Friday, April 24, 2015

Goodbye Lync.. Hello Skype for Business 2015!!

Installed Visio from office 365 yesterday and got a surprise. It updated Lync, but Lync isn't Lync anymore.

Lync is now Skype for Business 2015!!

All said and done they have made some asthetic changes to Lync, but it's a pretty similiar experience.

Still waiting for easy phone integration without Lync Server or without hosting.


Thursday, April 16, 2015

2013 CRM Field Guide is Now Available!!

Written by a number of MVP's it is a great source of knowledge on just about everything you could encounter in working with the product.  It's nearly 1000 pages of greatness.

Get your copy HERE:

Monday, March 23, 2015

Surface Pro 3 Giveaway and New Branding Release for TechAir Group!

Techair is very excited to have released their new site and branding last week and we are giving away a Surface Pro 3 to celebrate!

Check out our site at and get registered for our SURFACE PRO 3 GIVEAWAY by filling out the form on our website!

- Happy Monday!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

ADFS Self Signed Certificates and Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

ADFS Self-Signed Certificates are used for internal encryption and are separate from your SSL certificates.   You can sometimes experience a situation where these internal certificates auto-rollover.  when this happens it will bring CRM down.

Below is a blog that has a fix for this that seems to work if you follow all the steps to a T: 

Additionally there is a way to push the date out using Powershell to make the renewal duration more like 5 years instead of every 365 days.

- Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

A Year of Changes!

What a crazy Year, I have a new job with TechAir Group, a new child (Finnley James), a lot of new responsibilities.

Even more exciting is the new version of Dynamics CRM.  I have been renewed as an MVP this year so I am sure it will be a great year.

Happy 2015!

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.

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....  :(


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