Automatically Generate CRM2011 Entity Data Model Documentation

I am a firm believer in using a tool to generate documentation; it makes it more accurate and ultimately more useful. With CRM 4.0 we used a tool that parsed the Customizations.xml to produce the documentation. A significant difference between CRM2011 and CRM4.0 is the managed solutions approach to ... [More]

Speed up JavaScript Web Resource development time

Don't waste time re-publishing JavaScript web resources during development The new solution framework in Dynamics CRM 2011 is a fantastic addition to the Xrm platform – especially with the new Web Resources functionality. The ability to include JavaScript files rather than including the script in t... [More]

Things Dynamics CRM 4.0 Developers must know about CRM 2011 #1:

Nulls are handled differently by the SDK Web services: Using the CRM 4.0 SDK webservice and pipeline context, you could always exclude an attribute from an update by setting it to null. This has now changed: CRM 4.0: entity.attributename = null; CRM 2011: entity.Remove("attributename");  ... [More]

Cloud CRM for Less: $200 Cash back per seat

Microsoft have announced a new promotion called 'Cloud CRM for Less' that targets Oracle and customers offering USD200 per seat cash back:

Unit Testing Dynamics CRM 2011 Pipeline Plugins using Rhino Mocks

It’s been a while since Dynamics CRM 2011 Beta 1 was released (surely we are due Beta 2 soon!) so I thought it was about time I set up a Unit Test framework for PlugIns. I’ve been using Rhino Mocks for a while to great effect, so here we go! This example aims to unit test the SDK sample... [More]