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]

Fiddler2: The tool that gives you Superpowers – Part 4

This post is the fourth and final post in the series 'Fiddler – the tool that gives you superpowers!'

Part 1: X-Ray vision Part 2: Invisibility Part 3: Faster than a speeding bullet! Part 4: Ice Man

Ice Man Perhaps Ice Man is the most tenuous super power claim but it's regarding ... [More]

Fiddler2: The tool that gives you Superpowers - Part 2

This post is the second post in the series 'Fiddler – the tool that gives you superpowers!'

Part 1: X-Ray vision Part 2: Invisibility Part 3: Faster than a speeding bullet! Part 4: Ice Man

Invisibility This time it's the superpower of Invisibility! Wow I hear you say! Fiddler is... [More]

Fiddler2: The tool that gives you Superpowers – Part 3

This post is the third post in the series 'Fiddler – the tool that gives you superpowers!'

Part 1: X-Ray vision Part 2: Invisibility Part 3: Faster than a speeding bullet! Part 4: Ice Man

Faster than a Speeding Bullet If you have done any development of Web Resources with Dynamic... [More]

Fiddler2: The tool that gives you Superpowers – Part 1

The next few posts are for those who saw me speaking at the most recent CRMUG UK Chapter meeting about Fiddler2 and wanted to know more (and as a thank you to those who voted for me in X(rm) factor!). I've been using Fiddler for web debugging for as long as I can remember and I can honestly say that... [More]

‘Ghost’ Web Resources & Client Metadata Caching

When I blogged about my CRM 2013 Start Menu solution I said I would also post about how it caches metadata on the client – so here is that post! Metadata is the information that describes other data and in the case of CRM 2013 metadata describes entities, relationships and attributes as well ... [More]

‘Start Menu’ style navigation for CRM2013

When Windows 8 didn't have a 'Start Menu' there was so much fuss that we saw it return with Windows 8.1 (sort of). If you miss the navigation style of CRM 2011 you might find my CRM 2013 Start Menu solution very helpful. The solution provides a 'Start menu' on most screens that provides drop down m... [More]