Dynamics CRM 2011 Demos – Faking Multiple Personas

Here’s a quick post on a little tip that I find useful when trying to show how the systems we are building will actually work for the customer… One of the key business benefits of a Dynamics CRM implementation is turning ‘personal knowledge’ into ‘corporate knowledge’ so that when one user does something another user…


Auditing and Table Partitions in Dynamics CRM 2011

In this article we’ll be looking behind the scenes at how Dynamics CRM 2011’s new audit logs are engineered to maintain performance, and explain why what looked like anomalous behaviour to one of our customers was actually working just fine. If you’ve been looking closely at how the auditing feature works you may have noticed…


Accelerate your development with the Dynamics CRM 2011 Developers Toolkit

With over 10,000 downloads, I know many of you are familiar with the Developers Toolkit for Dynamics CRM 4.0 but how many of you have discovered the Developers Toolkit for Dynamics CRM 2011? The latest beta version of the toolkit has been developed from the ground up to work with Dynamics CRM 2011 through seamless…


Making Up – Getting your Dynamics CRM Forms and Silverlight Web Resources talking to each other

I’ve been working on a number of projects recently where I’ve needed to use Silverlight web resources embedded within Dynamics CRM entity forms to extend the user interface. Sometimes you can get away with passive integration – a standalone piece of functionality delivered by a Silverlight web resource but in my scenarios I’ve needed interaction…