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  • Blog Post: My last post!

    Don't let the title confuse you, it's only my last post here at MSDN! As most of you know, I've been blogging on MSDN since 19 December 2005! It is time to move on... I made the decision to move my blogging addiction to my very own domain. On the new location you can continue reading about freaky...
  • Blog Post: My second year bloggin'

    It has already been my second year bloggin' about Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Let me tell you, time really flies when you're having fun. I can still recall how I started this blog two years ago, still living in The Netherlands, wondering if I would really digg this "blogging" stuff. Two years later and fully...
  • Blog Post: Transforming David...

    A few day's back I had a blog post about David transforming into Optimus Prime if he would receive 50 comments on his post. Guess what? He received 58 comments and has ordered his costume! I want to thank those who read my initial post and left David a comment, you know who you are! Read his latest...
  • Blog Post: If you're an Aussie and you want to see Optimus Prime...

    If you're an Aussie (or not) and you want to see Optimus Prime at the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4 launch in Oz ...for that, you only need to leave a comment at David's blog saying he needs to keep his end of the bargain! (We only need 30 more to hit the 50 needed comments) I already left him his first...
  • Blog Post: A glass and a half of joy!

    This is so off-topic, but what do you get when you combine a gorilla and one of the best Phil Collins songs? Yes...click the play button for that answer! Video: Cadbury's Gorilla Sometimes I wonder why can't we come up with these.... Share this post :
  • Blog Post: San Francisco Love Parade 2007

    This is why I love my city so much, there is always something happening. On 29 September 2007 I will be going to the Love Parade 2007 in downtown San Francisco , go here for more info: http://www2.sflovefest.org . For everybody that does not know the concept of Love Parade; the Love Parade is a popular...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics CRM VPC - Client toggle

    As some of you might know it is possible to switch between the two Microsoft Dynamics CRM clients. I used the information that Aaron Elder shared some time ago on his blog . On the August 2007 VPC you can change the Microsoft CRM Desktop Client into a Microsoft CRM Laptop Client by going to C:\CRM...
  • Blog Post: Today's word: Freak

    Why did you choose mscrmfreak as the name of your blog? I get this question a lot from partners and customers. I would like to explain it here by using some examples. A devoted fan or follower; enthusiast: a baseball freak. A person who is wildly enthusiastic about something: a film-freak . After reading...
  • Blog Post: Numb3rs

    When this posting shows up, time will align itself in a perfect pattern, 2-3-4-5-6-7 . Right now it is Sunday, 02:03:04 a.m. on 05/06/07 . I think this one only happens in America. Europeans — and most everyone else in the world — write dates in day-month-year order, not month-day-year. So in Amsterdam...
  • Blog Post: This must have hurt so bad!

    When reading my "local" Dutch newspaper I bumped into this amazing story. It is funny to read, but if I would own a Ferarri and had to pull over because it was on fire I would have cried for days! This Swiss guy had this happen to him and after he and his wife got safely out of the Ferrari, they watched...
  • Blog Post: Login failed for user 'NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE'

    Ever wondered why the error "Login failed for user 'NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE'. [CLIENT: xxx.xxx.x.x]" shows up in the eventviewer on the current CRM VPC when booting? Microsoft CRM Deletion and Microsoft CRM Workflow Service services attempt to access the underlying databases before the SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: 405 Method not allowed... The server might be down!

    Let me introduce Steven Vlaanderen Oldenzeel, a consultant that works for Microsoft in The Netherlands. I have asked if he would write a blog and he was more than happy to do so. See the result below. 405 Method not allowed - The server might be down This is the message I received during an Outlook...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics CRM on Zune... (Part 3)

    These days we here more and more about the Zune. There actually some great reviews on the device without calling it the "iPod Killer". Other than reviews we also hear what is and could be possible with a Zune. Tweaks, Hacks or whatever you want to call it..I think it is cool! As you probably can recall...
  • Blog Post: This freaky blog is 1 year old as of today

    Hi Freakz, First of all a BIG thank you for reading my freaky posts for the past year. Exactly one year ago I started this blog and throughout this year I got more and more readers, made new friends and learned alot. I didnt know if blogging was something for me and if I was capable enough to write...
  • Blog Post: How to fix high CPU usage with the Microsoft CRM VPC

    Lately I have been hearing a lot of partners complaining about the performance of the May VPC on Windows XP. The CPU will run to almost 100% and stays there; this happens when they start up Microsoft Outlook within the VPC. To solve this I have writen down some steps below. A little remark: No support...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft CRM Quick Campaign throws an error: 0x8004020f

    Sometimes you see weird errors in applications, below is one of those. A Quick Campaign fails when emailing multiple Contacts. The Error: "This Quick Campaign could not be performed due to an error: 0x8004020f. For more information, contact your system administrator." Resolution: Check and validate...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics CRM on Zune... (Part 2)

    Don't you love editing pictures. Well I couldn't sleep and designed the new Zune with the new Microsoft CRM Mobile client. I must say it looks pretty decent. You can judge yourself and leave me comments.
  • Blog Post: Microsoft CRM Caching tool update

    Hello freaks! I was surfing through my collection of CRM blogs and I came to the conclusion that I missed an update on the tool I use a lot on Demo VPC's and such. Now the tool runs as a service and it will be more friendly to you when giving a demo. You can get an updated version of this great tool...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics CRM on Zune...

    Since todays hype is showing a leaked picture of the Zune together with some specs I thought it would be fun to post about it. As we can remember the Marketing guys from Microsoft demonstrated our new mobile client at the World Wide Partner Conference (WWPC) on a PSP.... Our new mobile client lets users...
  • Blog Post: Ultimate List of Free Windows Software from Microsoft

    I know it is off-topic, but I am posting this anyways. Have fun reading the post of Blake Handler which I got to know through blogging. He made a great list of 150 great FREE Windows software programs from Microsoft. Who says you always got to pay for Microsoft Software? Check it out here! Shouldn...
  • Blog Post: The freak invites you!

    As the title says and as you might have noticed I recently allow people to post on my blog. If you have a great article or posting you want to share with the Microsoft CRM community I am more than happy to publish it onhere. I can think of bunch of rules but I think it speaks for itself, write freaky...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft CRM & Roaming profiles?

    Well as you know I usually dont post unsupported issues or features, but I will make an exception this time. I run into this alot and i know you guys outthere do as well. "Can Microsoft Dynamics CRM run in an enviroment with roaming profiles and is this supported; the official answer would be NO it can...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft.Crm.Setup.Client.InstallPstAction failed

    Yes after some testing, research and a great supportteam we have the answer to some weird errors w hen installing the Microsoft CRM client through GPO. The following error occurs: 13:46:27| Info| Executing Install action: Microsoft.Crm.Setup.Client.ReleasePassAction 13:46:27| Info| Executing Install...
  • Blog Post: Exception from HRESULT: 0x8004020F

    Since as of the 1st of May I am not only competing against Ben Vollmer, John Straumann, Simon Hutson and several other good CRM bloggers but I am now also facing a Team blog of the CRM Program Managers. So I hope I dont loose you guys as my regular readers. I will do even harder my best to post items...
  • Blog Post: Off Topic: feeling nakid without a mobile phone

    I am attending the Convergence 2006 in Dallas, Texas and had a great dinner last night at Y.O Ranch Steakhouse . When I came to my hotel and wanted to reach for phone in my pocket I noticed it wasn't there and I completly freaked out. I had no idea my phone is such an important thing in my life. I felt...
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