Multi-Entity Search with SparkleXRM

The new tablet client for Dynamics CRM 2013 has a fantastic looking multi-entity search but it is not yet available in the Web Client. I thought this would be a good opportunity to create another SparkleXRM sample to achieve a similar feature with Dynamics CRM 2011. You can check out the sample by... [More]

User Impersonation in Plugins, Workflow and Dialogs

I've recently had a few questions around the UserId and InitiatingUserId properties of the execution context, so I thought I'd attempt to clear up any confusion. The simple fact around user impersonation in Dynamics CRM is that it isn't simple! I could write pages on the subject but instead here ar... [More]

jQuery and jQuery UI with Dynamics CRM 2011 & 2013

Since I’ve been converting Silverlight web resources over to Html & JavaScript and working on www.SparkleXrm.com , I’ve worked extensively with jQuery and jQuery-UI. In the early days of Dynamics CRM 2011, you could use both these libraries without a problem, but with the Activity F... [More]

Compare customisations between two Dynamics CRM Organisations

Your TEST customisations are always the same as your PRODUCTION customisations, because no changes are made direct to PRODUCTION – right? Really? Are you sure?! We all know that customisations shouldn't be made directly to a production server, but rather made in development and then promoted ... [More]

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]