Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Update Rollup 5 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 (KB 2567454)

Microsoft released Update Rollup 5 already. More detailed information regarding the rollup 5 can be found here. Please clikc here for the download files.

Update Rollup 4 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 (KB 2556167)

Microsoft released Update Rollup 4 on 19th of September 2011.
The x86 and x64 files can be downloaded here.

Friday, September 2, 2011

looking for a new contract Dynamics CRM

Dear blogreaders,

I am currently looking for a new Dynamics CRM contract so please let me know if you are looking for a Project Manager, Senior CRM Advisor or Solution Architect. You can contact me on +44 777 510 2176 or hans@hansveldman.com I am willing to re-locate.

Regards

Hans Veldman

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Installing and Removing Sample Data in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

After installing Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 you can easily load sample data into your CRM system by doing the following:
Go to Settings --> System --> Data Management --> Sample Data











Click on Sample Data and a popup screen will open













 Click on Install Sample Data














In the meantime you still can use CRM and after a minute the sample data is installed into your system.
If you want to remove the sample data from you system you just easily Click on Remove Sample Data.








Monday, August 15, 2011

Update Rollup 3 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 (KB 2547347)

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 3 for CRM 2011 on the 26th of July. This is a tested, cumulative set of updates for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. It includes performance enhancements that are packaged together for easy deployment. The files can be found here.


Update Rollup 18 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (KB 2477777)

Microsoft released Rollup 18 already on June the 28th for Dynamics CRM 4.0. The download files for the x86 and x64 versions can be found here.

Monday, August 8, 2011

2011.07.12 till 2011.07.14 Exhibition CRM-Project at WPC11 LA

The next days at the convention center where amazing. We had so much interest in CRM-Project and we spoke to so many potential partners and customers that it was a really great succes to be at the WPC11 in LA. I have given much demo's and presentations about CRM-Project, so hopefully we will receive a lot of feedback and sign a lot of contracts :).
I spoke to people all over the world and it is really nice to see the interest in CRM-Project worldwided. This proofs again that it is an amazing product.

Every evening we had a different party in downtown LA or Hollywood so I had the time of my life.
Did spoke with lots a Dutch companies at the WPC11 like CWR, CRM Resultants, Evident, Tempero and more.....so really good times in LA.

Next year the WPC will be held in Toronto so off to Canada next year :)

2011.07.11 - Opening WPC2011 Los Angeles

Monday the 11th of July and today the WPC2011 wil begin. After a quick breakfast in my hotel I took the cab to the Staples Center Los Angeles where the keynote was of Steve Balmer. I took my cab around 8 and no trafic jams on a Monday morning in downtown LA. About 20.000 people come together on the WPC2011 this year and the view in the LA Lakers stadium was amazing, what cool!After the keynote I went over to the Exhibiton Center where the booth of itara was and we had a really amazing busy 1st day.
In the evening we had another German party in Hollywood LA at the Walk of Fame. My first experience in Hollywood, to see that Walk of Fame and all the starts really nice :).
Late to bed and off early for the next 2nd day at the convention.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

2011.07.09 - Day 2 in Los Angeles at the WPC11

Day 2 - Sunday and just a little bit time issue problem. Woke up at 01:30 local time and got back to sleep till 06h. Today we are going to the Staples Center where the WPC11 is and we are going to visit the itara booth.
Booth looks really nice and lots of work need to be done. After a whole day of preparation we went back to the hotel for a quick shower and nap.
I just fell asleep when suddenly the roomcleaner was next to me, it scared the hell out of me and her.
In the evening we where invited for the openingsparty but we missed it and by mistake we ended up at ICON club on the rooftop across the Staples Center next to Hooters. It was really an amazing party, GREAT!!!
Now off to bed because next day starts the WPC11.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

2011.07.09 - Off to Los Angeles for the WPC11

Saturday the 9th of July and again at Schiphol Airport. I see Schiphol Airport more often then I see home lately. Today I am flying to first Detroit and then to Los Angeles for attending the Worldwide Partner Converence 2011. My plane is boarding at 07:50h, so I had to be early at Schiphol (05.30h pfff).

The service on the Delta Airbus 300 was really great and seats where comfortable with each a private scree, so I saw 3 movies during the almost 8h flight :).

We landed in Detroit at 16h GMT+1 (10h local time) and I must say my first time to the USA and it is big!!!. We had to go through the passport check, nothing like I use to. In the US everything is so heavy secured. Weather in Detroit: 25 degrees so really nice.

Just spend the next 4 hours at Detroit, due to the fact tha the plane to Los Angeles had some unknown technical issues, so we had to wait for a new plane to come available.

Spoke to really nice American people and everybody is so kind. Really to like it. Detroit airport is HUGE!!!!!, Schiphol is compared to Detroit just tiny.

But after 4 hours finally off to Los Angeles and we landed at LAX at 15:15 local time to I have a 9 hours timelab with the Netherlands.

Waiting for my suitecase and almost 1,5 hour for a cab GRRRR I arrived finally at my hotel at 17:30h local time.

So taking a shower and seeing for the first time downtown LA, really huge and nice.

I am off the the welcomes party at the Mariott ION Rooftop bar now, so now bed for me (and awake for 24 hours now). I will post tomorrow morning again.....

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Attending the WPC11 Los Angeles

Hello all,

I will fly to Los Angeles to attend the WPC2011 so I hope to see you all there. You can find me at the itara stand of CRM-Project or of course contact me on +31653783645 or Twitter: hansveldman.

More info about the WPC2011 in LA will follow soon.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Microsoft Official Courseware (MOC) courses for CRM 2011

Here you can find the infromation on the offical courseware for the CRM 2011 exams. I will follow all my CRM 2011 Training in July 2011 and of course I will post this on my blog.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 exams

Here is my post on the CRM 2011 exams.
There are 3 individual exams already available for CRM 2011:
  1. MB2-866 – Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Customization and Configuration
  2. MB2-867 – Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Installation and Deployment
  3. MB2-868 – Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Applications

The fourth exam “Extending Dynamics CRM 2011” is not yet available, but it is planned for release in August.

 

I will try to get my exams asap and of course I will keep you all informed.
Good luck to everybody!

 

 

Attending the Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 in LA from 10th - 14th of July.

Great news, I will be attending the WPC 2011 this year in Los Angeles that starts on the 10th till the 14th of July. I will be presenting the 4th Module for CRM at the WPC 2011 with CRM-Project. More info to follow and if you wish to have info on CRM-Projects, please sent an e-mail. Looking forward to see you all at the WPC 2011 in LA.

Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 (KB 2466086)

Microsoft released already the 2nd Update Rollup for CRM 2011 in the beginning of this week. All files can be downloaded here.

Update Rollup 1 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 (KB 2466084)

The 1st Update Rollup for the new version of CRM 2011 was released on April 4th. You can download the files here.

Update Rollup 17 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (KB 2477746)

Microsoft released already the 17th update rollup for CRM 4.0 on May 2nd. You can download the files here.

