Announcing RAP as a Service for Dynamics CRM

I am pleased to announce the General Availability of RAP (Risk Assessment Program) as a Service for Dynamics CRM. This Microsoft Premier Service takes our existing Health Check to the next level with on-demand data collection and analysis to give you the flexibility to check and re-check the state of your system whenever you want…

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 White Papers & Technical Documentation

Updated: 10/27/2014 The CRM 2011 White Paper & Technical Documentation blog post that I wrote with all the links to the white papers was very popular, so I am doing a similar post for CRM 2013.  I will try to update this blog post quarterly with new white papers as well. I am often finding…

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Podcast and Overview: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Update Rollup 1

Contents: Build number, Download Center Page, Master KB article CRM Premier Field Engineering Update Rollup Podcast CRM Update Rollup Collateral Page Ramp up on Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013! Important CRM 2013 Update Rollup considerations General Update Rollup notes OrgDbOrgSettings Tool Update Rollup packages available for download Update Rollup prerequisites Issues resolved by this Update Rollup…

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Creating SSL Certificates for CRM Test Environment

When working on a CRM Test environment there are many scenarios where I need to add SSL to the CRM web site such as testing Claims Authentication. Instead of getting a certificate from a 3rd party certification authority I will just use IIS to generate my own certificates. This allows me to quickly create certificates…

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FetchXML Exception Reporting in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013

Want to know what accounts in Dynamics CRM have no related opportunities? How about which contacts haven’t had any activities in the last few months? Exception reporting using the FetchXML data processing extension is one feature that in previous versions of CRM, has not been possible.  With the introduction of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, the…


Configuring SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups with Dynamics CRM

Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the need to test a Dynamics CRM environment using Always On Availability Groups (AO AG) from SQL 2012.  While SQL 2012 is fully supported for both CRM 2011 and 2013, and normally a fairly straight-forward installation, adding AO AG to that mix can cause some complexity.  This is…


Automate creating a CRM 2013 Redist folder to install CRM 2013 without an internet connection

We’re back for another round of using PowerShell to automatically create a Redist folder, but I’ve recently updated it for CRM 2013 (you can find the 2011 version here and for more information on the 2013 downloads go to our other blog post here which lists each file with the detailed download URL).  You’ll notice…

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How to install Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 without an Internet Connection

This blog article will walk you through installing CRM 2013 without an Internet connection.  We put together a similar article for CRM 2011 that was very popular, so I figured I would do the same for CRM 2013 as it’s not currently in our Implementation Guide for CRM 2013. The most common scenarios are for…

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Are you ready to be a Rock Star??  Do you enjoy supporting Microsoft technologies and sharing technical information with others?  Are you a motivated individual who enjoys working in a team-oriented environment? Are you passionate about working with customers and solving complex situations? Do you enjoy the thought of providing proactive services to customers to…


CRM 2011 and ASP.NET Single Sign-on: Use WAUTH for Integrated Web Apps

What is ‘wauth’ and why do your integrated web apps need it to achieve seamless single sign-on (SSO) with Dynamics CRM 2011 (on-premise)? Suffice it to say that simply configuring Windows Identity Foundation (WIF) in your ASP.NET web app and federating it as a relying party (RP) to the same Identity Provider (IdP) targeted by…

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