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Improving the performance of multiple Inserts, Updates, and Deletes via the CRM 2011 Organization Service
UPDATE: Now that Polaris/UR12 are out, the new bulk API is available. Check out Sonoma Partners blog post on a simple benchmark of the improvements . Now you can Combine the ne bulk API with client side parallelism to achieve even better performance. I'll put that on my ever growing "to blog" list. However...
5 Dec 2012
Eliminating manual device registration
If you are connecting to CRM Online with a Live ID, you need to register a Device ID and Device Password when using the organization service from an outside caller. I walk through this in my Connecting to CRM Online from an outside caller post. Thanks to some internal discussions with folks...
14 Jun 2012
Geocoding and displaying a map for an address in CRM 2011
There are a few blog posts out there that cover this topic, but the ones I’ve found don’t take you through it step by step. I will, however, make assumptions like you know how to create an entity, add web resources to a form, etc. Here goes… The overall solution is going to consist of: Create...
13 Jun 2012
Connecting to CRM Online from an outside caller
UPDATE: Thanks to some internal discussions with folks on the SDK team, I discovered a simpler way that doesn’t require manually putting the deviceid/devicepassword in the config file. I decided to leave this post as-is for two reasons. First, because the easier way requires full trust and...
13 Jun 2012
Help make Microsoft developer technologies better!
Ron Jacobs just blogged about how .NET developers can provide feature feedback and vote on WCF/WF features. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rjacobs/archive/2011/04/14/how-you-can-make-wf-wcf-better.aspx Many Microsoft product teams are doing this nowadays. It still surprises me how many .NET developers don't...
14 Apr 2011
Multi-Touch Dev Dinner this week in Reston, Va
In case you missed it through the DevDinner tag on my team blog (official place for Developer Dinner posts), MSDN Flash, or http://communitymegaphone.com … Timezone: Eastern Time Start Time: 2/24/2010 6:00:00 PM End Time: 2/24/2010 8:00:00 PM Title: Microsoft Developer Dinner: Hands-on Natural User Interfaces...
22 Feb 2010
Entity Framework 4.0 Sneak Previews
If you haven’t been keeping up on the ADO.NET team blog , but you want to get up to speed with what’s coming in the next release of the Entity Framework (.NET 4.0), then now is the time to start monitoring their blog. Since 5/11, they’ve cranked out seven posts on new features. I like what...
19 May 2009
What’s new in ASP.NET 4.0 and VS2010 Beta 1?
Comprehensive whitepaper for Web Development: http://www.asp.net/learn/whitepapers/aspnet40/
19 May 2009
jQuery & MicrosoftAjax “happy together”
I’ve been using jQuery quite a bit lately. I’ve grown very fond of it. At the same time, I have been digging into ASP.NET AJAX 4.0. I just read a post from Bertand Le Roy that made me smile. In his post, he shows how you can do the following: < ul class ="dv" >...
5 May 2009
DevDinnerOnDemand: What’s new in ASP.NET 4.0
I decided not to publish the last Developer Dinner in favor of pointing you to newer sessions last weeks MIX 09 conference. These sessions basically cover everything I covered at the dinner and more. Microsoft ASP.NET 4.0 : What's Next? Choosing between ASP.NET Web Forms and MVC Microsoft ASP.NET...
25 Mar 2009
DEVELOPER DINNER: What’s new in ASP.NET 4.0 (Web Forms, AJAX, and JQuery)?
Attend this event for your chance to win an Xbox 360 Xbox 360 will be raffled at the conclusion of the dinner. Wednesday, February 18, 2009 6:00 PM - Wednesday, February 18, 2009 8:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Welcome Time: 5:30 PM Microsoft Reston Office 12012 Sunset Hills Rd Reston Virginia...
9 Feb 2009
FOLLOW UP: Reston Developer Conference 04DEC08
Vlad and I would like thank everyone for attending the conference! Here are the downloads: What I’ve learned about Visual Studio 2010, .NET Framework 4.0 (and beyond), Silverlight 3 (and beyond) – deck "Oslo" and "Dublin" Overview – deck , code Windows Azure Overview – deck...
4 Dec 2008
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