Update Rollup 16 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (KB 2477743)

Here is the link for the Update Rollup 16 for CRM 4.0.

Updating my blogs today

Dear blog readers,

Sorry for not posting for a while, but today I am updating my blogs :)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New project started: Barclays Wealth

Yesterday I started my new project at Barclays Wealth London. I will be based in London and Glasgow to work on the international Dynamics CRM project of Barclays Wealth. I will blog about this soon and of course Twitter (hansveldman).

Setting up Ltd in the UK

This week I am in London for setting up a Limited Company in the UK. Because the UK is a very strong CRM market I would like to do international projects and therefore I am setting up a Ltd in the UK. Base will be in London and Glasgow, so more info will follow soon. Furthermore I am looking for freelance Dynamics CRm specialists in the UK so let me know if you are interested.

Hans Veldman
info@hansveldman.com
+31 6 53 78 36 45

CRM Executives BV Founded

At March 10th 2011 CRM Executives BV was founded.
CRM Executives BV is specialized in Dynamics CRM 4.0 and 2011 and bringing the best knowledge available in one company together. CRM Executives BV is working with the best of the best freelance Dynamics CRM specialists to do large implementations, knowledge sharing and developing brache specific solutions. More info will follow soon.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

CRM 2011 Pre Order and available books

Here is an update on my book topics. Below you find an overview of the new CRM 2011 books that you can order at Amazon.com, enjoy reading.
  1. Working with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 - Pre Order April 15th 2011
  2. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Administratio Bible - Pre Order March 1st 2011
  3. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Step By Step - In shop now at Amazon
  4. Pro Microsoft Dynamics CRM 5.0 Development - In shop now at Amazon
  5. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Unleashed - In shop now at Amazon
  6. Maximizing Your Sales with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 - Pre Order March 16th 2011

     
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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 technical training webcasts

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 was released last month (January 2011) and you can follow the first technical trainingsessions online now. Below you find an overview of the available trainingssessions:
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Application New Features - Part 1 of 2
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Application New Features - Part 2 of 2
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Customization New Features - Part 1 of 2
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Customization New Features - Part 2 of 2
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 for Microsoft Office Outlook New Features
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Mobile Express New Features
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Data Management New Features
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Reporting and Data Visualization New Features
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 E-mail Router New Features
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Install and Upgrade New Features

 Click here for more information.
 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Virtual Launch Today

Today is the big day! The Virtual Launch of #CRM2011, so please watch is online and comment is on Twitter. My Twittername is hansveldman.
#CRM2011 wil be launched worldwide over 40 Markets and 40 Languages.
To a succesful CRM 2011 year for you all.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Update Rollup 15 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (KB 2449283)

Microsoft released Rollup 15 for CRM 4 on January the 10th 2011. You can download it here.

Friday, January 7, 2011

TechNet - GetReady for CRM 2011

Microsoft is organizing the TechNet - GetReady for CRM 2011 event on Febraury the 25th of 2011.
The training will take place at Compu'Train centre Utrecht and it costs € 99,00 excl. VAT.
You can register here.

CRM 2011 and CRM Online Launch Event

Microsoft is organizing the CRM 2011 Launch Event day on wednesday 16th of February.
You can register for this event here.

What's new in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

FEROX Solutions is organizing the What's new in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 training.
For registration, click here and I hope to see you all on January the 27th of 2011 in Rozendaal.


Seminair: Wat is nieuw in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011?

Datum: 27 januari 2011, 14:00 - 17:00 uur

Locatie: The Hunting Lodge

Adres: Beekhuizenseweg 1
6891 CZ
Rozendaal

The Global Launch Virtual Event CRM 2011

Join the Virtual Global Launch Event of CRM 2011 on thursday the 20th of January 2011.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will introduce Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.
Join here for this great event.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Monday, December 27, 2010

Looking for new Microsoft Dynamics CRM opportunities

I will be avaialble from the 1st of January for new Microsoft Dynamics CRM opporutnities, so please let me know if my company can assist your company or clients with CRM. I have technical, functional, development, trainer and project management experience so if you have any questions, mail to info@hansveldman.com or call +31 6 53 78 36 45.

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year

The end of 2010 is almost a fact and so my last week of work has started. I hope that you all had a wonderful Christmas with friends and family. 2011 is an important year, CRM Online is comming and of course the new version CRM 2011 so hope that 2011 will also be a great CRM year. I wish you all the best for 2011 and more CRM news to come after the 1st of January.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 RC downloads

The RC for the CRM 2011 List Component for SPS can be downloaded here.
The RC for the CRM 2011 E-mail Router can be downloaded here.
The RC for the CRM 2011 Outlook x86 and x64 can be downloaded here.
The RC for the CRM 2011 Language Packs can be downloaded here.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 for Outlook Installing Guide for use with Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

Click here for a complete document what describes the instructions how to install the Outlook client for CRM 2011.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 SDK

Also the SDK for CRM 2011 version is available for all developers and it can be downloaded here.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Release Candidate

Microsoft released the RC for CRM 2011 and is available for download now from the corporate site.

Please note that this software is a pre release version and will be expired after 90 days.

There are 2 keys available:
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 RC Workgroup Server (5 CAL limit):
H84KC-JH8DF-7PDYK-TXBXR-2RMMT
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 RC Server (No CAL limit)
MQM2H-JYYRB-RRD6J-8WBBC-CVBD3

Monday, November 8, 2010

Error CRM 4.0 installation: Service msftesql was not found on the computer

When installing CRM 4.0 on a Win2K8 R2 x64 machine with SQL Server 2008 R2 x64 you might get the following error during the CRM 4.0 installation:
Service msftesql was not found on the computer

The cause of this problem is that the msftesql is the Microsoft SQL Server Full Text Indexing Service which has a different name under SQL 2008.

The solution for this error is:
  1. Run --> Regedit
  2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINES\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services
  3. Rename the MSSQLFDLauncher Folder to msftesql
  4. Reboot the system
  5. Administrative Tools --> Services --> SQL Full-text Filter Daemon Launcher (MSSQLSERVER) and check the Start status
  6. Continue the CRM 4.0 installation

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2010 London

Last week I attended the Convergence in London. It took place in the Twickenham stadium just outside London. For CRM the convergence was all about CRM 2011 so great breakout sessions.
The highlights of the convergence are:
- Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 will be global released in January 2011
- Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online will be released in January 2011
- Price of CRM Online will be €31 per user per month
- New features in CRM 2011 like field level security, managed solutions module, new workflow foundation engine, .NET 4.0 based, solution packaging, improved webservices, improved performance and lots more.

Tomorrow the Convergence 2010 will take place in The Hague and I will attend the first CRM 2011 training at Microsoft The Netherlands Schiphol on friday.

More posts regarding CRM 2011 will follow soon.

