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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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Multi-Column Sorting Views in Dynamics CRM 2011

Views within Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, by default, support up to two pre-defined sortable columns, which are selected when the view is defined. However, it is possible to manually sort any View on multiple columns using a combination of your mouse and keyboard. Let’s walk through the process: Here is a view of some Contact […]

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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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1 What is inside a CRM 2011 Solution file anyway?

Dynamics CRM 2011 introduced us to Solutions, which are self-contained packages of components, customize CRM 2011 to add specific features and/or entities. Like the exported customizations in CRM 4.0, a solution file is a ZIP file, but it can contain a variety of information.  Here is a sample of the contents: Files: [Content_Types].xml customizations.xml solution.xml […]

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2 Dynamics CRM 4.0-2011 Upgrade Tip #6: Clean up deleted records

Full disclosure: I am blatantly stealing this idea from Joel Lindstrom at Customer Effective, as outlined in this article: Preparing for CRM 2011: How to Make your Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Upgrade Faster Run the deletion service. In CRM 4.0, if you deleted records, the records were not immediately deleted-they were flagged for deletion, then […]

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1 Dynamics CRM 4.0-2011 Upgrade Tip #5: Remove unsupported database changes

As you used your Dynamics CRM 4.0 database you may have had occasion to add "unsupported" objects to the database.  These could be anything from indexes ( fairly supported ) to triggers ( pretty unsupported ) to custom stored procedures. You need to consider removing all of these additions prior to the upgrade. The pre-upgrade […]

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1 Dynamics CRM 4.0-2011 Upgrade Tip #4: Clean up old Synch table entries

If you are using the CRM Outlook client you will find two sets of tables in the CRM database beginning with: SubscriptionStatistics and SyncEntry. Like the AsyncOperationsBase table containing old and useless information, these tables present the same sorts of issues. Luckily, the Microsoft UK Dynamics Support team has an answer: Script to clean up […]

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1 Dynamics CRM 4.0-2011 Upgrade Tip #3: Clean up the System Job and Workflow Job Tables

In CRM 4.0 the system jobs table, otherwise known as the AsyncOperationsBase table, could expand to the point that normal CRM operations were affected.  That’s a worse-case scenario. Regardless of current system performance, an abnormally large number of records in this table can slow down the upgrade process.  Since we want our upgrade to go […]

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