• Dynamics CRM JavaScript Web Resources in Visual Studio 2013

      Roshan Mehta, 23 July 2013

      Microsoft has released some great new features with Visual Studio 2013 that is guaranteed to please Dynamics CRM developers. At Build 2013, Scott Hanselman and Mads Kristensen showcased some time-saving shortcuts that will surely help developers focus on their coding and get their jobs done faster.

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    • Dynamics CRM CSS Web Resources in Visual Studio 2013

      Roshan Mehta, 21 July 2013

      Microsoft has released some great new features with Visual Studio 2013 that is guaranteed to please Dynamics CRM developers. At Build 2013, Scott Hanselman and Mads Kristensen showcased some time-saving shortcuts that will surely help developers focus on their coding and get their jobs done faster.

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    • Dynamics CRM HTML Web Resources in Visual Studio 2013

      Roshan Mehta, 15 July 2013

      Microsoft has released some great new features with Visual Studio 2013 that is guaranteed to please Dynamics CRM developers. At Build 2013, Scott Hanselman and Mads Kristensen showcased some time-saving shortcuts that will surely help developers focus on their coding and get their jobs done faster.

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    • One ASP.NET in Visual Studio 2013

      Roshan Mehta, 09 July 2013

      Many new features were announced for Visual Studio 2013 at the Build Conference in San Francisco with a lot of focus set on web development. The sessions presented by Scott Hanselman and Mads Kristensen were packed out with web developers wanting to get a sniff at what’s new. In this post, we

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    • The New Visual Studio 2013 IDE

      Roshan Mehta, 28 June 2013

      Day 1 of the Build Conference revealed some exciting new features for Visual Studio 2013. In this post, we will take a look at changes to the Visual Studio 2013 IDE and see how they can help improve the developer experience and productivity. Please note that I will touch on the CodeLens and CodeMap

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    • CodeMap in Visual Studio 2013

      Roshan Mehta, 30 June 2013

      As a developer, you would have encountered the situation where a colleague has passed on a project to you and you know absolutely nothing about the code base. The code is difficult to read and you have tried multiple times to step through the code with the debugger, but you’re having no luck.

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    • CodeLens in Visual Studio 2013

      Roshan Mehta, 29 June 2013

      With the release of Visual Studio 2013 come two great new features – CodeLens and CodeMap. Both features solve common problems encountered by developers on a day to day basis and greatly improve productivity when building solutions using Visual Studio. These features are available in the previ

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    • Build 2013 – What’s new in Windows 8.1

      Roshan Mehta, 27 June 2013

      Yesterday at the Build Conference in San Francisco, Microsoft presented some innovative changes with their Windows 8.1 release. The Moscone Center was packed with thousands of Microsoft enthusiasts where Steve Ballmer started the show and announced the availability of the Windows 8.1 preview. The re

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    • Build 2013 – Day 1 Registrations

      Roshan Mehta, 26 June 2013

      We have had an exciting time in San Francisco thus far – checking out the many stores downtown, seeing the AT&T stadium where the San Francisco Giants were playing, and exploring piers 1 through 39 on foot where there are many great stores and places to eat. Yesterday we walked across the

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    • CRM 2011 – SendEmailRequest Not Working?

      Roshan Mehta, 25 June 2013

      There is one “gotcha” when using the SendEmailRequest in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 SDK. I have seen questions asked throughout the community where developers are trying to programmatically send an e-mail, but the recipient never receives it. The e-mail message appears in the Activi

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    • CRM 2011 –Automatically Enable/Disable Plug-ins and Workflows

      Roshan Mehta, 17 June 2013

      I have recently built a data migration tool for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. Before the migration runs, it is important to deactivate all active workflow and plug-in steps so that we prevent our custom business logic from executing which could potentially slow down the migration process. Once the mi

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    • CRM 2011 Plugins – Shared Variables

      Roshan Mehta, 12 June 2013

      The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 platform and the execution pipeline provides the ability to pass data from one plug-in to another through an IPluginExecutionContext property called SharedVariables. This property is a collection of key/value pairs which developers can use to share data between plug-i

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    • CRM 2011 – Add Users to a Team via the SDK

      Roshan Mehta, 26 May 2013

      In this post, we will see how we can use C# and the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 SDK to programmatically add Users to a Team. This is useful in situations where there are special conditions in your organisation that define which Team (or Teams) a particular User can belong to. The SDK makes it easy v

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    • CRM 2011 – Bulk Deletion Jobs with C#

      Roshan Mehta, 12 May 2013

      The ability to programmatically execute a Bulk Deletion Job in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 can be useful for developers in a number of scenarios. I have found it to be particularly useful when building and testing data migration tools in a clean instance of CRM, whereby you can quickly and easily de

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    • Automatically Publish Duplicate Detection Rules in CRM 2011

      Roshan Mehta, 01 May 2013

      When installing a managed or unmanaged solution for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, extra care must be taken to ensure that all components of the system work as expected. Duplicate Detection rules are not solution components, but if any entity metadata is modified during a solution import, all Duplicat

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