Error installing update rollup 7 on the CRM server

I received the following error when I tried to install rollup 7 on the CRM servers:
Microsoft.Crm.UpdateWrapper.DBUpdateAction failed

Please check that if you are running a 64bit OS and CRM installation, the update rollup 7 must be installed also on the 64bit version.
If you are using the language packs you can install rollup 7 32bit for the languages packs and install the latest rollup 64bit on the servers.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Error re-installing CRM 4.0 on windows 2008 server

When you are going to re-install CRM, you might get the folowing error during the installation:
Fatal error during installation: Installation failed for Microsoft Application Error Reporting.

Solutions is to uninstall the Microsoft Application Error Reporting, see below.
So please remind this step and of course also delete the following items before re-installing:
- SQL databases (MSCRM_CONFIG, ..._MSCRM databases)
- CRM Organization Unit in Active Directory if made (5 groups)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Error CRM 4.0 on Windows Server 2008 - Service cisvc was not found on computer

When you are installing CRM 4.0 on a Windows 2008 server you can get the error:
Service cisvc was not fount on the computer.

To resolve this issue, you have to install a feature from the File Server Role, see below:

Select Windows Server 2003 File Services, see below:
Continue with the CRM 4.0 installation.


Friday, September 24, 2010

Update Rollup 13 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (KB 2267499)

Microsoft released Rollup 13 for CRM 4.0 last week. The update can be downloaded here.
Please note that the language pack must be installed before you can apply the rollup for that language pack. The language pack can be downloaded here.

Please also note that rollup 7 is prerequisite for Outlook and the Data Migration Manager. Rollups 1 tm 12 are NOT prerequisit for the Server.

Additional you must have .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 installed.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Server Roles

In CRM 4.0 you have the opportunity to install CRM on 2 servers, an Application Server and a Platform server. When you are configuring the Outlook Client, you need to fill the the url of CRM for connecting to the CRM server, this URL must be the url where the Discovery Service Role is running. Below you find a tabel of the different roles that are running on both the CRM servers.
Application Server:
  • Help Server
  • SDK Server

Platform Server:

  • Async Services
  • Deployment Services
  • Discovery Services
  • SDK Server

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

VirtualBox

Yesterday I started with creating a new image for running the CRM 2011 beta edition. I tried to create a x64 image on my Windows 7 OS x64 machine but NO???? grrrr Virtual PC doens't support creating x64 images, so TWITTER is the solutions and Sebastiaan pointed me on Virtualbox. I have my Windows 2008 R2 x64 with Exchange 2010 x64 and SQL Server 2008 R2 x64 now running with VirutalBox. GREAT tooling so check the website and you can download it here. More updates on my image will be posted soon...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Beta

Today Microsoft released the beta version of CRM 2011, so register here for the beta download. I will make a new CRM server ready for trying out the beta release so keep you all posted.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Update Rollup 12 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (KB 2028381)

Microsoft released update rollup 12 already on July 27th. Please note that rollup 7 must be installed on the systems already. For the download click here.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Update on interesting books regarding CRM and xRM

Below you find an update on the latest published and pre ordered books that you can order at Amazon.com.

1. Pro Microsoft Dynamics CRM 5.0 Development to be released on November 30th 2010


2. Why CRM Doesn't Work released on May 21th 2010

XS2Dynamics

If you are looking for CRM and you don't want to invest your money in Hardware costs, please have a look at our new company XS2dynamics. XS2Dynamics is specialized in Hosted Dynamics Services and of course with a main focus on Dynamics CRM. We can provide Hosted Dynamics CRM for € 39,95 per user per month. For more info have a look at our new website or you can contact us here.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Update Rollup 11

Microsoft has released already rollup 11 on June 3rd. More info regarding the rollup 11 and the download files, visit the corporate site of click here.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Holding and B.V. are founded at May 28h 2010

Today my Holding and B.V. are founded so we have now:
H.R.F. Veldman Holding B.V. and Hans Veldman Consultancy Solutions B.V.
For more info check the website.
In the next coming weeks XS2Dynamics B.V. will also be founded.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0.12 Software Development Kit (SDK)

Microsoft released version 4.0.12 of the SDK last week on the corporate site. This release contains the new advanced developer extensions for CRM or also know as xCRM. for more info and download click here.

Update Rollup 10 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (KB 979347)

Microsoft released Update Rollup 10 on the 8th of April 2010. Rollup 10 can be downloaded from the corporate site or click here. The download is available for the x32 of x64 versions.

SORRY SORRY SORRY

Today I am writing my first posts after not posting for a few months. Sorry for this, but I have been very busy with several new things and of course working a lot. I will try to give an update of the last few months, so here it goes....

Friday, February 26, 2010

Biztalk Vs. Scribe with Enterprise Service Bus functionality

Dear blogreaders,

I am investigating what's the difference between Biztalk Vs. Scribe in combination with Enterprise Service Bus functionality. Please comments on this if you can tell me more information.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

WaveAccess eService & Chatonline

WaveAccess eService & ChatOnline CRM Accelerator is a smooth eService based web portal integration of Live Chat functionality with CRM. It allows portal visitors to interact with CRM by submitting requests and creating cases in CRM and get real-time assistance and support via Live Chat. This effective e-commerce tool increase customer satisfaction and boosts Sales. eService & ChatOnline CRM Accelerator can be obtained and used free of charge. Click here to download.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hans Veldman Consultancy Solutions & XS2Dynamics are helping Haiti

Everybody heard and see the terrible news regarding Haiti. Today the Netherlands are helping Haiti by Radio and Television. Radio555 is in the air till 21:00h.

Hans Veldman Consultancy Solutions and XS2Dynamics are offering 4 Hosted CRM demo accounts for one month, so please place your bid on veling555 and the money will go to Giro555.

For more info or sponsoring please drop an email to info@hansveldman.com and info@xs2dynamics.com and hopefully we can help Haiti.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Partnerships closed in January 2010

This months I closed two new Partnerships with friendlyITsolutions and Prosoft Systems EBAX, so please have a look at my website for more information.

Hans goes Apple and CRM Mobile

Yesterday I bought my first Apple device: An iPhone 3GS 32GB simlock free because I don't want to use the T-Mobile network. Yesterday night I tried to activate my iPhone GRRR.
First issue: where do I need to put my simcard?
Second issue: how can I activiate my iPhone?

Solutions te be found on the Apple iPhone Forum :)
and yes I can dial numbers, sent messages and of course download some great apps.

I am going to use CRM Mobile from CWR Mobility so to be continued....

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Looking for new CRM opportunities

Hello to you all,

I am looking for new CRM opportunities to start after the 1st of February, so please mail or call me if you have some opportunities of in the need of CRM resources.

My preference is a project outside the Netherlands, perhaps the Asian Pasific would be nice :)

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

Hello to all my blogreaders,

I wish everybody a happy new year and a succesfull 2010 and hopefully a great CRM year. Hope to see you all in 2010 also on my blog.

Best wishes

Hans Veldman

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Update on interesting CRM books

Hereby an update on what I think are really interesting CRM books to read during Christmas :).

Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4 in 24 Hours (Paperback) by Anne A. Stanton.
Order here.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4 Integration Unleashed (Paperback)
Order here.

Special Edition Using Microsoft CRM (Paperback)
Order here.

