Microsoft Dynamics 365 Blog

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM: Bulk Email with Merge Fields and Pics 

Today’s guest blogger, CRM MVP Frank Lee,  provides tips and tricks for bulk emailing with pictures that he found to be very useful. A common CRM task during Holiday Seasons is to send out personalized Email greetings with images to customers.  With features like Bulk email Blast and Field Merge “Mail Merge”, emailing with Microsoft

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM and sample code: Think First 

CRM MVP Michael Höhne is our guest blogger today. Here’s one of my favorite samples floating around in the CRM world: I have seen this code numerous times and before explaining what’s wrong (actually everything is wrong, besides the alerts), I want to tell you a story, which is also told by the above code.

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Power User Tips: The CRM 4.0 Metadata Cache 

CRM MVP Michael Höhne is our guest blogger today. I don’t know about you but I’m using the CRM metadata in almost all of my applications. It may be as simple as the need for an object type code and can be as complex as implementing some intellisense features. Besides some really basic programs I

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Configuring Service Principal Names 

A service principal name, also known as an SPN, is a name that uniquely identifies an instance of a service. For proper Kerberos authentication to take place the SPN’s must be set properly. SPN’s are Active Directory attributes, but are not exposed in the standard AD snap-ins. IMPORTANCE OF SPN’s Ensuring the correct SPN’s are

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Announcing the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Dev Toolkit 

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM team is proud to announce the availability of The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Developer Toolkit. This Visual Studio 2008 plug-in radically expands on the Visual Studio tools introduced in the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 SDK. The toolkit enables developers and system customizers to take advantage of the tools and knowledge that they

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Why Filtered Views Are Cool 

In this article I want to describe my favorite feature from Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0: Filtered Views. Background Dynamics CRM is built on top of a complex SQL Server database. The CRM Platform component was designed to manage access to the underlying SQL Server database, providing an API layer, security services (permissions, roles, etc), and