Category Archives for "Dynamics CRM"

Training, Training, Training

Earlier in the month I participated in an MVP Roundtable with the xRMVirtual Users Group where I discussed the importance of training in overall success of your CRM implementation.  Let us review some of the key points:   Who to Train Well, everyone, actually.  Starting with the people who will be using it most. One […]

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Sandboxed Plugin Development: HtmlDecode Tidbit

When working with things like Email, it is sometimes necessary to decode a string of text that has been HTML-encoded. This is the process where special characters are replaced with their numerical equivalents to prevent misinterpretation of the HTML text. You use it like this: string xmlPacket = HttpUtility.HtmlDecode(input); This method is found inside of […]

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Converting to CRM 2011 JavaScript: Form Elements

One of the most fascinating things I found during the creation of the CRM Migration Assistant is the different methods developers use to access CRM form fields, and other form elements. Normally, people access a form field using the following style of JavaScript: crmForm.all.name This is the normal and perfectly acceptable (and supported) method for […]

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2 Debugging Sandboxed Plugins

I learned some interesting things about working with Sandboxed plugins last week that I thought I’d share. Attaching to Processes Sandboxed plugins are run by Microsoft.Crm.Sandbox.WorkerProcess.exe so that is the process that you will need to attach to in order to debug your plugin.  If there are more than one, then attach to all of […]

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CRM Online Organization Unique Name

A CRM Organization’s unique name is the name of the organization as it referred to internally. For example, it’s the name of the SQL database. Usually, the organization unique name is simply the Friendly Name with any illegal characters ( spaces, punctuation, etc. ) removed from the name. For sample: CRM Accelerators is my friendly […]

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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS11-100 and Dynamics CRM

Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2638420) Microsoft has release a fix for a security vulnerability identified at a security conference yesterday.  Since Microsoft Dynamics CRM is an ASP.NET application, any servers running CRM could be affected. Here is a summary of the issue from the above site. Please review Microsoft’s recommendations […]

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1 Developer Tip ‘o the Day: Ribbons and Web Resources

You can customize the CRM 2011 Ribbon to add additional functionality via buttons, for example. When you add such a button, you use Web Resources to identify things such as icons and JavaScript functions, like this: $webresource:new_CloneRecord.js $webresource:new_CloneRecord32x32 It important to remember that any Web Resources referenced by the Ribbon exist ( added to CRM […]

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