The CRM Handbook: A Business Guide to Customer Relationship Management (Paperback)
Order here.

Scribe Microsoft Dynamics AX Adapter

Scribe has released the new adapter for integrating CRM with AX. I am looking forward to work with this adapter and doing an integration project between Dynamics CRM and Dynamics AX. For more information about the new release, please click here. More detailed information on the AX adapter will come within two weeks.

SalesCentric into administration

SalesCentric has filed for bankruptcy and I am terrible sorry for Matthew. I know Matthew a long time and I have always supported Relationship Charts and Custom Views on my blog. I think these addons are a really great functionality for Dynamics CRM and I only can recommend eveybody to use these products. If you are using one of the above products and you still need support for this, please contact me and hopefully I can help.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Blog on SoftwareAdvice.com

I recieved an email of Neal Houston if I want to post an article on the difference between Microsoft's Dynamics products.

If Google search results indicate the popularity of a topic, then there is clearly a lot of confusion over Microsoft's Dynamics products. A search for "the difference between Microsoft dynamics" returns 36,800 results!So with the recent launch of their ERP software service, Software Advice decided to shed some light on the Dynamics product family. Their article, "Microsoft Dynamics for Manufacturing – Understanding the Difference Between GP, NAV, SL and AX," explains how each product has evolved over the years and naturally become popular among certain industries and businesses. Check it out.


http://www.softwareadvice.com/articles/manufacturing/understanding-the-difference-between-gp-nav-sl-ax-1111709/.

Please leave your comment because I'm curious on what my other colleagues think of this.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Implementation Guide 4.5.0

Microsoft has released version 4.5.0 of the Implementation Guide. This update is the English version, the Dutch version is 4.3.0. You can download the IG and Planning Tools here.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Software Development Kit (SDK) 4.0.11

Microsoft has released version 4.0.11 of the SDK for Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Software Development Kit (SDK) is for developers, system customizers, and report writers. This SDK documentation contains information for developers writing server side code, custom business logic, integration modules, workflow assemblies, and plug-ins. It provides an architectural overview of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, the entity model, security model, and Web services. Sample code and walkthroughs are provided to guide you through the new features. It also contains information for developers customizing the Web client or Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Microsoft Office Outlook, including scripting, integration of custom Web pages, sample code, and a detailed user interface style guide. In addition to the documentation, this download package includes the projects for all sample code found in the documentation, and full featured samples that are not included in the documentation. The package includes a visual style guide you can use to make your customizations fit in smoothly, and a style sheet you can use as a basis for your work. There are also tools and helper code provided in this package. Look for regular updates to this SDK!November 10, 2009 - Updated the assemblies in the Bin folder. Use these updated assemblies instead of the ones in the previous release of SDK 4.0.10.If you need assemblies or schema files prior to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Update Rollup 7 and the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online November 2009 Service Update, you can download the SDK 4.0.9 from this location: http://download.microsoft.com/download/D/E/C/DECA6FF2-2683-4E7A-B9A2-1CEB8AF971AE/CrmSdk4.0.9.exe

For downloading version 4.0.11, please click here.

SORRY

SORRY SORRY SORRY for not blogging for a while. It has been a very busy last months for me. I have setup my own business and this has taken all my time. Furthermore I am working on 2 CRM projects, one at the Dutch Redcross and one in the Transport industry. Very nice project to do... and it keeps me busy all time :). I am finalizing some partner contract for my business so this is going great also. Keep you al posted and of coure check my blogs, website and Twitter.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

CWR Mobiliity Certification Training

Friday was the first CWR Mobility Certification Training at Regus World Trade Center in Rotterdam at the 31th floor: DAMM wat a fantastic view!!! The training was devided in a Sales training and a Technical training. The day was really fantastic and really good organized by CWR Mobility. I learned a lot about how to sell CWR Mobile. At the end of the day we went to diner at Restaurant New York next to Las Palmas. What a wonderfull diner and a great fish restaurant. More news on CWR Mobile will follow asap.

Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2009 in Rotterdam

Last Thursday was the Microsoft Dynamics Convergence in Rotterdam. After a 3.5 hour drive we finally arrived in a terrible location, but there were a lot of people and everybody in Dynamics Netherlands was there. Of course the program was mostly the same as in London. There were a lot of xRM news and accelerators news but unfortunatelly nothing on CRM5.

Later that evening we went to diner with Microsoft US and Ronals Lemmen MVP at Amsterdam, really fantastic evening!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2009 in London

Tuesday October 27th 2009, I attend the Convergence in London. For the first time this year the Convergence will take place in 4 city's across Europe. I will also attend the Convergence in Rotterdam on November 5th. In London was no news about Version 5 but more news on the accelerators in combination with Windows 7 and Office 2010. I had 5 meetings with partnerships of my company and had meetings with the builders of my website and designers. I did also meet some interesting people in the CRM community of the UK. More info on the convergence will be posted soon.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

2009.10.27 - Microsoft Dynamics Convergence London

Today is the Microsoft Dynamics Convergence in London. I am flying to London this morning and hoping to arrive ath the Convergence at 11h. I will promote my company Hans Veldman Consultancy Solutions and have some meetings with some of my partners. Of course I am hoping to see a lot of people of the blog community, so hopefully I will see you all in a few hours. Off to bed first....

Monday, October 19, 2009

Attending the Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2009 in London

Next tuesday is the Microsoft Dynamics Convergence in London and I am going to attend this. I have some meetings with some partners and of course hoping to explore some new business and meet some interesting people in the UK, so I you are also attending the Convergence in London, leave a message and perhaps we meet.

Monday, October 5, 2009

www.hansveldman.com Live

Finally after a weekend work, my website is finally online and live, so please check www.hansveldman.com. If you want to chat with me, please click on the online chat button and hopefully I am online at that moment. I will attend the convergence in London and Rotterdam, so I hope to see you all there.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Error on website

Dear blogreaders,

Due to some errors, I didn't manage to get my website live on friday. Some people did manage to see my website, but others not. We are working for a solutions and hopefully we will get the website live on monday. Of course I will let you know. This is the error I get when opening http://www.hansveldman.com/, but others get another error. Sorry for this.

Runtime Error Description: An application error occurred on the server. The current custom error settings for this application prevent the details of the application error from being viewed remotely (for security reasons). It could, however, be viewed by browsers running on the local server machine. Details: To enable the details of this specific error message to be viewable on remote machines, please create a tag within a "web.config" configuration file located in the root directory of the current web application. This tag should then have its "mode" attribute set to "Off".





Notes: The current error page you are seeing can be replaced by a custom error page by modifying the "defaultRedirect" attribute of the application's configuration tag to point to a custom error page URL.





