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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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    Moving Forward

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    After almost 3 year, I am done with a global CRM implementation for a life science company in California. My travel between Chicago and Los Angeles finally comes to the end. Looking back at the past 3 years, I have learned a lot from this project and...
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    Retrieve Plug-in/Custom Workflow Activity DLL from Database

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    I ran into an issue today that the client can’t find the plug-in project that some independent consultants built a year ago.  Since they can’t get in touch with the consultants who wrote the plug-in, they have two options to get retrieve the code...
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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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    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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    Chance to Get a free e-Copy of our CRM book!

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    Do you want to read our book for free?  Our publisher is giving away two free e-copies of our book, Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 New Features ,  if you tell us one or more of features that make you want to own this book in the comments section...
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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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    SATA to SSD!

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    I upgraded my laptop’s hard drive from STAT to SSD this past weekend, now I have raised my minimum requirement for a laptop that it must has a SSD.  Swapping the hard drive was easy, however to clone the information from the old SATA to SSD was not...
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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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    Slow Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) Performance

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    I am working on a global Dynamics CRM 2011 project and we are encountering performance issues on Internet Explorer (IE) 7.  I guess there are several options to tackle this problem. Option 1: If you customer is ok with upgrading all of the users...
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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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    Update Rollup 3 for CRM 2011 is available now!

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    Rollup #3 has been released and it fixes dozens of bugs in CRM 2011.  You may download UR3 at http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26912 .  Here are some of the things UR3 fixed: You import a solution that contains a plug-in...
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    Dynamics CRM 2011 Beta Released

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    Today, the Microsoft CRM product team has released Microsoft CRM 2011 Beta.  It’s available for download from the Microsoft Download site.  The beta is available in eight languages (English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Spanish...
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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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    Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Beta updates via Windows Update

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    Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Beta updates now available through Microsoft Windows Update. Wow!  You may already read it from the CRM team blog , the CRM SE team is currently testing this feature, so future critical fixes are going to be deliver in...
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    Learned something new on IIS Compression

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    Dynamics CRM is a web app, therefore it leverages IIS. Usually IIS compression is enabled by default since we would like to reduce bandwidth usage and also reduce the page load times. The .aspx files sent by the server to the browser is highly compressed...
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    How to change organization URL in CRM 2013 MoCA client?

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    At this moment, The only way to change the org URL is to uninstall and reinstall the MoCA app. Happy to be corrected.
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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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    New CRM 2011 Beta SDK Released

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    Wow! The product group is working hard to get CRM 2011 to market.  Here’s an update to the CRM 2011 Beta SDK.  The first beta SDK already contained a lot of useful information on the different end points, modifying the ribbons, etc…  This...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Is WIF required for CRM 2011?

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    The customer asked me today if WIF is really required for CRM 2011 On-Premise deployment without using Claims-based authentication. Hmm… It’s a good question, I know it’s required for CRM 2011 but I don’t really know the reason...
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