Tip #21: Don’t work too hard

Happy Thanksgiving

To all our American friends, acquaintances, regular listeners and accidental visitors we wish Happy Thanksgiving. Don’t work too hard and remember to spend time with your loved ones. Our professional harvest this year includes formidable CRM 2013, let the next year see this game changer thriving and taking over the world. CRM Tipsters

Tip #20: Use alertDialog and confirmDialog to display messages to users

If your javascript code is peppered with alerts and confirms, it’s time to stock up on the invigorating drink of your choice and rewrite. The reason is very simple – CRM for tablets does not like anything that blocks execution. New stablemates are alertDialog and confirmDialog – use them to display messages to users and […]

Tip #18: How to disable export from the reports

Sometimes there is a requirement to stop users from being able to export CRM reports. Take away Export to Excel privilege and reports will be displayed without the export button. Dependency on Excel export privilege is, perhaps, a bit unintuitive, and the privilege covers not only Excel but other export formats as well. Privilege is […]

Tip #17: Search SDK like a pro

One good thing about local copy of the Dynamics CRM SDK documentation is that it restricts the search to the SDK itself. Local copy can be searched without usual distractions of online search like advertisements or third-party posts about SDK. Either 2011 or 2013 version of SDK can be downloaded, then installed and searched locally. […]

Tip #13: CRM Gustronomy – how to delete a field

One of my pet annoyances with CRM form editor in 2011 and 2013 has always been inconsistency in field handling. It is so easy to create a new field but impossible to delete one. Or so I thought, until MVP comrade Gonzalez showed me a very clever way to nuke a field. Instructions in a […]

Tip #10: Use mouse wheel to navigate the sitemap

Sitemap navigation has dramatically changed in CRM 2013 with horizontal layout replacing classical sitemap tree of CRM 2011. If group contains large number of subareas, horizontal scrolling is added. Large and shiny 24″+ monitors with high resolutions just compound the issue if you need to get to the rightmost item in a large group. Mouse […]

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A 2005 study led by Margo Lillie, a doctor of zoology at the University of British Columbia, concluded that tipping a cow would require an exertion of 2,910 newtons (654.2 lbf) of force,[4] and is therefore impossible to perform by a single person. Her calculations found that it would take at least two people to […]