Thursday, October 1, 2009

Looking for new CRM opportunities

Hello CRM colleagues,

Currently I am looking for new CRM opportunities and of course new business with my own company, so please mail or call me if you want to do business.

hansveldman@live.nl
+31 6 53783645

Webstie hansveldman.com live tomorrow

Dear blogreaders,

Thank you all for the kind messages. Sorry for my website, this will be live tomorrow. We are currently finalizing the layout and textures, so please visit it tomorrow. It as been busy weeks for me to get everything in place, but no excuse we continue all evening and tomorrow you all will see the results.

http://www.hansveldman.com/


Ps comments are welcome :)

Hans Veldman Consultancy Solutions


1st of October 2009: Today I am launching my new company:
Hans Veldman Consultancy Solutions.
Hans Veldman Consultancy Solutions is specialized is CRM, Business Advising & Analysis and Interim and Project Management. The main focus is Microsoft Dynamics CRM from sales to implement, support and training. So for more information, check the website. Hope doing busiess with you.
Regards,
Hans Veldman
Owner & Founder of Hans Veldman Consultancy Solutions
+31 6 53783645
Skype: veldmanhans

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

WaveAccess Online Help with service of Hans Veldman

WaveAccess extends CRM Dynamics with integrated chat sessions, which would be very useful in a contact center environment.

WaveAccess Online Help is a live chat integrated into Microsoft CRM. It is designed to provide CRM users with instant support. The chat sessions will be saved as Cases and Service activities in your CRM along with the names of help desk operators and session time. This information can be used to bill the customers for the provided service.

Online Help directly connects CRM users with CRM partner support team that can be located anywhere. Moreover if the partner does not have enough staff to handle all sessions the partner can attract external CRM professionals including WaveAccess CRM support team.

Being offered as an extra support option the Online Help can generate additional income and be considered as a competitive advantage for attracting new customers

More info about the service is at
http://www.wave-access.com/Public_en/online_help_partner.aspx

If this is of interest to your company, please do not hesitate to contact me or Ilya Feigin (Ilya.Feigin@wave-access.com)

Monday, August 31, 2009

Microsoft Dynamics Convergence Europe 2009

Microsoft announced the locations and dates for the Europe 2009 convergence. Last year was in Denmark and this year was planned in Vienna, but due to the economic crisis, Microsoft decided to split up the locations in:
  • 27 October – Novotel London West, London
  • 29 October - Austria Center, Vienna
  • 3 November – Sheraton Frankfurt Hotel & Towers, Frankfurt Airport
  • 5 November – Engels Conference Center, Rotterdam
Please visit the website for the agenda and register. I will try to attend London and the Netherlands, so hope to see you all.

Update Rollup 6 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (KB 970148)

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 6 on august 26th of 2009. This is a tested, cumulative set of updates for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. It includes performance enhancements that are packaged together for easy deployment. Please click here for the download files.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Mobile Express for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Mcrosoft has released the Mobile Express for Microsoft Dynamics CRM that enables access to Microsoft Dynamics CRM data in a Web browser on a mobile device. Please click here to download the software including Update Rollup 5 from the Microsoft Corporate Site.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

SalesCentric Custom Views in Outlook Client error

When using Custom View from SalesCentric, you will see that Custom Views is available in the CRM Webclient. But when using the Outlook client, you will see that Custom Views is not available under your My Work space, see picture below.



To solve this issue, you have to modify the SiteMap.xml file. Please make sure that you have a backup of the original SiteMap!!!

Below you see the original SiteMap. Highlited in BOLD are the setting that needs to be adjusted in the following, see below:

Client is Web

Url="http:/SCRCharts/...

Icon="http:/SCRCharts/...

org= organisation name

Change this into:

Client is All

Url="http://server/SCRCharts/

Icon="http://server/SCRCharts/

org= organisation name

After you have changed the SiteMap.xml and reconfigured the CRM Outlook Client, you will see that Custom Views is available in Outlook.


Friday, July 3, 2009

Scibe launches new wesite

Scribe announces the launch of their new website. What does this mean for you? New features to assist you in finding more information, more easily such as:

  • SUPPORT & SERVICES

  • More comprehensive support information and services such as training and consulting

  • RESOURCES AT-A-GLANCE

  • New Resource Library including:

  • Recorded webinars

  • Recorded videos

  • White papers and Technical Briefs

  • Relevant Blogs

  • List of available templates

  • And more!

Scribe also launched their new blog that can be visited here.

So please visit their websites for more information about data migration and interfacing.

SalsCentric Relationship Chats 4.5 released

SalesCentric has released a new version of the Relationship charts, The release, developed using Microsoft Silverlight technology, brings CRM data to life through a rich and interactive user experience that increases productivity and content accuracy and leads to higher levels of CRM adoption. If you are interested in this great product, please visit the website of SalesCentric. I will attend the webinar of the new features of version 4.5 and I will post it on my blog of course.

Update Rollup 5 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (KB 970141)

On July the 2nd, Microsoft has released Update Rollup 5 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Server, Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Microsoft Office Outlook, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Data Migration Manager, Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Language Pack, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 E-mail Router. For more information about this release, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 970141. Please click here to donwload the files.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Looking for a new contract CRM job

Dear blogreaders,

Currently I am looking for new CRM contract jobs, so please let me know if you have a CRM opportunity and looking for resources. Perhaps we can do business together. Hope to work with you soon.

Please contact me on
hansveldman@live.nl or msdyncrm@live.nl
or give me a call +31653783645

Monday, June 8, 2009

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Software Development Kit (SDK 4.0.9)

Microsoft has updated the SDK for Dynamics CRM 4.0 to version 4.0.9 and it can be downloaded from the Microsoft Corporate site.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Error - blank.aspx-file

Error:
When opening CRM by several users, an error prompt asking to save a file named: Blank.aspx.
This error was caused by a Windows UpdateKB 953838.

Solution:
To fix this error, please follow the steps below on every CRM server.
  1. Open the file blank.aspx on \Inetpub\wwwroot\CRM\_root
  2. Add any text to the first line, for example Loading...
    Loading...
    <% Response.Expires = 1440; %>
    <% Response.Cache.SetCacheability(HttpCacheability.Public); %>
  3. Save and close the file.
  4. Delete temporary internet files. Open My Computer, right click on c:\ then click properties then Disk Clean up. Make sure Temporary Internet files is clicked.
  5. Reset IIS.
  6. Test CRM and make sure the error doesn’t appear again.

Update Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Implementation Guide 4.4.0

Mirosoft has updated the IG version 4.4.0. The Planning Tools are new in the implementation guide and contains 43 template, project, and worksheet Microsoft Office documents that can be used to help plan your implementation. It can be downloaded here.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Update Rollup 4 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (KB 968176)

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 4 for Dynamics CRM 4.0 (KB 968176) on thusday the 7th of May 2009. Please click here to download the file from the corporate site.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Happy Birthday - 30 YEARS OLD!!!


Today it's my birthday and I reach the MAGIC 30. This morning I was surprised: Judith & Hessel had decorated my back garden with balloons and flags this night and I heard nothing. Thanks guys:). I will try to post a picture with bluetooth.

