Hosk’s Top Dynamics 365 Articles of the week – 14th – August

Quotes

But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated. Ernest Hemingway

Articles of the week

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Best of the rest

Programming/Scrum

Other

The Hosk – currently reading

Hosk’s CRM Developer Articles

A collection of my favorite CRM Developer articles I have written

CRM 2016 – Tips on passing the MB2-712 customization and config exam

All the CRM 2016 content to help you pass the exam

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Hosk’s Top Dynamics 365 Articles of the week – 16th June

Quotes

But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated. Ernest Hemingway

#HoskWisdom

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  • The pressure to make things complex will be great but you must keep it as simple as possible #HoskWisdom
  • Don’t waste words, make every one count #HoskWisdom
  • If you can deliver the same message with fewer words then do so #HoskWisdom
  • if you tried your hardest you have nothing to regret #HoskWisdom
  • Constantly talking about doing something is a barrier to doing something #HoskWisdom
  • Speak less, listen more and think often #HoskWisdom
  • If something has no value, stop measuring it #HoskWisdom
  • Contributing to a successful team is better than achieving personal goals #HoskWisdom
  • People admire Dad dancing because it is a state of mind only achieved by those who are not constrained by popular opinion #HoskWisdom
  • Leaders don’t try to win the race they try to get everyone to finish #HoskWisdom
  • Don’t over think and under act #HoskWisdom
  • Thinking should not stop action #HoskWisdom
  • Respect silence, its thinking time #HoskWisdom
  • Don’t waste your energy fighting the inevitable, instead choose to be prepared #HoskWisdom
  • Bosses should tell employees where they can do better but most don’t #HoskWisdom
  • I like to start the day with a steaming hot cup of Microsoft Dynamics 365 #HoskWisdom
  • Win when you can, lose if you must but always enjoy it #HoskWisdom
  • There are no shortcuts in delivering successful projects #HoskWisdom
  • Be relentless about improving #HoskWisdom
  • You won’t win if you are afraid of losing #HoskWisdom
  • Rejection makes you serious about a goal or helps you decide it’s not important #HoskWisdom
  • When a pupil isn’t doing well the reason is often due to bad teaching #HoskWisdom
  • You cannot go back to what you were, you can only move forward to what you will be #HoskWisdom
  • When conflict becomes personal, it becomes a problem #HoskWisdom
  • For the people who achieve, tomorrow is too late #HoskWisdom
  • If you lose because of a lack of preparation then you beat yourself #HoskWisdom
  • No one will follow a leader who isn’t good at his job #HoskWisdom
  • When you let sleeping dogs lie, be prepared to be woken by those dogs in the future #HoskWisdom

Articles of the week

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Generic framework to delete all child records when a parent record is deleted in Dynamics 365 using Microsoft Flows

Best of the rest

Restarting Record Creation and Update Rules in Dynamics 365

Dynamics 365 UK data centres

 Insights from Extreme 365

Simple, No fuss, Dynamics 365 Deployment Task Runner

How to register an early bound library within Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Sandbox Isolation Mode Part 1

word document templates for complex data retrieval

you can optimize queries in Dynamics 365 online! it doesn’t say what it does but it’s probably magic

Calling Azure Functions (GenericWebHook-Csharp) from CRM

Tip #863: Learn TypeScript

Facial Recognition using Dynamics 365, PowerApps and FaceAPI

Best of the rest

Recurring Jobs Strategies for Dynamics CRM/365

The New Social Selling Assistant in Dynamics 365

Dynamics 365 Partner Community: Using PowerApps and Microsoft Flow with Dynamics 365

CafeX, Live Assist – My Initial Install (With USD)

A BETTER WAY TO USE CONNECTIONS

Record Specific Power BI Reports in Dynamics 365 (only one click away)

Managing Dynamics 365 Online Encryption Key

Programming/Scrum

Shutting down CodePlex

popular dev articles this week

Here’s What You Can Learn In 10 Minutes That Will Be Useful For The Rest Of Your Programming Career

Writing My First Compiler

Continuous everything in DevOps…what is the difference between CI, CD, CD…?

