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]

‘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]