Archive for the DynamicsCRM Category

Marketing List Manager 2011 price reduction

I’ve decided to drop the price of my Marketing List Manager for Dynamics CRM 2011 to $98 ( from $249 ). For more information, visit the product page.

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Upgraded JavaScript and OptionSet values

In CRM 4.0 the values returned from a Picklist were integers represented as strings. If you were referring to a Picklist value, you would refer to it like this:   if (crmForm.all.new_picklist.DataValue == "2") { // do something } In CRM 2011, the OptionSet value is returned […]

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Converting to CRM 2011 JavaScript: Unsupported Internal Functions and Properties

I’ve seen a lot of CRM 4.0 JavaScript over the past year and a half as I work on my JavaScript conversion tool: CRM Migration Assistant. A lot of us used unsupported customizations to create a user experience that fit the needs of the customer.  Sometimes these […]

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Upcoming Webinar: JavaScripting with Dynamics CRM 2011

JavaScript allows an administrator to enhance the functionality of Dynamics CRM 2011 in order to better fit your business processes. This Lunch and Learn session delivers an introduction to JavaScript development and will cover the following topics: Setting up your development environment Introduction to the form editor […]

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CRM Migration Assistant 1.4 Released

We are releasing version 1.4 or our CRM JavaScript conversion tool, CRM Migration Assistant, today.   The trial version can be downloaded here.   Version 1.4 contains the following changes:   Fix: Two-byte characters improperly converted from a customization zip file If you attempted to convert an […]

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CRM Migration Assistant 1.3.3 Released

We have released a small update to the CRM Migration Assistant which includes the following updates: Added 0 and 1 as supported Submit Options Fixed issues with converting .AddOption to .addOption method. Conversion alerts were added for the following JavaScript properties: .title .vAlign .contentEditable .innerText Any .style […]

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Converting to CRM 2011 JavaScript: The basics

I thought that I would outline some of the conversion techniques that we use in the CRM Migration Assistant to convert JavaScript from the CRM 4.0  object model to the CRM 2011 object model. Many of the techniques we used in CRM 4.0 were technically unsupported.  But […]

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Be careful changing the full name format within Dynamics CRM

One of the settings that is available to a Dynamics CRM administrator is the ability to change the format of the full name.  The options can be seen below:     I’ve seen a few customers change the the format from the default, First Name Last Name, […]

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Dynamics CRM 4.0-2011 Upgrade Tip #6: Clean up deleted records

Full disclosure: I am blatantly stealing this idea from Joel Lindstrom at Customer Effective, as outlined in this article: Preparing for CRM 2011: How to Make your Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Upgrade Faster Run the deletion service. In CRM 4.0, if you deleted records, the records were […]

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Dynamics CRM 4.0-2011 Upgrade Tip #5: Remove unsupported database changes

As you used your Dynamics CRM 4.0 database you may have had occasion to add "unsupported" objects to the database.  These could be anything from indexes ( fairly supported ) to triggers ( pretty unsupported ) to custom stored procedures. You need to consider removing all of […]

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