Category Archives: MSCRM

Microsoft Typescript

In the last few years Javascript has largely taken over the world, ever since we first laid eyes on Google Suggest and Outlook Web Access to see what could be possible using Javascript (and later AJAX) to make Web Applications … Continue reading

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Integrating Dynamics CRM Data into SharePoint 2010

Years ago I worked on a development team looking at the requirements of a good CRM System that could be developed to fit various business models, and one of the key requirements we determined was the ability to pull data … Continue reading

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CRM 2011 Integration with SharePoint: Custom Document Management

The previous post on CRM and SharePoint integration focused on looking at the workings of the default CRM 2011 functionality to see how the underlying structure of SharePoint Site and SharePoint Document Location records could cater for much more than the basic ‘out-of-box’ … Continue reading

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CRM 2011 Integration with SharePoint: Taking a Deeper Look

One of the best new additions to CRM 2011 is tight integration with SharePoint 2010 for storing documents.  In the past when using v3 or v4, CRM Projects have been forced to develop custom code to integrate CRM with SharePoint, … Continue reading

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Tips for improving the User Experience in Dynamics CRM

Dynamics CRM provides a powerful set of features to tailor a solution’s appearance for a particular client or business model, however as these features do not correspond to functionality these can be overlooked. As the focus of a project can … Continue reading

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Using jQuery in CRM 2011

With the introduction of Web Resources to CRM 2011, the model for client-side scripting changes completely – in the past we were restricted to embedding chunks of Javascript into the CRM Database to enable certain client side actions, and beyond invoking … Continue reading

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Using LINQ in CRM 2011 Plugins

One of the technical points that CRM 2011 has introduced is the ability to use LINQ queries to invoke the CRM Service as opposed to the traditional Execute methods or FetchXML. This allows the use of both simple LINQ queries … Continue reading

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