January 9, 2014

Microsoft CRM 2011/2013: Colorizing Service Calendar

This is how standard service calendar looks like:

Today I was asked by a customer if it is possible to change the colorizing schema of Service Calendar. I started to look for information about it and found the following article – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg309501.aspx
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to understand how to do it on my first attempt, so I contacted Microsoft to get some clarification and help. I’m really appreciated that Jim Daly got in touch with me and gave some explanations regarding the SDK article. I will share with you the results I got in this article.

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October 31, 2013

Microsoft CRM 2013: Adding standard Bing Map control to forms of custom entities

In CRM 2013 Microsoft released a really great feature – OOB integration with BingMaps. Unfortunately, the list of entities that support BingMaps control is limited to Account, Contact, Lead, Quote, Order, Invoice, Competitor, and System User.
I did a little investigation into how this control is organized and I can confirm that it is possible to add OOB Bing Maps control to the forms of custom entities. But be careful – the  provided solution is 100% unsupported, but doesn’t require any knowledge of development, JavaScript, HTML, and so on.

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October 12, 2013

How to turn on Duplicate Detection for client side in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013

Microsoft decided to remove the Duplicate Detection feature in 2013 version. Why? Not sure.
The following article describes how to restore this functionality.

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January 13, 2013

MS CRM 2011: How to override standard dialogs

My client wanted to remove (or hide) “Total Time” and “Billable Time” fields in the Case Close dialog window:

Of course, I knew that it is possible to open the file CRM_Installation_Directory\CRM\Web\CS\cases\dlg_closecase.aspx, add several lines of code, and hide fields and labels; but this, the most obvious and easiest way out, had 2 disadvantages:
1. This solution is unsupported and it could be broken with new Rollups.
2. This solution does not work for CRM Online.
So I decided to solve this task using supported approaches.

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May 25, 2012

MS CRM 2011: Embed context report to left navigation pane

Idea of this blog post is how to embed report to left navigation pane of Crm editing form. I have found this brilliant post which describes how to embed report into IFrame located on Crm editing form and I took this post as basis for current post.

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