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Silverlight no longer works in Chrome 42

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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: –
chrome://flags/#enable-npapi

2. Click on ‘Enable’ under ‘Enable NPAPI’

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3. Click on ‘Relaunch Now’ when it appears towards the bottom of the screen

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You’ve now got until September to re-write your Silverlight controls in a compatible technology. Good luck!

Written by neilmcd

April 21, 2015 at 8:52 am

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Add a CRM Calendar to a dashboard

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Dashboards in Dynamics CRM 2011 are a great way to visualize data. Did you know that they can also be used to view pretty much any other web content?

I’ve recently had a requirement to add the CRM Calendar to a dashboard. I could have simply added a list of appointment activities to the dashboard, but the actual calendar control looks a lot nicer.

To do this, first we need to get the URL of the Calendar page. Load up the IE developer tools (F12 in IE9) and start a profiler. Now navigate to the calendar in CRM and click on ‘Month’, ‘Week’ and ‘Day’ (we want the URL for each page).

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Stop the profiler and take a look at the results

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As you can see, we’ve got the URLs of the 3 calendar views needed for the dashboard. The URL seems to contain a parameter for the current date in ISO8601 format (YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss). We’ll have to deal with that inside of our web resource.

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Written by neilmcd

May 10, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Posted in CRM 2011

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