Hosk’s Top CRM 2013 articles of the week 16th May 2014

I started last week mentioning some cheeky scamp questioning my use of the word Hosk and how ridiculously this was to say such a thing to the Hosk.

I will say 99 percent of the comments I get on my blog are very useful and constructive, usually pointing out something I have missed or mentioned incorrectly (thanks CRM Master Adam Vero) or usually offering some extra piece of information.

So this week I have received some messages of love for the blog and I thank everyone for that.

it’s always good to tell someone they are doing a good job, make that your aim today.

It’s good to know people like the Hosk’s Top CRM articles and it’s good to know I can get the benefit from lots of great articles written by other people, on the plus side I am promoting their brilliant articles here, so everyone is a winner

I also had my highest number of views in a day this week

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Views: 1,856
Visitors: 1,068

Views per Visitor: 1.74

1112 came from Google searches.

if you want to a summary of the articles watch the video

Article of the Week

This an old article but one I bumped into this week.  I was making a JavaScript tutorial video and then I was trying to work out how to put up a form level notification and a field level notification.  Of course once you have mastered putting up the notifications you quickly realise you need to work out how to take them down again.

This article by Gareth Tucker who has written any blogs this year (come back Gareth we love you) is an excellent run through JavaScript notification and he also has some other good blogs on the new CRM 2013 features




The Best of the Rest

Good article comparing Owner Teams to Access teams, it’s a summary of the white paper written by Microsoft.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Owner Teams vs Access Teams


Some tips for those people studying for the CRM 2013 customization and configuration exam – MB2-703.  A few last minute study notes

Microsoft Exam MB2-703 – CRM 2013 Customisation


The Hosk’s weekly integration of a CRM MVP

CRM MVP Question and Answer – Demian Adolfo Raschkovan


How to change color on text fields in CRM 2013, it’s unsupported but that doesn’t stop customers wanting it  Just tell them no it cannot be done.

but if you really need to do it read the article below.

Change color for text fields : Dynamics CRM 2013


Hosk article with some JavaScript I wrote to validate UK mobile phone numbers using the rarely remembered Regex

CRM 2013/2011 – Regex for JavaScript mobile phone validation


Good article for anyone who has setup and Administer CRM online, a list of tasks you are going to have to do with links to resources to help you.

Administration Guide for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online


CRM MVP Jukka Niiranen shows how to visualize goals on a windows phone, he even moved jobs so he could use the software for free.

Visualizing Your Progress with CRM Goals


if you have sitemap issues after upgrading in CRM 2013 then read this blog and it might help you find some solutions

Sitemap Issues after CRM 2011 Import into CRM 2013


CRM MVP Larry Lentz puts Access teams in a nutshell and shakes them all about

CRM 2013 Access Teams in a Nutshell


A review of a new tool for CRM 2013 which will create Early bound class for you with the excellent feature of create enums for your optionsets.

CRM 2013 Tool – CRM Early Bound Generator


Comparing FetchXML with SQL script in SSRS reports

Using FetchXML versus SQL script for writing Microsoft Dynamics CRM SSRS custom reports


how to clear a field using business rules, sometimes clearing things in CRM isn’t obvious

CRM Quick Tip – Clear A Field Using Business Rules


Sub grids can act weird in CRM 2013 but it’s by design, learn why

Sub-grid Add Action Behavior in Dynamics CRM


Things won’t be supported in the next release, check out what

Important information about supported configurations in the next release for CRM


things to think about when move business rules

Moving CRM 2013 Business Rules with Static Values from Development to Production


Some tips for those people studying for the CRM 2013 applications exam.  A few last minute study notes

Microsoft Exam MB2-700 – CRM 2013 Applications


Tools to help you copy data between CRM instances

Copying Data from one Dynamics CRM Instance to another


Some development done by the Hosk with Dialog’s and a custom workflow

CRM 2011/2013 Dialog’s and Custom Workflow example




A great video from CRM MVP Richard Knudson and how sub grids work in CRM 2013

Taming Dynamics CRM 2013 Sub-Grids with CRM MVP Richard Knudson


You have probably heard about CRM Gamified, well have a look at what it is here

Ignite Microsoft Dynamics CRM with a Game Showcase [VIDEO]


These are Hosk’s videos

A review of the CRM Early bound generator tool and a very quick look at using the early bound file

CRM 2013 Tool – Video Review – CRM Early Bound Generator


I created a dialog and custom workflow and I talk through the process

CRM 2011/2013 Dialog’s and Custom Workflow example


A video going through the process of creating Access team and access team template and bit of information about access teams

CRM 2013 – MB2-703 – Access Teams and Access Team Templates 



If you want more great articles, why not go back and read last weeks top CRM articles again, did you read them?



if you find reading to difficult today, why not go and watch some CRM videos on my youtube channel

Hosk’s CRM Dev

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