I have been on holiday for a week at the awesome Butlins, I had a great time but boy was it tiring.
I saw Scooby Doo, Mike the Knight, Angelina the Ballerina and Katie from Cbeebies, went on rides, danced, playdoh, bubbles, saw a castle and went to the beach.
Here are my Mini Hosk’s having fun
Article of the week
editable grid in CRM? here are the choices
Sometimes customers will want an editable grid, this blog posts goes through some of the options.
best of the rest
Overcoming Multi-Level Rollup Field Limitation
Codeless solutions can sometimes be tricky. This blog posts gets round the rollup field limitation of you can’t reference a rollup field in a rollup field. Codeless solutions sometimes can involve using code other people have written in a free solution!
Set Address using Lookup Address for locked Address fields in Dynamics CRM
Setsubmit and dirty fields can cause headaches for CRM developers because CRM only updates fields which are dirty (dirty means changed). This blog post above shows how they got round the problem.
I would also suggest reading my blog post
CRM 2011/2013 – What does setSubmitMode do? and how does it work?
creating a Codeless Opportunity Payment Schedule in CRM
A codeless solution from the king of the no code solutions Leon Tribe.
CRM 2015 – how to find Statecode value
How to find the statecode value for an entity
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Browser Compatibility
Browser compatiablity is a problem which can sneak up on CRM upgrades, makes sure you know what internet browsers you can use.
Dynamics CRM Outlook Synchronization: How it Works – white paper
Outlook synchronization is great when it works and terrible when there is a problem. Read this white paper to learn what’s going on under the hood
CRM 2013 – How add a status reason using the CRM SDK
You can use the CRM SDK to create status reasons and set the int number used
solution simple questions
This blog answers some of the common questions about solutions. I also recommend reading Hosk blog posts
- CRM 2013 – Understanding Solutions and how they work
- CRM 2013 – Managed solution problems with out of sync solutions
- You can’t import a CRM 2011 solution into CRM 2015
Modifying Click-To-Call Hyperlink Properties for CRM 2013 Phone Fields
Setting click to call hyperlinks on some system fields, involves a bit of tinkering.
CRM 2013 – Plugins – Simple update plugin – Redeploying, improving and updating
Step by step guide to updating a plugin
Lock/Unlock Composite fields using Java Script in Dynamics CRM
Expanding Field Label Widths in CRM 2015
Expanding field labels is not straight forward (like many things in CRM), find out how
How to Avoid Code Complexity?
Great post on how to avoid code complexity, something I am always trying to avoid.
On a similar subject read my two blog posts on the subject
- The problems with complex code and complex CRM Customizations
- Why your CRM code and customizations should be simple
Code Review – The Ultimate Guide
About Clean Code
Code Watch: The first four habits of highly employable developers
Roughly 100 Fantastic Pieces of Journalism
How Germany abolished tuition fees
3 words to revolutionize the world
Get it Done: 35 Habits of the Most Productive People (Infographic)
The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence
The Ten Most Important Books To Expand Your Brain
Simplify Your Life
Previous top picks
Hosk’s Top CRM Articles of the week – 24th August
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