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]
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]
I have been asked "should I use Real Time Workflows instead of Plugins?" many times since CRM2013 first introduced this valuable new feature. Real Time Workflows (RTWFs) certainly have many attractive benefits over Plugins including:
Uses the same interface as standard workflows making it very qu... [More]
This fantastic Chome add in provides lots of gems to make debugging forms and testing fetchXml really easy:
Form Information-... [More]
If there is one way of keeping an application looking fresh it's by frequently tweaking the user interface. This approach is adopted by Facebook with success and stops their user interface from feeling old hat. With the latest Dynamics CRM Online update (188.8.131.52) you might have spotted some li... [More]
By default the CRM2013 form Command Bar doesn't show the old 'Add' tab buttons for activities. The intension is that users will want to use the new Activities Tab control on the forms as show below:
In an upgrade from CRM 2011 you may want to preserve the add activity buttons on a form. This post... [More]
If you find yourself constantly juggling multiple development environments, you'll no doubt come up against the issue of the Developer Toolkit only supporting a single installation – either for CRM 2011 or CRM 2013.
To overcome this, I have been using the CRM 2013 version again CRM 2011 with ... [More]
Ever since the script Web Resource loading behaviour changed in UR12 from series to parallel I've been interested in how to best standardise management the loading of script Web Resources. The fact that scripts are loaded from a variety of places makes the subject even more interesting. This post at... [More]
NuGet has become the de-facto way of managing assembly references from within Visual Studio. Using the Package Manager you can easily download, install, update and uninstall referenced libraries automatically from the ever growing NuGet library repository.
In the past there was an unofficial packag... [More]
If your Dynamics CRM Online instance has been upgraded to Orion (CRM2013) you will need to upgrade to the latest version of the Ribbon Workbench for CRM2013. Since the Ribbon Xml Schema has changed slightly with CRM2013, the old version will no longer work.
Open Settings->Solut... [More]