Monday, May 4, 2009

2009.05.14 - Annoucement of the Scribe Web Services Adapter Product Launch Overview and Demonstrations

Scribe asked me to annouce the following webinar on my blog regarding the Scribe Web Services Adapter Product Launch Overview and Demonstrations. This webinar will be on Thursday the 14th of May 2009. More information about this can be read below:

This webcast will cover the newly released Web Services Adapter for Scribe Insight and Scribe Insight Enterprise. The webcast will include a feature overview and several demonstrations of the Web Service Adapter enabling integration to Dynamics AX, Microsoft SharePoint and 3rd party commercial web services. Click to read the Adapter for Web Services data sheet.

Scribe Presenters for the webcast will be:
Bob Sturim - Vice President, ProductsJohn Gravely - Vice President, Marketing and Product MarketingLou Antonucci - Vice President, Sales
Tomas O’Brien - Product Manager

Please register at the following registration URL https://www.livemeeting.com/lrs/8001615779/Registration.aspx?pageName=rx9xxrf8tbj9g3rz

Hope to see you all in the webinar!!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Error - HTTP Error 401.1 - Unauthorized KB 871179

The following error is a famous error during a CRM implementation:
You receive an "HTTP Error 401.1 - Unauthorized: Access is denied due to invalid credentials" error message when you try to access a Web site that is part of an IIS 6.0 application pool.
Please check KB article 871179 for the solution.

ERROR - HeaderAuthentica­tionProvider doesn't exist

The following issues occurs when deploying a custon .NET application:

'Microsoft.Crm.WebServices.Crm2007.MultipleOrganizationSoapHeaderAuthenticationProvider, Microsoft.Crm.WebServices, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' doesn't exist.Parameter name: Microsoft.Crm.WebServices.Crm2007.MultipleOrganizationSoapHeaderAuthenticationProvider, Microsoft.Crm.WebServices, Version=4.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35

Solution:
  1. Add the following to your applications web.config (not CRM's web.config!)
  2. Go to the crm bin directory for IIS and either copy the Microsoft CRM.WebServices.dll to the GAC or to the bin directory of your custom ASP.Net application

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Solution for ERROR CRM 4.0 update workflow on INT FIELD

Finally we have found the solution for the Worflow update error, this was caused by the Rollup 3 installlation. The web.config file was changed, please add the following line to the file:


…multiple lines here
Namespace="System.Globalization"
TypeName="CultureInfo"
Authorized="True"/>


My special thanks to Choi.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Scribe Insight 6.5 Overview Document

I just heard from Scribe that they have completed the Insight 6.5 overview document which can be viewed and downloaded here as PDF file. Enjoy reading.

Monday, April 6, 2009

My blog on the Scribe website

Dear blogreaders,

My blog has been placed on the Scribe website, see section relevant blogs. Please visite their website and find all kind of informations regarding data migration and interfacing with the Microsoft Dynamics suite. For questions regarding Scribe, please do not hesitate to ask.

ENJOY Scribe-ing!!!:)

Friday, April 3, 2009

Scribe Insight 6.5 Product Launch Webcasts

After my start as a Competence Manager CRM for SCAR Dynamics, I had several meetings and one of them was with Lynn Harrington in her new role as Director, EMEA. The office of Scribe is located in Den Haag, nearby our office. I have met hear colleague Linda Johnson at the Convergence 2008 in Copenhagen.

New features on my blog are: first of all the Scribe banner and secondly I will post some articles about the releases of new versions of their products. One of them is mentions below:

Scribe Insight 6.5 Product Launch Webcasts
The Scribe team is pleased to announce the release of Scribe Insight 6.5. Insight 6.5 is a major release which includes an extensive list of features that have been requested by Scribe partners. The new release also includes significant new functionality targeted at enterprise accounts. These are:
  • Failover/Disaster Recovery
  • Web Services Adapter
  • Support for 64-bit Windows Server 2008

Webcast Presentations
Two webcasts will be held to give the partners a first look and chance to ask questions prior to a broader prospect/customer suitable webcast. Both webcasts will provide product overview information as well as detailed feature information and demonstrations.

Webcast 1:
Scribe 6.5 Partner Preview Thursday, April 9 @ 11am - 12pm EST
This webcast is intended for Scribe partners only and will provide a first look at the new release with the opportunity to ask questions. Click here to register for this webcast.

Webcast 2:
Scribe 6.5 Product Launch Thursday, April 16 @ 11am - 12pm EST
This webcast will cover the same information as the first webcast but will also be open to prospects and customers. Please feel free to promote this webcast on your blogs and newsletters by directing attendees to the following registration URL: https://www.livemeeting.com/lrs/8001615779/Registration.aspx?pageName=8nlw1x85309wfbns

The Scribe presenters for the two webcasts will be:
Bob Sturim - Vice President, Products
John Gravely - Vice President, Marketing and Product Marketing
Lou Antonucci - Director, Sales

Please contact your Scribe Account Manager at 1.603.622.5109 if you have questions, or email partners@scribesoft.com.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

ERROR CRM 4.0 update workflow on INT FIELD

Dear Blogreaders,

I have an error on an update workflow regarding an INT FIELD. Does anyone have a sollution for this? Please leave a comment!/

ERROR see below:
Cannot publish an int field for the workflow step Update. It does work on a different installation of CRM from an co-worker working on an CRM image.

Invoking delegate number 25 for eventId netCacheItemRemove [2009-04-01 10:02:43.2] Process: w3wp Organization:4646757c-6dbd-dd11-be54-005056903ec5 Thread: 1 Category: Platform User: 3f96941d-5e68-4c82-ad9c-c11486298d2e Level: Error MessageProcessor.Execute at MessageProcessor.Execute(PipelineExecutionContext context) at InternalMessageDispatcher.Execute(PipelineExecutionContext context) at ExternalMessageDispatcher.Execute(String messageName, Int32 primaryObjectTypeCode, Int32 secondaryObjectTypeCode, PropertyBag fields, CorrelationToken correlationToken, CallerOriginToken originToken, UserAuth userAuth, Guid callerId) at RequestBase.Process(Int32 primaryObjectTypeCode, Int32 secondaryObjectTypeCode, CorrelationToken correlationToken, CallerOriginToken originToken, UserAuth userAuth, Guid callerId) at RequestBase.Process(CorrelationToken correlationToken, CallerOriginToken originToken, UserAuth userAuth, Guid callerId) at CrmServiceInternal.Execute(RequestBase request, CorrelationToken correlationToken, CallerOriginToken originToken, UserAuth userAuth, Guid callerId) at InProcessCrmService.Execute(Object request) at PlatformCommand.ExecuteInternal() at SetStateCommand.Execute() at ActivateDialogPage.ConfigureForm() at AppUIPage.OnPreRender(EventArgs e) at Control.PreRenderRecursiveInternal() at Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) at Page.ProcessRequest(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) at Page.ProcessRequest() at Page.ProcessRequest(HttpContext context) at binckbank__grid_cmds_dlg_activate_aspx.ProcessRequest(HttpContext context) at CallHandlerExecutionStep.System.Web.HttpApplication.IExecutionStep.Execute() at HttpApplication.ExecuteStep(IExecutionStep step, Boolean& completedSynchronously) at ApplicationStepManager.ResumeSteps(Exception error) at HttpApplication.System.Web.IHttpAsyncHandler.BeginProcessRequest(HttpContext context, AsyncCallback cb, Object extraData) at HttpRuntime.ProcessRequestInternal(HttpWorkerRequest wr) at HttpRuntime.ProcessRequestNoDemand(HttpWorkerRequest wr) at ISAPIRuntime.ProcessRequest(IntPtr ecb, Int32 iWRType) >MessageProcessor fail to process message 'SetStateDynamicEntity' for 'workflow'.11:32 1-4-2009

Error enable Dutch language Pack CRM 4.0 (KB948604)

When you try to enable one or more language packs in CRM 4.0, you will receive the following error:

After installing Update Rollup 3, you will still get the error, so please install kb948604 to solve this issue.

