Hosk’s Top CRM Articles of the week – 10th July

Article of the Week

The State of Dynamics in 2015

A great post from CRM MVP Jukka as he takes a step backs and surveys the Microsoft Dynamics landscape after the reshuffle.  Keep you eyes on the future is coming up fast

Are your CRM plugins creating technical debt?

Hosk blog post about why you shouldn’t put your plugin code inside the plugin, break out some classes

Best of the Rest

Color Your Entity

A sneaky attribute has appeared which allow you to colour your entity.  End users love this kind of thing

Error – The remote server returned an unexpected response: (413) Request Entity Too Large

A WCF error

Bryan’s Dynamics Gotchas: Solutions for CRM Surprises, Part 1

A few solution gotchas nicely highlighted

Create Custom Ribbon in CRM Homepage Gridview 

Ribbon workbench to the rescue once again

Auditing users

Out of the box auditing allows you to capture when CRM users logged on/off CRM, you can also find this information using SQL (which you could put in a report)

Why .NET developers struggle with CRM Development

you need more than just .NET skills to be a good CRM developer

Manage Entitlement terms behavior with Dynamics CRM Online Update 1

I have yet to use entitlements, so it was interesting to read how you can set them up

Business Process Flow Facts, Functionality and Limitations

Limitations of business process flows

Implementing CRM – 7 Tips and Tricks that Will Save Your Project

Some quick tips on how to setup your project

CRM 2013 – Javascript to get id of current record

How to get the id of the current record using Javascript


How To Write Unmaintainable Code

good Programmers Write Bug-Free Code, Don’t They?

dealing with technical debt

Testable code vs clean code

Object Oriented Principles

Encapsulate What Varies


“I’d like to raise my IQ. Where do I start?”

Windows lost Smartphone war

Less consuming and more  creating

Office workers – Get up and get active

The Crash in China Continues – and is Engulfing Hong Kong

Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World

The decline of US power?

the curious truth about belly button fluff

Previous top picks

Hosk’s Top CRM Articles of the week – 3rd July

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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