Option-Set, Lookup or Autocomplete

In the constant struggle to improve data quality it is common to avoid using free-text fields in favour of select fields. This approach has the advantage of ensuring that data is entered consistently such that it can easily be searched and reported upon. There are a number of choices of approaches ... [More]

New version of Network Visualisations for Dynamics CRM

Many of you will have seen (and possibly used) my previous version of NetworkView. Thank you for all the feedback you've given. The top 5 points of feedback were:

Can I show connections on the graph? Can I show custom entities on the graph? I have very large graphs which makes it hard to unde... [More]

Refreshed UI Solution Links Updated

Having just got back from holiday in lovely the country of Hungary I've just got round to adding the links to the Refreshed Connection UI solution downloads. To download the files please refer to the original post!

Refreshed Connections UI Solution

Following on from my recent video series called 'Building a Refreshed Connections UI using SpakleXRM' this post shows you how to use the final solution to add a bit of sparkle to the otherwise slightly neglected connections feature in Dynamics CRM. Connections first saw an appearance in CRM2011 rep... [More]

Turbo Forms: Get your JavaScript ready for CRM2015 Update 1

With the introduction of 'Turbo Forms' in CRM2015 Update 1 I thought I'd give you a heads up on what you'll need to address in your JavaScript to support this new form rendering engine. The Dynamics CRM Team Blog has a very good article on the changes but there have been some misunderstandings of th... [More]

Introducing SparkleXRM Metadata Server

Speed up your HTML web resources by caching metadata such as localised field labels and options sets. If you've developed an HTML web resource for Dynamics CRM that includes field labels, option sets or any other element that is stored in the Dynamics CRM metadata then you’ll know about t... [More]

Building a Refreshed Connection UI using SparkleXRM

I've now published all 5 videos in this series.  If you find yourself needing to create HTML Webresource in Dynamics CRM then I'm sure you will find something here of interest. Part 5 shows how to use the new SparkleXRM Metadata Server that I'll be publishing a post on very soon. Part 1 - Cre... [More]

Building Rich UI Extensions for Dynamics CRM using SparkleXRM

I've added the first 3 videos in a 5 part series called 'Building Rich UI Extensions for Dynamics CRM using SparkleXRM' Part 1 - Creating your first SpakleXRM Project Part 2 - View Model Form Data Binding & Unit Testing Part 3 - Adding an Editable Grid Part 4 - Pulling it all together Part ... [More]

Can I do that (in Dynamics CRM) ?

I'm sure by now that you've seen the new hierarchical visualisations in Dynamics CRM 2015. By clicking on the little icon in lists or on a form you can see the records graphically laid out. In true Dynamics CRM style anything you can do through the user interface is accessible through the SDK and s... [More]

Control Async Workflow Retries

The Dynamics CRM Async Server is a great mechanism to host integrations to external systems without affecting the responsiveness of the user interface. Once such example is calling SharePoint as I describe in my series – SharePoint Integration Reloaded. A draw back of this approach (compared ... [More]