See article id 948604
Error message when you try to provision a language in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0: "Cannot insert duplicate key row in object 'dbo.LocalizedLabel' with unique index 'ndx_LocalizedLabel_ForSingleSelect'"

Monday, March 30, 2009

WANTED: CRM Developer with 3-5 years .NET/JAVA & CRM experience based in the Netherlands

SCAR Dynamics is looking for a .NET/JAVA (CRM) Developer with a minimum of 3 years experience. For more information about SCAR Dynamics, please click here. More information about the role, please e-mail or call me.

h.veldman@scaritp.nl
+31 6 5378 3645

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Hosted Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 running on IE 8.0

Microsoft has released Internet Explorer 8.0 and so I installed the new version on my MSI U100 (running on XP SP3 32BIT) and on my HP tx2650 (running on Vista SP1 32BIT). Of course I also tried to run our Hosted CRM on IE 8.0 and I must say, so far, so good (ONLY CERTIFICATE ERROR). Please see screenshots below. The latest version of IE 8.0 can be downloaded here.



Thursday, March 19, 2009

Accelerators for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Finally I got some time to install the accelerators on the CRM VPC 4.0 of Microsoft. The CRM Accelerators are availbable for download on CodePlex. These accelerators are currently available for download:
Notifications
Event Management
Extended Sales Forecasting
eService
Analytics R1
Enterprise Search R1
Newsfeed Business Productivity
The CRM Accelerators are released on November 6th 2008 and updated on March 6th 2009, so enjoy using the accelerators.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Update Rollup 3 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (KB 961768)

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 3 for CRM 4.0 yesterday. The Rollup 3 contains the following additional information:
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Update Rollup 3 information about export and import of customizationsAfter you apply this update rollup, you may be unable to import customizations that have been exported from the same Microsoft Dynamics CRM deployment that had an earlier update rollup installed. For more information about this issue, see Update Rollup 3 is available for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (961768) .
  • Hotfixes and updates that you have to manually enable or configureMicrosoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Update Rollup 3 contains hotfixes and updates that you must manually enable or configure. To enable or configure these hotfixes on the server that is running Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0, see the "Hotfixes and updates that you have to manually enable or configure" section of the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article. Update Rollup 3 is available for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (961768)
  • A Help update is available for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0In addition to the functional enhancements and fixes in Update Rollup 2, a separate update to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Help is also available in all supported languages. For more information and installation instructions, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article. An update to the Help files for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 was released on September 26, 2008 (955921)

Rollup 3 can be downloaded here or check the Corporate Downloadsite of Microsoft.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Update SDK 4.08

Microsoft has updated the SDK to version 4.08, so for all the CRM developers, you can download it from the corporate site of Microsoft, or click here.

Monday, March 2, 2009

SCAR Dynamics CRM is looking for CRM opportunities

SCAR Dynamics CRM is looking for CRM opportunities in and outside the Netherlands, so if you have an opportunity or looking for CRM resources, please contact me at my details below. Within SCAR Dynamics CRM we have certified CRM consultant with their own speciality, so please contact me to discuss. Hope to hear from you all.

Hans Veldman
Competence Manager CRM
SCAR Dynamics
h.veldman@scargroep.nl
+31(0)653783645

1st day at SCAR Dynamics

Today was my first day as Competence Manager CRM for SCAR Dynamics. The office is based in Den Haag and I live in Swifterbant, so after a 2,5 hour drive a finally arrived at the office. From the 1st of March I could announce my move to SCAR and so I received a lot of congratulations. Thank you all for that. If you have any questions, please visit the website, my linkedin profile or of course my blog and I hope to see you all in the Dynamics world.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Competence Manager CRM @ SCAR Dynamics

Tomorrow I will start my new role as a Competence Manager CRM @ SCAR Dynamics in The Haque. I will be responsible for finding Dynamics Professionals in the Market and of course developing CRM business. More about my new role in the coming weeks. Please visit the website of SCAR for further information. Are you interested in working @ SCAR Dynamics or are you looking for Dynamics CRM consultants, please contact me. My details are given below.

Hans Veldman
Competence Manager CRM
SCAR Dynamics
+31(0)653783645
h.veldman@scargroep.nl

Last days @ iRelate B.V.

Friday the 27th of February was my last day at iRelate. I will start a new adventure on March the 1st. more about that in my next post. I wish iRelate all the best in future and of course will will meet again in the CRM World. I really enjoyed my time at iRelate and I will miss my colleagues the most.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

WAVEACCESS - ChatOnline


Dear Blogreaders,


Finally my new functionality: ChatOnline is again running on my blog, so everyone who want's to chat with me while visiting my blog, please click on the "Question Online" button. Hope to speak to you soon....


My special thanks to the WAVEACCESS enterprise internet solution company. Please visit their website for more of their great products.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Microsoft Exchange MAPI subsystem is not installed

When installing the E-mail Router on a CRM server or Exchange Server you might get the error: The Microsoft Exchange MAPI subsystem is not installed on this machine.


Please install the Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1 first before continue the installation. This file can be downloaded here.


After that run the E-mail Router setup again you can configure your E-mail Router. Success!!!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

2009.02.05 - 3e Dynamics Network Drink

Thursday the 5th of February is the 3rd time that the Dynamics Network Drink will be organized. This time the location is A 94 te Ottoland (Nieuwegein) sponsored by FourTop, so I hope to see you all this thursday. Please register here to attend the drink.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4 Integration Unleashed & Professional Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

Below you find 2 new books to be published in 2009. These books can be pre ordered at Amazon.com

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4 Integration Unleashed Publisher July 6th, 2009



Virtually every organization that purchases Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 will need to extend and integrate it with other business applications. Until now it has been difficult to find independent guidance for doing so successfully. In Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4 Integration Unleashed, two leading experts on Dynamics CRM integration cover all the techniques and best practices IT organizations need to successfully customize Dynamics CRM. This book focuses entirely on extending, customizing, and integrating Dynamics. You will find specific and detailed guidance for linking Dynamics CRM with other Microsoft and third-party products, including SharePoint, Office, Exchange, Communicator, PerformancePoint, BizTalk, SilverLight, VoIP phone systems, and both Google and MSN maps. The book also contains three full chapters on integration utilizing Scribe's powerful adapters and templates. The authors demonstrate how to extend Dynamics CRM 4.0 with features Microsoft hasn't added, including dashboarding, advanced reporting, custom/specialized integration, broader interoperability, and stronger "deep-dive" data analysis. They also show how to safely make custom Dynamics CRM applications available directly to customers.

