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  • Hi David,

    I am surprised you did not add one of the coolest CRM tools ever developed which helped me to a great extent in most of my projects. The JavaScript Grid Editor :-)

    http://crmentropy.blogspot.com/p/javascript-grid-editor.html

    Thanks for developing this Dave!

     


    Srihari R
    Thursday, January 6, 2011 1:34 AM
  • Now you gotta make me blush, don't you!  :)  I didn't want to be all self-promotional in the list, but now that I see how large it really is, I'll toss it in the list.  Thanks for the reminder that I needn't exclude my contributions arbitrarily.
    Dave Berry - MVP Dynamics CRM - http:\\crmentropy.blogspot.com Please follow the forum guidelines when inquiring of the dedicated CRM community for assistance.
    Thursday, January 6, 2011 1:37 AM
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  • Another great tool from Stunnware that helped me largely with using web services from JavaScript:

    Using CRM 4.0 Web Services in client-side JavaScript

    This tool along with his FetchXml Wizard can be extremely useful for generating FetchXml\QueryExpressions and pasting them in the above project to generate SOAP calls instantly.

     


    Srihari R
    Thursday, January 6, 2011 1:50 AM
  • While I agree that the Stunnware article is useful, and helpful (I've used it as a basis for my own library of functions), I'm looking more for something by the way of an abstract set of functions that handle SOAP interaction and SOAP API calls without so much hard-coding or XML formulation.  I think the Stunnware article is an excellent resource for an advanced developer, but rather involved and confusing for a developer that is new to the experience of interacting with the Web Services outside of the comfortable CRM SDK environment in .Net.

    Instead, I think I'll post Daniel Cai's Web Service Toolkit for Javascript .  It really takes the guesswork out of calling CRM's web services from JS; something that the Stunnware article doesn't really do.  It's a very mature project and definitely deserves placement in the list.  The problem with Stunnware's article is that similar, if not better, information can be found in the SDK.


    Dave Berry - MVP Dynamics CRM - http:\\crmentropy.blogspot.com Please follow the forum guidelines when inquiring of the dedicated CRM community for assistance.
    Thursday, January 6, 2011 5:16 AM
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  • Adding an article about performance monitoring I recently saw bounce around in the MVP-channels:  http://extremecrm.net/2010/06/14/monitoring-your-microsoft-dynamics-crm-infrastructure-with-system-center-operations-manager-2007/

    (Even though SCOM 2007 isn't free, it does offer a 180-day trial period, which may be the single longest trial period I've ever seen from software that actually wants you to spend money on it.  So, for this list I'm giving the article a pass.  If you can't figure out your performance issues in 180-days, you may have problems that transcend CRM performance.)


    Dave Berry - MVP Dynamics CRM - http:\\crmentropy.blogspot.com Please follow the forum guidelines when inquiring of the dedicated CRM community for assistance.
    Thursday, January 6, 2011 5:37 AM
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  • Added Microsoft's Field Level Security Whitepaper .  I know of several products on the market to offer this functionality, for a fee, but for inquiries about how to block access to a view column or form field for particular users (or groups of users), this document should completely address all pertinent matters and access vectors while illustrating how difficult a task that can really be.  Look forward to CRM 2011, where FLS comes standard.

    Dave Berry - MVP Dynamics CRM - http:\\crmentropy.blogspot.com Please follow the forum guidelines when inquiring of the dedicated CRM community for assistance.
    Thursday, January 6, 2011 6:20 AM
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  • Dave,

    I use many of the tools you have listed here, as well as:

    I don't know if you want to include all of these, but since you have the Distributed Workflow plugin, here's a few more plugins I am using:

    Good Luck and thanks for doing this!

    • Edited by NateOne Friday, January 7, 2011 4:45 PM
    Thursday, January 6, 2011 9:50 AM
  • Thank you for the recommendations, NateOne.  I'll do a little research on them, and include them in the list.

    Dave Berry - MVP Dynamics CRM - http:\\crmentropy.blogspot.com Please follow the forum guidelines when inquiring of the dedicated CRM community for assistance.
    Thursday, January 6, 2011 8:49 PM
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  • Ok, so a well-respected, long-time MVP compatriot, George Doubinski, suggested that I use the CRM Wiki to house this information instead of a forum thread; which has its advantages, from an authoring standpoint.  From an accessibility standpoint, it's one more hop in the chain of hops to access this information for seekers, which was the primary reason I started this thread: to make the information accessible, and to involve the participants of the forum directly.


    Dave Berry - MVP Dynamics CRM - http:\\crmentropy.blogspot.com Please follow the forum guidelines when inquiring of the dedicated CRM community for assistance.
    Friday, January 7, 2011 1:03 AM
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  • Thanks David for the useful resources.

     

    Regards,

    Jobin

    CRM analyst

    http://crm.comparenow.in : Best place to compare CRM systems.

    Thursday, February 10, 2011 9:18 AM
  • David,

    The fruits of your hard work and willingness to make them available freely, alongside those great minds who congregate here on a daily basis, are truly and sincerely appreciated.  Your hard work and dedication make us more proficient and productive in our jobs on a daily basis (while getting paid too!!). 

    My sincere thanks to you David and the rest of you (you know who you are!).  Keep up the hard work and let's take over the world!!!!  LOL

    Cheers.

    Oliver


    oliver barrera
    Wednesday, March 2, 2011 4:38 PM
  • Thank you for your kind compliments, Oliver.  It is truly a joy and a privilege to serve such an active and engaging community.
    Dave Berry - MVP Dynamics CRM - http:\\crmentropy.blogspot.com Please follow the forum guidelines when inquiring of the dedicated CRM community for assistance.
    Wednesday, March 2, 2011 5:29 PM
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  • David -

    I went to try and join the CRMwiki - but it objected to my choice of password.

    The following is an example of the pattern I used [special character]+[Word with first character capitalized]+[number]

    The error doesn't say what is wrong. Can you advise?

    Thanks


    Jim Daly Technical Writer Microsoft Dynamics CRM
    Saturday, March 12, 2011 10:19 PM
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  • Jim,

    I need to take a look at Screwturn Wiki source code to find out why it would not take special character as a first one (seems to be fine elsewhere). Let me know if you want me to fix it or if you'd be happy with moving your special character a position or two. Alternatively, stay put for couple days until we finalise a home for CRM Wiki which is increasingly likely is going to be Technet Wiki (stay tuned!)

    Cheers

    George


    George Doubinski, MVP http://crm.georged.id.au
    Sunday, March 13, 2011 10:06 AM
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  • With the successful transition of the external CRM Wiki by George to the new TechNet location, I'd like to encourage all contributors to focus their efforts there (links provided by my first post).
    Dave Berry - MVP Dynamics CRM - http:\\crmentropy.blogspot.com Please follow the forum guidelines when inquiring of the dedicated CRM community for assistance.
    Thursday, March 17, 2011 6:35 PM
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