Podcast and Overview: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Update 1.0 (Service Pack 1)

Contents: Podcast CRM Update Collateral Page Update 1.0 packages available for download Update prerequisites Functionality and Performance issues resolved by this Update New features for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online 2016 Update 1 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Service Pack 1 What’s new for administrators and customizers in Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online 2016 Update 1 and Microsoft…

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Podcast and Overview: Update Rollup 4 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Service Pack 1

  We’re proud to announce that all packages for Update Rollup 4 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Service Pack 1 were released on Monday, February 22nd 2016 to the Microsoft Download Center! The Update Rollup 4 packages for Service Pack 1 should appear on Microsoft Update in Q2, 2016. Update Rollup 4 for Microsoft Dynamics…

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Podcast and Overview: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Update 0.1

Contents: Podcast CRM Update Collateral Page Update 0.1 packages available for download Update prerequisites Functionality and Performance issues resolved by this Update We’re proud to announce that all packages for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Update 0.1 (Update Rollup 1) were released February 21st, 2016 to the Microsoft Download Center!  These packages will appear on Microsoft Update…

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Dynamics CRM indexes (missing, redundant, and OOB)

It is a fact that Dynamics CRM is an OLTP application, and that it’s performance relies heavily on how well the back end database (SQL server) is performing.  A major component in the performance matrix is indexes.  They have to be well defragmented, you should have the needed indexes to optimize query performance (missing indexes),…

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Monitoring and Statistics for Sandboxed Plugins

We usually receive questions about where should plugins be registered, and is sandbox a recommended option assuming it is “sandbox-ready”, or is it only for Dynamics CRM Online?  Based on what we have seen and experienced with our customers, in this post we will answer these questions and more importantly discuss how you can monitor…

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Convergence 2015 Interactive Discussion Topics: Customization Tips and Tricks

Here are the 15 tips in 15 minutes that we shared as part of our Microsoft Dynamics CRM Customizations Tips and Tricks interactive discussion (ID15C351-R1 & ID15C351-R2) at Convergence 2015. We wanted to share them in a blog article to those who attended (to reduce the need for notes), for those who could not attend,…

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Convergence 2015 Interactive Discussion Topics: CRM 2015 Upgrade discussion

Here are the 15 tips in 15 minutes that we shared as part of our Microsoft Dynamics CRM Upgrade Discussion interactive discussion (ID15C350-R1 & ID15C350-R2) at Convergence 2015.  We wanted to share them in a blog article to those who attended (to reduce the need for notes), for those who could not attend, and help…

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PFE Dynamics @ Convergence 2015

For those attending Convergence 2015 in Atlanta, GA next week, I wanted to let you know that we will have members of the PFE Dynamics team there presenting some great content.  In addition, make sure to follow @PFEDynamics on Twitter to get updates on other PFE Dynamics activities at Convergence.  Below is a list of…

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Memory management for Dynamics CRM in a virtual environment

We have been engaged with a customer to do a performance review, and they had no apparent issues of performance.  We set up performance counters on all machines and they were all within threshold. However the backend role machine showed interesting behavior. It had “Available memory” within threshold while “pages/ sec” far above threshold, other…

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CRM 2015 Upgrade: A Few Things You Can Prepare Ahead of Time

CRM 2015, which had been referred to as Vega or v7, offers some exciting new features and enhancements. Some customers, especially on premise customers, are interested to know what they can prepare ahead of time to make their upgrade process faster, more efficient, and improve user experience. This blog post covers a few items that…

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