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    Hello folks, Here is the scenario: I remember the days we used to write lengthy code to get all the entities that are not associated with another entity. Did not understand?? Ok… let me give you an example: I want to get all the cases that are not having tasks associated with them. This is a complex...
  • Blog Post: Windows Identity Foundation in Windows 8

    Are you not able to find the Windows Identity Foundation in your Windows 8 Operating System?? If yes is the answer this post will help you in locating the Windows Identity Foundation in your machine. Following are the steps to get the Windows Identity Foundation 1) Navigate to Control Panel you...
  • Blog Post: Adding checkbox in MS CRM ribbon

    Ever tried adding a checkbox in the CRM ribbon form? This post will be helpful for that requirement. Requirement: a) Adding a checkbox in the contact entity in CRM form ribbon. b) An action will be triggered when the checkbox is checked in the ribbon form. Prerequisites: a) Solution needs...
  • Blog Post: Placing dynamic contact image in CRM form

    Placing Dynamic Contact Image in CRM Form: This post explains you how to keep image for every contact. When you just use web resource to add contact image you have the problem of having the same image for each and every contact. To make a workaround for this we can have dynamic images for each contact...
  • Blog Post: Activity Feeds in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

    Activity Feeds: Activity Feeds can be downloaded from the Dynamics Market Place. Click Settings - Dynamics Market Place - Click on More Solutions tab. As soon as you click the more solutions tab a new page will be opened where you can search for the Microsoft Dynamics Activity Feeds. Click on...
  • Blog Post: Generating early bound class using crmsvcutil in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 online live ID associated.

    Trying to generate an early bound class in CRM 2011 online?? If yes is the answer this post will definitely help you out in meeting the requirement. 1) Before generating an early bound class you will have to make sure that the device is registered to connect to online CRM. 2) To make your device...
  • Blog Post: Creating custom screensaver in Windows

    Tired of the normal screensavers running in your machine?? Want to create your own screensaver?? If you are still thinking of how to do it. This post will help you in meeting the requirement. Requirements: Visual Studio 2010 Windows Operating System. 1) Open your visual studio and create...
  • Blog Post: Sending HTML formatted emails in Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

    Step 1: Create a Campaign record in CRM Step 2: Associate the target marketing list for the campaign that is created. This can be done by clicking the target marketing lists in the left navigation pane and click on the Add Existing...
  • Blog Post: Visual C++ Runtime Failed while configuring Reporting Extensions for CRM 2011 with SQL 2012

    Hi Folks, With the latest update of CRM 2011 we have compatibility with SQL 2012 server. I have got a chance to install CRM application on top of SQL 2012. If you are successful in installing CRM then trying to configure Reporting Extensions for CRM you might encounter the following error: "Installation...
  • Blog Post: Dynamic Option Sets in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.

    Ever tried selecting a value in an option set depending on the option selected in other option set? If you are still thinking you missed this in your experience with CRM 2011 this blog post helps you in meeting the requirement. Requirement: Imagine you have got two option set values and based...
  • Blog Post: Hiding the secured key symbol for a secured field.

    CRM 2011 has introduced a new concept called field level security. Whenever you create a secured field you will automatically get the secured key being shown just next to it. Can this be avoided?? Imagine a case where you do not want to show your employees that the field is a secured field. In that case...
  • Blog Post: Simplified connection to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

    Hello Folks, After a long time I am coming up with a new post. I have been researching a lot on pushing a new post into my blog. Finally I have decided to write about the simplified connection to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. If you have downloaded the latest CRM sdk the connection to CRM application...