Gold Coast

Over the years, this blog has been about many different things related to software development with Microsoft technologies. Since my current role focuses on Dynamics CRM / XRM, that's what it's primarily about right now.

April, 2012

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    Getting FetchXML from LINQPad

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    UPDATE: There's a known issue with the LINQPad Plugin for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and Office 365 authentication. I cover a workaround here . Using FetchXML is necessary in many situations with CRM 2011. Using FetchXML becomes even more necessary...
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    CRM Online myth busters

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    DISCMLAIMER: Parts of this blog post contain my opinion and don’t necessarily reflect the opinion of my employer, nor is it an official endorsement by Microsoft of any of the tools / technologies I mention. I’ve been in my new role, focusing on Dynamics...
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    Cascading option set dropdowns with CRM 2011

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    I get asked this once or twice a month.    “Does CRM 2011 allow me to configure cascading dropdowns out of the box?” There is no “out of the box” way to do this using point and click customization through the CRM UI.  I find that when...
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    CRM Online + Windows Azure = Many Possibilities

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    I have spent some time lately working with both potential CRM Online customers and partners who were unaware of the what’s really possible when you combine CRM Online with Windows Azure.  I primarily work with customers/partners building “enterprise...
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    Integrating with systems behind a firewall from CRM Online using Windows Azure Service Bus Relay

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    The Windows Azure Service Bus Relay enables applications hosted anywhere with an internet connection to securely call back to applications hosted in your own datacenter behind a firewall.  The CRM 2011 SDK offers documentation on how to use the Windows...
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    Integrating with systems behind a firewall from CRM Online using Windows Azure Compute and Connect

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    UPDATE (30MAY2013): The core concepts in this post still apply. However, now you have two options Windows Azure Networking or Windows Azure Connect . This post is somewhat of a placeholder. I have some work to do to get everything in order to create...
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    New Features for the CRM 2011 JavaScript Model Generator

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    I blogged about this handy community tool before.  See here .  I just noticed that there’s an update version, as of 3-21-2012, with some new features.  From the Release Notes: Now supports mult-forms and explicitly setting which attributes...
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    Different ‘apps’ in a CRM 2011 organization (tenant)

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    Scenario: “We, conceptually, have two ‘apps’ within a single Dynamics CRM organization.  The ‘apps’ share a common set of entities such as Contacts.  We want to control which ‘apps’ show up in the Dynamics CRM navigation Area for a given user...
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    Effective Use of Solutions in CRM 2011 with Shan McArthur

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    I have a had a number of people about how to effectively use the Solutions capability of CRM 2011.  It has reminded me of great recorded webcast I found out about through conversation I had in an internal email discussion: Effective Use of Solutions...
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