Hosk’s Top CRM Articles of the week – 17th July

Article of the Week

The article of the week is my trilogy of articles on plugin code

  1. Are your CRM plugins creating technical debt?

  2. Are CRM Developers are afraid of creating classes?

  3. How to find classes

The articles look at the effect of creating plugins and putting all the code inside the plugin class, the benefits of creating classes and how to find classes when creating code.

Non Hosk article of the week

Dynamics CRM and ILMerge: The Easy Way to Merge DLLs for Plugins

It’s an old article but a good step by step guide to using ILMerge

Best of the Rest

check out the plugin tracing in CRM 2015 sp1

The ability to see the trace file in plugins will dramatically help investigating live issues.

CRM 2013 – Understanding Auditing, Tips, Tricks and Gotchas

A good long look at auditing by the Hosk.

How to handle Nulls in Dynamics CRM Calculated Fields

Interesting article on handling nulls in calculated fields

CRM 2013 – Javascript null setting oddity

A Hosk article investigating why a field wasn’t being set but delves into requirement levels and debugging

Microsoft acquires FieldOne, global provider of field service management solutions for the enterprise

Another new business purchased by Microsoft

Dynamics CRM: Extensions to Improve IOrganizationService

Good use of extensions to ease CRM Development

What are Preview features and how do I enable them?

New preview functionality has been added to CRM 2015, check it out

Accessing related entities fields in Calculated Fields formulas in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 Online Update 1

Debugging Plug-in Made Easy for Dynamics CRM Online

A step by step guide to debugging plugins using the plugin registration tool

Microsoft Dynamics CRM not working? check these common causes

What to check if CRM stops working

Restrict customer lookup to select a specific entity records in CRM 2013/2015

Adding filters to lookups in Javascript

What’s new in CRM 2015 SP1 for developers, customizers and admins

A run down of the new features in CRM 2015 SP1


Get off Your Horse and Stop Coding like a Cowboy

Second System Syndrome

interesting discussion – Over 40 years, has Software Gotten Better or Worse?

Other articles interesting the Hosk

How Bold Entrepreneurs Are Breaking $1 Million In One-Person Businesses

Microsoft ruined Nokia – WHY. Microsoft and Nokia – a marriage made in hell?

How Changing Our Product Team Structure Doubled Productivity

Annoying practices of bad recruitment consultants

Microsoft marketing manager plays the blues

Elon Musk’s high-speed Hyperloop train makes more sense for Mars than California

Here’s what happens to your brain when you give up sugar for Lent

The Stoic: 9 Principles to Help You Keep Calm in Chaos

teaching maths Asian style

What I learned from a McDonald’s Manager

Previous top picks

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