See you at CRMUG Summit 2013!

Tribridge will be attending the CRMUG Summit in Tampa, this coming week Oct 20 – Oct 24th, 2013. For more details please go to It’s never too late to register. Please look for our Concerto Cloud Branding and See you at booth 713!

Here’s my schedule in case your attending. I’d love to meet you or your co-workers at talk anything CRM! I will be at the Tribridge Lunch Tables – Daily from 12-2pm EST. Look for the Tribridge & Concerto Signs!

Tuesday October 22 4:15pm
ADFS and Single Sign on for MSCRM

Wednesday October 23 10:00am
Ask the MVPS – System Administrator Edition

Wednesday October 23 3:45pm
You Stay Classy and Keep it Tidy – CRM Administrators

Wednesday October 23 5:00pm
Ask the MVPS – Developer Edition

Wednesday October 23 5:00pm
So you want to be a CRM superstar

CRM 2013: How to disable autosave so my plug-in code won’t be effected

With Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, the feature of auto save has been introduced. This feature is really long overdue, and its a feature we often overlook each day. For example, if your typing an email response on your cellphone, and the phone rings, you answer it and go back to work, right? When you returned, your email was right where you left off!

This is the same concept for CRM 2013, and not forcing users to constantly press save and close. As you work on the system the data is periodically saved as indicated by the icon on the button right of the new UI.






As you can see above, the first ICON of the disc shows everything is saved. As you begin to work the icon changes letting you know you have unsaved changes to the page. If you wait for about 5 seconds the auto save feature will kick in and automatically save those changes for you!

While Microsoft CRM 2013 is certainly thinking ahead of design and form, many CRM 2011 plugins were designed to fire after a user saves a record. This save is captured and the plugin is fired, in this case, over and over again each time auto save kicks in.

Thankfully, Microsoft gave us an option to turn off auto-save for this release to help upgrading customers
whom may not have updated their plugin/sdk code as of yet. Please note, this feature will not be available in future releases, and your new designs should use the SDK Method that works with auto save.

For now, under system settings, you can click the button to disable to the auto save feature and save your upgrade and plugins! This will save you for now, but make sure to look to the future when considering to disable this useful option! Enjoy!








The CRM 2013 SDK also will provide insight into new methods available to watch the state of change.autosaveSDK


Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 Custom Code Validation Tool

To help you prepare for your upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013, we have created the Custom Code Validation Tool for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013. When using JavaScript code in Microsoft Dynamics CRM, it is possible that some code will stop working or cause an error when you upgrade.

The Microsoft Dynamics CRM Custom Code Validation Tool helps identify potential problems so that a developer can fix them. Please run this tool on your CRM instance to help identify potential issues with custom JavaScript in JavaScript libraries and HTML web resources. It will detect issues in the custom web resources that will no longer work after the upgrade is completed. The most common issues that this tool targets are:

•CRM v4 client SDK calls
•CRM 2007 end points
•Common DOM manipulations

Running this tool before upgrade will enable you to identify issues and fix them prior to your scheduled upgrade so that your upgrade process can run smoothly.

CRM 2013: Under Construction!

The Microsoft Product and MVP team are hard at work testing and playing with CRM 2013. Rest assured
we will deliver a ton of content at product launch time. Many of the MVPs are hesitating posting new
details because we are under NDA with Microsoft. Once the NDA is lifted, I would expect a ton of
fresh, cool content.. Stay tuned..

CRM Orion is now Official Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013!

Hot of the presses today, CRM Orion has officially been named to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 makes business personal!scrn-crm-vision-experiences













For more pictures and images of Orion:

Microsoft Dynamics CRM customers and prospects can learn more about Microsoft Dynamics CRM at

Microsoft Dynamics CRM partners can follow the launch at

In addition, they can follow and engage with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM community @MSDynamicsCRM,




Transparent Data Encryption in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011/(4.0)

The use of SQL TDE – Transparent Data Encryption is a great way to secure your Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 or 4.0 systems, especially when they contain sensitive data like credit cards or social security numbers. This ensures that even if someone gets a copy of your database, it cannot be used or restored on another system without a key.

Additionally because it’s TRANSPARENT, your CRM server or applications that access SQL server are NOT effected. That’s right no code changes etc. It is still best practice to test this out in your development environment first.

Please note SQL Server 2008 Enterprise is required in order to enabled SQL Transparent Data Encryption.

First, let me stress the importance of saving the encrypted backup key and password, and not just a copy on the SQL server. Please take the time to store these keys in TFS, One-Note, Sharepoint, Outlook etc something that you can retrieve these items should they be needed. A customer had this stored on the local C drive of the SQL server and lost the entire server. They could not recover their databases as they did not know the password.

Setting UP TDE – Super Fast Only 10 minutes!

Step 1: From SQL Management Studio, on the MASTER DB

Step 2: Create the TDE Certificate

Step 3: Backup the Certificate
TO FILE=’D:\Scripts\tdeCert.certbak’

NOTE: Make sure you save the password and certificate OFF the SQL server. The D:\drive selected is a drive on the SQL Server directly.

Step 4: Select the CRM Database you want to use

Step 5: Create the Database Encryption Key

Step 6: Alter the DB

Congratulations! You just enabled TDE! on your CRM Database!

How to Check for TDE Encryption:
SELECT DB_NAME (DATABASE_ID), encryption_state
FROM SYS.dm_database_encryption_keys

You may also read the Microsoft document covering SQL Server 2008 TDE right here: