What does a Dynamics CRM Administrator do?

Dynamics CRM is an application layer software that sits on top of and integrates with a technology stack that includes other server roles (Active directory, SQL server, Exchange server, SharePoint server,…). Most IT Departments will have clearly defined roles and tasks for each technology server that are well documented and carried out by the technology…

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“Workflows and Dialogs” upper limit has been removed

With Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online there was a limit to the number of “workflows and dialogues” you can create of 200, along with entities of 300. You could find information about their usage in the Resources In Use page for your deployment (Administration/Settings/Resources in use) that looked like below: In Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online 2015…

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Customers’ choices… The most popular "Dynamics CRM in the Field" technical blog posts from Premier Field Engineering!

The CRM Premier Field Engineering content team feel customers can benefit from knowing what technical content we have provided that has been most popular with customers; ranked by number of page views. We included the top 10 posts for each of the last three years to cover all of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM versions still…

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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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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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The Dangers of Guid.NewGuid();

Microsoft Dynamics CRM uses GUIDs as their primary key for the entity’s SQL table.  Using GUIDs as a primary key is usually not the best item due the random sequence of numbers and letters.  The Dynamics platform has an algorithm that generates GUIDs in sequential order.  This special GUID enables the SQL Server to index…


Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 White Papers & Technical Documentation

Updated: 6/18/2015 The CRM 2013 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 2015. I am often finding myself searching for CRM 2015 White Papers & Technical Documentation URL’s to reference or send…

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Static Content not cached properly in Dynamics CRM due to Vary:* header

Recently I have worked on a few different performance cases where the customer was either seeing slow form load performance or noticed high bandwidth usage. To see what was happening I gathered a fiddler trace and looked at the traffic. When gathering a fiddler trace I always open the form twice in a row to…

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Podcast and Overview: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Update Rollup 3

Contents: Build number, Download Center Page, Master KB article CRM Premier Field Engineering Update Rollup Podcast CRM Update Rollup Collateral Page Upgrade path discussion 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 Update Rollup Uninstall…

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