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 Salesforce.com customers offering USD200 per seat cash back: http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2010/dec10/12-06OpenLetterPR.mspx http://www.cloudCRMforLess.com

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]

CRM 2011 Document Management in SharePoint

Integration between Dynamics CRM and SharePoint has been possible since version 3.0 but involved custom extensions that often proved tricky to maintain. Dynamics CRM 2011 now provides SharePoint integration out of the box. This post provides a summary of this new integration with SharePoint 2010. ... [More]

Export Dynamics CRM Plugin Assembly

Have you ever uploaded a Dynamics CRM Plug in and then later wanted to get the assembly that was uploaded? The following steps are to modify the Plugin Registration Tool found in the CRM SDK to allow export of assemblies once they are uploaded. 1. In the file OrganisationHelper.cs

Modify th... [More]

Have you tried turning it off and on again?

Today I was trying to register a Plugin to Dynamics CRM 2011, and I received the following error: System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException: Microsoft Dynamics CRM has experienced an error. Reference number for administrators or support: #63F08CDB Using the platform trace, I tracked it down to... [More]

Windows Phone 7 and Windows 7 auto answering calls

Having recently upgraded to a Windows Phone 7 HTC HD7, I paired the phone with my laptop via Bluetooth. Imagine my surprise when a call came in that it was auto answered, and my laptop was acting as a hands-free headset!  To prevent this from happing:  

From within Windows 7 on your ... [More]