Dude, Where's my Site Map Editor?

Since the re-org of Pinpoint, my favourite site map editor (the one written in Silverlight by the Microsoft Dynamics Team) has dissapeared. It used to be here: http://dynamics.pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-us/applications/microsoft-dynamics-crm-sitemap-editor-12884928049 In case you are also looking f... [More]

Sparkle XRM

Recently I posted a new Sparkle XRM sample up on the GitHub repository. To-date I've not explained why I've spent time pulling Sparkle XRM together, so this post is going to do just that… Sparkle XRM is an open-source library for building Dynamics CRM XRM solutions using Script#, jQuery &amp... [More]

Evolution of the Dynamics CRM Toolbar

With the first glimpses of Orion being available (or Dynamics CRM 2013 as it is now called) I thought it would be a good time to look back at how the form tool bar has evolved over its history. I've been working with Dynamics CRM ever since the first version (when it was just Microsoft CRM) and wit... [More]

Number Formats in User Settings

If you need to localise numeric in a CRM Client Side User interface, you'll need to query the UserSettings and use the following properties:

Field

Description

NumberSeparator

The character used to separate number groups for readability as defined by the NumberGroupFo... [More]

Rockstar365 Interview

Last week I was very honoured to be asked to take part in an interview with Rockstar365. I'd like to thank Paul for making me feel right at home! You can watch my interview here: http://blog.rockstar365.com/2013/06/01/meet-scott-1-in-the-uk-on-rockstar-365/

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Asynchronous loading of JavaScript Web Resources after U12/POLARIS

UPDATE: This article is outdated - please refer to https://www.develop1.net/public/post/CRM-2013-Script-Loading-Deep-Dive.aspx  We all know that UR12/POLARIS was a monumental release for Dynamics CRM what with the new Process Forms and Cross Browser support, but also included were some pe... [More]

Debugging HTML Webresources on localhost

When writing HTML Webresources, I will frequently host the html page on a local development server (e.g. localhost:8777) and make calls to the CRM server on a different port (e.g. localhost:5555). I do this to speed up the debug process since there is no need to deploy the webresource so that it is ... [More]

Corrupt images after installing UR12 OnPrem

I had a strange one today after upgrading one customer's Dynamics CRM servers to UR12. All was well apart from there being a few places that the images look corrupt.

We tracked the cause down to an image that had not be replaced during the upgrade at the following location: C:\Program Files\Mi... [More]

App/Command Bar Workbench for Dynamics CRM 2013

The present roadmap for Dynamics CRM has the next version (Dynamics CRM 2013 possibly) sporting the new 'modern' UI throughout. An automatic upgrade path from Dynamics CRM 2011 forms customisations and ribbons will be provided - and it's likely to use a similar RibbonXml like schema under the hood. ... [More]

Adding Auto Refresh to Dashboards

This post shows you how to set up a CRM2011 Dashboard 'auto-refresh' feature using the Ribbon Workbench in 10 easy steps (well…11 if you count clicking publish at the end!). We will add an auto refresh function to the 'EnableRule' of the Dashboard refresh button that schedules a refresh usin... [More]