I often find myself creating 'utility' custom workflow activities that can be used on many different types of entity. One of the challenges with writing this kind of workflow activity is that InArguments can only accept a single type of entity (unlike activity regarding object fields).
The followin... [More]
I once heard someone say that "the great thing about Dynamics CRM is that it just looks after itself" Whilst CRM2013 is certainly very good at performing maintenance tasks automatically, if you have a customised system it is important to Monitor, Monitor, Monitor! There are some advanced ways of set... [More]
This post is the fourth and final post in the series 'Fiddler – the tool that gives you superp [More]
This post is the third post in the series 'Fiddler – the tool that gives you superpowers!'
This post is the second post in the series 'Fiddler – the tool that gives you superpowers!'
The next few posts are for those who saw me speaking at the most recent CRMUG UK Chapter meeting abo [More]
With CRM2013 UR2 being released very soon I have made an update to the Ribbon Workbench that you'll be prompted to install by the auto update when you next open the Ribbon Workbench. I strongly advise you to install this update before you install UR2 otherwise the Ribbon Workbench will no longer wor... [More]
This fantastic Chome add in provides lots of gems to make debugging forms and testing fetchXml really easy:
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One of the lesser known features of CRM 2011 was the File->Properties dialog that you could view on a record form. It would look something like:
This dialog was very useful for finding out the effective permissions of the current user on a particular record but in CRM 2013 it is no longer pres... [More]
In this series we have been looking at the Developer Extensions provided by the Microsoft.Xrm.Client assembly:
Part 1 - CrmOrganizationServiceContext and when should I use it?
Part 2 - Simplified Connection Management & Thread Safety
Part 3a – CachedOrganizationService
So far in this s... [More]