About the Hosk

I’m the Marvellous Hosk, this blog is all about my adventures in the world of Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

The Hosk blog is often based on opinion, not fact. They are a place to start your journey learning about a subject.  Don’t take my word for anything, go and learn about it yourself.

If you have a CRM related question, I would recommend first posting it on the CRM Forum (which is free) before emailing me because the CRM forum always has people waiting to help but the Hosk might be busy.

You can email me at ben.hosking@gmail.com if you have something interesting to say (recruiters please don’t send emails about jobs)

Enjoy my CRM blog, please leave feedback in the comments

Follow me on Twitter @BenHosk

Connect with me on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/benhosking/

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LinkedIn group – Hosk’s CRM Development



13 thoughts on “About the Hosk

  1. Gaston Fuentes March 10, 2014 / 8:20 am

    Ben not sure if you received my email but any chance you can start a Youtube channel and teach us beginners how to write code?


  2. Charlie BG March 11, 2014 / 9:13 pm

    I second that notion Ben, you need to start tutorials on Youtube!


  3. Andrew Bryane March 13, 2014 / 9:45 am

    Ben, following you on Twitter – unfortunately I hate the idea of joining LinkedIn for privacy/policy reasons. I love the idea of you starting a Youtube video series on writing plugins as it’s non-existent. It’ll get some of us just starting off into the rhythm of things and get you massive recognition in the CRM community


  4. Robert March 13, 2016 / 7:24 pm

    Hi I am planning to start coding from cero a CRM, where can I get a wireframe and dataflow on how a CRM is structured to start programming?


    • Hosk March 13, 2016 / 8:48 pm


      Start with the crm SDK. There is no wireframe or data flow but it will give you an understanding of the different parts of crm.

      It depends on if you are writing plugins, JavaScript, console applications or wcf services.


  5. Ravi September 26, 2016 / 9:48 pm

    Hi Hosk,

    Most of the times I followed you blog and learned many new things. Now I am working on advance find. Can you please let me know If there any way to show all the user who share or access the same record(account or contact) using Advance find.


    • Hosk September 26, 2016 / 11:18 pm

      I don’t think you can see who a record is shared with or who has access to a record.


  6. martin1845 April 21, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    its a great blog i can clear all my doubts regaring ms crm.
    and i came with a question again

    which is
    how to make a ribbon button only visible to admin
    is it possible by using js or is there any other way to do it


  7. tsivell April 25, 2017 / 8:10 pm

    Using VS2012 Ultimate, I have created a blank project. I then connect to CRM 2013 on-prem default solution that contains my plugin assemblies. I get connected fine, view the CRM Explorer in the GUI (all entities and most items are there), but when opening “Plug-in Assemblies” drill down, there is nothing there. Am I missing something? Is this not the method to view inside VS?

    Any help appreciated.



  8. prasadgvr November 1, 2019 / 5:38 am

    Hello Hosk,

    First time in my life i am impressed with a self study notes prepared by another person.
    “MB2-712 – CRM 2016 customisation and configuration Hosk study notes”

    I sense your passion and zeal to make the difference. Keep it up

    Prasad GVR


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