Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Problems Activating the SharePoint 2013 List Component

If you are having problems activating the SharePoint list component for CRM 2013 and SharePoint 2013 and the activate button is grayed out. You can try the method below if you didn't install SharePoint on a domain controller.

  http://030bacf.netsolhost.com/WordPress/?p=780

If you did install CRM 2013 on your domain controller like a lot of us Pre-sales guys used to do in the SP 2010 days, just slap yourself in the head right now.  It appears you are beyond hope and need to break out your SharePoint server to another box that is not a domain controller.  That's what I did today....  :(

References:

https://community.dynamics.com/crm/f/117/t/106468.aspx

I found another reference to this same thing being the issue too but now I can't find it again.  I never found anyone that ever got around it in any other way than breaking out the servers.

It worked for me also.  I still had to provision the code hosting service (top link+), but after I did that it worked fine.

Happy Tuesday.................................... :P

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Zack Wenthe From RBA Will be Talking About Automated Marketing in Dynamics CRM at CRMUG Minneapolis on Thursday!

http://www.crmug.com/events/crmugMSP5814 

CRMUG Minnesota (Twin Cities) Regional Chapter Meeting (May 2014)

Join us for the next meeting of the CRMUG Minnesota (Twin Cities) Regional Chapter at the local Microsoft office in Edina on Thursday, May 8th from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. This is a prime opportunity to learn from the experience of other users in your area, share your CRM knowledge, and make valuable connections with local users who share similar goals, priorities and CRM objectives.
Meeting Date & Time: Thursday, May 8th, 2014 from 8:30 am - 1:00pm CT
Agenda*:
8:30 - 9:00am - Registration and Networking
9:00 - 9:30 - Welcome & CRMUG Chapter Business
9:30 - 10:00 - User Adoption Case Study - Taylor Corporation/Commercial Print Group
10:00 - 12:00pm - Marketing in CRM: Crawl, Walk, Run - presented by RBA Consulting
*Agenda is not final. While this is highly representative of the structure of the regional chapter meeting, the final agenda will be made available 2 weeks prior to the meeting. We encourage you to check back for the latest or check your Collaborate community. 
Audience: All Dynamics CRM users are welcome. We also encourage you to invite your colleagues and other users within the region. Partners are welcome to attend provided they are accompanied by a customer. Partners please bear in mind that the objective of Regional Chapters is to exchange knowledge and Dynamics CRM experience. Partner personnel should possess deep CRM expertise and refrain from sales activities.
About CRMUG Regional Chapters: Regional Chapters enhance your membership in CRMUG by offering face-to-face interaction and knowledge-sharing with other Microsoft Dynamics CRM users in your region. By having meetings centrally located within your region, users from all job roles and levels in your company can participate by only driving a short distance. All job roles are welcome, including Customer Service, Sales, Information Technology, etc. Join us so you can optimize the functionality, flexibility, performance and return on investment offered by CRM and get better results from your CRM implementation ba

Event Type

Regional Chapter

Location Details

Microsoft3601 West 76th Street, Suite 600Phone: (952) 832-8000EdinaMN55435

Schedule

Firefox Refresh Issues In CRM 2013

I could not get a new custom workflow action to show up in the workflow editor today.  I tried ctrl+f5, closing the browser and restarting, cleaning, rebuilding, and re-updating the assembly.  All of my other workflow steps were still available.

Finally tried a different web browser.

Showed up fine in Internet Explorer.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I Will Presenting to the CRMUG Online on February 24th

I am honored to say that I will be representing RBA and presenting at the CRMUG virtually on February 24th.  This is my DevFest session that I did at the CRMUG summit.

It's a fun idea where I have a menu slide that people pick options, mostly dev topics, from the menu and I basically just run through demos for an hour, whichever ones the audience wants!

You should try to make it!

http://www.crmug.com/events/CRMUGDeveloperSIG22414

- Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

CRMTipOfTheDay.com Has Launched!

If you haven't seen this site yet it's a handful of MVP's (including myself) providing you with a quick tip on a near day basis.  It's kind of a fun little site.  We have just over 40 tips out there so far.  Run through it if you get a chance and learn a few quick things.




- Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

I Have Been Renewed as a Microsoft MVP for 2014!

I received  notification yesterday that I have been renewed for 2014 as a Microsoft MVP for Dynamics CRM.  This is pretty exciting.  It should be an awesome year.

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Friday, December 20, 2013

Important Note to CRM 2011 Administrators

If you administer CRM 2011 user accounts make sure and check to see if the user already exists before adding a new one.  I saw an instance where a disabled user already existed for an Active Directory user today and a new account was successfully created somehow.

The person could not log in and I am not even sure how you would resolve this in a supported manner because you cannot delete users in a supported fashion.

-Merry Christmas!