Debugging CRM web resources without ever deploying them

UPDATE: The steps explained below don’t work with CRM 2013.  However, Scott has a blog post which shows you how to get it working again: One of my last posts was sharing how I use Visual Studio to debug CRM web resources: This approach was one of those discoveries that makes us developer…


EUREKA: F5 debugging of CRM JavaScript web resources

Scenario: “Internet Explorer F12 JavaScript debugger is great, but I use Visual Studio.  I want to be able to set breakpoints in my JavaScript web resources which I author in Visual Studio, then hit F5 on the keyboard or Debug->Start Debugging from the menu or the Play Button on my toolbar just like I do…


TOOL HIGHLIGHT: CRM 2011 Web Resource Linker/Publisher

I’ve blogged previously about why I like the approach CRM Solution Manager uses for authoring web resources in Visual Studio.  While I think CRM Solution Manager is a fantastic tool, there are ways to get some of the benefits of it’s approach to web resource authoring with a couple other free Visual Studio addins.  The…


REMINDER: I constantly update my dev tips n tricks deck

I’ve been tweaking my tips n tricks deck over the last few months based on new findings, thoughts, etc.  Just wanted to remind people to reference the skydrive version vs. downloading it and saving it locally.  That way you always see the latest version. @devkeydet


CRM, Accessibility, and 508

I’ve spent many a time having accessibility and 508 compliance discussions with customers and partners over the years working at Microsoft and focusing on various web based technologies.  In fact, it’s hard to believe I recorded this video over seven years ago: As it relates to Dynamics CRM 2011, whether your overall implementation is…


Visual Studio, ALM & Dynamics CRM

UPDATE (17MAY2013): There’s now a whitepaper on the topic as well: ALM for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011: CRM Solution Lifecycle Management NOTE: I’ve included related links to both Visual Studio 2010 & 2012 content.  Even thought the Developer Toolkit for Microsoft Dynamics CRM now supports Visual Studio 2012, I recognized not everyone has upgraded.  I…


CRM Developer Toolkit & Visual Studio 2012

One of the things I have been getting asked about lately is “When will the Developer Toolkit for Microsoft Dynamics CRM  support Visual Studio 2012?”  It already does!  Just go download the latest version of the SDK.  You’ll find a two installers for the toolkit.  One for Visual Studio 2010 and one for Visual Studio…


CRM Solution Manager keeps getting better

Full disclosure, I received a free license from the authors of the tool.  However, I do believe it’s definitely worth the license fee. I’ve blogged previously about reasons for my fondness of the addin to Visual Studio for Dynamics CRM 2011 development.  Well they’ve recently introduced some new features that I think make it…