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 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):
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 RC Server (No CAL limit)

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


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

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


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.


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 and 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 :)