The Agile Mindset 

Tips To Be a Successful Scrum Master

awesome information for Scrum masters

great article on why you should do code reviews

Why is the ‘if’ statement considered evil?

Other

I woke up at 3 a.m. to spend 12 hours learning what it takes to be a leader from former Navy SEALs

How I Became More Comfortable With Public Speaking

9 Books Which Made Me an Adult (And 1 You Should Read Anyway)

16 Memorable Books I read in 2016

Flow Doesn’t Lead to Mastery

Why Are Maker Schedules So Rare?

Darwin was a slacker

What Your Moonshot Can Learn from the Apollo Program

How to get employees to work faster

Man’s tweet about pie charts being useless causes hilarious chaos

Star Wars

Tina Fey improve tips

The Hosk – currently reading

Hosk’s CRM Developer Articles

A collection of my favorite CRM Developer articles I have written

CRM 2016 – Tips on passing the MB2-712 customization and config exam

All the CRM 2016 content to help you pass the exam

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Hosk’s Top Dynamics 365 Articles of the week – 31st March

Quotes

You can’t win together if you don’t work together – Nick Saban

Development experience and skills are created through time spent developing #HoskCodeWisdom
You have to be relentless in the pursuit of your goal, be prepared of to work through adversity and hard times #HoskWisdom

Articles of the week

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Article of the week

Best of the rest

Other

Previous Hosk Top Articles

Hosk’s Top Dynamics 365 Articles of the week – 22nd February

The Hosk – currently reading

The Hosk – just finished reading

Hosk’s CRM Developer Articles

A collection of my favourite CRM Developer articles I have written

CRM 2016 – Tips on passing the MB2-712 customization and config exam

All the CRM 2016 content to help you pass the exam

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Hosk’s Top Dynamics 365 Articles of the week – 22nd February

Quotes

Mediocre people don’t like high-achievers and high-achievers don’t like mediocre people. Nick Saban

Success doesn’t come from pie-in-the-sky thinking. It’s the result of consciously doing something each day that will add to your overall excellence – Nick Saban

#HoskWisdom Favoutes this week

  • If you don’t learn to fail, you fail to learn #HoskWisdom
  • Developers dance to the speed of the project and the tune the project manager plays #HoskCodeWisdom
  • You know nothing Jon Snow, particularly about writing an auto number plugin in Dynamics 365 #HoskWisdom #HoskCodeWisdom
  • Good code comments itself, bad code is commented on by developers saying “What the f**k is this meant to do?” #HoskWisdom #HoskCodeWisdom
  • Less code is always more #HoskCodeWisdom
  • if your code is not readable it’s not maintainable #HoskCodeWisdom
  • I’m not a programmer, I’m a code delivery ninja #HoskCodeWisdom
  • The Hosk crushes bug totally, until they wish there were never created by me #HoskCodeWisdom
  • You are only as good as your last line of code #HoskCodeWisdom
  • The code in your source control is only as good as your weakest developer, unless you review it before it’s checked in #HoskCodeWisdom
  • Having a great idea is not enough, it needs hard work to turn the idea into something real #HoskWisdom
  • Get out of the comfort zone and move into the difficult, scary, no idea, uncomfortable zone. It’s better for you #HoskWisdom
  • The end is important to others, the journey is important to you #HoskWisdom
  • Ego lets you hear praise and ignores criticism, yet it is criticism which helps you improve #HoskWisdom
  • Fear will always exist, you control it or it controls you #HoskWisdom
  • Business rules and JavaScript are like electricity and water, they don’t mix well #HoskWisdom
  • I have been sent from the planet scrum to master you, now sprint you monkeys and no sitting in meetings #HoskWisdom

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Articles of the week

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I haven’t blogged for a month so there are a few articles of the week

Freeing Storage Space in Dynamics 365

Top 20 new features in Dynamics 365

Our organization is relocating – poor performance in Dublin data centre

Useful Dynamics 365 Downloads and Resources

Best of the rest

What I learnt from CRM Saturday Paddington

Microsoft releases new update for Social Engagement with Social Selling Assistant and more

Dynamics 365 new BPF architecture gotcha

Dynamics 365 Roadmap: Dynamics 365 Portals – Why You Need Them (and How to Try Them Out for Free) 

PowerApps Is A Game Changer

Recover Dynamics 365 portal fails

Leveraging Dynamics 365’s Common Data Model: An Architectural Discussion

State of Microsoft Dynamics 365 in 2017 – My Speaker Notes

Built-in Site Map Editor in Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM 8.2

CRM Forms loading too slow: Check OUT this USEFUL list

OMG, do YOU use CRMojis?!

