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Installing Power View for SharePoint in a Test VM


An Old-School Developer Learns New Tricks I am really getting to enjoy the whole concept of self-contained test environments. Honestly, I need them. After decades behind the keyboard and many…


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JSON Data Type Web Resource in Microsoft Dynamics CRM

How to add and use a JSON Data Type WebResource in CRM

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SQL AlwaysOn Availability Group Backup Tip

When running mission-critical systems such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM, it is critical keep to make sure that the on-premise SQL Server is highly available.  A good way to achieve this…

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Filtered lookup using web resources

Overview One very helpful option added to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 is the ability to apply custom filtering to a lookup control. This configuration becomes a simple but powerful tool…

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PowerView and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013

Why would you use a Power View report over using SQL Server Report Services (SSRS) or CRM’s Advanced Find? To create a good-looking, ad-hoc presentation! SSRS requires planning, thus is…

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Dynamics CRM Field Creator

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM customization interface has come a very long ways since its inception, but creating a lot of fields is still a very manual and time consuming process….

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An Interesting History of Dynamics CRM

European MVP Jukka Niiranen shares an excellent history of Microsoft Dynamics CRM on his blog Surviving CRM.  He goes all the way back to our our own Aaron Elder’s roots…

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Why We Chose a Partner Model

Celedon Partners is organized (for management purposes at least) as a Partnership.  There are a number of ways to run a services business but after being in four different ones,…

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Platform Changes in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013

Microsoft has recently released the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Software Development Kit (SDK) and Implementation guide (see below for links). After reviewing the SDK, there are many exciting changes coming…

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Streamlining the Dynamics CRM Interface

One of the key components to improved usability and higher user adoption is simplicity in design. This is simple in theory, but often extremely difficult and time consuming in execution….

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