Thank you again to the community for helping me achieve this MVP Award for my second year.
One of the main reasons I wanted to become an MVP was not only to help others, but the deep interaction with Microsoft CRM product team. This is the core benefit of the MVP program. This November 18-23 will be no different as all Microsoft MVP’s are headed to Redmond for interaction with their prospective product teams.
From the CRM MVP team, it was great to see so many of my fellow MVP’s including some new ones from around the Globe. The interaction with this team of MVPs is priceless, second to none. We communicate daily with each other and form a giant virtual helpdesk helping each other with the daily challenges our companies, users and other MVPs encounter.
Unfortunately, all content from the MVP Summit is under strict NDA so we cannot share with you any details. Best Rest Assure, knowing that more good things are on the way from the CRM Product Team.
Thank you the community for helping me achieve this MVP Award.
We also took our customary CRM MVP photo.. I’m the tall guy in the back row glowing in white 🙂
Also got to take a picture with my Italian Mafia MVP’s from Italy! I’m in the middle!
Tribridge will be attending the CRMUG Summit in Tampa, this coming week Oct 20 – Oct 24th, 2013. For more details please go to www.crmugsummit.com. 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
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.
•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.
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..
Hot of the presses today, CRM Orion has officially been named to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 makes business personal!
For more pictures and images of Orion:
Microsoft Dynamics CRM customers and prospects can learn more about Microsoft Dynamics CRM at http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics/crm-vision.aspx.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM partners can follow the launch at https://mbs.microsoft.com/partnersource/solutions/CRM/CRMLaunchPage.htm
In addition, they can follow and engage with the Microsoft Dynamics CRM community @MSDynamicsCRM, http://www.twitter.com/msdynamicscrm.
For those of you that could not attend Microsoft Convergence 2013, I wanted to share some key announcements, screen shots and the future of Dynamics CRM. Enjoy.
A new startup called Crmrockstar.com has been started to rank people in the CRM community. I would like to thank my followers around the world for their support in reading and sharing my blog and tweets.
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Thanks everyone for nominating me for my first Microsoft CRM MVP award! I look forward to continuing to support the community. I’d also like to thank my family, my work family at Tribridge, my MVP mentor Donna Edwards and my loving wife for putting up with the long hours spent after work to build and update blogs, answer questions and speak at events.