I didn’t think there were many articles this week but now I have herded them all together there is quite a lot
I started a new blog this week, called Hosk’s Dynamic Career blog, click here if you want to know what it’s about.
That’s enough about me and my new blog (you can also get there by clicking the cheeky ladybird on the right menu) lets gets some feel good thumbs up action
Article(s) of the week
This article compares functionality between CRM 2011 and CRM 2013, very useful for people just starting to use CRM 2013 or have to upgrade a CRM 2011.
There was also a fantastic new CRM 2013 solution released this week to make navigating CRM 2013 a whole lot easier, read my review and download it, NOW!
The Best of the Rest
Encrypting and compressing don’t really work well together, find out why
Two articles on improving your quick find performance and understand how things work behind the scenes
The Microsoft Dynamics Communnity site has been revamped and given a stylish makeover. All the badges and leaderboard stuff has also been improved (I’m a level 7 CRM wizard now!), find out more
Business rules can hide sections and fields, this article will show you how
Excellent step by step guide to deploy IFD in CRM 2013 but I hope I don’t have to use it.
Tanguy has created a new tool to help you manage user roles
Hosk asks the questions and CRM MVP Salim Adamson answers them
Actions a new feature in CRM 2013, CRM MVP Adam Vero explained them to me
“think of Actions as the opposite of Workflow Assemblies. WA=Code wrapped in bus. logic; Action=Bus. logic in code”
very useful, the blog below from CRM MVP Salim shows you them in action
It’s always a good idea to refresh your DEV and QA environments
Microsoft release a rollup that can’t be used with their latest service pack??? Why do you make things so confusing Microsoft
Hazaar you can deactivate workflows without having to assign them to your user
Find out how much you should be paid
Some help for those studying for the CRM 2013 installation and deployment certification
Cheeky way to highlight records in a view, very clever
Nice use of dialogs to replace exist functionality, something to make you think about.
Good to know because it’s exactly the question a customer would ask
Issue and answers to CRM 2013 upgrade problems
Nice in built Visual Studio functionality to convert XML data into a class
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