What You Need to Know about the Hustle and [Microsoft] Flow

Dynamics CRM Build Tools

CRM Saturday – XrmToolBox with Jonas Rapp

Microsoft Flow Can Extend Dynamics 365 more than you ever imagined

understanding your Microsoft Dynamics 365 Online Licensing Options

Integrate Power BI with Microsoft Dynamics 365

Programming/Scrum

C# Coding Conventions (C# Programming Guide)

10 golden rules for becoming a better programmer

Scaling Git (and some back story)

Continuing the evolution of the Microsoft MVP Award!

How to Measure Team Agility

Other

Bill Belichick on Super Bowl win: ‘We’re five weeks behind the other teams for 2017 season’

Reflecting On One Very, Very Strange Year At Uber

moving interview

Tribal Leadership: The Key To Building Great Teams

How to help kids fail

Bill Belichick’s Five Lessons For Innovators

Behavioural interview question

The Hosk – currently reading

The Hosk – just finished reading

Hosk’s CRM Developer Articles

A collection of my favourite CRM Developer articles I have written

CRM 2016 – Tips on passing the MB2-712 customization and config exam

All the CRM 2016 content to help you pass the exam

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Hosk’s Top Dynamics 365 Articles of the week – 27th January

Quotes

Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of intelligent effort. John Ruskin

#HoskWisdom Favoutes this week

  • The only limitation to what you can develop is the person developing it #HoskWisdom
  • The end always triggers a beginning #HoskWisdom
  • The pressure to make things complex will be great but you must keep it as simple as possible #HoskWisdom
  • Don’t waste words, make every one count #HoskWisdom
  • Don’t blame other people for your failures #HoskWisdom
  • Constantly talking about doing something is a barrier to doing something #HoskWisdom
  • It’s not just what you say but how you say it #HoskWisdom
  • if you tried your hardest you have nothing to regret #HoskWisdom
  • If something has no value, stop measuring it #HoskWisdom
  • Contributing to a successful team is better than achieving personal goals #HoskWisdom
  • Don’t over think and under act #HoskWisdom
  • The difficulty working with cowboy coders is dealing with the all shit that comes from their code and horses #HoskCodeWisdom
  • Increasing people on a project increases complexity of working, colloborating and communicating #HoskWisdom
  • When I see someone crying when their football team has lost, I want to tell them they need to take football more seriously #HoskWisdom
  • Respect silence, its thinking time #HoskWisdom
  • You cant solve all of life’s problems in a day but you can start with one of your own #HoskWisdom

Want more #HoskWisdom then follow #HoskWisdom or follow @BenHosk

Articles of the week

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Using Portal Capabilities in Dynamics 365 (CRM)

Good run through portal capabilities, a detailed step by step guide

Best of the rest

The difficulties of scaled agile projects

Dynamics 365 SDK refreshed (11 January 2017)

10 Types of Dynamics 365 Project for IT Decision Makers

Getting around Delegated Admin Restrictions

Read Barcode Value Using Barcode Scanner Control in Dynamics 365

Step by Step Guide to Setting up your Dynamics 365 Portal Trial

Working with JSON objects in Dynamics CRM Plugins

Smart Buttons in the Ribbon Workbench

ALM for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011: CRM Solution Lifecycle Management

