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Welcome to my knowledgebase, which contains snippets of information that I find (mostly about Microsoft Dynamics 365/CRM) and then forget.

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CRM Preview features


18 Jan 2016

CRM Preview features are new features that are made available in advance of being supported. They are usually made available in CRM Online.

More details available here.

Firewall settings on CRM Server


08 Jan 2016

This document https://msdn.microsoft.com/library/dn683916(v=crm.6).aspx describes the connectivity requirements for CRM in various configurations.

Three ports which must be enabled on the CRM server are:

  • 80 for incoming web access using http
  • 443 for incoming web access using https
  • 808 for the CRM SDK Listener

A symptom of no access on port 808 is that FetchXML based reports do not work.

Links for Microsoft Dynamics CRM downloads


15 Dec 2015

The table shows the download links for CRM components for versions 2011 onwards.

Click the link to open a new page where you can download the relevant item. The number in the table refer to the download id on the Microsoft website.

The links are for the original RTM releases except for the 2011 downloads which have Update Rollup 6 included in the setup files.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online under Open Licence


01 Dec 2015

The obvious way to purchase Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online is via the Office 365 platform and purchase a subscription. The subscription is billed directly by Microsoft on a recurring monthly basis.

An alternative is to purchase a 12 month subscription under Open License, in return you receive a code which is redeemed in the Office 365 admin center.

The part numbers under Open Licence appear to be:

Performance Center


20 Oct 2015

Here is something that I hadn't seen before, the Performance Center. Courtesy of a post by PowerObjects, type CTRL+SHIFT+q to reveal the Performance Center. The first time you do this, click Enable to start tracking performance and then Close.

Then after you open a record call up the Performance Center again (CTRL+SHIFT+q) tosee how long each part of the form load took.

Click Disable in the Performance Center to turn off performance tracking.

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