The subject of DateTimes in Dynamics CRM 2011 seems to always raises its ugly head on every project – I thought I'd try and create a guide for developers on future projects on how to deal with DateTimes in Dynamics CRM 2011.
Dynamics CRM stored Date/Time fields in the database ... [More]
Recently there has been much talk and rumours of Microsoft discontinuing Silverlight keeping in the tradition of speculating over the Flash vs. Silverlight vs. HTML 5 battle. The thing is; it is an imaginary struggle. It results from our deep seated need to keep things simple and 'black and white'. ... [More]
The latest release of the CRM 2011 SDK includes an extension to the CrmSvcUtil to generate OptionSet enumerations. Previously, the tool only generated enums for the StateCode attributes, leaving it as a manual task to create your own enums for any OptionSet values you needed.
Using the extension ha... [More]
Here it is!
The release schedule for the next two are:
Update Rollup 5 will be delivered earlier than the 8-week cycle and is scheduled to release at the end of October 2011.
Update Rollup 6 wil... [More]
When registering a Plug-In Step on the 'AddItem' and 'RemoveItem' messages I've found a couple of things to watch out for.
1. Missing InputParameters
When registering on Campaign Activity in response to adding a Marketing List, the InputParameters collection on the 'AddItem' step should contain th... [More]
If you've ever written user guides for a Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 custom solution, you'll know writers block all too well; staring at a blank Word Document waiting for inspiration on where to start. The Dynamics CRM 2011 User Guide in Microsoft Word Format is just that place – with a struct... [More]
If you have a field value on an entity form that an Html Web Resource is dependant on, you might have the following in your onload event of the Html Web Resource:
var crmForm = window.parent.Xrm.Page;
var lookup = crmForm.getAttribute("customerid").getValue();
if (lookup != null) customer... [More]
The limited launch pricing of £22.75 per user/month ends on 31st December 2011, so now is a very good time to start a 30 free trial of Dynamics CRM 2011 online and still benefit from the discounted rate.
Sign up for the 30 day free trial now and see how Dynamics CRM 2011 can transform... [More]
Sometimes the LINQ, Query Expressions or Fetch just doesn't give you the ability to quickly query your data in the way you want to. A good example of this is the lack of left outer join support if you want a where clause to filter results based on the joined entity. Sometime, you just need to query ... [More]
It is quite common for users to request that reports be included in Iframes on forms, or in Dashboards. Although this can be done by pointing the Iframe directly at SQL Reporting services, this essentially bypasses the CRM Report connector and relies on the user authenticating directly with SQL Repo... [More]