Extending CRM 2011: The Two Towers (actually there are quite a few more…) of Application Event Programming

In my previous post, I discussed the preparation for taking the Extending Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 certification exam.  More specifically, how I leveraged the Microsoft Official Curriculum (MOC) to prepare for the information covered in Chapter 5: Plug-ins.  In this post, I will review my preparation for Chapter 6: Application Event Programming.

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Extending CRM 2011: Fellowship of the Plugin

Our story continues with our diminutive hero exploring the world of Plugins and their place in extending CRM 2011.  As mentioned in my previous post, I am not a developer…but am pursuing the Extending CRM 2011 (MB2-786) certification to improve my abilities to consult, write design documents and in general be a greater asset to my team.  In this post, I will discuss my review of concepts related to CRM Plugin development, the tools that I used and my thoughts on the topic. Continue reading “Extending CRM 2011: Fellowship of the Plugin”

Visual Studio 2012 – Great new features for Web and CRM 2011 development

by Shawn Tabor

The recent release of Visual Studio 2012 offers a number of great enhancements that will improve standard web development as well as CRM development.

Features of note for the CRM developer include:

Note: In order to install the current CRM Developer Toolkit with Visual Studio 2012, the MSI has to be edited to modify the registry key which points to Visual Studio 2010. A great step by step article was written on this very topic and can be found by clicking here. Continue reading “Visual Studio 2012 – Great new features for Web and CRM 2011 development”

Windows 8 RTM and Visual Studio 2012 now available on MSDN

MSDN subscribers can now download Windows 8 Enterprise RTM.  Also, subscribers can also download Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows 8 to begin developing “Modern” or “Windows 8 Style UI” apps.  Continue reading “Windows 8 RTM and Visual Studio 2012 now available on MSDN”