Mastering Ribbon Workbench 2016

Since the release of the Ribbon Workbench 2016 I am in the process of updating the documentation to reflect the new user interface. This video series on mastering the Ribbon Workbench 2016 will take you through from installing to performing advanced customisations.

Part 1 - Downloading & Ins... [More]

Ribbon Workbench Version Compatibility

I'm pleased to announce that in addition to the managed solution that you can install inside Dynamics CRM, the Ribbon Workbench 2016 is also available in the XrmToolbox (if you hadn't already noticed!). When you open the XrmToolbox you will see that there is the Ribbon Workbench available for downl... [More]

Dynamics 365 – what’s that?

Ever since Microsoft's announcement in 2005 of the 'Dynamics' brand, the strategy (code named 'Project Green') to homogenise the range of ERP products together into a single technology has been all but been forgotten. This has largely been due to Microsoft's investments in 'mash-up' technologies suc... [More]

CRMUG European Congress 2016

If you are attending the CRMUG European Congress 2016 in Stuttgart, come and join me in the following sessions: Calculate This! (Administrative/ Technical Track)Anxious? Indecisive? Do you find it hard to decide on which of the many calculated field options to use when customising Dynamics CRM? L... [More]

Ribbon Workbench 2016 Beta

A couple of weeks ago I had both the privilege and a most enjoyable hour on CRM Audio chatting with George, Joel and Shawn about the Ribbon Workbench and SparkleXRM. You'll have heard me mention that I'd be posting details on how to get involved with the Beta version of the new Ribbon Workbench 2016... [More]

SharePoint Integration Reloaded – Part 5 (belated)

In previous articles in this series we've talked about the differences between Server Side Sync and the old List Component. Since I published the first articles, a new MSDN article on the topic has been posted which I thought would be good to signpost folks to => Important considerations for serv... [More]

Option-Set, Lookup or Autocomplete

In the constant struggle to improve data quality it is common to avoid using free-text fields in favour of select fields. This approach has the advantage of ensuring that data is entered consistently such that it can easily be searched and reported upon. There are a number of choices of approaches ... [More]

New version of Network Visualisations for Dynamics CRM

Many of you will have seen (and possibly used) my previous version of NetworkView. Thank you for all the feedback you've given. The top 5 points of feedback were:

Can I show connections on the graph? Can I show custom entities on the graph? I have very large graphs which makes it hard to unde... [More]

Refreshed UI Solution Links Updated

Having just got back from holiday in lovely the country of Hungary I've just got round to adding the links to the Refreshed Connection UI solution downloads. To download the files please refer to the original post!

Refreshed Connections UI Solution

Following on from my recent video series called 'Building a Refreshed Connections UI using SpakleXRM' this post shows you how to use the final solution to add a bit of sparkle to the otherwise slightly neglected connections feature in Dynamics CRM. Connections first saw an appearance in CRM2011 rep... [More]