Girish Raja's Dynamic(s) Thoughts

Girish Raja's Dynamic(s) Thoughts
  • Dynamics CRM at SharePoint Conference 2014

    While most of the Dynamics world will be tuning to Convergence conference ( #CONV14 ) in Atlanta during March 1st week, I’ll be in Vegas representing Dynamics CRM at SharePoint Conference 2014 ( #SPC14 ). I’ll be presenting a breakout session on harnessing...
  • Connecting SharePoint Online and CRM Online using BCS - 2013 Edition

    This blog post is a simple step-by-step walkthrough on connecting SharePoint Online (SPO) to CRM Online using the Business Connectivity Services (BCS). This can be useful in a number of situations including self service portals, executive dashboards,...
  • Watch Dynamics Convergence 2013 session recordings for free

    If you didn’t attend Convergence 2013, you can still watch the recording of the keynotes and breakout sessions by registering for the Virtual Convergence. Best part is that it is completely free! You can signup for Virtual Convergence here: http...
  • What’s new with SharePoint 2013 and Dynamics CRM

    Recently an analyst asked us what is new in SharePoint & Dynamics CRM with the December 2012 service update. I wrote the below note as a quick summary of what’s revolutionary and evolutionary with SharePoint (specifically SP 2013) & Dynamics...
  • Technical Decision Maker (TDM) deck for Dynamics CRM

    TL;DR version: Dynamics CRM ‘TDM’ presentation deck is now available for download here: http://aka.ms/crmtdmpartner . It is a must have resource for all sellers of Microsoft Dynamics CRM.   TDM deck is a popular Microsoft lingo for a technical presentation...
  • How to print a PDF file in Windows 8

    I’ve seen that many people are wondering where the print menu went in Windows 8 especially when trying to print a PDF file they’re viewing in the Reader app. With Keyboard If you have a keyboard attached to your Windows 8 machine, it...
  • Dynamics CRM Identity Federation Demo Setup

    One of the benefits of the new CRM Online identity platform is the ability to federate user identities so that end users can use their Active Directory (AD) credentials to logon to CRM Online without having to use a separate set of username and password...
  • Authentication with Dynamics CRM Online on OCP (Office 365)

    Since July 19th 2012, all new sign-ups for Dynamics CRM Online have been switched over to the OCP (Online Commerce Platform) which is the same subscription/billing platform used by Office 365 and many other services from Microsoft. Among many new things...
  • CRM Web UI with iPad Simulator

    Dynamics CRM, with the upcoming update introduces the ability to use the CRM web user interface in a variety of browsers including Safari on the iPad. With this new supportability, comes a set of challenges for developing, testing and in some cases demoing...
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 UR9 (a.k.a “R8”) Beta is here!

    Today I’m proud to announce the availability of beta version of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 UR9 or Q2 2012 Service Update or “R8”. Call it what you want but it is here! The beta release only includes on-premises version of the next release of CRM. This...
  • BCS with SharePoint Online & CRM Online

    Microsoft is bringing new capabilities faster than ever to our cloud offerings including SharePoint Online and CRM Online. Case in point is the Business Connectivity Services (BCS) that was introduced in SharePoint Online last fall as part of the recent...
  • Book - Professional SharePoint 2010 Cloud-Based Solutions

    Happy New Year! Over the holidays, a book I co-authored with my former colleagues at evangelism group was published by Wrox : Professional SharePoint 2010 Cloud-Based Solutions (Wrox Programmer to Programmer) . This is my first book and the whole experience...
  • Slides from “Technical Overview of CRM 2011 R7” Webcast

    As promised, here are the slides from my webcast earlier today on “Technical Overview of CRM 2011 R7“. You can also access the recording of the webcast on XRMVirtual.com here: http://www.xrmvirtual.com/events/tech_over_R7_CRM2011
  • Role change for me at Microsoft

    I’m returning back to Dynamics CRM world after a small hiatus! I joined our Dynamics CRM group as a Technical Product Manager last month. Even though I’ll be working with most people I already knew and same set of technologies, every job change at Microsoft...
  • Slides & Demos of “Extending SharePoint 2010 with HTML5 and JavaScript” at SPSTCDC

    As promised, below are the slides and links to demos from the “Extending SharePoint 2010 with HTML5 and JavaScript” talk that I gave at the SharePoint Saturday Conference in DC. Slides Demos Webcamps Training Kit IE Test Drive Demos SPServices
  • SharePoint Saturday Conference

    “SharePoint Saturday - The Conference” is coming up next week in the DC area and I’ll be there presenting a few sessions and we’re also hosting an amazing workshop that you don’t want to miss. First off here are some details about the conference When...
  • SharePoint 2010 and Windows Azure Training Kit–July 2011

      This week we released the July version of the SharePoint 2010 and Windows Azure Training Kit . If you haven’t looked at this kit before, it is a training course for developers to ramp up on different ways to integrate SharePoint and Windows Azure...
  • Office 365 and SharePoint 2010 SP1 are Now Available

    Big news in the SharePoint world this week with the release of Office 365 (including SharePoint Online) and the ServicePack1 release for SharePoint 2010 . I missed all the action earlier this week as I was out sick but I thought I’d summarize it as a...
  • TechEd NA 2011 Session Recording: CRM and SharePoint

    My session titled “Integrating Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online” from TechEd North America 2011 was recorded and can be viewed on-demand at the link posted below. Source code of all my demos in this session is available here...
  • Virtual Machine for Dynamics CRM 2011

    Microsoft has released a Virtual Machine (VM) for CRM 2011 for field and partner consumption.  This virtual machine is for demonstration purposes and is pre-loaded with a number of high value scenario demos. It includes CRM 2011, SharePoint, Exchange...
  • Source Code from my TechEd OSP309 Session

    Below you'll find the source code for various demos I used during my OSP309 session at TechEd NA 2011. These source code projects are provided as-is and are for temporary reference only without any support. They will be removed shortly and the...
  • CRM 2011 with SharePoint & Azure at TechEd North America 2011

    TechEd North America is a four day event happening May 16-19, 2011 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia . I’ll be there presenting a couple of sessions and participating in a few more. Below is a detailed list of the sessions that...
  • CRM 2011 Maps with JavaScript

    Hadley Pettigrew from New Zealand has built a simple yet powerful mapping component for CRM 2011 that integrates with the “Advanced Find” dialog. This allows you to take the results from Advanced Find and plot them in Bing Maps with a click of a button...
  • Convergence 2011, Me Too!

    Convergence is one of my favorite conferences that I’d love to attend. It is a unique event with the blend of technical and business people, high-level & deep-dive content and finally casual & serious game-changing conversations.  With over...
  • CRM Online 2011 Web Services SOAP Sample now ready for Europe & Asia

    Updated 26th June 2012: The sample has been modified to use the Windows Live login URLs & URNs that is dynamically sent through the discovery service. Many thanks to Ryan Lo from Marketo for providing the updated sample. This new update makes this...