Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Stop the save event

Sometimes you need to stop a form from saving.

Case example - You are validating some data on the form and if the data is incorrect the save event must stop and retun back to the form rather than alerting the fault on the form and continuing saving the form. The OnSave event should return a "false" value to avoid the form from saving. This can be achieved by writting the following nugget.

event.returnValue = false;

To continue saving the CRM form you may want to use this


Ronald Lemmen has given a few more nuggets. Also going through the SDK would give you an advantage. Plenty of them available.

Happy Scripting..|/

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Launched

Watch the webcast. You can test the CRM Hosted solution absolutely FREE for 30 days. So get started without any major investment in staffing and IT.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4 Implementation Guide Update Available

Download the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4 implementation guide. Some 50 odd corrections and 3 new topics have been declared. I don't have to list them as the list is available with the download.

There is an errata sheet shipped with the download that describes the corrections and additions. Find it as a document file, "v4_1_0_errata.doc".

Sunday, April 20, 2008

CRM 4 License key matrix

Tried upgrading the Trial version and received this error.

Upgrading from a trial version to full version was such a production. There is an upgrade matrix available, I found after a few clicks on the web. Simon Houston put forth the CRM 4 License Key upgrade matrix which clearly explains which version of CRM can be upgraded. If you do not find a relevant upgrade intersection, you have just one option left "Re-install CRM 4" from scratch.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Other Titan Guides and SDKs

You can download CRM Implementation Guide and CRM Deployment SDK. Click the respective links.

CRM SDK 4.0.4

Now available Microsoft Dynamics CRM SDK 4.0.4 for download. This SDK contains a lot new and updated information. link>>

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Rebranding CRM Live

Microsoft has re-named CRM Live to "Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online" in order mantain their three meta-categories "Live", "Online" and "Hosted services".

MOSS 2007 Conference '08

Two long day's and one "Fantastic" conference held at Dubai. Very informative of course if you are not were not too much familiar too MOSS, but familiar folks present there also had too much to learn(as I could guess by their questions). MOSS 2007 (expands to "Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007") is basically a SharePoint site which can be customized to provide great functionality to streamline business processes. Apart from that one can build blogging sites, wikis and lot more cool stuff by using SilverLight and Ajax just incase you thought of entertainment.

Its a little OOB(Out Of the Box) blog content, but something I learnt; MOSS is integerable to Microsoft CRM and other Dynamics products. So in someway helpfull to the CRM developers. But one really needs to think - Why should you integrate CRM with SharePoint? I am also thinking!!!!!!!

Friday, April 4, 2008

On March 08

Just thought to write a summary of the previous month. I have no notes about the month previous to this, so may not have much to write. Microsoft's Heroes Happen Here Launch Event was all that I remember. Its sealed up there. Research continues on Plug-ins. Tried the new Registration tool which worked good. Still a dark area as to how can I access data retrieve and update it. Specially the custom entities don't seem to get in hand until the web service is added. Hopefully should find the solution soon as lots of forums and blogs have now started discussing them. Hope you have a good April, meanwhile I get back to my research.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Microsoft's Products Launch Event

Everyone present at the Lauch event was a {HERO} and I was glad I was one of them. Microsoft's biggest launch event. It was big because they launched 3 products in a line.

  • Windows Server 2008
  • SQL Server 2008
  • Visual Studio 2008

There were 2 tracks simultaneously and I was interested in the Developer track, but attended the IT Managers track(I knew of it):)

Lots of functionality incorporated. Hyper-V(Virtualization) being one of the best I liked in Windows Server 2008, Intellisense in SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio having the same looks as its antecedent, but much more powerful with intellisense for javascript. Makes developers life easier.

About the Event, it was wonderful. Professional speakers from MiddleEast were there to present. We had speakers from HP and Intel to talk about their colaborative researches with Microsoft. The best part was the entertainment and loads of give away gifts. Microsoft XBox, Intel Core 2Duo processor, Click mouse(for hidden gaming freaks), Wireless keyboard to name a few. Unluckily I wasn't so lucky to get any.

I would have definately put on the event pics, provided I had a camera with me. I missed on it. Not to worry as many more such events gearing up, as I tool up for them.

Heroes Happen {Here}