Microsoft Dynamics CRM Implementation guide Version 6.1.0 Aug 2014 update…

The following table outlines the changes since the last version, more @ the link http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh699811.aspx:
 
 

New and updated topics

Description of changes

Compatibility for client computers running Windows 8.1 Update for x64-based Systems

Describes requirements for running Microsoft Dynamics CRM on a Windows 8.1 computer that has Windows 8.1 update for x64-based systems.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online reporting considerations

New topic that explains best practices when you run reports with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online.

Manage Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online instances

Two new topics added for Sandbox instances.

Create and edit web resources

New topic added.

Define status reason transitions

New feature added for CRM Online Spring ‘14 and CRM 2013 Service Pack 1 (on-premises)

Set custom icon for custom case origin

New feature added for CRM Online Spring ‘14 and CRM 2013 Service Pack 1 (on-premises)

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Service Pack 1

New section that describes Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Service Pack 1.

Lync and Skype integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013

Updated topic.

Add Office 365 Online services

New topics that describe integrating CRM and Microsoft Office 365.

Tablet support for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 and CRM Online

Updated for support with Windows 8.1 and Android.

Set up CRM for tablets

New section added: “Get your on-premises deployment ready for CRM for Windows 8.1 tablets”.

Manage your configuration data

New feature added for CRM Online Spring ‘14 and CRM 2013 Service Pack 1 (on-premises).

Deploy packages using CRM Package Deployer and Windows PowerShell

New feature added for CRM Online Spring ‘14 and CRM 2013 Service Pack 1 (on-premises).

Manage Bing Maps for your organization

New topic added.

Install product updates

New feature added for CRM Online Spring ‘14 and CRM 2013 Service Pack 1 (on-premises).

Control social data

New feature added for CRM Online Spring ‘14 and CRM 2013 Service Pack 1 (on-premises).

Connect to Microsoft Social Listening

New feature added for CRM Online Spring ‘14.

Detect duplicate data

Updated topic.

Planning messaging integration in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013

New section that describes email messaging and email server integration in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online.

 

August 14, 2014 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Dynamics CRM 2011 Recover Deleted Active Directory User Accounts

 

Some times user accounts in CRM get out-of-synch with Active Directory and this could be related with:

  • AD account deleted and re-created
  • AD restores
  • Or anything else that would change the objectGUID in AD

Dynamics CRM 2011 Recover Deleted Active Directory User Accounts – TechNet Articles – United States (English) – TechNet Wiki

June 29, 2014 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Dynamics CRM Tools: New XrmToolBox plugin : Synchronous events execution order editor

A great tool to have in your armour…New XrmToolBox plugin : Synchronous events execution order editor…more at the link below:

Dynamics CRM Tools: New XrmToolBox plugin : Synchronous events execution order editor

You can use ‘Synchronous events execution order editor’ to set the “rank” property of a synchronous workflow.

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Check your JavaScript code to prepare for your upgrade

Great guidance on preparing for CRM upgrade….

Microsoft Dynamics CRM is changing. To keep up with these changes so that you can take advantage of new features you need to check that any JavaScript code you are using is ready for an upgrade.

Check your JavaScript code to prepare for your upgrade – Microsoft Dynamics CRM Team Blog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

June 18, 2014 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Announcing Surface Pro 3

Announcing Surface Pro 3 | Surface Blog

May 21, 2014 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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New updates for Power Query – PowerBI

A must update for Power Query users…more info at the link below:

The Power Query team has been busy adding a number of exciting new features to Power Query. You can download the update from this page.

New updates for Power Query – PowerBI – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

May 13, 2014 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Converting a SQL report to FecthXML

Scenario:

“I want to move to CRM Online, but I wrote all my SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) using the SQL Data Source.  How do I convert them to use FetchXML?”

Converting a SQL report to FecthXML – Gold Coast – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

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Getting FetchXML from LINQPad

Get approach to get productive in composing FetchXML queries…more at the link below:

Getting FetchXML from LINQPad – Gold Coast – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

May 11, 2014 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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More juicy details on Dynamics CRM 2011 Asynchronous Service’s maintenance jobs

Great reading if you are interested in knowing about the CRM maintenance jobs…

More juicy details on Dynamics CRM 2011 Asynchronous Service’s maintenance jobs – Dynamics CRM in the Field – Site Home – MSDN Blogs

April 1, 2014 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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Satya Nadella – Microsoft’s CEO

As Satya Nadella becomes the third CEO of Microsoft, he brings a relentless drive for innovation and a spirit of collaboration to his new role. He joined Microsoft 22 years ago because he saw how clearly Microsoft empowers people to do magical things and ultimately make the world a better place. Many companies, he says, “aspire to change the world. But very few have all the elements required: talent, resources and perseverance. Microsoft has proven that it has all three in abundance.”

More at the link: Satya Nadella – Microsoft’s CEO

Feb. 04, 2014

Bill Gates steps up to new role as Technology Advisor; John Thompson assumes role as Chairman of Board of Directors.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2014/feb14/02-04newspr.aspx

Satya Nadella email to employees on first day as CEO

Feb. 04, 2014

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2014/feb14/02-04mail2.aspx

Steve Ballmer email to employees on new CEO

Feb. 04, 2014

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/press/2014/feb14/02-04mail1.aspx

February 4, 2014 · Rahul Desai · No Comments
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