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Building clients for Windows Phone and Windows 8 RT 

The Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.dll library provided as part of the Dynamics CRM 2011 SDK makes it easy to write  .NET applications that target the desktop. This library has dependencies on .NET 4.0 and Windows Identity Foundation (WIF), neither of which are available for Windows Phone and Windows 8 RT platforms. Although the WS-Trust protocol used by Dynamics...

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New Form Scripting Quick Reference SDK Topic 

The latest version of the Software Development Kit for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online (5.0.12) includes a new  From Scripting Quick Reference topic.I added this in response to feedback that it is hard to find how to perform specific tasks using the Xrm.Page Reference.The topic contains sections with the following structure:...

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Custom Code Validation Tool Released 

Download: Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Custom Code Validation Tool The purpose of this tool is to assist customers and partners of Microsoft Dynamics CRM identify potential issues with their custom JavaScript in JavaScript libraries and HTML web resources.  The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Q4 2012 Service Update will include significant changes in the web application in...

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Like-Unlike for Activity Feeds 

  Activity Feeds solution has been on the marketplace since late last year. With an upcoming UR, we areadding new cool features including filters, ability to set a default view andof course like-unlike. In this post we’ll walk through the like-unlike featureand SDK how-to. If you’d like a quick refresher on the SDK, try thispost. There...

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Whitepaper Comparing xRM Application Framework and Force.com 

In concert with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Launch last week, we released a whitepaper titled “Comparing xRM Application Framework and Force.com” targeted at developers & ISVs. While the two technologies have many technical similarities, they also have important differences. This paper illustrates why xRM (the framework that underpins CRM) is clearly the superior choice...

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Increasing CRM Adoption with Inline Reporting 

Last week at Convergence I lead a session on reporting for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. At that session I’d promised to provide some more details on how you can embed SQL Server Reporting Services reports into your CRM forms. This technique improves adoption of CRM by adding context to forms and by providing a richer user...

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Case Number is Just the Ticket 

Today’s guest blogger is the technical director of AlexaCRM™ and CRM MVP George Doubinski. Follow him at his blog, Georged CRM Blog. Microsoft Dynamics CRM has a number of entities that, in addition to the record id (represented by GUID data type in the system), also contain unique text identifiers that can be automatically generated...

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Fetch It 

My colleague Tony Clayton the other day mentioned that he’d loved to have a tool that allowed him to enter fetch xml queries to rip data out of Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online. Fetch XML is a part of the CRM technology platform that allows you to create queries using an xml language. The queries can...

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