Archive for the Upgrade to CRM 2011 Category

Converting to CRM 2011 JavaScript: Form Elements

One of the most fascinating things I found during the creation of the CRM Migration Assistant is the different methods developers use to access CRM form fields, and other form elements. Normally, people access a form field using the following style of JavaScript: crmForm.all.name This is the […]

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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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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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Dynamics CRM 4.0-2011 Upgrade Tip #4: Clean up old Synch table entries

If you are using the CRM Outlook client you will find two sets of tables in the CRM database beginning with: SubscriptionStatistics and SyncEntry. Like the AsyncOperationsBase table containing old and useless information, these tables present the same sorts of issues. Luckily, the Microsoft UK Dynamics Support […]

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Dynamics CRM 4.0-2011 Upgrade Tip #2 Know your plugins

One of the most important aspects of the CRM 4.0 upgrade is what will happen to your plugins. The first question to ask yourself is: Do I have any plugins installed? That may seem like a strange question but what if CRM was installed 4 years ago […]

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Dynamics CRM 4.0-2011 Upgrade Tip #1 Export your customizations

I absolutely cannot emphasize this point enough: Before you begin the process of upgrading your CRM 4.0 organization to CRM 2011, perform an export of all of your customizations. With an exported customizations file, you have so many more opportunities for recovery, should something go wrong during […]

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