Metaphorix unleashes a new website

Metaphorix who I am currently employed by have a brand new website today, so I thought I would put a link on my blog and here it is

http://www.metaphorix.co.uk/

Metaphorix specialise in NAV but are doing lots more work with CRM and a lot of projects with CRM and NAV schronising data user  CRM/NAV connector.  The connector is great once you get the project working but can involve a lot of head banging and a painfully slow trial and error method of learning how the connector works.  If you want some more information about Metaphorix then have a look at the website and the about page, there is also some information on linkedin

I have to say it’s a lot better looking than the last site and it’s about 10 times faster.

There is also a section now for news, where you can get to all the social media channels I am in charge (twitter, linkedin, Blog, Facebook)

http://www.metaphorix.co.uk/news/

They have got a feed from the blog or twitter yet but this I hear is in stage two of the new website project.

The blog is of course excellent, so I will put an individual link to the blog

http://metaphorix.wordpress.com/

The twitter feed has a mix of links to NAV and CRM articles and a few comments from myself

So there we go hopefully I can encourage a few people to click on the new website because there would be nothing worse than having a great new website and then no one looking at it.

 

CRM 2011 – Some great blog posts to start the week

I have read three very useful blog posts this week

 

The first one is how to get CRM 2011 running on Virtualbox.  The reason you might want to do this is because at the moment Hyper V only works on Server 2008, which means you cannot run vitual machines on your PC (easily), not to mention Virtualbox is free.

http://blog.customereffective.com/blog/2012/01/microsoft-dynamics-crm-2011-standalone-on-virtualbox.html

An blog page on how to set up remote debugging for CRM 2011

http://www.crmcodex.com/2012/01/how-to-setup-visual-studio-remote-debugging/

I do have a few blog posts myself on remote debugging which might be useful

CRM 2011 – how to set up Remote debugging for plugins

CRM 4 – Remote debugging not working – things to check

Remote Debugging in ASP.NET

I would also say you can debug your plugins using the new functionality in the plugin registration tool.  It comes under profiling and it takes a little bit of time to get your head around how it should work but it does allow you to step through the plugin code, once it has  run, so you replay the plugin execution and step through your code.  If you want to do that check out the links below

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg328574.aspx

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh372952.aspx

 

on the debugging theme – debugging sandboxed plugins

http://blogs.infinite-x.net/2012/01/23/debugging-sandboxed-plugins/

Another good blog post – How to add RSS feeds to a CRM 2011 Dashboard

http://www.crmcodex.com/2012/01/dashboarding-feeds-in-mscrm-part-2/

 

Tthe CRM software blog hinting that cross browser support is coming soon!!

http://www.crmsoftwareblog.com/2012/01/coming-soon-use-microsoft-dynamics-crm-on-different-web-browsers/

 

what should a sales pipeline looklike

http://www.solutionsellingblog.com/home/2009/7/27/what-does-an-ideal-sales-pipeline-look-like.html

Brad Wilson CRM GM steps down

http://community.dynamics.com/product/crm/crmnontechnical/b/crmconnection/archive/2012/01/06/quot-thank-you-quot-to-my-customers-partners-and-friends-by-brad-wilson.aspx

Creating services and selection rules in CRM 2011

http://magnetism.co.nz/blog/paul/12-01-23/Creating_Services_and_Selection_Rules_Dynamics_CRM_2011.aspx