I have worked on a few different performance cases where the customer was either seeing slow form load performance or noticed high bandwidth usage. To see what was happening I gathered a fiddler trace and looked at the traffic. When gathering a fiddler trace I always open the form twice in a...
19 Dec 2014
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
Using Performance Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics (DynamicsPerf) in a Development, Test, or QA environment
I am cross posting this blog post from our AX In the Field blog post where Rod Hanson recommends using Performance Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics (DynamicsPerf) in development, test or QA environments while load testing prior to moving to production. This makes a lot of sense and is something...
14 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
CRM 2013 Form Upgrade experience
Brandon Kelly (MSFT)
This post has been cross posted from The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Blog and describes considerations that customizers will want to take into account when upgrading CRM forms to CRM 2013. When using CRM 2013 or the CRM Online Fall '13 upgrade, it doesn't take much time to realize that the form layout...
10 Mar 2014
PFE CRM Trace Log File Reader
Walter Grow (PFE)
There are going to be times that an issue with a Microsoft Dynamics CRM server will arise and the application log will not provide enough information to help resolve the issue. Or you might be asked by the Microsoft CRM support team for a trace log of the server to help troubleshoot an issue. Depending...
19 Feb 2014
PFE Dynamics @ Convergence 2014
For those attending Convergence 2014 in Atlanta, GA in a few weeks, I wanted to let you know that we will have members of the PFE Dynamics team there presenting some great content. In addition, make sure to follow @PFEDynamics on Twitter to get updates on other PFE Dynamics activities at Convergence...
17 Feb 2014
Blank page with no content is displayed when trying to view the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Implementation Guide (IG) .chm file
I recently ran into a problem when trying to view the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Implementation Guide (IG) .chm file. I was able to view the contents in the left hand navigation and also search for content, but I was only able to see a blank white screen on the right hand side. This is because of...
6 Jan 2014
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 White Papers & Technical Documentation
Updated: 10/27/2014 The CRM 2011 White Paper & Technical Documentation blog post that I wrote with all the links to the white papers was very popular, so I am doing a similar post for CRM 2013. I will try to update this blog post quarterly with new white papers as well. I am often finding myself...
26 Dec 2013
Automate creating a CRM 2013 Redist folder to install CRM 2013 without an internet connection
We’re back for another round of using PowerShell to automatically create a Redist folder, but I’ve recently updated it for CRM 2013 (you can find the 2011 version here and for more information on the 2013 downloads go to our other blog post here which lists each file with the detailed download...
21 Nov 2013
How to install Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 without an Internet Connection
This blog article will walk you through installing CRM 2013 without an Internet connection. We put together a similar article for CRM 2011 that was very popular, so I figured I would do the same for CRM 2013 as it’s not currently in our Implementation Guide for CRM 2013. The most common scenarios...
21 Nov 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 2011 Platform Tracing – Registry vs. Windows PowerShell
Should we enable CRM tracing via the Registry or Powershell? Answer: It depends. Let me explain. First, let’s talk about why you would turn on CRM Platform tracing. If you encounter and error in CRM and you are not able to determine the resolution to the issue by the error message and\or...
15 Oct 2013
6 Steps to Add a Deployment Administrator in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011
Walter Grow (PFE)
I received a call from one of my customers where when a Deployment Administrator, that was recently added, was receiving SQL errors when opening the Deployment Manager console. The issue was the new Deployment Administrator did not have rights to the MSCRM_Config database. TechNet has a series of pages...
7 Oct 2013
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 - Release Preview Guide is now available!
Bob Stutz posted a blog today highlighting the release of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Release Preview Guide! I recommend that you check out his blog post here and then download the Release Preview Guide for complete details! We are planning to continuously update this Get ready for the next release...
9 Sep 2013
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...
19 Aug 2013
Use PowerShell: build a redist folder to install Dynamics CRM 2011 without an internet connection
Most likely you’ve read Shawn Dieken’s wildly popular article on how to create a redist folder when installing CRM without an internet connection . Today I was presented with a customer scenario where a server that should have had internet access did not and thus, we had to install without internet...
14 Aug 2013
Script errors when adding documents via the SharePoint integration CRM UR12+
As you may know, Dynamics CRM 2011 has the ability to embed a SharePoint document library within certain record types. After applying update rollup 12 most of us will likely want to take advantage of the ability to turn off HTC’s and tell Internet Explorer to use a standards based browser mode...
6 Aug 2013
Dynamics CRM 2011 UR11 Critical Update: What you need to know
On July 27th, 2013 the Dynamics CRM team released a critical update for CRM 2011 targeted on the Update Rollup 11 codebase. The critical update can be downloaded here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39691 and the KB article for it is found here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb...
29 Jul 2013
Defer Database Updates Installing CRM 2011 Update Rollups
Calling all CRM admins – here’s a tip you’ll want to bookmark for your next round of update rollups. Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup executable packages automatically process and update the organization database updates during the installation. If your deployment has several large tenants...
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
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