CRM, "The game"

I’ve recently became a video game fan (yet again since I spent numerous hours playing Street Fighter 2 as a teenager).  While playing Halo 3 on the Xbox 360 and navigating though the Xbox Live interface I realized how the same “contacts/relationships” model repeats itself all over again everywhere.     The first thing that…

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Importing RC0 customizations into RTM

Have those of you with access to CRM4 RC0 tried to import customizations into RTM?  Give it a try… you will find a nice surprise 🙂   Official details will be released to the appropriate channels shortly. Cheers and have great holidays.

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CRM 4 RTM!

Most of you should already know by now but we RTM last Friday!    We proudly got CRM4, formerly “Titan”, out the door 🙂   The celebration was wild, our building will never be the same he he..  naaa just kidding, just a couple of broken signs here and there. To see the official details of…

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The “Product” Team

Often times you will hear from Microsofties reference the “product team”. That term has different connotations and it really depends on the context it is being used. However, in general terms, when somebody talks about the “product team” they are most likely referring to the core “engineering” team that actually creates the product.  Typical members…

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What I don’t like about Titan (CRM4)

If you are a competitor and are looking for terrible things a Microsoft Employee said against his own product, you will not find them here J The thing that I don’t like about Titan is that we have a bunch of cool features that aren’t discoverable enough or not so easy to understand.  Take for…

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Relationships eligibility in Titan (CRM 4)

If you are wondering what entities are eligible for which types of relationships, wonder no more, you can determine that programmatically using the Metadata API.  For RC0 we added a couple of new messages (documented on the SDK) that will make CRM customizers/developers life easier.   The messages are:  CanBeReferenced, CanBeReferencing, CanManyToMany, GetValidManytoMany, GetValidReferencedEntities, GetValidReferencingEntities.  Small…

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New Zunes

You got to admit that these devices are so much better (than the previous version of course he he). I’m not a “device” guy, meaning that I don’t have any personal music player; I just hate to carry stuff around. Every time I look at my old brick cell phone I tell my wife “That…

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Is the end is near? … I don’t think so

http://techland.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2007/11/12/the-end-is-near/ From the link above.. “But if social ads work and Zuck & Co. harness the power of friend-to-friend recommendation—you can bet that online advertising money will flow like the Nile into Facebook. Why would anyone continue to advertise on Yahoo?”  Why? Because is not all about being social; it seems that people forget that…

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The social networking Buzz

I wonder, is all the Buzz around social networking justified? Besides tageting the consumer market, would it really provide business value? .. would having a direct integration with, lets say, CRM, with a social network (e.g. Facebook) provide real value for businesses?  And… what about all the “applications” spouring everywhere: -Peter parker sent you a…

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CRM and Silverlight sample update

I posted a couple of month back a sample that illustrates integration between dynamics CRM (3.0) and Silverlight.  Turns out the sample worked fine with version 0.9 of Silverlight but not with the released 1.0 Version. What appeared to be a simple issue with the Silverlight plug-in turned out to be a not so simple…

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