Email Tracking, Outlook Synchronizing, and the Address Book Provider with CRM 4.0 (Update Rollup 7 and Beyond)

With Update Rollup 7 or higher installed, the Microsoft CRM 4.0 Outlook client now uses Microsoft SQL Server Compact Edition (CE) to track the following: Email Tracking EmailCache.sdf Located at …\Microsoft\MSCRM\Client Outlook Synchronizing OutlookSyncCache.sdf Located at …\Microsoft\MSCRM\Client CRM Address Book Provider Account.sdf Contact.sdf Equipment.sdf Lead.sdf Queue.sdf SystemUser.sdf Located at …\Microsoft\MSCRM\ABP Note:  All of the above…

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Creating or Importing CRM Organizations and Applying Update Rollups

There was a recent improvement included in Update Rollup 10 that everyone should be aware of.  With Update Rollup (UR) 10 applied, metadata updates are now automatically applied when both creating new, and importing existing CRM organizations.  Prior to UR 10, it was necessary to reapply update rollups after doing either of these activities.  I’ve…

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Upgrading from CRM 3.0 to 4.0: Performance Tweak (Workflows)

For those of you that used our workflow feature heavily in 3.0, it’s possible that you may have had your CRM 4.0 upgrade timeout while converting workflows.  A good chunk of the upgrade was spent on upgrading records in the 3.0 wfprocessinstance table.  In order to increase the timeout length, many customers added the OLEDBTimeout and ExtendedTimeout…

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What is CRM in the Field?

We are starting a new blog on the topic of Dynamics CRM to provide updates from the field-facing teams on what’s going on with CRM.  You’ll see contributions here from different service teams in Microsoft including the Support team, the Premier Field Engineering team and the Consulting team.  The product team has a very popular…

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