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SnapShot! v2.0 for Dynamics CRM Released

Version 2.0 of SnapShot! is now available. Visit the SnapShot! product page to download the sample reports and get more detailed information. With this update, I’ve added a report that will dump the raw Security Role data returned by CRM. Several people have requested access to the […]

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Explorer! v3.3 for Dynamics CRM Released

Version 3.3 of Explorer! for Dynamics CRM has been released. This release fixes several bugs when extracting information from Dynamics CRM 4.0 and adds a new Bulk Analysis feature scans all entities and produces an Excel report showing the usage of all custom fields. Visit the Explorer! […]

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SnapShot! 1.9 for Dynamics CRM Released

SnapShot! v1.9 is now available. The following changes have been made in this release: 1. An Active? column has been added to the Users list to indicate that the user is enabled or disabled. 2. A User Count column have been added to the Security Role, Business […]

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New Upgrade Tool Released: Kill Plugin

There are occasions which some of us may experience during or shortly after the upgrade of a Dynamics CRM 4.0 system to CRM 2011 where we discover we have plugins that cannot be removed by the Plugin Registration Tool. Most of the time this is caused by […]

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Upgrades: Contracts and Contract Detail Records

Contracts within Dynamics CRM can sometimes be a little peculiar to work with.  Case in point: You must have at least one Contract Detail record associated with the contract in order to make it function properly. The issue there is that some companies don’t actually care about […]

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CRM Upgrade Tip o’ the Day: Start Fresh

This may not be possible in all organizations or situations but if you can, do the following: 1. Restart the SQL Server 2. On the CRM web server, perform an IISRESET.   This gives us a clean environment with which to work and can make the upgrade […]

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CRM Upgrade Tip o’ the Day: Check your resources

Before you begin the actual upgrade process to upgrade a CRM 4.0 instance to CRM 2011, make sure you have all of the resources required to complete the task. Here are a few things that might stop or delay you:   Active Directory Access Make sure you […]

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SnapShot! 1.8 for Dynamics CRM Released

I made a change to how the Entities are extracted from Dynamics CRM.  Previously, the Entity had to have the CanAddAttributes flag set to true but using this setting left certain Entities out of the list. I’ve modified it to extract any Entity with the IsCustomizable flag […]

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.NET Upgrade: Interesting Workflow Activity Upgrade Issue

I ran into an interesting issue today upgrading a custom workflow activity.  I received this error: <OrganizationServiceFault xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/xrm/2011/Contracts" xmlns:i="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">   <ErrorCode>-2147200995</ErrorCode>   <ErrorDetails xmlns:a="http://schemas.datacontract.org/2004/07/System.Collections.Generic" />   <Message>Duplicate workflow activity group name: ”, activity name: ‘Assign email regarding to case’.</Message>   <Timestamp>2013-06-14T19:45:24.1533902Z</Timestamp>   <InnerFault>     <ErrorCode>-2147200995</ErrorCode>     <ErrorDetails […]

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iFrame URLs: Another unexpected UR12 modification

I was moving some custom code into a customer’s development environment when I noticed what I consider a breaking change that I am assuming was added in Update Rollup 12. The URL field on an iFrame’s properties is now converted to a fully-qualified URL. Imagine starting with […]

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