In CRM 4, this used to be a very popular request:
"Please change the default lookup type on the customer field to contact"
"Please limit the lookup type on the customer field to only allow selection of contacts"
In CRM 2011, there still doesn't seem to be an easy way of doing this, ... [More]
Using the clearOptions method on PickLists, can leave an empty entry because Drop Down lists in HTML must have at least one entry.
To work around use the following code that removes all options other than the current value to avoid the empty entry.
var attribute = Xrm.Page.getAttribute(“attri... [More]
Following Januaries release of the Online Version, the last milestone in the Dynamics CRM 2011 project has been reached with the release of the On-Premises and Partner-Hosted Deployments.
The new version can be downloaded at the Microsoft Download Centre.
90 Day Trial Product Keys:
Microsoft Dyna... [More]
Support reference numbers are now provided to the user in CRM2011 when an exception is thrown where the details may contain sensitive information.
Initially we thought that they could be standard codes with corresponding meanings, however the code is a random code that is used to cross reference ag... [More]
If you've ever used an HTTP Proxy (like Fiddler) to debug web service calls to ASMX endpoints, you'll probably try the same with the CRM2011 WCF web services only to be greeted with an encrypted soap packet. If you want to see the plain soap xml calls your client application or web application is ma... [More]
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]
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:
entity.attributename = null;
The next major milestone in the release schedule for Dynamics CRM 2011 has been reached with the Release Candidate being available for download:
Download Dynamics CRM 2011 Release Candidate
This is said to be the last externally available release before RTM.
It seems that although th... [More]
Microsoft have announced a new promotion called 'Cloud CRM for Less' that targets Oracle and Salesforce.com customers offering USD200 per seat cash back: