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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: MUI Provisioning failed - Workaround

    I got a couple of people leaving comments regarding an error they where encountering while applying a language pack on a supported environment. They were able to install a MUI (language pack) but were not able to enable it, if any entity has had its form settings edited. When activating the language...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 IG

    Now that you have downloaded the BITS of v4.0 you are wondering how to install it right? To help you with that challenge the product team has written a great document called the "Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Implementation Guide". The IG has all the questions you might have, if not send us feedback...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Lifecycle

    We all are blogging about Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 as you can read on Simon's blog , who has two nice summary's of almost all published blogs around v4.0 A question that people often ask me is; when will Microsoft stop supporting Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0. Rather then to keep giving this answer...
  • Blog Post: DST changing this Sunday!

    Beginning in 2007, daylight saving time (DST) got extended in the United States. DST started on March 11, 2007, which was three weeks earlier than usual, and it will end on November 4, 2007 (This Sunday!) , which is one week later than usual. If you still haven't updated Microsoft Dynamics CRM I highly...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics CRM VPC - August 2007 Edition August fix

    Since my solution and fix for the August 2007 VPC out of my blog comments works I wanted to share it with a bigger audience. I also have to make this post since there are a few solutions out there that are incorrect. There are two possible solutions to fix the VPC. The first solution is to remove...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Enterprise Performance and Scalability Now Available

    I have made several postings in the past linking to scalability documents but the feedback was that these are always focused on small to medium sized companies. So today I can proudly say that Microsoft Dynamics CRM is designed to meet the needs of global enterprises. In order to support the growing...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 - Named instances

    As you might know, we at first did not support Microsoft SQL Server named instances out of the box when installing v3. At the time I discovered a workaround which got tested and approved by the support team, resulting in a " official " way to install Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 on a computer running a...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Offers Premier Support to Microsoft Dynamics Enterprise Customers

    Microsoft Corp. is making Microsoft® Services Premier Support with Microsoft Dynamics™ Services available for enterprise customers worldwide with one contract. The offering, which combines the best of Premier and support services for Microsoft Dynamics, simplifies processes and decreases complexity,...
  • Blog Post: Service Scheduling: Optimizations and Considerations

    I have heard many of you ask the question when or if we would publish an optimization white paper for the Service Scheduling module. Well...... today is the day that the CRM E2 team has done exactly that, they released a white paper describing optimizations and considerations for configuring the Service...
  • Blog Post: Searchable?

    Ever wondered why you don't see certain fields in Advanced Find? I didn't realize this was happening until I got a question about it via a Partner. To test this I started my brand new image, opened Advanced Find and tried to search on Business Type . As you can see in the screen shot below, it is not...
  • Blog Post: RELEASED: Update Rollup 1 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Service Provider Edition

    Copy and Pasta from my inbox. The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Sustained Engineering team has released Update Rollup 1 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Service Provider Edition via the Microsoft Download Center. Download Center page: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=31F0D5AC-D2A2-42E4...
  • Blog Post: Error: 0x80048298

    I have seen some weird error codes when installing or configuring Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0, but there is always room for a new one. Krzysiek recently left a comment on http://blogs.msdn.com/mscrmfreak/archive/2006/04/07/570638.aspx and said he is encountering an error when he creates his reports in...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft has released Update Rollup 1 (Japanese and Simplified Chinese language versions)

    Since I speak more than one language, I always try to publish new items regarding other languages than English. I made an attempt to write the headline in either Chinese or Japanese but didn't succeed. Drop me a comment how to announce it in either Chinese or Japanese! Microsoft has released Update...
  • Blog Post: Old Microsoft Dynamics CRM VPC (Update 2)

    Guys, just a quick post regarding the availability of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM May VPC . We ran into some issues with the rar files when we extended the May VPC. Please don't panic, the "old" VPC is still valid untill September 2007. You can easily check this your self by clicking START | RUN and type...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Rollup 2 scoop!

    I know some of you are anxiously waiting for rollup 2 to be released. Well today I got a scoop from Greg that this is going to be soon! How soon you might think? Well if everything is going according to plan....the Microsoft CRM Sustained Engineering team plans to release the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3...
  • Blog Post: Released: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Server Management Pack (MP) for MOM 2005

    In March I blogged about the CRM MP for MOM beta being available at http://blogs.msdn.com/mscrmfreak/archive/2007/03/07/beta-management-pack-for-system-center-operations-manager-2007-or-mom-2005.aspx and as of today I can say we released the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Server Management Pack (MP) for...
  • Blog Post: Unable to import customizations with IE7

    Yesterday I realized that I am not a full time consultant anymore. I have lost the touch with "real" day-to-day installations of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, in other words if I would be still in the field I would have known that there is a hot fix to solve this. I want to blog about my experience anyway...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft CRM User Tips!

    With every product there are n00bs, users and then we have Experts. Wouldn't it be great to get that expert knowledge or just do something quicker within Microsoft Dynamics CRM? I hear you thinking already.... We just launched CRM Tips, a new Community effort where customers can share their best practices...
  • Blog Post: How to determine the version of Microsoft CRM you are using?

    Now that a lot of people are upgrading Microsoft CRM to the latest version V3C I get the following question a lot: How can I determine what Microsoft CRM version I am using on my client or server. So to help you guys with this issue... In Windows XP and Windows 2003 this can be easily checked by doing...
  • 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: Chinese and Japanese DST updates have been released

    With the release of our Chinese and Japanese packages, all in-band languages of the Time Zone Data Updates and Update Time Zones Wizard for Microsoft CRM 3.0 have been released to the Microsoft Download Center. They are available via http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?amp;displaylang...
  • Blog Post: Documentation refresh for Time Zone Data Updates and Update Time Zones Wizard!

    Greg keeps me busy with this whole Daylight Saving Time stuff. One more post to help you guys deal with DST in the field. They posted a new version (Rev. 1.1) of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Remediation Instructions for 2007 Daylight Saving Time Changes to the Microsoft Download Center. THIS IS A DOCUMENTATION...
  • Blog Post: The non-English versions of the CRM 3.0 & SPE Time Zone Data Updates!

    All non-English versions of the CRM 3.0 Time Zone Data Updates and Update Time Zones Wizard for Microsoft CRM 3.0 Service Provider Edition, also known as SPE or SPLA have been released to the Microsoft Download Center. The English version for SPLA was released on 3/2. The newly-released languages are...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Time Zone Data Updates!

    The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Time Zone Data Updates (KB 925874) and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Update Time Zones Wizard (KB 932984) have been released to the Microsoft Download Center. The associated Microsoft Knowledge Base articles have also been published. Microsoft Download Center: http://www...
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