Tip #771: Dynamics 365 Developer Toolkit is available

Developer tools

Good news for the developers – after long delays and missed Visual Studio releases, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Developer Toolkit has been released as a free Visual Studio extension and is available for download. The first thing you’d want to do after the installation is to let the tool know where your tools live. Go to […]

Tip #680: No more excuses for not using SSL

Connection privacy error

We all know about the goodness of SSL. CRM Online and On-premises IFD deployments won’t work without it. However, when it comes to creating and consuming web services, people become incredibly lax about using SSLs and happy to transmit even confidential information using plain http. Excuse is usually down the “who needs this information anyway” […]

Tip #314: CRM 2013 to CRM 2015 Upgrade Gotcha #2

Legacy Code won't work in CRM 2015

Got legacy code? You can’t sweep it under the rug anymore. It’s a blocker to upgrading. You will need the Custom Code tool created by the CRM team to root these issues out. Learn more here http://blogs.msdn.com/b/crm/archive/2013/08/23/check-your-javascript-code-to-prepare-for-your-upgrade.aspx Download the tool here http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30151

Tip #260: Globally manage user settings in CRM

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In Dynamics CRM, settings like default currency, number of records per page of view, and email tracking options are stored in the MSCRM database as user settings. This means that a user manages these settings. There are supported ways of updating these settings via the SDK, but Microsoft does not provide a UI for administrators […]