Hosk’s Top CRM Articles of the week – 1st May

Article of the Week

Great detailed blog on conditional formatting with CRM Charts

Highlighting contribution using conditional formatting in CRM charts

The article of the week is a pair of blogs by Adam Vero on charting.  The article will show you how to tinker with the chart XML to give you more control over what is displayed.

Best of the Rest

CRM 2013 – Create Enumerations for option sets

How and why you should Enum for your option set in your CRM code


A look at rollup fields in CRM 2015

Experiences of Unit testing with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Projects

Hosk experiences of unit testing in CRM projects

LINQPad 4 Driver for Dynamics CRM is available on CodePlex

A new version of LINQPad has been released

Don’t just test the happy path

Don’t just test the happy path, test the other paths as well

Setting up your Dynamics CRM Development & Source Control Environment

CRM 2013 – Investigation into replacing the Assign functionality

Hosk was trying to find a solution to a requirement

GetAttributeValue demystified

GetAttributeValue will stop putting null checks in your code

CRM 2015 – How to change the option set default value

Find where the option set default value is kept

Debug / Unit Test CRM 2011 JavaScript Rest/Soap in visual studio for on-premise CRM installation

Good article on unit testing Javascript in CRM

Why you shouldn’t put unsupported customizations in Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Don’t go down the dark side of CRM development, don’t put in unsupported customizations

Deployment Options

The deployment options for CRM

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online patterns & principles for solution builders

White paper on building solutions for CRM online

What is max degree of parallelism option setting in SQL Server?

An SQL server setting you can change, but what does it do


Get Visual code here

Microsoft releases free code editor for Mac and Linux!!

C# Coding Conventions (C# Programming Guide)

Screaming Architecture

Great article from Uncle Bob on architecture


Happy path testing

Lessons Learned in Software Development


The Timeless Nature of the Herd Mentality

Mental Model: Bias from Overconfidence

Last Weeks Top CRM Articles

Hosk’s Top CRM Articles of the week – 24th April

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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