CRM 2011 – Comparison between CRM 4.0 and CRM2011 script

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When I am writing Javascript I often look at the Javascript I and my workmates have written in CRM 4 but because CRM 2011 uses a completely different inbuilt Javascript process, I find it difficult to convert the Javascript in CRM 4 to CRM 2011.

You can use the Javascript converter which is an excellent tool, which you can find here

I also found today this brilliant blog entry which shows the differences between the Javascript in CRM 4 and CRM 2011

CRM 2011 – SDK Online

If you are like me when I am programming with CRM 2011 I am always searching the SDK to get some help with what I’m doing.

I do like the SDK and for the most part I think it is well written.  My main gripe is it’s format.

CHM files only let you go back one page and don’t let you open multiple pages.

This can be a bit of problem when I want to open lots of SDK pages on LINQ programming.

The answer is to use the online version of the SDK

happy coding

CRM 2011 Style Templates project on Codeplex

I saw a project on codeplex today called CRM 2011 Style Templates.  I was intrigued to see what it was about which then lead me to Darren Liu’s blog, you can see the article here

the codeplex site is here

The idea is appealing because I have had a few customer complain how boring looking CRM can be.  I think one of the major enhancements in the future should be the ability to add a theme to CRM, at least change the colours.

for this project he has added 3 style templates, he describes it as such

This is the first version of the style templates, I have included three html forms which they are the main CRM form, main CRM area form and the lookup form.

The only danger here is these type of changes are not support by Microsoft, so if anything goes wrong with your CRM system, Microsoft won’t be keen to help you out. Saying that you should be able to swap the original files back in and no harm will be done.