Performance Tuning with Email Tagging

One of our customers is adding many new users to Dynamics CRM system almost every month. As the number of CRM users increased, they are starting to see more alerts from their load balancer F5 indicates that IIS is not responding.  After some investigation, it appears the issues are related to requests that have been…


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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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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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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Podcast and Overview: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Update Rollup 2

Contents: Build number, Download Center Page, Master KB article CRM Premier Field Engineering Update Rollup Podcast CRM Update Rollup Collateral Page 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 Issues resolved by this Update Rollup…

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PFE CRM Trace Log File Reader

There are going to be times that an issue with a Microsoft Dynamics CRM server will arise and the application log will not provide enough information to help resolve the issue. Or you might be asked by the Microsoft CRM support team for a trace log of the server to help troubleshoot an issue. Depending…


Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Implementation Guide (IG) and Software Development Kit (SDK) are now available on MSDN and TechNet!

I just wanted to share with our blog followers that the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Implementation Guide (IG) and Software Development Kit (SDK) are now available on MSDN and TechNet!  These have both been available via download since CRM 2013 released, but they were just recently published to MSDN and TechNet.  They should be indexed…

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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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