Friday, February 22, 2013

Dynamics CRM 2011 SDK 5.0.14 is Out, Contains Solution Downleveling Tool

Yesterday, Microsoft released the newest version of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM SDK and it contains a much needed feature called a solution down-leveling tool. 

This allows you to take exported Polaris release solutions and import them into UR 6+ environments.  The problem is that the new entities that contain the new forms have new system entities attached to them that older systems don't have.  This tool will strip out those dependencies so you can import the solution successfully into older systems.

Get it at the link below:

-Happy Thursday!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

CRM 4 Client Side SDK Will Not Work In Orion Release

Heads up, if you still use the 4.0 client-side SDK you won't be able to in Orion.  It's not supported and it won't work.   You might want to start migrating those customizations over if you are going to be planning an upgrade to the Orion release.

-Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

If You Have Trouble Connecting up to CRM Online (O365) Using the Outlook Client

I don't know why but it seems like lately using the old "CRM Online" in the server URL doesn't work anymore.  I seem to have to use "" now.

I know Chris Cognetta from Tribridge has also blogged this, I haven't seen the article, but I am not the only one that this has caught off guard.

-Happy Saturday!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Cross Browser Compatibility is Here for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011!

I know I am not the first person to drop this bit of information, but just in case any of my readers missed it you can now access CRM 2011 with other browsers besides IE now that UR-12 is here.

The additional browsers are:
- Chrome
- Firefox
- Safari (on OS-X)

Still coming are:
- Safari (IOS)

Have a great Tuesday!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Is Surface Pro a Virtualized Environment on the Tablet?

On this inaugural day of the Surface Pro I got the 128 Gb version with the Type Cover (blogging on it right now). 

I tried to see what kind of serious chops it had and I thought I would try to install Battlefield 3 to test out the processor and graphics power vs my 3 year old machine that drives Battlefield 3 pretty well. 

It wouldn't run after the install and gave an error saying that "This game will not run on a virtualized environment".  So there isn't anything out there yet as I fear I might be the only one to try this so far on the first day. 

I am about 97% through the download and install on Battlefield Bad Company 2 on Origin right now and so  should be able to let you know soon if it works with older versions of the game.

- Jamie

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Arg... I tried to install Win 8 and CRM for Outlook on an old Pentium 4 I had lying around.  Got a lot of this.

Gosh that darn spinner runs well, even on crappy computers.

- Jamie :)

I Will Be Presenting at the CRMUG This Thursday!

Hello Everyone, I will be demoing some more advanced Sharepoint and CRM integration concepts at the CRMUG on Thursday February 7th at the MTC (Microsoft) at Centennial Lakes in Edina. Come check it out if you are in the Twin Cities area.

Register here: