JavaScript Upgrade Strategies webinar follow-up

The recording today’s webinar is now up:

http://www.xrmvirtual.com/events/javascript_upgrade_crm2011_Mitch_Milam

Here are the main talking points from today’s meeting:

Strategies:

Here are the strategies I follow when performing an upgrade from CRM 4.0 to CRM 2011:

  • #1: Create a test environment
  • #2: Upgrade your object model
  • #3: Use Visual Studio (with add-ins)
  • #4: Reorganize your functions
  • #5: Web Resource Organization
  • #6: Code Removal
  • #7: Code Consolidation
  • #8: Eliminate Single-call Methods
  • #9: Replace SOAP Calls
  • #10: Convert Unsupported Code
  • #11: Configuration vs. Code
  • #12: Refactor, Refactor, Refactor
  • #13: Remove unused web resources
  • #14: Minification
  • #15: Consider disabling your plugins
  • #16: Testing, Testing, Testing

 

Upgrade Tips:

Here are a few general and developer tips to help with your migration:

http://www.crmaccelerators.net/dynamics-crm-4-0-2011-upgrade-tips/

 

Tools:

Here are some tools to help with the migration of your JavaScript:

JavaScript Converter

http://dynamicsxrmtools.codeplex.com

Transformer! for Dynamics CRM

http://www.crmaccelerators.net/products/transformer

CRM Code Validation Tool

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/crm/archive/2012/06/21/microsoft-dynamics-crm-2011-custom-code-validation-tool-released.aspx

Export JavaScript

http://blogs.infinite-x.net/free-utilities

Export Web Resources

http://blogs.infinite-x.net/free-utilities

Web Resource Manager

http://jswebresourcemanager.codeplex.com

XrmSvcToolkit

https://xrmsvctoolkit.codeplex.com

Resharper

http://www.jetbrains.com/resharper

CodeRush

http://www.devexpress.com/Products/CodeRush

CRM Rules!

http://www.crm-rules.com

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