MVP Summit








It is 6am in Wellington, and after a fright of not having an ESTA visa to enter the US, here I am waiting to start the first leg of my journey to Redmond, WA where the MVP summit is hosted.


I am looking forward to meeting the MVP heroes that I’ve been look up to since I started my career.

CTRL + K Lookup Auto-Resolve


With any software product, the best way to increase your productivity is to master the shortcuts. Dynamics CRM is no exception.  Part of the productivity track in my blog I decided to cover some of my favourite shortcuts that drastically enhance my daily Dynamics CRM experience . Continue reading

Are rollup fields calculated on disabled records?


At the last Wellington Dynamics User Group (WDUG) I ran, I was asked by one of the regular attendees “H” whether rollup fields are also calculated on disabled records. So I thought I would give it a try.

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Concurrency Control in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013

Dynamics CRM 2013 still has a data concurrency issue. This post will guide you on how to introduce an optimistic concurrency control mechanism using JavaScript in the least obtrusive way possible. Continue reading

Setting up Bing maps in Dynamics CRM 2013

Whether you are using Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 in a personal environment or in any of the pre-prod environments it is a good practice to keep your environment up to scratch. One of the items that is usually overlooked is the setting up of Bing maps. If the Bing map key is not entered correctly you end up with the following message on each Bing map “The specified credentials are invalid. You can sign up for a free developer account at“.

The picture of Bing map taken from CRM 2013 displaying the message: "The specified credentials are invalid. You can sign up for a free developer account at"

Setting up the key only takes you a couple of minute. All you need is a valid Bing maps key. Continue reading

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Client API Cheat Sheet

Inspired by Daniel Cai’s CRM 2011 JavaScript Development Cheat Sheet, I decided to create a new Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Client API cheat sheet with all the latest and greatest provided in the new version. Continue reading