Everyday is a school day, yomi fields are for phonetic spelling

Programming/Scrum

5 Steps To Better Agile Retrospectives

Trello board on better retrospectives

It’s Not Just Standing Up: Patterns for Daily Standup Meetings

CannotMeasureProductivity

Other

Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule

Leadership That Gets Results

Servant leadership – the leadership theory of robert K. greenleaf

Effective Leadership Styles for Scrum Masters

Five books every ScrumMaster should read

Béla Guttmann: the mastermind who was more than just a curse

Stephen Hawking’s Productive Laziness

To Everyone Who Asks For ‘Just A Little’ Of Your Time: Here’s What It Costs To Say Yes

everything Ryan Holiday wrote in 2016

how to improve success rates in NFL drafts

David Foster Wallace: The String Theory

Great course for Scrum masters

How to build a great team and culture

The Hosk – currently reading

The Hosk – just finished reading

Hosk’s CRM Developer Articles

A collection of my favourite CRM Developer articles I have written

CRM 2016 – Tips on passing the MB2-712 customization and config exam

All the CRM 2013 content to help you pass the exam

#HoskCodeWisdom

When you are going through project hell, don’t stop to create the nice to have features #HoskCodeWisdom
Quick fixes are never quick and usually add technical debt, so take longer and do it properly #HoskCodeWisdom
If not managed properly, adding more people to a project can slow it down instead of speeding it up #HoskCodeWisdom
Don’t waste time adding functionality the user might like but hasn’t asked for #HoskCodeWisdom
Never optimize code unless you have to #HoskCodeWisdom
Scrum master should never have answers they should ask the team for answers #HoskCodeWisdom
Writing code is simple but writing simple code is the hardest thing you can code #HoskCodeWisdom
You need to love code with your heart and write code with your head if you want to be good programmer #HoskCodeWisdom
Creating bugs bothers good developers #HoskCodeWisdom
If you don’t find writing code fun, you will never be good developer #HoskCodeWisdom
If you don’t control technical debt, it controls you and the horse you rode in on #HoskCodeWisdom
You cannot be the master coding because some days the code wins and you lose #HoskCodeWisdom
When programmers think they are good, code will find a way for you to waste a whole day on something which doesn’t work #HoskCodeWisdom

Hosk’s Top Dynamics 365 Articles of the week – 13th January

Quotes

Positive thinking will let you use the ability which you have, and that is awesome. Zig Ziglar

#HoskWisdom Favoutes this week

  • If recruiters want to be treated with respect, they need to treat people with respect #HoskWisdom

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Articles of the week

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CRM Development hacks

great article with some great link to show all fields, enable all fields, get record guid and links to other pages such as advanced find/solutions.

Azure functions are a useful tool to learn about, to help move long running processes out from Dynamics 365

Best of the week

CRM for Dynamics 365 Top 10 New Features

Dynamics 365 – What does Include entity metadata do

Top 10 Microsoft Dynamics CRM/365 Tips from 2016

Dynamics 365 – Editable Grids

Hosk’s favourite Hosk Dynamic blog posts of 2016

Dynamics 365 – Editable Grids JavaScript Example

How to show signature accepted using Pen Control in Reports & HTML web resources – Dynamics CRM/365

The Top 10 Hosk Dynamics CRM blog posts for 2016

Learning Path authoring now available in Dynamics 365 (online)!

Business Rules – Dynamics 365

Will Dynamics 365 redesign Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online? 

XrmToolBox : Marketing List Manager Plugin

worth a read to refresh me about outer join functionality added to CRM

Replicate Microsoft Dynamics 365 (online) data to Microsoft Azure SQL Database

What’s new for developers: Microsoft Dynamics 365

Microsoft Dynamics 365 App for Field Service – A Walkthrough Tour

 Email Engagement in Dynamics 365 (CRM)

Dynamics 365 – You can’t add new forms to the appointment entity

Executing Dynamics 365 workflows from Microsoft Flow

CRM 2016 – ActivityParty and ActivityParty Lists

WHAT’S NEW IN THE DYNAMICS 365 DEVELOPER TOOLKIT

CRM 2016 – Tips on passing the MB2-712 customization and config exam

Programming

Write a Live Code Analyzer for Your API

Why “Agile” and especially Scrum are terrible

3 Strengths That Make Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Stock A Buy Now

What are story points

too cool for school – lego kanban board

Other

 The Outrageous Cost of Skipping TDD & Code Reviews

 10 ways to better lead your agile team

Former Navy SEAL commanders explain why they still wake up at 4:30 a.m. — and why you should, too

