After having an interesting debate on the CRM Community forums about the performance of Early verses Late Bound entities my friend Guido Preite pointed me at a good blog post on this subject by James Wood named 'CRM 2011 Early Binding vs Late Binding Performance'. I have always been an advocate of E... [More]
Back in the day when CRM2011 was first in beta I blogged about the exciting SharePoint integration and how it works. This post is about the exciting new server side SharePoint integration that is now available as part of CRM2013 SP1 Online.
There has already been some good posts on how to set up Sh... [More]
I often find myself creating 'utility' custom workflow activities that can be used on many different types of entity. One of the challenges with writing this kind of workflow activity is that InArguments can only accept a single type of entity (unlike activity regarding object fields).
The followin... [More]
Whilst pushing a recent commit on SparkleXRM I recieved the following error:
An error was raised by libgit2. Category = Net (Error). Error while copying content to a stream.
I turned it off again (rebooted), and used fiddler to trace what was going with no luck. In a last ditch attempt I changed t... [More]
Sparkle XRM provides a great way of creating grids and forms that look and work similar to Dynamics CRM but sometimes you need to create a responsive user interface that is a little different. Luckily there is a wealth of jQuery plugins out there that provide a great starting point. For this post I'... [More]
I've just published an update to my Multi-Entity Search Solution (after being encouraged by my friend and fellow Dynamics CRM MVP Gus Gonzalez!).
Search across multiple entities at once.
Uses the same configuration as the mobile client 'Quick Find' (Settings->General ->Set Up ... [More]
I once heard someone say that "the great thing about Dynamics CRM is that it just looks after itself" Whilst CRM2013 is certainly very good at performing maintenance tasks automatically, if you have a customised system it is important to Monitor, Monitor, Monitor! There are some advanced ways of set... [More]
There are great many new features shipped in CRM2013 SP1 but let's not forget there are some eagerly awaited fixes as well (as described by http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=2941390) Since there has already been plenty of coverage of the new features, I thought I would pick out my top 3... [More]
If you've updated to the CRM2013 Spring '14 Wave (Service Pack 1) I think you'll agree that it contains some pretty awesome features.
You can read a good roundup of the developer features in the SDK (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg309589.aspx#BKMK_NewInSpring2014) but have you noticed t... [More]
If you are doing Sparkle XRM development then you'll find these code snippets I've created for VS2012 very useful. You can grab them from the master repository: https://github.com/scottdurow/SparkleXrm/tree/master/SnippetsTo start using these snippets you simply need to copy the contents of the Snip... [More]