I thought I would update the process to make sure it still worked. I write better blogs than Hosk of 2012, so I will be able to follow this blog easier in the future.
What does this message mean?
This message is warning the user they have an email with the status Pending Send.
So for some reason you have created an email message, tried to send it but it never got sent and is stuck in pending
How do I find these pesky pending emails?
The way to find the messages is to do an advanced find and search for email messages where you are the owner and the status is Pending Send
Should return some pending emails
To get rid of the message you can delete the pending email messages. This can happen in a Dev environment where you don’t have an email router or Outlook addin running, it means you have tried to send an email but CRM doesn’t have any method to send the email (CRM doesn’t have any inbuilt email capability it delegates all Email sending to Outlook addin, email router or service side sync).
There also a registry key you can modify called DisablePendingEmailReminder
Interesting why use Typescript?
If whilst developing some code a developer tries to call a method with a different type e.g. they try to pass an int into a method expecting a string, the compiler throws an error.
Typescript adds in this compiler/developer time type checking to your code
Hmmm I think I understand but I’m not convinced
The best way to explain the benefits of TypeScript is to compare it with CRM plugins using Early Bound.
Early bound code is creates a wrapper class round your entities. It includes all the fields in your entity. The benefits of of early bound classes
no type errors
easy to read and understand code
Early bound code means a lot of the potential errors in the CRM code are found at compile time instead of run time. The big advantage of this is most of the errors are found and fixed by the developer rather than being found by the end customer.
There are quite a few detailed videos on youtube, search for typescript
TypeScript available on NuGet
Dave Berry has been doing some great work creating the definition files for CRM 2013, CRM 2015, CRM 2015 service pack 1.
Dave has put in a lot of effort to help promote Typescript and CRM and he has succeeded on getting the typescript definition file on DefinitelyTyped(a website which holds definition files for typescript)
This is a great achievement because Dave had to put in a lot of effort creating tests for definition and this has (I believe) been a one man band effort.
You might be wondering why getting the definition files in NuGet is important, it means CRM developers can easily download the latest definition files right into visual studio. This makes using typescript easier and will hopefully get more people trying typescript.
Hosk experience with Typescript
I have had a play with Typescript using Visual studio 2012. The one question I had was it didn’t fit in very well with CRM Developer toolkit, there wasn’t a good development flow. I was hoping Dave’s presentation would show me how this was done but unfortunately for me Dave uses Visual Studio 2013 (where Typescript is bundled in with Visual Studio) and he doesn’t use the CRM Developer toolkit.
Give it a go and leave me some comments of your adventures and links to blog posts about CRM and Typescript.