Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 CSS Style Reference using Browser Developer Tools

Microsoft Dynamics CRM designers and developers may have noticed that a Style Guide for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 was not released in the CRM 2013 SDK (Software Development Kit), though Style Guides were sometimes released in prior versions of the Dynamics CRM SDK.  However, advancements in current versions of browser developer tools allow you to…

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Where did my scripts go? How to debug JavaScript in CRM 2011 post-UR15

Chances are, you’ve recently read our Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 15 overview, read our post covering “what you need to know about UR11CU”, or read a partner blog article discussing UR15.  Each of these highlights how UR15 continues to enhance user experience, be it via the Outlook client or web browser.  As a result,…

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Performance: Turn off HTC’s and IE Compat Mode mode with Dynamics CRM 2011

After applying update rollup 12 most of us will likely want to take advantage of a setting which disables HTC’s and allows CRM to take advantage of Internet Explorers latest standards based browser mode.  NOTE: This reference of HTC is not the mobile phone maker but instead DHTML behavior definitions used in IE5 and greater….

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UR12 improves onchange event behavior of checkbox control

Raise your hand if you’ve formatted a two-option field on a Dynamics CRM entity form as a checkbox. Keep it raised if you’ve implemented client-side form logic triggered by changes to that field. Now, start waving your hand wildly if you’ve overridden the onclick event to invoke your logic immediately rather than wait for control…

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Using JQuery in Web Resources

  Currently the only JQuery function that Microsoft CRM supports is the AJAX function, Using jQuery. The SDK states that you can use the JQuery library in your web resources. So this provides use with ways to use the JQuery functions to access fields on the CRM form. and perform some action and update the…


Are your CRM 2011 Customizations Prepared for Cross Browser?

Important Note: The CRM Product Group has published a blog titled “Q2 2012 Service Update – New delivery schedule” which clarifies the release plans for upcoming Update Rollups and Quarterly Service Updates in calendar year 2012. Highlights: The release known as the Q2 2012 Service Update will be released in Q4 2012 i.e. the Q2…

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Using Fiddler HTTP Debugger for CRM Troubleshooting and Performance Tuning.

  Performance tuning continues to be one of the top requests from customers. When looking at performance from a client side perspective I will often use Fiddler (www.fiddlertool.com) to inspect HTTP traffic as the CRM pages are being loaded. Below is a screenshot that shows what the application looks like and then some of the…

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Podcast and Overview: Upgrading Customizations for CRM 2011

On April 4th 2011, Sean McNellis and Daren Turner from the Microsoft Premier Field Engineering team provided information and answered questions about Upgrading Customizations for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011: Upgrading Customizations for CRM 2011 Podcast Guests: Daren Turner (Bio) Sean McNellis (Bio) Overview: A discussion on what to expect when upgrading customizations from CRM 4.0…

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