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.

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    Debug CRM Online Plugins

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    Debugging plugins in CRM Online just got a lot better with the latest version of the plugin registration tool that ships with CRM 2015.  In the video below, I walk you through how to debug CRM Online plugins using Visual Studio. @devkeydet
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    The new bulk API in Polaris/UR12

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    If you haven’t heard, CRM Online has completed the Polaris rollout and UR12 is available .  With it comes a new bulk API which makes programmatic data import into Dynamics CRM 2011 faster.  Check out Sonoma Partners blog post on a simple benchmark...
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    Do you want to customize help in CRM 2011?

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    I’ve run into a number of customers/partners who want to customize or replace the out of the box help in CRM 2011.  The guidance in the SDK is to host your custom help documentation in your own web site and surface in the CRM UI from the Get Started...
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    CRM and SQL 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups

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    I’ve spent a fair amount of time lately talking to people about the benefits of using SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups in your CRM infrastructure.  I just came across a great video that’s a great primer on AlwaysOn Availability Groups...
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    Improving the performance of multiple Inserts, Updates, and Deletes via the CRM 2011 Organization Service

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    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....
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    LINQPad, CRM 2011, and using Office 365 accounts

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    I recently discovered that the LINQPad Plugin for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 doesn’t support authenticating using Office 365 credentials.  According to commenter EdWells , you can copy the latest version of crmsvcutil.exe and microsoft.xrm.sdk.dll...
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    Building an entity model faster through the CRM 2011 import process

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    Here’s a little tip that, as I speak with customers/partners, I’m discovering isn’t well known.  I will show you how to leverage features of the import process to the fact that import process allows you to build your entities much faster in Dynamic...
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    WPF and DataAnnotations

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    The System.ComponentModel.DataAnnotations namespace was introduce in the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 to support ASP.NET Dynamic Data .  Silverlight + WCF RIA Services now uses it as well.  I’ve been asked by a few people when WPF will use it. ...
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    RELEASED: Virtual Earth JavaScript Intellisense Helper for 6.2

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    Thanks to the quick effort from Chris Pietschmann , I am happy to announce that we have an updated version of the Virtual Earth JavaScript Intellisense Helper that is in sync with the update Virtual Earth Map Control 6.2.  You can learn more about...
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    WEBCAST: Overview of the Microsoft ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview

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    The ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview is a new release that provides new functionality being added to ASP.NET 3.5 and ADO.NET in 2008. This release delivers a set of new features that target: Enabling High Productivity Data Scenarios - including MVC, Entity...
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    YOU’RE INVITED: Windows Phone 7 Developer Event

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              Windows Phone 7 Developer Launch Windows® Phone 7 is here – and with it comes a new world of opportunity for passionate, creative developers. Windows Phone 7 gives you the power to build complex, robust applications...
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    Virtual Earth JavaScript Intellisense Helper codeplex project update for those who want to contribute

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    Unfortunately, there was a configuration snafu with the email address I gave out for you to request access to the project as a contributor.  If you you sent an email from a non Microsoft email address prior to this post, then you received a "Delivery...
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    My Gov2.0 Expo presentation on Bing Maps / OData

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    You can find my deck here: http://cid-1f72da7294089597.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Public/Gov2.0Expo I plan to have my OData + Entity Framework + SQL 2008 spatial demos packaged/cleaned up some time this week.  I will also record a deeper walkthrough...
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    San Francisco, Open 311, Silverlight and Windows Azure

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    "City of San Francisco, CA has launched their Open 311 solution called HeyGov! for San Francisco . HeyGov! is a SaaS (Software as a Service) offering from Microsoft Partner, ISC , that provides a new and engaging way for citizens and governments communicate...
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    RELEASED: Virtual Earth JavaScript Intellisense Helper

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    We've officially released!  If you've been paying attention to the project, you might have noticed that there was a release on March 3, 2008.  I know a few of you have been paying attention because there were 58 downloads before we released...
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    VEToolkit: A must have for all Virtual Earth Developers!

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    If you are building Virtual Earth solutions with the JavaScript control, then you absolutely have to download this toolkit.  Chris Pietschmann just announced the first official release.  Here’s how he describes the toolkit: “The Virtual Earth...
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    SnagL: Visualizing Government Data using Silverlight

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    My job at Microsoft is to focus on developers building software for the U.S. Government (directly or indirectly).  When talking to folks about Silverlight , I get asked quite often whether it is being used on U.S. Government networks (including classified...
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    Police Department Protects Citizens ... with Windows 7

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    Pat Weikle, who is an Architect Evangelist on my team , just blogged about some great work he was a part of: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/publicsector/archive/2010/07/08/police-department-protects-citizens-of-vernon-hills-illinois-with-windows-7.aspx Here...
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    Random Hacks of Kindness Disaster Relief Codejam

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    Be a part of the Random Hacks of Kindness Disaster Relief Codejam on June 4-6 in Washington, DC. From the http://rhok.org site: “Random Hacks of Kindness: a community of developers, geeks and tech-savvy do-gooders around the world, working...
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    FREE .NET / C# Tutorial from pluralsight

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    http://www.pluralsight.com/main/olt/Course.aspx?n=dotnet-csharp-tutorial I tend to steer away from making recommendations on training companies and books unless I have actually been through the training or read the book myself.  I have had the chance...
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    SCREENCAST: JavaScript Intellisense for SharePoint

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    In this screencast, you will learn how to get the most out of JavaScript programming with SharePoint 2010 projects in Visual Studio 2010. You will see how to get JavaScript Intellisense and debugging working for jQuery and the Client Object Model . You...
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    Referencing JavaScript files from a CDN in a CRM 2011 form

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    UPDATE: I’ve changed the approach in this post because the original code has some side effects where it doesn’t always load correctly, plus I discovered RequireJS . I’m a big fan of referencing JavaScript files from a Content Delivery Network (CDN) when...
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    jQuery Code Snippets for Visual Studio 2010

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    Very cool find!  I just heard about it. “131 Visual Studio 2010 Code Snippets for use with jQuery ” http://jquerysnippets.codeplex.com/
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    FOLLOW UP: Developer Dinner on ASP.NET MVC

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    UPDATE: I had technical difficulties with the recording yesterday.  Therefore, we were unable to record the dinner.  However, I do plan on recording both last night’s presentation and the 3.5 SP1 presentation from the last dinner.  I hope...
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    WEBCAST: Geospatially Enabling SharePoint with IDV Solutions’ Visual Fusion Suite

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    Microsoft Office SharePoint Services 2007 (MOSS) is rapidly approaching the 100 million licenses sold milestone and SharePoint consulting services are white hot.  IDV Solutions’ Visual Fusion software extends SharePoint to create a visual composite...
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