Extend Dynamics CRM 4.0 with the features it doesn't contain: dashboarding, advanced reporting, "deep-dive" analysis, and more
Integrate Dynamics 4.0 with SharePoint, Office, Exchange, Communicator, Biztalk, Google maps, VoIP phone systems, PerformancePoint, Silverlight, Scribe, and more
Make available external applications that can be used directly and securely by customers .

Professional Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Publisher June, 2009
Professional Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 explains development techniques using Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 through real world problems and their applied solutions. This book enables readers to learn the MSCRM 4.0 functional aspects and start customizing and integrating the product with other applications. The code samples throughout the book can be used by developers as building blocks for solving real-world problems. This book is for developers who are responsible for customizing the product to meet enterprise needs through building products and tools around CRM, by creating reports, and through integrating Microsoft CRM with other popular technologies.Microsoft Dynamics CRM developers need this book to learn best practices through examples, real world scenarios, handy tools, expert tested solutions, and reusable code samples used to customize Microsoft CRM to meet enterprise business needs. Readers require no prior Microsoft CRM knowledge; however, it is expected that the developer has experience with the .NET Framework and general programming language such as C#.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Update Rollup 2 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 (KB 959419) Released

Microsoft has released Update Rollup 2 on Janury the 19th. This is a tested, cumulative set of updates for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0. It includes performance enhancements that are packaged together for easy deployment.
For more information about this release, see Microsoft Knowledge Base article 959419.
Update Rollup 2 contains updates (32 and 64 BIT) regarding the server, client, router, data manager and SRS and it can be downloaded here.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Software Development Kit (SDK) 4.0.7 Released

Microsoft has released the SDK version 4.0.7. on January 15th .
The Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Software Development Kit (SDK) is for developers, system customizers, and report writers. It contains all new information about creating plug-ins, working with custom workflow activities, using the new Web services, using new data management features, and much more. Everything developed outside the SDK is NOT supported!
The SDK can be downloaded here.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2009

My first post of 2009: I wish you all a very good CRM year. All the best and my this be a very sucessful 2009 for you all. Hope to see you all on my blog.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

"Oudejaarsavond 2008"

This is my last post of 2008. A few more hours to go and also in the Netherlands 2009 is going to start. Looking back at 2008 I hope that this was a very good CRM year for everybody (apart from the economic situation). I hope to see you all in 2009!!! ENJOY the last hours of 2008 and be carefull with the fireworks:)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas 2008

Dear Blogreaders,

I wish you all a merry christmas. In the next couple of days, the temperature in the Netherlands will go below zero, so perhaps we can have some iceskating at the end of the year. I am off to my X-mas holidays and I will be back at work on the 5th of January 2009.

Regards,

Hans Veldman

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Error Allow Microsoft Dynamics CRM to send e-mail using CRM for Outlook

In the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Virtual Machine image of February 2008, there was an error when enabling the checkbox "Allow Microsoft Dynamics CRM to send e-mail using CRM for Outlook" in the Outlook Client. This error was also mentions in the Post of Menno's blog.
See screenshots below for the solution:
In the Outlook Client, go to CRM - Options - E-mail Tab
Error when enabling the checkbox.


Uninstall the Outlook Client by clicking on:
Start - All Programs - Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 - Configuration wizard.
Then Reinstall the Outlook Client.


After Reinstalling:
In the Outlook Client, go to CRM - Options - E-mail Tab
Enable the checkbox

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

WaveAccess Chat Online Live on my blog


Dear blogreaders, I finally had the chance to meet some persons from WaveAccess at the Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2008 at Copenhagen. They showed me two new features of their company WaveAccess: Chat Online and Help Online. Tonight Ilya and Mikhail from WaceAccess Russia published Chat Online Live on blog, so when I am online you can chat LIVE with me and ask all kind of diffucult questions:). I hope to speak to my blogreaders with Chat Online so click on the button Question Online right above!!!


A very special thanks for the WaveAccess developers team and of course Ilya and Mikhail.


Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Update Rollup 1

Microsoft has release update rollup 1 for CRM 4.0 on wednesday 24th. KB952858 can be downloaded here.

This upate is for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Server, Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Microsoft Office Outlook, and Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 E-mail Router.

Please note that if you have customized Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 Help files, back up your customized files before you install this update!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Accelerators for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

As mentioned in a lot of blogs and also at the iRelate Dynamics Network Drink and of course the Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2008: The CRM Accelerators!
These are a range of add-on solutions developed for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 customers and partners. Each accelerator is available at no cost and will showcase how the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 platform can be configured and extended to broaden marketing, sales and service capabilities. Microsoft Dynamics CRM customers and partners are encouraged to further extend these accelerators to meet their specific business needs.

Each accelerator may consist of the following:
  • Customizations (entities, forms, views)
  • Workflow defintions
  • Business Intelligence elements such as custom reports (.RDL’s)
  • Functional code samples (strictly adhering to SDK guidelines)
  • Documentation for installing, operating, localizing and extending the solution
  • An automated installer

The list of accelerators is as follows:

  • Analytics
  • eService
  • Event Management
  • Enterprise Search
  • Sales Methodologies
  • Extended Sales Forecasting
  • CRM Notifications
  • Business Productivity

The following accelerators are currently available for download at CodePlex.com

  • CRM Notifications
  • Event Management
  • Extended Sales Forecasting

Pictures Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2008 Copenhagen

Below you find some pictues of the Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2008 in Copenhagen. I was with iRelate and my finance customer to the Convergence. It was my first time and I had we had a meeting with Brad Wilson (Vice President Microsoft Dynamics CRM) and some ISV's as SalesCentric and Scribe. I must say it was a very succesful and busy day but I really enjoyed it. Hope so see you all at the Convergence in Munchen 2009!

Our Hotel 27 in the center of Copenhagen.

iRelate at the Icebar


Bella Center Copenhagen

Check in Convergence 2008

Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2008

Key Note

Brad Wilson session Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 & Accellerators

Matthew Crook (CEO SalesCentric)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hans is going to meet Brad Wilson Vice President Microsoft Dynamics CRM Worldwide

Tomorrow I am going to meet Brad Wilson, Vice President Microsoft Dynamics CRM Worldwide at the convergence in Copenhagen. Furthermore I am attending some technical tracks and of course meet a lot of MVP's and ISV's. More info and posts will be following at the end of the week. hope to see you all tomorrow in Copenhagen.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2008 Copenhagen

I am going to the Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2008 in Copenhagen on wednesday 19th of November, so please leave a message when you are at the convergence also and perhaps we can meet there. Hope to see you all in Copenhagen.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Pictures of the 2nd DND @ iRelate Zaltbommel

As promissed, pictures of the 2nd DND at iRelate Zaltbommel. Pictures will also be posted on the website of DND and iRelate.