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



You can’t avoid the forces of change on your code, you can prepare for it by decoupling and reducing dependancies – Hosk

”Dirty code slows you down as well. If the code is clean, the next features go in smoothly.” – Ron Jeffries

You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.

—  Cormac McCarthy

What I learnt this week

Multiple online instances or tenants

You can delete CRM online instances or switch an instance of CRM online

I didn’t realise you could have multiple instances of CRM online or you can delete or switch instances.

Article of the week

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Developer Interview Questions

I have chosen my own article, outrageous!  It’s a whopper

Read Committed Snapshot Isolation (RCSI)–Know before you use it for your Dynamics CRM Database

An overview of Read Committed Snapshot isolation, a popular way to speed up your CRM DB.

Great old Post of the week

CRM 2011 Early Binding vs Late Binding Performance


Best of the Rest

A new developer Tool Bench, which does

  • Build URLs to open MSCRM forms.
  • Build URLs to open MSCRM views.
  • Finds the Guids hidden in MSCRM URLs.
  • Encoding and decoding of text.

API functions to control Subgrid behavior starting Dynamics CRM 2015 Update 1

New subgrid JavaScript functions in latest update

Scott Durow Visualisation

Who knew CRM data could look so good without putting on some silly space holo glasses

CRM 2011/2013 – What security roles do you to need to run a dialog

Do you know you need certain security roles to run a dialog!

Microsoft Dynamics Timeline

The history of Microsoft Dynamics CRM in a few minutes

CRM 2015 – Understanding impersonation in plugins and knowing when to use it

CRM Online 7.1.1 – Service Update

what’s been fixed in CRM online 7.1.1 – Service Update 1 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online 7.1.1

CRM 2013 – When using FetchXML is better than OData

There are some things FetchXML can do, which OData can’t

Boost sales with social selling

Social selling is shuffling into CRM 2016

MS CRM Custom WCF with Dual Encryption

Dual Encryption!

A good blog for Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Unified Service Desk

JSON Data Type Web Resource in Microsoft Dynamics CRM

It’s possible but why would you

CRM 2011 – how to update read only fields with Javascript

To update read only fields you need to change the setsubmit mode.  Read

CRM 2011/2013 – What does setSubmitMode do? and how does it work?

CRM 2015 – Quick way to navigate to your User record

How to quickly get to your user record

Yammer’s current state and why a CRM’er should take note of it 

Microsoft should update Yammer or replace it.  It’s still there so take note.

How to prepare Microsoft Dynamics CRM Data for Azure Machine Learning using SSIS and CData’s Dynamics CRM SSIS Components

Machine learning is coming, get ready

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Trust Center

CRM online trust credential, a great resource to answer potential customer questions

CRM 2015 – Why filtered views are useful

Filtered views are awesome, find out why

Bubble Charts in Dynamics CRM

A bubble chart in CRM, I never thought I would see the day


clean coder – future proof

Original Future Proof discussion

4 Easy Ways to Infuriate a Developer


A dozen things learned from Charlie Munger

The Statute of Limitations on Faulty Code

Simple way to do business writing

The remarkable Neal Stephenson interview

Interesting Videos

Atul Gawande talks



Previous top picks

Hosk’s Top CRM Articles of the week – 13th October

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


4 thoughts on “Hosk’s Top CRM Articles of the week – 10th November

  1. kvdv November 10, 2015 / 3:42 pm

    Hoeray, I made it to “the list” 🙂 !


    • Hosk November 10, 2015 / 3:47 pm

      Great work, making me read a post about Yammer is no easy task


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