Unit Testing Dynamics CRM 2011 Pipeline Plugins using Rhino Mocks

It’s been a while since Dynamics CRM 2011 Beta 1 was released (surely we are due Beta 2 soon!) so I thought it was about time I set up a Unit Test framework for PlugIns. I’ve been using Rhino Mocks for a while to great effect, so here we go! This example aims to unit test the SDK sample... [More]

CRM 2011 Document Management in SharePoint

Integration between Dynamics CRM and SharePoint has been possible since version 3.0 but involved custom extensions that often proved tricky to maintain. Dynamics CRM 2011 now provides SharePoint integration out of the box. This post provides a summary of this new integration with SharePoint 2010. ... [More]

Export Dynamics CRM Plugin Assembly

Have you ever uploaded a Dynamics CRM Plug in and then later wanted to get the assembly that was uploaded? The following steps are to modify the Plugin Registration Tool found in the CRM SDK to allow export of assemblies once they are uploaded. 1. In the file OrganisationHelper.cs

Modify th... [More]

Have you tried turning it off and on again?

Today I was trying to register a Plugin to Dynamics CRM 2011, and I received the following error: System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException: Microsoft Dynamics CRM has experienced an error. Reference number for administrators or support: #63F08CDB Using the platform trace, I tracked it down to... [More]

Windows Phone 7 and Windows 7 auto answering calls

Having recently upgraded to a Windows Phone 7 HTC HD7, I paired the phone with my laptop via Bluetooth. Imagine my surprise when a call came in that it was auto answered, and my laptop was acting as a hands-free headset!  To prevent this from happing:  

From within Windows 7 on your ... [More]

KB2439176 - for Dynamics CRM 2011 Beta 1

If you chose to use Windows Update for your installation of Dynamics CRM 2011 beta 1, recently you will have been prompted with the option to install KB2439176. This changes the version:  

5.0.9585.106 Beta 1 5.0.9585.110 Beta 1 with KB2439176

  There appears to be little or no b... [More]

You have already imported and upgraded this organization

Since importing CRM 4 customisations xml is not possible with Dynamics CRM 2011 Beta 1, using the import organisation wizard is the only option. During development, I’ve found that there is no way of importing and upgrading a CRM 4.0 organisation more multiple times. Once you import and upgrad... [More]

Details of CRM 2011 Online Pricing

Things are hotting up for the up coming release of CRM 2011 online. Rumours of really competitive pricing structure have been confirmed to be ~£27/user for the first 12 months making it extreamly comettetive compared to salesforce. Tatarinov today announced a new global launch promotion for M... [More]