Hosk’s Top CRM Articles of the week – 13th March


Article of the week

Monitoring Rollup field values using workflows

A great article from CRM MVP Jukka.  Not only does this give you a workaround to the annoying gotcha of Rollup/calculated fields not triggering workflows but it also shows you how to schedule a recurring workflow.

Best of the Rest

CRM 2015 – Why filtered views are useful

A Hosk article showing why Filterd views are awesome

Custom help using word in CRM 2015

Another Great article from Benitez who has written some excellent and detailed articles on the new CRM 2015 functionality

Tip #342: Demystifying pop3/smtp for CRM Online

How to get Gmail/Yahoo mail and other mail clients to work with CRM.  It’s something many people have thought of but never done.  Maybe that’s just me

Bad code is like a virus, don’t get infected

Don’t let anyone check in bad code, it can only lead to more bad code.  The Broken Code theory

Your Code as a Crime Scene

An interesting article from the book with the same name.  There is a youtube video on the topic and a couple of  free test chapters

introdesign decay

The Implications of Cascading Ownership

Cascading ownership can be tricky to understand and sometimes sneak up on you with it’s implications.  This article should help you learn about it

How to find Javascript files used in Microsoft Dynamics Forms

Hosk article on how to find what Javascript files are being used with a CRM Form

Using Routing Rules in MS Dynamics CRM 2015

Learn how the new routing rules work in CRM 2015

What is a finite state machine and why is it like CRM 2015 Custom State Model Transitions

A finite state machine is an interesting way to arhcitecture your code, a useful way about thinking about state transitions.  CRM 2015 has new functionality allowing you to configure what status a user can move to.

Memory management for Dynamics CRM in a virtual environment

Interesting article

hide sitemap areas based on security role

This isn’t supported but it’s an interesting article and you might need it in desperate times.

Last Best of

Useful Hosk Links

Hosk list Of CRM 2013 Tools

A list and review of CRM 2013 tools, this will probably work in CRM 2015 as well

Hosk’s CRM Developer Articles

A collection of my favourite CRM Developer articles I have written

MB2-703 – CRM 2013 Customization and Configuration Certification Information

All the CRM 2013 content to help you pass the exam

HoskWisdom – Hosk Developer Quotes

 Words of Wisdom from the Hosk.  I have written over 900 articles, surely I should have said a few memorable things


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