CRM 2011 – Free Twitter Integration for the Account entity

I saw this project on codeplex

MS CRM 2011 Twitter Integration

and thought this might be interesting.

It could be useful to some people but when I looked into the project it left me a little bit baffled.

When I saw project, this is actually a link to an html page

Twitter.html


 

<HTML><HEAD>
<META charset=utf-8></HEAD>
<BODY contentEditable=true>
<SCRIPT src="http://widgets.twimg.com/j/2/widget.js"></SCRIPT>

<SCRIPT>
var search = parent.document.forms[0].all.name.DataValue;
new TWTR.Widget({
version: 2,
type: 'profile',
rpp: 10,
interval: 2000,
width: 630,
height: 300,
theme: { shell: { background: 'transparent', color: '#333' },
tweets: { background: 'transparent', color: '#333', links: '#c10000' }
},
features: { scrollbar: false, loop: true, live: false, hashtags: true, timestamp: true, avatars: true, toptweets: true, behavior: 'default' }
}).render().setUser(search).start();
 </SCRIPT>
</BODY></HTML>

There doesn’t seem to be hardly anything in the page and then I released most of the work was being done by the Javascript page

http://widgets.twimg.com/j/2/widget.js

 

It all seemed a bit weird and the thought of my CRM running external javascript files which could get changed to do something completely different didn’t really appeal to me.

 

If they are giving the solution away they should package this up into a managed solution.

I’m also not sure how the twitter integration works because I can’t see where you put in the

twitter address so I’m guessing it works by looking up the company name, which doesn’t seem

logical to me.

 

To summarise I think this is a great idea but I don’t like the way it has been done


			

CRM 2011 Tool – Document Generator

The CRM tool master and worthy of a double MVP Tanguy or Toolguy as I think he should change his name to has once again made a great new tool for CRM 2011. not happy with creating this amazing list of tools for CRM he has created a Document Generator

The Document Generator can only be used on premise, Online and IFD and can create documents in Word or Excel format.  It’s also a gui tool and not a command line
here is a screenshot
you can get the tool from  CodePlex link
Also if you go to Tanguy’s blog you can thank him for his hard work and give him some money via PayPal.
Good work Tanguy the Toolguy