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Rolling out CRM: Who should take ownership? 

Today we welcome Microsoft Dynamics CRM MVP Umar Khan who is a Business System Consultant for SISCOM in Saudi Arabia. You can read more from Umar at http://umarkhan.wordpress.com. Umar also spends time in the Dynamics Forums answering your questions. It is always a tricky responsibility, who should take the ownership of not only the successful...Read more

Webinar Part 6: Dynamics Mobile as a platform 

A quick heads up from our man in the field John O’Donnell: Date: 11/24/2008 09:00AM PST Trainer: Bert Berkholder / Henrik K Nielsen Course Description Concluding this series of webinars, join Bert Burkholder from Microsoft in a session focused on the story of Microsoft Mobile and in particular the Microsoft Dynamics Mobile product. Bert will...Read more

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Ships! 

A week ago, the Microsoft Dynamics NAV team celebrated the launch of version 2009, a product that involved over three years of work.  We had a party on the MDCC campus (which subsequently ended up in an Irish bar somewhere in Copenhagen) and spent some time talking about our accomplishments.  The energy in the room...Read more

ASP.NET 2.0.50727.0 Warning Event ID: 1309 due to Request time out 

Have you ever had users complain about the CRM web application timing out on large operations? If so, you may want to check the ASP.Net timeout setting. The reason for the warning is that the execution time required by CRM connecting with your remote SQL Server is exceeding the currently set ASP.NET request execution timeout...Read more

Auditing Report Execution using the ReportServer Database 

We welcome our guest blogger David Jennaway who is the technical director at Excitation and a CRM MVP. Reporting Services is usually considered at most as just the engine for executing and rendering reports. However, it also has its own SQL database that contains information that can be useful. In this article I’ll look at...Read more

Using variables and C/AL code in a report in NAV 2009 

This previous blog “NAV 2009 – The structure of reports in VS report designer” describes how to get data from your data items into the layout of a report in Visual Studio (VS) report designer. This time we look at how to control the iterations of a report with code, and showing variables rather than fields...Read more

Member, Static variable and Thread safety in Plug-in for CRM 4.0 

Are you looking for best practices in plug-in development? Are you seeing data inconsistency and slow performance issues in the plug-in intermittently? Are you having problems with CRM 3.0 plug-in showing inconsistent/unknown Data after upgrade? If the answer is YES, please continue reading this article. A CRM 4 Plug-in is an implementation of the IPlugin...Read more

Dynamics NAV and export to Excel: Export dates as true excel dates 

When running Send-to Excel functionality and exporting data to MS Excel using style sheets, all data exported form NAV is formatted as either numbers or strings. That also includes dates, that are exported as strings and not formatted as true dates in excel. As of update 1 for NAV 5.0 SP1, data.xml generated when running export to excel...Read more

NAV 2009 – The structure of reports in VS report designer 

One thing is to make a report look pretty. But before you can do that, you have to make it work first. This post is about how to get the data structure right when designing reports in VS report designer for the new client in NAV 2009. If you are completely new to the new...Read more