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Microsoft Dynamics CRM Plug-in Template for Visual Studio 

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The Microsoft Dynamics CRM User Experience team is always looking to improve our customers’ experience when using the SDK. Past examples of our work in this area include publishing the Plug-in Developer tool and the Plug-in Registration tool for registering plug-ins and custom workflow activities. This blog is about another useful tool for your development Read more

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Storing Configuration Data for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Plug-ins 

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CRM MVP Mitch Milam returns as a guest blogger. You can read more from Mitch at his blog. One of the benefits to the plug-in architecture of CRM 4.0 is the ability to store plug-ins in the CRM database so they may be used by multiple CRM servers. This introduces a slight complication regarding the Read more

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(Simplified) Pivot Table Integration 

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A business user wishing to integrate Excel pivot tables with an existing database implementation, such as Microsoft CRM, will face a number of challenges that may frustrate and intimidate our end users: Connection points to the data sources are mysterious and so numerous in choice, that a user often times abandons trying to discover the Read more

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Anything you can do to help would be helpful 

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We welcome back Aaron Elder, one of our favorite CRM MVP guest bloggers with some helpful tips from the field. A month or so back, I was having lunch with the SDK documentation team and they asked me “does anyone really use the helpers?” to which, I responded “absolutely”, I then proceeded to agree to Read more

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Client Extensions and Scripting Samples in the SDK Part 2 

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Continuing from my previous blog post Client Extensions and Scripting Samples in the SDK Part 1, I will continue to point out a few of the samples for client extensions and scripting that have been added to the SDK. In Part 1 I covered the following: Add Customer Address data to the Case record form. Read more

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Client Extensions and Scripting Samples in the SDK Part 1 

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I want to call attention to some of the client extension and scripting samples included in the SDK. There are a number of new capabilities and samples sprinkled throughout documentation. People who have been working with Microsoft CRM for a long time may not have noticed unless they make it a habit to compare each Read more

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Integrate SharePoint with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 

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David Abraham from Chorus IT brought to our attention a very informative article on their website about how to integrate Microsoft CRM with SharePoint. They have also provided download links to a visual studio project file giving the source code away for free! You can view the post here: http://www.chorusit.com/sharepointintegration.aspx Please note that this solution Read more

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Managing size of AsyncOperationBase table in CRM 4.0 

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The asyncoperation entity is used in CRM 4.0 to manage various system jobs by the CRM Asynchronous Processing Host (MSCRMAsyncService) windows service. Over time this table accumulates large number of records leading to large databases. This is especially affects organizations that rely on asynchronous plug-ins and workflows. You can use the new Bulk Delete feature Read more

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CRM 4.0 Relationships Explained 

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Relationships in CRM 4.0 are quite powerful but hard to understand at first. There are so many moving parts tied to so many places that it is sometimes difficult to predict what the actual outcome is. So here is my attempt to explain a bit further what the relationships enhancements were in CRM 4.0. To Read more

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