Article of the Week
A great post to help understand when and why to use access teams. I wrote a brief article on access teams for CRM 2013 – MB2-703 – Access Teams and Access Team Templates how to use them and key facts
Initially I wasn’t sure the purpose of Access teams but the article above and this excellent article from Adam Vero should help you understand the concept.
Oddly there isn’t a way to export the configuration for access teams, which means you have to recreate them. This is another case of a Connect issue raised years ago and mainly ignored (Is Microsoft Listening to the Dynamics CRM Community?)
Luckily there is a console application which can copy the CRM access team templates written by Lucas Alexander.
Best of the Rest
Hosk blog with advice on how to diagnose Plugin errors
The series continues linking CRM with an external website.
Ever wondered how to add a custom button to the security, nope me neither but it doesn’t you won’t have to do it in the future.
How to enable and disable users from importing and exporting in CRM
Interesting article on writing UI Tests for CRM, I will admit to never having heard of Dalek before.
When you write customizations for CRM online you need to think differently
Use SQL Tracing to find the SQL query generated for Dynamics CRM Platform Operations for CRM On-Premise
Match your CRM queries to SQL queries, very useful.
Things to consider about upgrading CRM and keep up with releases, rollups and service patches.
Hmmm Power BI seems pretty darn good.
Previous top picks
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