I have been de-cluttering my stuff the last week, unsurprisingly I have too much stuff, which makes it difficult to tidy it all the way.
This book is amazing, it has changed me from a messy person to a tidy person who now folds his pants and socks! because as the author says “folding is fun”
The two key points which have changed the way I view tidying. You are not deciding what to throw out but what to keep. If an object doesn’t give you joy then get rid of it.
“Keep only those things that speak to your heart. Then take the plunge and discard all the rest. By doing this, you can reset your life and embark on a new lifestyle.”
― Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing
The other key concept is once you have decluttered, everything has it’s place. All of your items should have a distinct place and you put an item back in it’s designated place.
Buy the book, it’s awesome and if you click the link from this page I will get 5 pence or some huge amount :-). I will be buying some for Christmas presents
Quote of the week
Knowledge alone is static. Know-how is knowledge in motion – Gold rule of software engineering
Article the week
Microsoft have added an awesome tool to show you the performance of your CRM forms but then it seems to get hardly mentioned.
The Cobalt blog is the best explanation of how it works I have read.
The most important bit which I keep forgetting, how to get the form up
Hit Control+Shift+Q to open the Performance Center window
Good blog with lots of tips on finding performance issues
Best of the Rest
Great blog post on using the new Web API preview to create strongly typed objects and I personally loved strongly typed objects
have you ever wondered, me neither but someone has.
You can do your CRM exams in your pants in the comfort of your own home, beware they will use your laptop webcam to check your are not cheating.
A Hosk blog talking about advanced finds
A small list of great CRM blogs you should be following
Hosk’s looks at the CRM 2016 preview
It’s good to see people putting Cortana to work
A great list of all the CRM 2013 white papers
Good blog to show you how to store the last activity, who needs machine learning
CRM has lots of shortcuts, who knew
How to stop infinite loops in your plugins, it’s all about the depth
You never know when you need to get the server time, it’s like hammer time but better
It’s hard to remember build numbers, so luckily someone has collated them all in one list for you
A great article from Microsoft about managing updates, you can turn them off to have one a year.
Filtered views are more awesome than you know
Which is better, when should you use a lookup field?
great article on how to approach mobile CRM projects
It’s a tool to update entity image
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