Parature Resources

January 13, 2015 — Leave a comment

With 2015 comes Parature – which is now accessible and offered for purchase through the Office 365 Portal.

Below are some key new resources:

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Microsoft Dynamics Marketing 2015 – Resources for download

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=43108

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Software Development Kit (SDK) for CRM Online and on-premises CRM 2015

http://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=44567

If you’ve recently upgraded your CRM environment from 2013 to 2015, users may experience the following error:
“object doesn’t support property or method ‘getServerUrl'”
This is because the getServerUrl method has been deprecated. Instead, use the getClientUrl method.

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If you’ve ever received the message “Storage Limit Reached” in Dynamics CRM, there is a good chance it’s due to email attachments (especially if you’re an organization that tracks a lot of email).

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You can run the Plug-In Registration Tool on it’s own by unzipping the SDK, and navigating SDK > Bin > PluginRegistration.exe

Alternatively you can integrate the tool into Visual Studio. Is this absolutely necessary? No. Is it nice to have? Yes.

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A typical task in getting a CRM organization up and running is importing Excel data. Bulk importing records may also be a frequent task after a CRM organization is mature.

You want your Excel data to be ‘pretty’ prior to import, because any ugliness in your Excel data will persist in CRM.

Here are some common problems and solutions for massaging data in Excel prior to import into CRM.

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Connecting Mobile Apps to Dynamics CRM 2013 Using OAuth & OData

http://crm.davidyack.com/journal/2014/2/23/connecting-mobile-apps-to-dynamics-crm-2013.html

Creating and Publishing a Web Portal to an Azure Cloud Service

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/crm/archive/2013/04/16/creating-and-publishing-a-web-portal-to-an-azure-cloud-service.aspx

As if the other new stuff wasn’t enough – Microsoft is launching Dynamics Marketing (formerly MarketingPilot) in as part of the ‘MIRA’ release in Q2 2014.

This is the biggie in my opinion – It’s the ‘Swiss Army Knife’ for marketing. I really believe this is redefining the ‘Marketing Automation’ product category – an ERP for marketing.

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