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  • Darren Liu's Dynamics Blog

    CRM 2011 RC Released Today

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    CRM 2011 just released today and you may download it on the Download Center.   There will be no in place upgrade from beta to RC at this moment.  You have two options at this moment. Option 1: Backup your database, create a new RC environment...
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    New Beginning…

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    Hi everyone.  Just want to post a quick message here. For those of you wondering where I am now.  I gave up my MVP status and joined Microsoft two months ago.  I joined Microsoft Consulting Service’s Dynamics team as a Senior Consultant...
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    CRM 4.0 Language Packs

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    Today, I was asked to gather a list of the available language packs for CRM 4.0.  I went through all of the CRM documents that I had and also I did a search online, I can’t find a list of the available language packs.  So here the list of the...
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    Language Orientation

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    Most languages are reading from left to right.  However some languages like Arabic, Thai are from right to left.  Today, my client asked me on how are the CRM screens look like for Arabic.  So I installed the Arabic language pack for CRM...
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    CRM 2011 CRM Update Available

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    The Microsoft Dynamics CRM team released another CRM 2011 update for the RC version on 2/11.  This update resolved the following issues which indicated in KB2461081 .  You’ll receive this update through your Windows Update. You receive a 'CountryCurrencyNotSupported...
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    Turn RSS Feed Reading View Off

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    I am working with CRM using the REST endpoint today and I would like to see the XML returned by the Organization data service in Internet Explorer.  However I forgot how to turn the Feed Reading View off (if you have feed reading view on, you will...
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    Reference an image in Web Resource from Site Map or Ribbon

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    CRM 2011 has this excellent solution concept which I like it a lot!  If you can master on how to leverage solutions in CRM 2011, it’s quite powerful when you are doing customizations in CRM.  When doing Site Map or Ribbon customization, I often...
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    CRM 2011 SDK Update 5.0.1

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    The SDK team announced the release of the latest CRM 2011 SDK.  I knew that they work really hard to improve the content in there.  They are just an awesome group of people to work with, they listened to our feedbacks and trying their best to...
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    CRM 2011 RTM Released Today!

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    The CRM Product Team has been working days and nights to get this release out to us.  Many Kudos to that team for releasing it nearly two weeks early.   You may download the RTM release on Microsoft Download Center now. Here are the product...
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    Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Claims-based Authentication White Paper

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    The product team released the Claims-based Authentication white paper today.  It’s available to download on the Microsoft Download Center.  In this paper, it covers the following topics: Authentication Models for internal and external access...
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    CRM 2011 SDK Update V5.0.2

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    The PG announced the availability of the new CRM 2011 SDK today.  It adds couple new features such as tools, assemblies, documentation for using developer extensions, portal developer toolkit and the metadata browser solution to replace the list...
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    CRM 2011 Import: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host

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    We ran into an issue when importing a solution to few of our environments.  The import failed and we received an error message telling us that “An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host.”  We have tried so many different...
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    SQL Server DNS Alias

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    The customer wants to setup DNS for SQL Server because it’s part of their Disaster Recover (DR) plan.  I learned something from the folks in our team and Grant G from the PFE team on how to do it. Posting the step here just in case that I need to...
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    The CRM Book: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 New Features

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    Packt Publishing released the book Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 New Features .  This book covers CRM 2011’s new features by walking a person through building an Airline Compensation Management System in CRM.  Jim Wang and I spent many hours on...
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    Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Methodology

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    Microsoft Dynamics Sure Step Methodology R2 has been released on April 22, 2011.  Besides all of the new contents added, I want to point out that the Sure Step methodology has been translated into 9 other languages.  It has English Chinese ...
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    CRM 2011 SDK 5.0.6

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    The product team has updated the CRM 2011 SDK to version 5.0.6.  Based on the release note, the following has been updated.  To get the latest SDK, you may download in MSDN Downloads or view it at MSDN Library . Release New and updated topics...
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    New CRM SDK and White Paper Released!

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    The CRM SDK team released version 5.0.7 of the SDK and this version includes a lot of new things that incides with UR 5 and the CRM Online November Service Release.  You may download the new SDK from MSDN library and also on MSDN download . Also...
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    新年快乐!

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    我祝大家身体健康,工作顺利, 家庭幸福。
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    Manually Apply CRM Update Rollup to Single Tenant

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    In an enterprise CRM project, you might run into a large number of tenants in an environment since there are multiple teams working on the project. Not all of the teams want to have the patch apply to their tenant due to many reasons… My customer asked...
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    Dynamics CRM Outlook Client and Office

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    Customer ask me a question today on the CRM Outlook client.  The question is if my Windows is 64 bit, my Office is 32 bit, what version of the CRM Outlook Client should I install? The answer is the Outlook Client should align with Office. Therefore...
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    CRM 2013 Reporting and SQL 2012 AlwaysOn

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    Just want to resurface a blog by a colleague from UK on CRM Reporting and SQL 2012 AlwaysOn since I am implementing it with my customer. Adding it to my blog just in case I need to do it again in the future. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/thecrmguys/archive...
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    CRM Lookup error with Google Chrome 38–Fixed

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    I haven’t get a chance to blog for a while and I need to pick it backup… Some of you may seen a lookup error with Chrome when Google released version 38.0.2125.101, as indicated on this blog article. Everyone is expecting Microsoft to solve this Google...
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    Trying Something New!

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    Haven’t blog for a while since I was quite busy with customers as well as the transition to my new role… Now I am finally settle down and I should start writing again! After another 2 years in Milwaukee, I am passing the largest Siebel replacement project...
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    CRM 2011 Performance Tuning Lesson Learned

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    Oh well, when it comes to tuning the CRM 2011 application, there are many things we can do.  The project that I am working on for the past two years is finally finished with performance tuning, I like to write down a few things that I learned from...
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    CRM 2011 - IE 7,8 9 Hangs

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    I ran into a problem today that CRM IE7, 8, 9 hangs after 30 minutes because I have many XmlHttpRequest calls on the form.  I found a blog on MSDN that helped me out and I believe all of the us as a CRM developer should pay attention to.  The...
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