CRM 2013 – Opportunity associated view not showing the opportunities?

October 24, 2014

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A loyal blog follower emailed me with a question about how to create an advanced find to show opportunities for a specific contact. Question for the Hosk I thought I’d email you as I have a completely annoying thing I’m trying to sort – but I cannot work out what I’ve got wrong. Also, I’m […]

Posted in: CRM 2013

CRM 2013 Tool Review – Dynamics CRM Organisation Settings Editor

October 23, 2014

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I was getting a timeout error when importing a solution (actually a whole bunch of errors but I won’t go into that now) and I searched the internet for the answer and came right back to my own blog, thanks Marvelous Hosk for writing that blog post CRM 2011 – A time-out occurs when you import […]

How to add your CRM 2013 server name to your hosts file

October 23, 2014

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In your Dev environment/internal CRM environment you will often have big server names   it could be something like this hosk-uk-ayz-01.dev.hosklimited.net   So then your CRM url is something like this http://hosk-uk-ayz-01.dev.hosklimited.net/CRM2013/main.aspx   to make life a bit easier for yourself you can add the computer into your hosts file which will mean you can […]

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Posted in: CRM 2011, CRM 2013

CRM 2011/2013 – System.InvalidCastException: Unable to cast object of type ‘Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.Entity’ to type

October 22, 2014

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I had an odd error today whilst developing and it turned out to be a very frustrating few hours. I was writing a plugin which would work for Lead and Contact and because of this I was using a mixture of late binding and early binding. The late binding was used because I was writing […]

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CRM 2011/2013 – use the debugger console to enabled/disable controls on a form

October 21, 2014

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I was trying to fix a small bug but I was getting bogged down with the business logic (which I didn’t need/want to change) on the form. The problem was there was lots of business logic which kept disabling the fields I wanted to change. I tried briefly to understand the business logic but it […]

Posted in: CRM 2011, CRM 2013, debug

CRM 2013 – Understanding Business Rules

October 20, 2014

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What are business rules Business rules were added to CRM 2013 and a way to provide client side scripting/validating/field or section hiding without having to write any JavaScript.  For context server side customization’s are plugins/workflows (e.g. code written in C# is executed on the server) Business rules are also known as portable business logic (although I […]

Visual Studio 2012 keeps crashing

October 20, 2014

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Visual studio has kept crashing for 3 developers over the last few weeks. What makes it worse is there doesn’t seem to be any consistency to the cause of the crashing, it sneaks up suddenly and POW, freezes and crashes before kindly offering to reopen for you. What made it more confusing/annoying was no could reproduce the […]

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