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.

October, 2011

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    My “crash course” in Dynamics CRM 2011 Development

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    NOTE: I will update this post periodically. UPDATE: I also maintain a Developer Tips n Tricks deck here . The deck is additive to the content in this post. Here’s my recommended training plan to become a Dynamics CRM 2011 developer (it’s...
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    My CRM Dev VM

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    NOTE: I will occasionally update this post. I’ve had a number of conversations with customers recently about what I recommend they install on their CRM dev environement.  In general, I always recommend that individuals do work in an isolated environment...
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    What does a custom CRM solution look like?

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    UPDATED with the Grants Manager solution accelerator... There are many examples that I will be blogging about. Here is one that uses both Dynamics CRM 2011 Online and Windows Azure or Dynamics CRM 2011 and Windows Server on-prem. http://311center...
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    From BackgroundWorker, to TPL, to Async

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    I’m back to blogging again. More on that later… In any client UI code (WinForms/WPF/Silverilght/WinRT), it’s always a good practice to do as much in the background as possible so you aren’t blocking the UI thread. “In the old days,” the BackgroundWorker...
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    A Phoenix Rising from the Ashes

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    DISCLAIMER: This is a rare “personal” / “rant” blog post.  I normally try to keep things focused on the technology. In my last blog post , I mentioned that I’m back to blogging again and that I would explain a little bit about why I haven’t been...
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