Hybrid IT: Microsoft Dynamics CRM Disaster Recovery (DR) in Azure IaaS – POC

Microsoft Dynamics CRM announced support for CRM deployment on Azure IaaS Virtual Machines. Here is the post on Microsoft Dynamics blog Cloud Certification now available for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Reading this, I got the idea of spanning an On-Premise CRM deployment to Azure IaaS VMs. What sounds interesting to me is preparing a CRM DR…

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Dynamics CRM Knowledge Base Articles search shows unexpected results for specific keywords

The Dynamics CRM Service module provides Articles entity that serves as very useful knowledge repository for users and empowers them to guide customers in most efficient manner. For background, here is the document which describes the Articles usage. Search functionality of this Articles feature relies on SQL Server Full-Text Search feature and leverages the contains()…

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Silently Remove (Un-configure) Organizations configured for CRM Outlook Client

Greetings! I faced this question from a friend and colleague pointing out my previous post on silently configuring CRM Outlook Client. Ask was coming from a need to remove all the configured organization for a bunch of CRM for Outlook clients. Not so uncommon, could be testing, upgrade or migration scenarios. Here is the script…

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How to Create MS CRM organizations from file (list) using PowerShell

Create CRM organizations from file (list) using PowerShell Hello Everyone! Sometime back I came across need for provisioning a bunch of CRM organizations for users/participants in Test/Lab environment. I had the CRM 2013 deployment and the list of participants but wasn’t really interested in clicking through the new organization wizard for 45+ times. So thought…

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Dynamics CRM IFD on Windows server 2012 R2 ADFS – CRM Addin for Outlook

Dynamics CRM IFD on Windows server 2012 R2 ADFS (aka ADFS 3.0) – CRM Addin for Outlook Hearing questions on previous post I thought of checking CRM Outlook on the same VM. Luckily I didn’t nuke it right after the purpose so could get the CRM for Outlook Configuration Wizard spinning by starting Windows 7…

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Configuring Dynamics CRM IFD with Windows Server 2012 R2 AD FS (ADFS 3.0)

Configuring Dynamics CRM IFD with Windows Server 2012 R2 AD FS (ADFS 3.0) Hello Everyone! I was checking how Dynamics CRM IFD goes with new version of AD FS that comes along with Windows Server 2012 R2 (i.e. – ADFS 3.0) and internet search yielded hazy or misleading information. Somewhere it said WAP (Web Application…

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CRM 2011 Add-in causes Outlook to crash when used on Citrix XenDesktop environment

Today I am taking about a strange issue in a unique environment. Outlook crashes with CRM Add-in on Citrix XenDesktop. Crashes were random, affecting all users, experienced 8-10 times a day, while performing any core Outlook or CRM operation. Crashes were unpredictable as there were no pattern of repro steps which would lead to a…

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Dynamics CRM Claims and IFD Troubleshooting

Hello Everyone- Here is an interesting series of videos on one of the most interesting deployment topic of CRM 2011. I should say CRM 2011 onwards as we see CRM 2013 follows its predecessor when it comes to making your on-premise CRM available over internet. These videos would be helpful for anyone interested in gaining…

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