Friday, July 22, 2011

Ribbon Editor for CRM 2011

Tanguy Touzard has developed a fantastic tool that allows you edit CRM 2011 ribbons from one simple UI:

It is still in the very early stages of development, but I find that it's working for me. Tanguy's blog, Dynamics CRM Tools, has a number of other useful tools that he's come up with.

Also, on a side note, you'll want to check out this band. Saw them at The Republic last night and they were great.

Friday, July 8, 2011


I realize it's been almost a month now since I took the exam, so I definitely needed a follow-up.

Last time I posted, I mentioned that I was taking the Microsoft CRM 4.0 Applications exam. To my complete joy (and relief), I passed! I finally have a certification that gives me the title of Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS). It was definitely not the easiest test I've ever taken, but I prevailed nonetheless. I definitely wouldn't have been able to do it without the help of this post on Richard Knudson's blog. He covers all of the modules in a concise manner and lays to rest any confusion you might have about each entity's status properties. If you want to pass the 4.0 Applications exam, read the aforementioned article.

Now that the certification is done, I'm on to the next one (sorry for the awful Jay-Z reference). In any case, I've started reading Beginning C# 3.0. Apparently, it covers from being an absolute novice to learning advanced concepts and everything in-between. That, along with learning CRM 2011 should keep me busy for...oh,...the next year.