Managing Your Boss

32 Little Rules I Follow To Live A Life That Feels Good Every Day

4 WAYS TO PUSH THROUGH ADVERSITY AND FAILURE WITHOUT EGO

The Hosk currently reading

The Hosk – just finished reading

Hosk’s CRM Developer Articles

A collection of my favourite CRM Developer articles I have written

CRM 2016 – Tips on passing the MB2-712 customization and config exam

All the CRM 2013 content to help you pass the exam

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Hosk’s Top CRM Articles of the week – 14th July

Quotes

Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. Napoleon Hill

#HoskWisdom

  • Every purpose needs a life #HoskWisdom
  • A company can save money on all parts of the business, but never on ideas#HoskWisdom
  • Training and learning are not the same thing. Many people learn nothing from attending training sessions. #HoskWisdom
  • Learning can happen anytime and anywhere you want it to #HoskWisdom
  • Stay curious and question everything #HoskWisdom
  • A CRM project is a way to align your business objectives with a CRM solution #HoskWisdom
  • Look to the future for opportunities no one else can see #HoskWisdom
  • Curiosity leads people to opportunities, courage turns opportunities into success #HoskWisdom
  • If you think you are always right, then you are wrong more than you know #HoskWisdom
  • If you want to make strategic decisions you must make time to think #HoskWisdom
  • Tell customers what to expect in their CRM projects so they don’t overreact to bumps in the road #HoskWisdom
  • Concentrate on the value, not the price of things #HoskWisdom
  • The value of a CRM project to a customer should be more than the price #HoskWisdom
  • Justify the price of a CRM project, do not apologise for it #HoskWisdom
  • You don’t get requirements from companies you get them from people #HoskWisdom
  • Defeat can either break you or strengthen you #HoskWisdom
  • If your CRM solution isn’t easy to use then the end users won’t use it and your CRM solution has failed #HoskWisdom
  • Excellent CRM projects are not created by accident #HoskWisdom
  • Don’t be surprised when mistakes happen during a CRM project, be prepared #HoskWisdom
  • You are unique and that is your greatest strength #HoskWisdom
  • Having a fried egg and a scrambled egg on the same plate somehow feels dishonest to eggkind #HoskWisdom
  • A lack of mistakes is more worrying than making mistakes, it means you’re not trying new things #HoskWisdom
  • Mistakes don’t hurt as much, when you learn from them #HoskWisdom
  • When ever you have to edit a web config there is always trouble #HoskWisdom #YeeWisdom
  • Put employees first and customers second, if you want your employees to give great customer service #HoskWisdom
  • You can achieve a little on your own or a lot with a team #HoskWisdom
  • When you criticise failure, you discourage innovation #HoskWisdom
  • Never look down on people who look up to you #HoskWisdom
  • If you think you know enough to stop learning, you have more to learn than you think #HoskWisdom
  • All I want is the people who like Peanut butter and Marmite to toast together in unity but with seperate pieces of toast #HoskWisdom
  • Time is your best friend and your worst enemy #HoskWisdom
  • if eating books transferred the content to my brain and they tasted like bacon, I would be a genius #HoskWisdom
  • Give a team direction and a sense of purpose and they will give you effort, engagement and results #HoskWisdom
  • Working with Microsoft Dynamics CRM, you always need to have fun, improve, deliver projects and make customers happy #HoskWisdom
  • Before you do anything, always stop to think #HoskWisdom
  • Don’t teach people want to think, teach them how to think #HoskWisdom
  • You can’t beat the great feeling when you find someone has already written a method which does exactly what you want to do #HoskWisdom
  • Great achievers motivate themselves #HoskWisdom
  • You are always a student of life, there is always much to learn #HoskWisdom
  • Life is short and time is fleeting, make it count and avoid all meetings #HoskWisdom
  • Shifting goals creates frustrated employees #HoskWisdom
  • A teams purpose, is it’s primary motivation #HoskWisdom
  • Every time you work on a new CRM project, you evolve #HoskWisdom
  • Each project has its own style and rhythm, you have to find the best way of working with the people involved #HoskWisdom
  • To be a great leader you must serve the people you lead #HoskWisdom
  • Your actions should help you get to where you want to be #HoskWisdom
  • Don’t just get opinions from people but understand their reasoning process #HoskWisdom
  • Understanding the way people form their opinions is more useful than their opinions #HoskWisdom
  • It’s not OK to hide from the truth, but you are allowed to be scared of it #HoskWisdom
  • You can’t control when you make a mistake, you can control how you react to making a mistake #HoskWisdom
  • The reward inside every mistake, is knowledge to change your approach #HoskWisdom
  • knowledge is a quest, mistakes are a mere flesh wound #HoskWisdom

