Best Practices for Developing with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

This Microsoft Dynamics SDK topic describes best practices for customizing Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. Performance Best Practices Customization Best Practices Security Best Practices ISV Extensibility Best Practices Performance Best Practices The following best practices will help you write code that performs better. Use Multiple Threads Add threading support to your application to break the work…

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Extending the life of your cell phone

We are fast becoming a nation of cell phone addicts. I can’t imagine leaving the house with out my fone that doubles as so many tools for me including camera, GPS, calendar, etc. But the biggest problem most of us have is with the battery. I know people who carry two batteries. So this Pogue’s…

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Microsoft Main Campus

I end up using this map so much and today I noticed it was harder to find. So I’m posting it to my blog here for future reference.

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What Tau Sounds Like

The same fellow who presented us with “This is what Pi Sounds Like”, musician Michael Blake  interprets the mathematical constant Tau to 126 decimal places. So you know the rules.  For those geeks among us, here is Wikipedia’s definition of Tau: Tau (uppercase Τ, lowercase τ; Greek: Ταυ [ˈtaf]) is the 19th letter of the…

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LinkedIn.com Redux

I have been using LinkedIn.com for so many years, I can’t tell you when I started. What I can tell you is that I wish this had been available when I first entered the workforce. I have lost track of so many coworkers and friends. And it fascinates me to see how the careers of…

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Working From Home in 2011

Here is an interesting study from this Microsoft Presspass article: Remote Working Now a “Business Imperative”  My fav part: The ongoing rise of telework reflects the new realities of today’s mobile information age, said Ron Markezich, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s U.S. Enterprise and Partner Group. “Telework is no longer a company perk for employees…

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Free Wheeling with some Summer Fun Coding Ideas

I was thinking of some Summer learning opportunities that might interest some of my developer friends. So in no particular order: 1. My Customers Are Using iPhone/Android, But I’m a Microsoft Guy. Now What?: In this session you’ll learn how to scale iPhone, iPad, and Android platforms using the Windows Azure platform. Then try Azure…

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James Downey: Connecting Clouds: L2 or L3?

James Downey pens this post: We speak of the cloud, but we have no cloud. We have clouds: private clouds, a cloud at Amazon, a cloud at Rackspace; more and more clouds, distinct and separate. Enterprises looking to cloud computing may well decide on an all-of-the-above strategy, picking and choosing clouds based on cost and…

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CRMUG: Introducing 10@10 of 10

How much can you learn about Microsoft Dynamics CRM in 10 minutes? More than you’d think! Catch CRMUG’s 10@10 of 10 series on Wednesdays this summer at 12:50pm (ET). Each week, a Microsoft MVP will spend about 10 minutes sharing one brilliant idea about how you can more effectively use Dynamics CRM. This is rapid-fire…

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Resource Center Training: Work with Accounts

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Resource Center is available in two flavors: On-premise Online They are designed to be your one stop resource for all thangs CRM. For example, here is a video that can help you learn how accounts can help you keep track of the companies with which you do business.You can also read…

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