Unexpected/Inaccurate federation metadata XML generated by CRM federation metadata URLs

Hi All, Today we’re are going to talk about the unexpected/Inaccurate federation metadata XML generated by CRM federation metadata URLs. I have seen many people getting into this. Let’s take a deep dive into usage of federation into CRM. We all know that CRM 2011 uses AD FS 2.0 to provide claims based authentication. For…


Silent configuration of CRM for Outlook client in CRM 2011 claims enabled environment

Hi Folks, Today I’m going to talk about CRM Outlook Silent configuration. CRM 2011 Outlook client provides silent configuration option to help administrators to deal with situations where users are remote, travelling and/or non-savvy to run Configuration Wizard with correct inputs. Configuring CRM 2011 Outlook client using silent method in a claims enabled environment can…


CRM for Outlook fails to configure with Dynamics CRM Online

Hello Folks, This article talks about the outlook client configuration for CRM online organizations. Microsoft has changed the platform for all CRM Online organizations to work with integrated environment. This is called Office 365. Since the change we have seen a lot of users failing to configure outlook for CRM. Further I will talk about…


Authenticate Office 365 Users with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

We have an article available for our customer’s to use office 365 integration using CRM SDK. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/apurvghai/archive/2012/07/29/authenticate-office-365-users-with-microsoft-dynamics-crm-online.aspx Regards,  CRM India Team


Performance Tuning for Email router

Issues frequently reported Microsoft.Crm.Tools.EmailAgent.SystemState.xml file gets corrupted very often which stops email router from processing the emails. The e-mail router configuration manager was unable to read configuration information. Make sure no files in the current directory are locked, missing or inaccessible. Cause/Explanation When the email agent is trying to service the emails, and updates the…


Understanding Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Solutions

Hello Friends, This is my first blog post where I would like to talk about the much discussed component of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 – Solutions and its behavior. Without much ado, let me straightaway begin with the following scenario Under the phone call entity, deleted the default optionset values (Made & Received) for the…


Duplicate Detection in CRM 4.0 – Good, Bad & Ugly

CRM 4.0 provides this powerful feature that enables users and administrators to identify and manage duplicate records in the system. Duplicate detection is enabled by default with CRM 4.0 installation. Duplicate detection is capable of detecting duplicates during the creation / update of records, when the Outlook client comes Online and when data is imported….


All System jobs are ‘waiting’ in CRM 4.0

Why all the System jobs are in waiting status in CRM 4.0? I have always noticed many of my customers complaining about a very common scenario in CRM where the system jobs are always in “waiting” status. Though there can be many reasons for this behavior I thought of writing about the most common scenario…


Useful links for CRM 2011

This blog contains the useful links to CRM which can be ideally helpful in configuring/maintaining CRM application and its related components. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Configuring Claims-based Authentication white paper We have complete end-to-end guide to configure the IFD/Claims based authentication for CRM 2011. It also explains the in depth concepts about claims authentication mechanism,…