Microsoft Dynamics CRM not working? check these common causes

September 30, 2014


I started up the DEV server too start my CRM dev this morning only to be confronted with a big fat error     The same error happened on every page, so it’s a fundamental error. Yesterday IT sent an email warning me they would be gently powering down the servers for some maintenance (I bet […]

Posted in: CRM 2011, CRM 2013, Error

CRM 2013 – Convert Email HTML to Plain Text

September 29, 2014


I have had this request from a few customers over the years and it’s converting and using the description of an email is trickier than you initially think it will be.  This is a question which often appears on the CRM forum quite regularly as well. The reason for this is although the email looks […]

CRM 2011 – UnRecognized ‘Edm.Guid’ literal ‘guid’null’

September 25, 2014


A user had reported this error and the Hosk was tasked to investigate   UnRecognized ‘Edm.Guid’ literal ‘guid’null‘   What made investigating this error more tricky, was it occured only when a new record was created. I couldn’t seem to catch a debug message on the form onload because I think it creates new javascript files, so if […]


CRM 2011 – Things learnt when reviewing Javascript code on form loads

September 24, 2014


It has been a school day today (hence the Grange Hill image)   I have been reviewing some Javascript code to see if it can be optimized. It can be tricky understanding someone elses code, particularly when the there are 12 javascript files loaded in the form and the code is jumping about everywhere, so […]

Posted in: CRM 2013, Development

Getting Started with Fiddler and CRM

September 23, 2014


I was having to look at performance issue of Javascript today, so I downloaded the trusty fielder2 to help me.  If you are like me, you will have heard of fiddler but may not have had reason/time to use it. I view fiddler as big tool in your toolbox.  The kind of weapon you save […]

Hosk’s CRM 2015 highlights

September 19, 2014


Here is a screen shot of the new organizational hierarchy (taken from the excellent top ten feature article) Microsoft’s naming convention of using years in the product name can be very confusing. I have often thought this year was 2013 because I talk about CRM 2013 all the time. The code names are totally forgettable, Vega? […]

Posted in: CRM 2013, CRM 2015

WCF with no service xml or endpoints? What is this magic?

September 15, 2014


I had to write a WCF service for a project and I hadn’t created a WCF service for a while. I was trying to write mine to fit in with the rest of the projects but I was totally confused because I was looking at the other WCF services in the project and looking to […]