• Get bool/Two Options response from Dialog Prompt CRM 2011

      Paul Nieuwelaar, 20 August 2013

      In Dynamics CRM 2011, when we create a Prompt and Response of type Option Set (radio buttons or picklist) we can set the Data Type to Integer which gives us the Option Set value in the response. This value can then be used to directly update an option set field on our entity.   Unfortunately th

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    • Reverse ‘Parent: Child Business Unit’ access CRM 2011 Plugin

      Paul Nieuwelaar, 15 August 2013

      In Dynamics CRM 2011, when configuring security roles with business units, we have the ability to give a user the following levels of access to records: User: Any records they own. Business Unit: Any records a user or team in their business unit owns. Parent: Child Business Unit: Any records owned b

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    • New Right Click Shut Down Option in Windows 8.1

      Paul Nieuwelaar, 10 July 2013

      In Windows 8.1 we have an easy way to shut down the PC from the desktop. Previously we would have to go through the side bar > Settings > Power > Shut down, which is quite a few steps compared to earlier versions of windows which allow you to simply click Start > Shut down. With Windows

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    • Windows 8 Apps and Windows 8.1 Apps

      Paul Nieuwelaar, 04 July 2013

      First of all, they’re not the same, so if you’ve already created Windows 8 app you will need to consider upgrading them. On a windows 8.1 device, you will be able to use both the old windows 8 apps, as well as the new windows 8.1 apps. On a windows 8 device however, you will only be able

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    • Visual Studio 2013 CodeLens – Inline Method Info

      Paul Nieuwelaar, 03 July 2013

      CodeLens gives us a quick overview of each of our methods, including what other methods reference this one, who modified the method last, and what changes they made, and also the unit tests we have that use the method. CodeLens is available on every method, and is automatically added to new met

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    • Code Map and Code Map Debugger for Visual Studio 2013

      Paul Nieuwelaar, 02 July 2013

      Code Map allows you to map out the structure of your application by connecting your methods to see what methods link to each other, so you visually see how your application flows. This new feature is also great for easily understanding other people’s code by following the hierarchy without get

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    • Build 2013 – Visual Studio 2013 – What’s New?

      Paul Nieuwelaar, 01 July 2013

      Here’s some notes from the Visual Studio 2013 session at Build 2013 describing some of the cool new features we can expect. Note that this is only from the VS2013 preview, so there may be some more features to come in the full version. •  Ability to log in and sync settings and theme

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    • Dynamics CRM 2011 View Records Owned by My Team Members

      Paul Nieuwelaar, 16 June 2013

      In Dynamics CRM when looking at contact records, by default we have a view for “My Active Contacts” which displays all contacts assigned directly to our user. This is achieved by using the filter criteria “Owner - Equals Current User”. If we wanted to also see records owned b

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    • Permissions Required to ‘Manage Roles’ in Dynamics CRM 2011

      Paul Nieuwelaar, 22 April 2013

      The ability to assign security roles to other users in Dynamics CRM is usually only given to System Administrators, however occasionally we have the need to give a regular user the ability to assign roles. You may not want to make this user a System Administrator, as this will give them access to ev

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    • Dynamics CRM 2011 Email Router Errors Tracking Emails

      Paul Nieuwelaar, 02 April 2013

      #9628 - An error occurred while delivering the e-mail message with subject "subject" in mailbox example@email.com for delivery to http://localhost/org. We had an issue with one of our customers using the Email Router with CRM IFD where the router failed to connect to CRM using the localhost address.

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    • Configuring Dynamics CRM 2011 Online with Yammer - Live Demo

      Paul Nieuwelaar, 13 March 2013

      Check out my presentation from the March Auckland xRM/CRM User Group, where I demo how to configure Dynamics CRM 2011 online with Yammer. This live presentation includes: -  What is Yammer? -  Why you should use Yammer -  What you need before performing the Integration -  Config

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    • What is Polaris and Rollup 12 in Dynamics CRM 2011

      Paul Nieuwelaar, 19 February 2013

      First of all, Rollup 12 and Polaris are not the same thing. Polaris is the codename for the December 2012 Q4 release of Dynamics CRM 2011 Online. Rollup 12 is available for On-Premise customers, which includes some but not all of the features included in Polaris. As with other Dynamics CRM rollups,

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    • CRM 2011 Rollup 12 (Polaris) Process Form Sub-Grid Limit

      Paul Nieuwelaar, 12 February 2013

      In a recent blog post of mine, I explained how the sub-grid limit for Rollup 12 has now been removed, and that all sub-grids on the form will load by default without the message ‘To load Account records, click here’ message appearing. Unfortunately, while this limit has been removed for

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    • Detect Browser Dynamics CRM 2011 Rollup 12 the Microsoft way

      Paul Nieuwelaar, 05 February 2013

      With the introduction of cross-browser support for Dynamics CRM 2011 in rollup 12, developers are now faced with having to make their custom JavaScript compatible with all browsers that users might be using. There are several different ways to detect a user’s browser with JavaScript, but I wan

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    • Filter N:N Add Existing Lookup Dynamics CRM 2011 Rollup 12

      Paul Nieuwelaar, 04 February 2013

      Daniel Cai blogged about how to filter the Add Existing lookup for N:N relationships, however with the introduction of rollup 12, the method for filtering the add existing lookup has changed slightly. I’ve used the code from Daniels blog post, and made the necessary modifications to make it wo

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