Creating a Contact Card List Web Resource with Images

Sparkle XRM provides a great way of creating grids and forms that look and work similar to Dynamics CRM but sometimes you need to create a responsive user interface that is a little different. Luckily there is a wealth of jQuery plugins out there that provide a great starting point. For this post I'... [More]

Multi Entity Search for CRM2013

I've just published an update to my Multi-Entity Search Solution (after being encouraged by my friend and fellow Dynamics CRM MVP Gus Gonzalez!). Features:

Search across multiple entities at once. Uses the same configuration as the mobile client 'Quick Find' (Settings->General ->Set Up ... [More]

Monitor, Monitor, Monitor

I once heard someone say that "the great thing about Dynamics CRM is that it just looks after itself" Whilst CRM2013 is certainly very good at performing maintenance tasks automatically, if you have a customised system it is important to Monitor, Monitor, Monitor! There are some advanced ways of set... [More]

My top 3 fixes in CRM2013 SP1

There are great many new features shipped in CRM2013 SP1 but let's not forget there are some eagerly awaited fixes as well (as described by http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=2941390) Since there has already been plenty of coverage of the new features, I thought I would pick out my top 3... [More]

And then there were seven!

If you've updated to the CRM2013 Spring '14 Wave (Service Pack 1) I think you'll agree that it contains some pretty awesome features. You can read a good roundup of the developer features in the SDK (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg309589.aspx#BKMK_NewInSpring2014) but have you noticed t... [More]

Sparkle XRM Code Snippets

If you are doing Sparkle XRM development then you'll find these code snippets I've created for VS2012 very useful. You can grab them from the master repository: https://github.com/scottdurow/SparkleXrm/tree/master/SnippetsTo start using these snippets you simply need to copy the contents of the Snip... [More]

Create a command bar button for your custom activities

When creating a new custom activity entity you are presented with a great many checkboxes to choose from. One of these checkboxes is 'Display in Activities Menus' that will ensure that the activity type is included in the Activities Menu on records

The Custom Activities flyout menu is a dynamical... [More]