Passed my drivers exam!

If you are a visitor in California, over 18, and have a valid drivers license from your home state or country, you may drive in this state without getting a California drivers license as long as your home state license remains valid. If you take a job here, like I did, or become a resident, you must…


Released: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Server Management Pack (MP) for MOM 2005

In March I blogged about the CRM MP for MOM beta being available at and as of today I can say we released the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Server Management Pack (MP) for MOM 2005. Don’t you love our productnames *shrugh* Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 Server MP enables automated monitoring and alerting administrators for some service availability, performance, or configuration…

UI customizations on your coffee break

A Guest Blog From Sam Lu After working in the CRM industry for over eight years I’ve observed a healthy tension between UI philosophies regarding CRM as a whole. Users generally fall into two camps: Organized screen camps:  These users want to view a given record, and see its related information, either on tabs or…


Today’s word: Freak

Why did you choose mscrmfreak as the name of your blog? I get this question a lot from partners and customers. I would like to explain it here by using some examples. A devoted fan or follower; enthusiast: a baseball freak. A person who is wildly enthusiastic about something: a film-freak. After reading the above examples, it should be clear…


My second review of the E-ten M700

Looking at my blog stats, it seems that the posts where I did my very first review about the E-ten M700 are really popular. The posts are located here: and here I want to continue these two successful postings with a third posting; again it is about the E-ten, but now equipped with Windows Mobile 6!…


Today’s word: Mother’s Day or Moederdag?

Today it is Mother’s Day in the U.S.A. or Moederdag as we would call it in Dutch. Today would probably be the first Mother’s day that I am not at home giving my Mom a big bouquet of flowers or some other nice gift. Knowing that my Mom reads my blog now and then, I am curious…


Copying blogcontent without referral..

I think we all know some or all of the unwritten rules about blogging. But yesterday, yet again, I saw that some people do not know these rules and just blindly copy and paste content off my and other blogs and paste it on their own blog. I am not saying it is illegal or wrong to copy…

Unable to import customizations with IE7

Yesterday I realized that I am not a full time consultant anymore. I have lost the touch with “real” day-to-day installations of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, in other words if I would be still in the field I would have known that there is a hot fix to solve this. I want to blog about my experience anyway’s……


Microsoft Dynamics CRM and the re-release of the web parts

This evening I got a real nice email in my inbox. The List Web Part for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 has been re-released so that customers can now use this SharePoint web part with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Changes: Install does now recognize the latest versions of SharePoint Technologies servers….


When this posting shows up, time will align itself in a perfect pattern, 2-3-4-5-6-7. Right now it is Sunday, 02:03:04 a.m. on 05/06/07. I think this one only happens in America. Europeans — and most everyone else in the world — write dates in day-month-year order, not month-day-year. So in Amsterdam or Madrid, the magic moment won’t come until June 5….