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:
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]
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.
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]