Opening URL Addressable Forms to Create new Related Records

Since the beginning of time CRM has had URL addressable forms.  This features makes it possible to consistently open an existing CRM entity form from script or from other programs simply by passing a series of mysterious URL parameters to the CRM website.  And that is the key – those pesky and mysterious URL parameters. …

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CRM–Drag and Drop not working

There are a few places in the CRM UI where drag-drop are used.  One place where this occurs is when you resize the columns in a grid view.  Another obvious place for drag and drop is in the forms designer.  The system customizer can drag and drop attributes onto their forms and use the mouse…

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Dynamics CRM Developer Portal

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Developer Portal is an excellent resource for anyone who is customizing CRM or building XRM solutions. I ran across this site a while back and frankly I had forgotten all about it.  It is worth posting again because it is such an excellent resource. It has links to the latest CRM SDK,…

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How to Federate Dynamics CRM

Microsoft CRM Guru Rich Carr has written a great article about how to Federate CRM between systems or tenants.  He is my first “guest blogger” and here is his article.   Federated or Multi-tenant Implementations – How to Sync 1 CRM system to another! There are some large implementations of CRM that are global enough…

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XRM in the News

XRM made the news this week thanks to Mary-Jo Foley’s article “Microsoft takes off its xRM platform-as-a-service gloves”.  My team wanted to put more context around XRM for our Public Sector customers.  Many customers are familiar with CRM software, but XRM is a new idea.  So I was honored to be a guest blogger on…

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CRM 4.0 VPC 2009 Networking Fix

On April 18th we released a new Dynamics CRM 4.0 VPC to our partners.  I love a lot about the new VPC including tons of data, dashboards, and pre-configured CRM Accelerators.  It took me several weeks to find the time to get to really work with the image.  I needed it last week to delve…

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Application Lifecycle Management

I noticed that last week we posted a new David Chappell whitepaper – “Application Lifecycle Management”.   I read all of David’s papers because I find that he has an incredible talent for clarifying and simplifying concepts in our industry.  ALM is a term that I have been hearing increasingly in discussions with our customers and…

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Public Sector on Demand Launched

Yesterday our team launched Public Sector on Demand.  It is an exciting new subscription-based SaaS offering with (initially) six applications ranging from public records tracking to case management and student information systems.  This is an important milestone because it is our launch of hosted vertical industry solutions for government and education customers.  Public Sector on…

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Dynamics CRM 4.0 SDK Update 4.0.6

A new version of the CRM 4.0 SDK was released on 8/29/2008.  You can get this newest version here:  CRM 4.0.6 SDK. 

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Search CRM Blogs with Microsoft Live Search

This afternoon I was playing around with the new Live Search macros.  For a while I have wanted a simple way for a limited scope search against all MSCRM feeds.  The Live Search team has a very cool macro capability that makes this easy.  Please try out my Dynamics CRM Blog Search page – if you are a Dynamics CRM…

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