Compare customisations between two Dynamics CRM Organisations

Your TEST customisations are always the same as your PRODUCTION customisations, because no changes are made direct to PRODUCTION – right? Really? Are you sure?! We all know that customisations shouldn't be made directly to a production server, but rather made in development and then promoted ... [More]

Dude, Where's my Site Map Editor?

Since the re-org of Pinpoint, my favourite site map editor (the one written in Silverlight by the Microsoft Dynamics Team) has dissapeared. It used to be here: http://dynamics.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-us/applications/microsoft-dynamics-crm-sitemap-editor-12884928049 In case you are also looking f... [More]

Sparkle XRM

Recently I posted a new Sparkle XRM sample up on the GitHub repository. To-date I've not explained why I've spent time pulling Sparkle XRM together, so this post is going to do just that… Sparkle XRM is an open-source library for building Dynamics CRM XRM solutions using Script#, jQuery &amp... [More]

Evolution of the Dynamics CRM Toolbar

With the first glimpses of Orion being available (or Dynamics CRM 2013 as it is now called) I thought it would be a good time to look back at how the form tool bar has evolved over its history. I've been working with Dynamics CRM ever since the first version (when it was just Microsoft CRM) and wit... [More]

Number Formats in User Settings

If you need to localise numeric in a CRM Client Side User interface, you'll need to query the UserSettings and use the following properties:

Field

Description

NumberSeparator

The character used to separate number groups for readability as defined by the NumberGroupFo... [More]

Rockstar365 Interview

Last week I was very honoured to be asked to take part in an interview with Rockstar365. I'd like to thank Paul for making me feel right at home! You can watch my interview here: http://blog.rockstar365.com/2013/06/01/meet-scott-1-in-the-uk-on-rockstar-365/

See my complete profile here - ht... [More]

Asynchronous loading of JavaScript Web Resources after U12/POLARIS

UPDATE: This article is outdated - please refer to https://www.develop1.net/public/post/CRM-2013-Script-Loading-Deep-Dive.aspx  We all know that UR12/POLARIS was a monumental release for Dynamics CRM what with the new Process Forms and Cross Browser support, but also included were some pe... [More]

Debugging HTML Webresources on localhost

When writing HTML Webresources, I will frequently host the html page on a local development server (e.g. localhost:8777) and make calls to the CRM server on a different port (e.g. localhost:5555). I do this to speed up the debug process since there is no need to deploy the webresource so that it is ... [More]

Corrupt images after installing UR12 OnPrem

I had a strange one today after upgrading one customer's Dynamics CRM servers to UR12. All was well apart from there being a few places that the images look corrupt.

We tracked the cause down to an image that had not be replaced during the upgrade at the following location: C:\Program Files\Mi... [More]