Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Update Rollup 1 is now available for CRM 4

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 1 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Server, Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Microsoft Office Outlook, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 E-mail Router.
For more information about this release, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 952858.

To download the update, click here.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

User login issue for Custom Roles in MS CRM

I hope this blog should resolve your Issues. The culprit is that the role assigned to user. User, who logs into MSCRM for the first time should have the "Write” permission on the entity "User Settings" (check under the "Business Management" tab in the role).

Once you login the first time with that permission, CRM does some backend "house-keeping" tasks that will take care of your issue with login.

Thanks to Shaak :) who pointed out this in a Discussion Forum.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

CRM 5 - An Overview

I was thinking of summarizing the Professional Developers Conference and bring out key features of CRM 5. Simon made my life easy. He has a very good Preview. Thanks to Simon :). There are quite a few exciting features in CRM 5.

Very interesting stuff so check it out.

Stay tuned...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Microsoft - Great Thoughts and Brilliant Ideas

I was crawling through Menno - CRM freak’s blogs and came across the following blog. Menno has proposed a collection of brilliant Ideas which I appreciate.

Valuable Suggestion. Take a look at Menno’s blog here.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

CRM 4 Outlook Client – Issues, Fixes and Patches

Smiti has published a list of outlook Issues and fixes. Please have a look at the patches released from Microsoft in the following link: Click here

  • A hotfix is intended to correct a specific problem.
  • Apply the hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the specific problem.
  • Installing the incorrect hotfix can cause damage to your system.
  • If you are not sure whether the hotfix is the correct one for your system, do not install it.
  • Hotfixes are included in subsequent service packs that are safer to install through Microsoft Update

Monday, July 7, 2008

Simple ways to Debug client Javascript – part I.

JavaScript is used in millions of Web pages to add functionality, validate forms, detect browsers, and much more. Building of bigger and more complicated scripts, especially using DOM model or form field values can cause a lot of frustration and head pain. Moreover, JavaScript debugging is not Hassle free. However Visual Studio in-built feature helps us to debug client-side scripts.

Script Explorer is one of less known features of Visual Studio 2005. This great tool allows easily debug JavaScripts. This option will be hidden in Debug menu and appears only when the debugger is running.

Step 1:

- Open in Internet Explorer. Select Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced tab.

- Deselect the following (make the checkbox unchecked):

o Disable Script Debugging (Internet Explorer).

o Disable Script Debugging (Other).

Step 2:

- Open Visual Studio, Run the Project [Go to Debug Menu and Click on start Debugging / Press F5].

- Go to Debug à Windows à Script Explorer or [Press Ctrl + Alt + N]

At this moment, A Script Explorer panel appears which displays the tree of active JavaScripts. At the first level are scripts that are imported from external sources or embedded in the page. By double-clicking on the selected script it will open in the main window.

It’s ready for debugging.

- You can Place Breakpoint in javascript functions,

- Step into the Code, Watch / Quick Watch the variables.

Happy scripting... :)