In Google’s continuing effort to annoy me, starting with Chrome version 42, the Silverlight plugin no longer works. This is due to Google no longer supporting NPAPI plugins (see here).
To get around it until September 2015, you can use the below fix to re-enable NPAPI.
1. Type the below into the Chrome address bar and press enter: –
2. Click on ‘Enable’ under ‘Enable NPAPI’
3. Click on ‘Relaunch Now’ when it appears towards the bottom of the screen
You’ve now got until September to re-write your Silverlight controls in a compatible technology. Good luck!
Recently, a customer has found that spell checking is not available when typing into forms on the CRM Outlook client. Spell checking is built into Internet Explorer and works fine on the web client, so I wanted to find a way to get it working in Outlook.
Google has removed a number of APIs from Chrome 37 which is causing a lot of issues with CRM 2011 and CRM 2013. So far I’ve noticed: –
- You can no longer add options to Option Set fields via customisation
- Changes made to an email in a workflow are not saved when the save button is clicked
- The ‘Upload’ button on the SharePoint list component no longer works
- Anything using the ‘window.showModalDialog’ function no longer works as the API has been deprecated
- Can no longer save field properties such as ‘Visible by default’
- Export to Excel no longer works
In order to fix the problem until Microsoft issue a real fix, you can re-enable the deprecated features by following the below: – Read the rest of this entry »
Since my CRM 2011 setup video proved quite popular, I thought I’d take the opportunity to record an updated version for 2013 while I setup my own development environment.
The video is embedded below, but I recommend watching it on YouTube in HD quality, otherwise some of the text can be quite hard to read.
I hope that you find it useful!
I’ve been looking at ways to try to increase the performance of our CRM infrastructure recently. I followed this Technet Optimisation guide some time ago, but thought it was worth a revisit. The tips here were great when I first configured our CRM environment, but that was almost 2 years ago now!
One thing which jumped out at me was the ‘Using Compression Techniques’ section. I remember following this in the past, but the section on ‘Dynamic Compression’ jumped out at me, as I don’t recall following before. It specifically talks about compressing responses sent to SDK clients such as the Outlook client. Standard HTTP compression does not do this, so since a lot of my our users use the Outlook client, I gave it a go.
Both the command line and GUI steps can be found in the Technet article, but here are the IIS 7.5 steps which I followed to enable it: –
- In Internet Information Services Manager, click the <Server name>, scroll down in the Features View to the Management section, and then start the Configuration Editor.
Unfortunately, Posterous is closing down, so I’ve transferred my blog to WordPress.