Happy Thanksgiving from the CRM Team

Jim Schumacher submits his Holiday portrait and added onto by Mark Harrington. It was drawn on one of the whiteboards on the second floor of our building. Happy holidays, Mark Harrington and Jim Schumacher


Inline Grids for Sales Orders in Microsoft Dynamics CRM

In every CRM application I have ever played with there have been areas I have never been proud to show off to customers or prospects. And adding products to CRM’s Sales Orders has been one of those areas for me in CRM since the products inception. While it works well in high dollar low transaction…


Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Form Reporter

I recently posted the Microsoft CRM 4.0 Form Reporter in MSDN Code Gallery. Form Reporter is an application that creates a Word 2007 document detailing the configuration of all customizable Microsoft CRM 4.0 forms, including tabs, sections and information about each field. This document can be used for planning form customizations or documenting the current…


Rolling out CRM: Who should take ownership?

Today we welcome Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP Umar Khan who is a Business System Consultant for SISCOM in Saudi Arabia. You can read more from Umar at http://umarkhan.wordpress.com. Umar also spends time in the Dynamics Forums answering your questions. It is always a tricky responsibility, who should take the ownership of not only the successful…


Webinar Part 6: Dynamics Mobile as a platform

A quick heads up from our man in the field John O’Donnell: Date: 11/24/2008 09:00AM PST Trainer: Bert Berkholder / Henrik K Nielsen Course Description Concluding this series of webinars, join Bert Burkholder from Microsoft in a session focused on the story of Microsoft Mobile and in particular the Microsoft Dynamics Mobile product. Bert will…


ASP.NET 2.0.50727.0 Warning Event ID: 1309 due to Request time out

Have you ever had users complain about the CRM web application timing out on large operations? If so, you may want to check the ASP.Net timeout setting. The reason for the warning is that the execution time required by CRM connecting with your remote SQL Server is exceeding the currently set ASP.NET request execution timeout…


Auditing Report Execution using the ReportServer Database

We welcome our guest blogger David Jennaway who is the technical director at Excitation and a CRM MVP. Reporting Services is usually considered at most as just the engine for executing and rendering reports. However, it also has its own SQL database that contains information that can be useful. In this article I’ll look at…


Member, Static variable and Thread safety in Plug-in for CRM 4.0

Are you looking for best practices in plug-in development? Are you seeing data inconsistency and slow performance issues in the plug-in intermittently? Are you having problems with CRM 3.0 plug-in showing inconsistent/unknown Data after upgrade? If the answer is YES, please continue reading this article. A CRM 4 Plug-in is an implementation of the IPlugin…


Microsoft Dynamics CRM Incubation Week

I blogged about the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Incubation Week. Last week. The current economic downturn is putting many entrepreneurs (startups and students) under increasing pressure, making it critical to find new resources and ways to reduce costs and inefficiencies. Microsoft Dynamics CRM Incubation Week is designed to offer following assistance to entrepreneurs. Learning and building…


Part Deux: Storing Configuration Data for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Plug-ins

CRM MVP Mitch Milam returns as a guest blogger with part two of this post. You can read more from Mitch at his blog. In part one of this series we discussed the built-in mechanism provided by CRM to store plug-in application settings. Based on several comments on the article, I’ve decided to enhance the…