Microsoft Dynamics CRM / Dynamics 365 Updates: Release Dates, Build Numbers, and Collateral

Note: The Updates documented in this blog for: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 / Microsoft Dynamics 365 Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 update the Dynamics CRM components described in this Microsoft Knowledge base article: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Installations, Updates and Documentation Notes: New naming conventions for Microsoft Dynamics CRM updates…

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How to install Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 without an Internet Connection

Updated 8/14/2013 – See our blog article on how to automatically create the redist folder with PowerShell: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/crminthefield/archive/2013/08/14/use-powershell-build-a-redist-folder-to-install-dynamics-crm-2011-without-an-internet-connection.aspx  Updated on 6/5/2013 – Added WindowsIdentityFoundation as a pre-req for the CRM Outlook client as it’s now required for client installs. Even with the world we live in, there will be scenarios when you need to install…

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LINQPad 4 Driver for Dynamics CRM is available on CodePlex

I am pleased to announce that we released “LINQPad 4 Drive for Dynamics CRM” on CodePlex. What’s LINQPad? LINQPad (http://www.linqpad.net/) is a great tool which you can write and execute LINQ query against many data sources, like SQL Server, Oracle or Web Services. In addition to LINQ query support, the tool also supports C#/F#/VB expression,…


Dynamics CRM Developers: Build Your Own Mobile Apps for Windows, iOS, and Android

Mobile first, cloud first We all understand the importance of mobile and cloud strategy and that is why the Microsoft Dynamics CRM development team have released native mobile applications to accommodate all the major mobile platforms today – Windows Store, Windows Phone, Android, iOS, Office Outlook on Windows, and we have CRM Mobile Express for…


CRM 2011 Server Setup Commonly Asked Questions

As customers are starting to plan for CRM 2011 installations and upgrades, we’ve begun to see questions regarding environment setups.  Here’s a list of the questions I’ve seen thus far:   Q: Are the CRM 2011 Report Extensions (commonly referred to as the “report connector”) an optional component? A: All installations now require the CRM…

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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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Podcast and Overview: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 15

Contents: Build number, Download Center Page, Master KB article CRM Premier Field Engineering Update Rollup Podcast CRM Update Rollup Collateral Page Update Rollup News! Cumulative Update Rollup changes OrgDbOrgSettings Tool Deferring database updates General Update Rollup notes Update Rollup packages available for download Update Rollup prerequisites Issues resolved by this Update Rollup Hotfixes and updates…

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Blank page with no content is displayed when trying to view the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Implementation Guide (IG) .chm file

I recently ran into a problem when trying to view the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Implementation Guide (IG) .chm file. I was able to view the contents in the left hand navigation and also search for content, but I was only able to see a blank white screen on the right hand side.  This is because…

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Kerberos in Load Balanced Environments

A very common topic we tend to get many questions on is delegation and troubleshooting delegation usually via one of the many topics that impact this: SPN’s, Kerberos, Load Balancers, 401 errors, etc. Many times detailed environment knowledge is required to make any conclusions, so rather than documenting a complex flowchart that covers every possible…

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