Visual C++ Runtime Failed while configuring Reporting Extensions for CRM 2011 with SQL 2012

Hi Folks, With the latest update of CRM 2011 we have compatibility with SQL 2012 server. I have got a chance to install CRM application on top of SQL 2012. If you are successful in installing CRM then trying to configure Reporting Extensions for CRM you might encounter the following error:  “Installation of Microsoft Visual…

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Simplified connection to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

Hello Folks, After a long time I am coming up with a new post. I have been researching a lot on pushing a new post into my blog. Finally I have decided to write about the simplified connection to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. If you have downloaded the latest CRM sdk the connection to CRM…

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Creating records on behalf of another user in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

This post will help you guys to create records on behalf of another user in CRM 2011. Well are you thinking what is the advantage of doing this and how different is this from normal import? Certainly there is an advantage if you want to create records on behalf of another user. The created by…

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Adding checkbox in MS CRM ribbon

Ever tried adding a checkbox in the CRM ribbon form? This post will be helpful for that requirement. Requirement: a)  Adding a checkbox in the contact entity in CRM form ribbon. b)  An action will be triggered when the checkbox is checked in the ribbon form. Prerequisites: a) Solution needs to have the a javascript web resource…

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Hiding the secured key symbol for a secured field.

CRM 2011 has introduced a new concept called field level security. Whenever you create a secured field you will automatically get the secured key being shown just next to it. Can this be avoided?? Imagine a case where you do not want to show your employees that the field is a secured field. In that…

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Sending HTML formatted emails in Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

  Step 1: Create a Campaign record in CRM                         Step 2: Associate the target marketing list for the campaign that is created. This can be done by clicking the target marketing lists in the left navigation pane and click on the Add Existing…

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Activity Feeds in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

Activity Feeds: Activity Feeds can be downloaded from the  Dynamics Market Place. Click Settings – Dynamics Market Place – Click on More Solutions tab. As soon as you click the more solutions tab a new page will be opened where you can search for the Microsoft Dynamics Activity Feeds. Click on Microsoft Dynamics Activity Feeds…

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Placing dynamic contact image in CRM form

Placing Dynamic Contact Image in CRM Form: This post explains you how to keep image for every contact. When you just use web resource to add contact image you have the problem of having the same image for each and every contact. To make a workaround for this we can have dynamic images for each…

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