CRM 4.0 release – happy holidays

I’d like to take this chance to wish all readers /customers/partners happy Christmas and a new year! 2007 was a great year starting with the Vista/office rollout and ending with the release of CRM 4.0. The product team has done a great work and I’m happy to have been part contributing from the field. I’m…

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The new Report Wizard (No SSRS skills)

One new cool thing in CRM 4.0 is the possibility for end-users to create their own reports without any SSRS skills. Now that sad it’s still a wizard and for complex report needs a SSRS developer is still needed. Functions available in the wizard are: Create new reports or use existing ones Security controlled Export…

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Where did my my virtualPC 2007 console go…

On my personal home laptop I have had a quite annoying problem the last weeks (or months). I can’t see my virtual pc console after I start virtualPC 2007. It’s like the console is always minimized and the only way to start any VPC’s is to use the tray function. If I select the ”Show…

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The Wait for Visual Studio 2008 is Over!

Full and trail versions please go to http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/default.aspxTraining Kit http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8bdaa836-0bba-4393-94db-6c3c4a0c98a1&DisplayLang=en Downloading…

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New VPC image and RC0 bits availble

A new VPC with Release Candidate 0 (RC0) code base of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 is released. https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/products/mscrm/newsevents/news/CRM4VPCImageRC0Release Note: The links will not be active on this page until Nov. 17th @12:00 Redmond Time The VPC Contains: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (RC0) Microsoft Dynamics CRM Laptop and Desktop Client Microsoft Dynamics CRM SDK (C:\CRM…

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CRM 4.0 Plugin Example a simple "Logger"

In CRM 3.0 callouts was the business extension and in 4.0 its name changed to Plugins. Still it’s the entry point for doing business extensions extending the product or customizing it for your needs. The product group has done a great work on re-engineered the event architecture. Please look at UK CRM blog where Simon…

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Multi-tenancy for your benefit during customer demos or development or…

This only applies to the enterprise version. My current setup is still based on my base discs http://blogs.msdn.com/jonasd/archive/2006/10/31/config-och-installation-av-demo-utvecklings-milj.aspx but the major difference now is that I don’t need to reproduce each CRM server. This saves me from the before “boring” installation and configuration work. Even if I had a copy of my VPC’s I still…

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Improved Mail Merge with Word

More nice end-user features…Mail merge grabbs data from CRM to already predefined organization/user owned/personal templates inside Word. Create your new mail merge template based on your role and access. Fill in the details and create the template from the edit button. Word opens and you have a connection to CRM metadata.Save your file locally an…

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Convergence 2007 Copenhagen

Starts in a few days unfortunately for me I won’t join since I’m still on parental leave… but you guys/girls who attend have fun and looking forward hearing all the gossips later. Hope to join the convergence at Orlando in 2008 instead. http://www.microsoft.com/dynamics/convergence/orlando/default.aspx

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10 nice new features in CTP 3 (CRM 4.0)

This is my current list from a business perspective (not the 110001 bits -maybe next blog post?) and it works out-of-the-box. Auto-resolution start writing and press (ALT CTRL – K) for suggestions in your lookup box (Try it on customer field in opportunity form) Converting an Activity (email) to a lead, case ect Duplicate checks…

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