Saturday, May 31, 2008

CRM Gadget for Vista

I have finally gotten around to updating the Vista gadget for Dynamics CRM v4. You can get the new files here:

Just copy all the files into the accounts.gadget directory, and then in both accountsv4.html and contactsv4.html, make the following changes:

StraumannGroup must change to your org name
straumannsrvr2:5555 must change to your CRM server name and port (2 places)

and that should be it.

The original article is here:

Friday, May 09, 2008

Cheap case = hard upgrades!

Cheap Case = Hard Upgrade

Here’s a tip from my system builder days. I recently upgraded my workstation and made the mistake of getting a cheap case. My thinking was “Well it just sits under my desk, so who cares what it looks like??” BIG MISTAKE! I just tried to put in a new hard drive since VPCs eat up space, and what a gong show!
In order to get the new drive into the cheap case, I had to remove:
The other 2 hard drives
All the RAM chips
The Motherboard power supply cable
The IDE cables to the CD drives
The video card
The USB extension card

So what should have taken 30 seconds ended up taking me over a half hour. And of course the scary part of removing everything, is wondering whether I it all back correctly!

So, if upgrading and buying a new case, don’t judge a case by it’s cover! You might not care what it looks like but ALWAYS asks the folks in the shop about expandability and the ease of changing components.

Visual C++ Runtime Error

Visual C++ RunTime Error I did an upgrade from v3->v4 the other day and all seemed well until one of the clients encountered this error:


A little digging revealed that there is a HotFix that would possibly fix this:

and that fixed the issue.