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Articles of the week

Option-Set, Lookup or Autocomplete

This is an old post by I stumbled across this week and its interesting

CRM 2016 – What’s the best way to organise solutions in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 

How you should organise your CRM solutions is a question that comes up a lot, the post discusses various methods.

Useful articles of the week

Microsoft Dynamics CRM User Guides

A link to loads of CRM users guides

free ssl certificates

You can get free SSL certificates, awesome

Best of the Rest

CRM 2016 – The importance of keeping the same guids between CRM instances 

PowerApps and the Microsoft Common Data Model

MB2-712 – CRM 2016 customisation and configuration Hosk study notes 

Why you first time fix rate is so important

CRM 2016 – How to enable languages

Create solutions that support multiple languages

Lessons Learnt: Understanding End-Users and Process for an Effective Dynamics

CRM 2016 – Failed to generate excel 

Lessons Learnt: Understanding End-Users and Process for an Effective Dynamics CRM implementation

Fast vs. Furious: PowerBI + Dynamics CRM Avoid this common mistake and watch your data fly!

Field One Sky good 2 know

Web Resources Best Practice – Organize Web Resources in Dynamics CRM

CRM 2016 – XRMToolbox plugin store error – Unable to load one or more of the requested types 

VOICE OF THE CUSTOMER – GOOD, BETTER, BEST

CRM Asynchronous Service Performance: Code Mania

CRM 2016 – Import error – A validation error picklist is outside of the valid range 

Migrate Dynamics CRM On-Premises to feature-rich Dynamics CRM Online

Dynamics CRM and Azure Scheduler – The final pieces of the puzzle

Dynamics CRM and Azure Scheduler – Breakthrough!

Dynamics CRM and Azure Scheduler – a closer look at Azure Web Jobs

Other

What do leaders really do

Did Microsoft Acquire LinkedIn for the Cloud Business? (MSFT, LNKD)

Uber will ease the transformation to self drive cars

Azure rising: Microsoft will be largest Infrastructure as a Service vendor by 2019, says new Morgan Stanley survey

An Algorithm for Solving Problems

The Management Thinker We Should Never Have Forgotten

The Hosk currently reading

The Hosk – just finished reading

TED Talks: The official TED guide to public speaking

7 out of 10.  Great book, easy to read and great advice.  It’s written in a way which felt like the author was giving your advice before giving a TED talk.  It’s not ground breaking advice but it changed the way I thought about creating presentations and blog posts

  • Create a powerful, intriguing start to your talk, capture the audiences attention from the start
  • Finish strongly, this is what most people will remember
  • Focus on making the talk interesting
  • Use interesting pictures and few words
  • Practice your talk alot

Paisley: Smile On Me And Guide My Hand

6 out of 10.  Good read but got a bit boring when the author kept writing the team sheet and going through too many individual matches.

An interesting read for Liverpool fans.  I am interesting in the dynamics of successful teams and how managers lead them and create a great team spirit.

Bob Paisley was one of the most successful managers of all time, winning 2.1 trophies a season.  Great leaders make things simple.

If you want to learn more about Bob Paisley and CRM, read the blog post below.

If Bob Paisley managed a CRM team

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