I thought I would give a plug for Jeremy Morlock’s MSDN blog post regarding creating SSL certificates. There is some useful information in this post which is a good read.
This is a short blog post mainly as a personal reference to the information and download link for the second edition of the Enterprise Libraries – Developers Guide.
Enterprise Library Application blocks available to provide modules in your software applications in this book are:
- Data Access Application Block
- Exception Handling Application Block
- Transient Fault Handling Application Block
- Logging Application Block
- Semantic Logging Application Block
- Policy Injection Application Block
- Validation Application Block
- Now for the important links:
If you install Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 you may have no sample data. However, there is an option within CRM (and via the SDK) to add sample data for your demos, training or general learning with CRM 2013.
To add sample data to CRM:
- Navigate to Microsoft Dynamics CRM > Settings > Data Management
- Select option of Sample Data (from the list shown below)
Once you have selected the Sample Data option you will be presented with the dialog shown below
Click Install Sample Data to add the sample data to your CRM system.
CRM will then install this data Asynchronously in the background. Message regarding this is shown below.
Now you will have the data within your system.
How to remove sample data?
- Navigate back to Microsoft Dynamics CRM > Settings > Data Management
- Select the Sample Data option as you did in the earlier steps
You will notice now the button has changed to Remove Sample Data.
Hope that helps you get the sample data installed.
Microsoft has updated the TestDrive demo app from CRM 2011 to CRM 2013, which is great for anyone wanting to take a preview at CRM 2013.
What does this cover?
It’s a simple, little demo that’ll change the way you qualify and connect with your customer contacts. In as little as five minutes, you’ll have a better handle on how to:
- Manage contacts
- Qualify leads
- Put social media insights to work
- Collaborate with colleagues
- Utilize knowledge bases
- Respond appropriately to RFPs
- Respond quickly to service cases
- Close service cases
Make sure you head to the link below to try out Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013:
Also, remember you can sign up to a 30 day trial of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 at the link below.
On November 4, 2013, Microsoft is hosting an hour long, virtual Global Premiere Event, live from Barcelona! Join us to hear live amazing stories from companies who are creating compelling customer experiences and using Microsoft Dynamics CRM to help bring those experiences to life, see the new version in action!
With this blog post you were probably thinking you can change the server name or organisation within the Windows Mobile Client Application (MoCA) after you have already connected to a previous CRM 2013 organisation using a built-in feature. Unfortunately that is not the case.
How do I change the server or organisation with MoCA?
Currently not supported. If you wish to change the server or organisation, then you will need to uninstall MoCA and reinstall it to get back to the Welcome screen where you can enter a different server or organisation address/URL.
This is a known issue by Microsoft as stated in this readme link below. So watch this space for this feature to be added.
The new Windows Mobile Client Application (MoCA) for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 is available within the Windows Store at the link below:
This app will run on the 32-bit, 64-bit and ARM processors.
Information from the Windows Store
Microsoft Dynamics CRM is the essential business tool to help you stay connected and productive wherever you are. Stay up to date with your customer info—even when you’re on the go. Arrive prepared for every appointment, and update your notes, tasks, contacts, accounts, leads, and opportunities while the details are still fresh in your mind. Requires Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013.
- Access your activities, accounts, contacts, leads, and opportunities from an easy-to-use dashboard
- Quickly enter customer data with only a few taps
- Track progress for key performance indicators visually with charts
- Access your personalized views so that you see the data most important to you
- Instantly access the information most important to you by pinning tiles to your Start screen or app dashboard
This is the splash screen from the Windows Store. Simply click Install to add it to your device.
Once installed, you will be able to get started. Simply add the URL to your Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 instance in the screenshot below and your away!
You will notice in the company address option there is also a link to sign up for a free trial. Click this if you do not have a CRM 2013 instance already.
Once the URL has been accepted by the MoCA then you will need to add your CRM 2013 user credentials for the CRM 2013 instance in the screen below.
Once you have entered your credentials in the screen above, then you will be display a helper screen while MoCA initialises as shown below.
Once MoCA has initialised, the Sales Dashboard will be displayed (when using a CRM 2013 trial sign up) as shown below.
Hopefully that has given you a quick look at new Windows Mobile Client Application (MoCA) for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013. Remember, this is a FREE download!