Article of the week
The article of the week showcases the new themes which look awesome.
An overview of the new functionality coming in CRM 2015 U1 and if you are not sure why shoul read it then read this – Why you should read the What’s new for developers CRM 2015 SDK
Best of the Rest
The rest of the article are mainly around the new CRM 2015 highlights and functionality
This is one of those tips which is good to know because you might need it sometime in the future
Why you should always filter your queries in CRM.
Also known as rubber ducking but this is a method to help you resolve your problems yourself without wasting your fellow CRM Developers precious time
The Hosk’s very brief twitter highlights from convergence 2015
Interesting I have never seen this document before
A General overview of the new functionality coming your way
You can get the new assemblies quicker if you tick the preview button
CRM MVP Lleon Tribe gives the low down on salesforce using a lemonade stand so everyone can understand
it is possible to resize the social tab, find out how
you can change the colour and add a logo
Deploying a CRM2015 solution to CRM2013
Good article on deploying CRM solutions
What changes are coming down the pipe
Last Weeks Top CRM Articles
Hosk’s Top CRM Articles of the week – 13th March
Useful Hosk Links
A list and review of CRM 2013 tools, this will probably work in CRM 2015 as well
A collection of my favourite CRM Developer articles I have written
All the CRM 2013 content to help you pass the exam
Words of Wisdom from the Hosk. I have written over 900 articles, surely I should have said a few memorable things
The main thing I learnt from convergence is people tweet too much about convergence 🙂 Particularly the CRM MVP from new Zealand – nzCRMguy , who I’m sure broke my twitter feed at one point. To be fair he did tweet a lot of excellent tweets, it was just rather frustrating to read them a little bit at a time.
I don’t deny this blog post is also part frustration at having to watch convergence 2015 from twitter rather than being their in person, I’m sure if I was there I would be tweeting my head off.
You will probably read a lot about convergence and the new functionality coming in the next CRM 2015 release but here a few things I found interesting.
The tweets come from
CRM MVP Jukka Niiranen
CRM MVP Mark Smith
My initial thought was woohooo. Changing the colours and branding is an often requested by customers and the previous way was to change an image file on the server. This was unsupported (but mostly harmless) change.
One reason changing CRM was useful was customers wanted to distinguish betweeen their different environment e.g. DEV, TEST, PROD. The branding feature should easily allow this to happen
Most Recently used
Any changes to the CRM 2015 navigation are welcome because it is one of the most difficult and frustrating layouts I use. It’s hard to find things and difficult to navigate.
Most Recently used looks like a bit like favourites but it is a list of the recent records you clicked on. This should be useful and speed up navigation
New Nav Bar
Yes the NAV bar has been updated, this looks a lot more user-friendly. It’s a big improvement because it shows all the options on one screen, so you don’t have to scroll about to try and find the option you want. Well done to Microsoft to listening to the feedback and improving the CRM 2015 navigation
I like the sound of packaging data inside a solutoin
Solution + data + import actions
Unmanaged and managed solutions
The order matters and unmanaged customizations can be overwritten by a managed solution in some circumstances. To be honest I’m not quite sure what this means but what I did think was this doesn’t sound good