For a while I have been meaning to look into Henril’s Workflow Automation Tool. The reason being that when CRM 2011 first can out I created a workflow automation tool myself. It was developed for my current employer, so in reviewing this tool not only do I share my experiences with Henril’s version, I also get to bench mark my own version. If you are interested in this tool you can download it or find more info on it here.
Well I already know I’m going to like this tool! We had CRMDiagTool 3, 4 and now finally 2011! I hope you guys reading this know what the tool is… if not, you really have stumbled on to a treat believe me! This tool basically starts to centralise CRM debugging in to one place. This is your hub… This is the place to come when CRM is dying with server exceptions… This is the light when there’s no hope. Give the logs produced from this tool to a developer and he’ll give you pointers.
In my last review I checked out a sitemap editor so it seemed natural to take a look at a ribbon editor next. The ribbon editor in question is Erik Pool’s Visual Ribbon Editor. He has setup a project for it on codex which can be found at http://crmvisualribbonedit.codeplex.com/. Should you also find his works interesting his blog can be found at http://erikpool.blogspot.com/ .
In this review I will be looking at Sitemap Editor that has been released by Microsoft on the Marketplace. The solution for the Sitemap Editor can be found here. Thats right I did say SOLUTION! Unlike the Sitemap Editor for CRM version 4 which is an external tool to CRM, this version allows you to edit the site map from within CRM. I’d like to stress though that this does not mean you have to deploy the Sitemap Editor Solution when deploying a solution that has had its sitemap editted.
Today I will be taking a look at the Activity Feeds customisations that Microsoft have released on to the Microsoft Marketplace. When I first stumbled across the customisations I instantly thought Facebook status messages inside CRM. Cool, thats a neat idea but whats the point in it? Do I really need to know that one of the companies salesman has started work to a cup of tea and toast?