Category Archives: Technical

Drop-down Country Selection via Picklist in MSCRM

This old chestnut cropped in up one of my projects recently – is an often requirement to replace the free-text MSCRM Country field with a drop-down list such that users can select a particular country and so avoid incorrect/ambiguous typing … Continue reading

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Posted in Customisation, JavaScript, MSCRM, Technical | 8 Comments

Approaches for Managing Addresses using MSCRM

Have been working with a few clients recently where the topic of managing Addresses has cropped up – particularly when a Client is working with larger Organisations and engaging across a number of Offices which can make managing the various … Continue reading

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Posted in Consultancy, MSCRM, Technical | 3 Comments

Installing Visual Studio for SQL Reporting Services Development

Or Business Intelligence Development Studio to give the full name – I come across a bit of confusion around this as clients and some consultants tend to group this in with Visual Studio whereas Microsoft think of this as a … Continue reading

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Posted in Installation and Setup, SQL Reporting Services | 2 Comments

Tailoring the MSCRM Product Catalogue

Despite having considering starting a blog at different times over the last 4 or 5 years working with Microsoft CRM (particularly given how helpful I have found some of the blogs in the MSCRM space over the years) am still … Continue reading

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An oldie but still very useful to remember if you use VPCs whilst also wanting to have your laptop volume on: This prevents the VPC making the piecing BEEP sound whenever an exception or notification is hit. This is particularly … Continue reading

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MSCRM Advanced Developer Extensions – LINQ

The new MSCRM SDK (4.0.12) contains a range of changes to how MSCRM Development will be undertaken, including the addition of a Code Compiler that at early glance looks to take the place of the previous paradigm of adding a … Continue reading

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Posted in CRM 2011, LINQ, MSCRM, Technical | 2 Comments

MSCRM SDK 4.0.12 Released

Microsoft have released a new version of the MSCRM SDK, notably with new extensions to support different development paradigms for LINQ and using automatic code generation to build Business Logic Classes for use in custom ASP.NET extensions to MSCRM. “This … Continue reading

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Posted in LINQ, MSCRM, Technical, xRM | 1 Comment