Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Enable Announcements in CRM 2013 / CRM 2015

By default, announcements are not available for the user in versions > 2011.

In Settings –> Announcements, it is still possible to configure them.


To show them in the basic navigation, you have to manipulate the SiteMap. I suggest to use XrmToolbox (SiteMap Editor).


You can also add the XML-Code manually.

1 <Group Id="MyWork" ResourceId="Group_MyWork"...>
2 ...
3 <SubArea Entity="businessunitnewsarticle"
4 Id="nav_news" Url="/home/homepage/home_news.aspx"
5 AvailableOffline="false" PassParams="false" />
6 </Group>


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications (70-486) – Preparation/Training

Today, I passed the test for the exam 70-486 Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Web Applications. There are tons of guides/links that helps you to prepare for this Exam e.g.:

In addition I would like to mention the Youtube-Channel of Kudvenkat.


I also recommend his ASP.NET Tutorials if you need some background information (e.g. OutputCache).


Additional Links:

Hope this helps.


Monday, February 3, 2014

Sonoma Microsoft CRM Dev Tools

Sonoma offers a new extension for Microsoft Dynamics CRM. It is provided as a Google Chrome-Plugin.

Dynamics CRM DevTools



  • Shows Form information (Id, Name, Type Code, Form Type, Is Dirty)
  • Refresh current form
  • Enable/Disable attributes
  • Show hidden attributes
  • Shows User information (Domain Name, User Id, Business Unit Id)
  • Open Advanced Find
  • Search for Attribute, User Id, Privilege Id (and navigate to the record)
  • Set focus to a field
  • Update attributes (testing)
  • Execute Fetch XML Queries

Lets hope there will be a IE-Solution in the future too.