The Ribbon Workbench for CRM 2011 makes it easy to add a ribbon button to SubGrid ribbons. Your new custom button will be always shown when you have selected a subgrid on a related (1:N) entity parent entity form. Of course entities can have more than one relationship and so the same SubGr... [More]
Ribbon Groups are sets of Ribbon controls that change their layout to fit the available window width. Buttons will change size and position as defined by the template and scale settings. If you need to move buttons around within a stanard group so that the buttons used most often are always visible,... [More]
There are occations when you need to change the command of an existing ribbon button, without changing the actual button its self. In the Ribbon Xml the Command and the Button are logically separated so that the Command can be used on more than one button.
The Ribbon Workbench for CRM 2011 allows y... [More]
I've installed UR6 on a couple of server farms so far with not issues but today I encountered a problem that I'd not seen before.
The server UR6 install worked fine, but the Organisation still showed version 5.0.9688.1533 which is UR5 rather than the expected 5.0.9690.1992. Using File->Abou... [More]
After the initial Statement of Direction in May and then the interview with Brad Wilson the then general manager of Dynamics CRM, there has been quite some excitement about cross-browser support for Dynamics CRM 2011. The timescale given was "the first half of 2012" being release with UR8. The thoug... [More]
I've yet to see a clear post on how to add an Advanced Find Query as a subgrid on an entity form for CRM 2011. This is something that was quite common in CRM 4 due to the lack of sub grid support - but with CRM 2011 occationally we come up against the limitation of only showing related records and f... [More]
Linq is an excellent way of homogenising the way we query our data – the CRM 2011 Linq provider is no exception. One thing that we occasionally come up against is the need to query based on a variable number of where clauses.
With FetchXml and QueryExpressions dynamic filters were straightfor... [More]
The subject of DateTimes in Dynamics CRM 2011 seems to always raises its ugly head on every project – I thought I'd try and create a guide for developers on future projects on how to deal with DateTimes in Dynamics CRM 2011.
Dynamics CRM stored Date/Time fields in the database ... [More]
Recently there has been much talk and rumours of Microsoft discontinuing Silverlight keeping in the tradition of speculating over the Flash vs. Silverlight vs. HTML 5 battle. The thing is; it is an imaginary struggle. It results from our deep seated need to keep things simple and 'black and white'. ... [More]