Reading the right CRM blogs?

Ben has created a list of useful resource for the CRM community. if you are not listed and active blogger please ping Ben  


Enterprise Library 4.0 – May 2008

Collection of libraries for faster .NET development. Some parts you already have by using the CRM plattform but if your project requires extensions it might be worth looking at before doing investments on building stuff yourself. Works on visual studio 2008


Lambda expressions and anonymous methods on Metadata service in CRM 4.0

In C# 3.0 Microsoft has added lambda expression. This is not a new feature in computer languages originally designed on a conceptualized level way back in time by an American called Alonzo Church. Lamda expressions provide shorthand syntax for algorithms. I have played around with this and below is a simple example where I retrieve all…


Playing around with filters on queues using a plug-in (C#)

Quite common I get questions regarding modifications on queues. What can be changed in the main GUI and how do I only display queues in context of the actual logged in user. The main GUI is not possible to change since it’s none customized page but the content is possible to change by modifying the queue filters….


CRM Online

Today CRM Online is available as service from Microsoft. Yes the name has changed from Dynamics CRM Live to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online (Not to confuse too much on the existing platform targeting more the consumer and smaller business) The product code base is more or less the same as the on-premise version and you can still access the rich…


Supported messages for plug-ins

Example t-sql style… There is an example in the SDK how to do this in C# code (Server\HowTo\CS\Entities\RetrieveSupportedMessages.cs) In some scenarios you might not find your supported message but a workaround could be to set the Triggering Pipeline to Child Pipeline on the primary entity. Use mydemo_MSCRMGo Select C.Name, A.SdkMessageFilterId, B.Name, A.PrimaryObjectTypeCode, A.IsCustomProcessingStepAllowed From SdkMessageFilter as…


Sure Step what’s in it for me?

Today I welcome a collegue of my Rebecka Isaksson as my first guest blogger. Rebecka is focusing on project management and business analysis and is part of the global Sure Step Development Team. Here we go Sure Step methodology Overview of Sure Step. Click and login to download partner document  Why Sure Step? So, “Why another methodology?”, you might ask?…


Cache Tool source code

Console.WriteLine(“Cache tool source code as attachment…”); Visual Studio 2005 project


The dynamic Cache Tool for CRM 1.2 – 4.0 versions

Or any other web application… simply change the paths in the configuration file. When doing demo’s in a virtual environment as VPC it’s pretty nice to have some sort of tool to pre-hit your application. I have made a simple console app that will do this for you. Run the application before doing a demo/presentation to activate just-in-time…


Email router doesn’t start (Microsoft.Crm.Tools.EmailAgent.SystemState.xml is empty)

Suddenly my email router stopped working in my VPC. A look in the event viewer showed #16192 – The E-mail Router service could not run the service main background thread. The E-mail Router service cannot continue and will now shut down. System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException: The E-mail router service cannot access system state file Microsoft.Crm.Tools.EmailAgent.SystemState.xml. The file may be…