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
Sometimes customers will want an editable grid, this blog posts goes through some of the options.
best of the rest
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!
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
A codeless solution from the king of the no code solutions Leon Tribe.
How to find the statecode value for an entity
Browser compatiablity is a problem which can sneak up on CRM upgrades, makes sure you know what internet browsers you can use.
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
You can use the CRM SDK to create status reasons and set the int number used
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
Setting click to call hyperlinks on some system fields, involves a bit of tinkering.
Step by step guide to updating a plugin
Expanding field labels is not straight forward (like many things in CRM), find out how
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
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