Archive for September, 2012

Connected Cloud with Dynamics CRM

September 25, 2012

This video from Microsoft shows how Dynamics CRM Online, Office 365 and Windows Azure provide a connected experience through the cloud.

Source: CRMSoftware.TV


Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator

September 22, 2012

The Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter (MVMC) Solution Accelerator is a Microsoft-supported, stand-alone solution for the IT pro or solution provider who wants to convert VMware-based virtual machines and disks to Hyper-V®-based virtual machines and disks.
MVMC provides the following features:

  • Converts and deploys virtual machines from VMware hosts to Hyper-V hosts including Hyper-V on Windows Server® 2012. As part of the machine conversion MVMC converts the virtual disks attached to the source virtual machine. It also migrates configuration such as memory, virtual processor and so on from the source virtual machine to the converted virtual machine deployed on Hyper-V. It adds virtual network interface cards (NICs) to the converted virtual machine on Hyper-V.
  • Converts VMware virtual disks to Hyper-V based virtual hard disks (VHDs).
  • Supports conversion of virtual machines from VMware vSphere 4.1 and 5.0 hosts to Hyper-V.
    • Note   MVMC also supports conversion of virtual machines from VMware vSphere 4.0 if the host is managed by vCenter 4.1 or vCenter 5.0. You have to connect to vCenter 4.1 or 5.0 through MVMC to convert virtual machines on vSphere 4.0.
  • Offers fully scriptable command-line interfaces for performing virtual machine and disk conversions that integrates well with data center automation workflows and Windows PowerShell scripts.
  • Has a wizard-driven GUI, making it simple to perform virtual machine conversion.
  • Uninstalls VMware tools prior to conversion to provide a clean way to migrate VMware-based virtual machines to Hyper-V.
  • Supports Windows Server guest operating system conversion, including Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003 SP2.
  • Enables conversion of Windows® client versions including Windows 7.
  • Installs integration services on the converted virtual machine if the guest operating system is Windows Server 2003 SP2.


Set Custom Resolution in VirtualBox for Windows 8

September 20, 2012

Windows 8 doesn’t work with the included VirtualBox display driver, so by default you are limited to several 4:3 resolutions (full screen). If you want a different resolution or a widescreen resolution, it requires a command line entry to enable it. Here’s how:   1. First, close your virtual machine. Then, navigate to x:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\. Hold Shift and right click an open area of the window. Select “Open Command Window Here”. A command prompt window will open in exactly the correct directory to do the job.

2. Type VBoxManage.exe setextradata “Win 8 dev” CustomVideoMode1 1680x1050x32. You can edit the name in quotes to your Windows 8 virtual machine name, as well as the custom resolution (my monitor runs as 1680x1050x32).

3. Restart your VM, and you can now select from the custom resolution you just enabled.

Dynamics CRM Business Connections Demo

September 18, 2012

This is a demo of the Connections feature in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, which allows you to track and manage your most important business relationships.

Source: CRMSoftware.TV

Empowering Your Mobile Workforce with Microsoft Dynamics CRM

September 17, 2012

David Pennington, Director of Product Marketing for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, describes the mobile options available for Dynamics CRM users with CRMSoftware.TV‘s Lauren Carlson.

Source: CRMSoftware.TV

IE Tab for Chrome and Firefox

September 14, 2012

IE Tab 2 for Firefox

The original Firefox IE Tab will no longer work in Firefox 3.6 because it used an outdated plugin technology that is no longer supported by Firefox. But it was an open source project, so we put in the effort to update the extension to use the latest technology, but otherwise kept it the same. So all of your favorite features are still there. Please try it!

What Is IE Tab?

IE Tab for Chrome (and IE Tab 2 for Firefox) is a browser extension that allows you to use Internet Explorer to display web pages in a tab. This is useful in many cases where a web page requires Internet Explorer features. Here are some of the many uses for IE Tab:

  • Display web pages that require ActiveX controls.
  • Test web pages with IE’s rendering engine.
  • Use Windows Explorer view to browse the local file system, with full Explorer support for icons, right-click menus, etc.
  • Use Outlook Web Access.
  • Use IE-only Sharepoint features.


  • Auto URLs – Allows you to specify which URLs should always be loaded with IE Tab.
  • Bookmarks – Set up IE Tab bookmarks which will automatically load a page in IE Tab.
  • IE Configuration – Full support for IE Configuration options directly from within IE Tab

Source Code


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Organize and Track All Your Activities in Dynamics CRM

September 11, 2012

How many interactions do you have in a day? 10, 20, 100? In this video from CRMSoftware.TV, learn how Microsoft Dynamics CRM’s Activities tool can help you track every interaction, with every customer, without losing any valuable information. It also includes a to-do list feature that helps you stay on task and organized as you go through your busy day.

With Dynamics CRM, users can track every customer interaction. To-do lists are useful for ensuring that every step in the sales process is completed.

Source: CRMSoftware.TV

Simplify Scheduling With Dynamics CRM Services

September 4, 2012

Providing excellent service is a function made up of many parts. In order to do it successfully, you need to know what people you have, what equipment they can use, and what their availability looks like. With Microsoft Dynamics CRM, service managers can easily track these three things to ensure efficient service scheduling and happier customers. The following video from CRMSoftware.TV will help you learn more.

Dynamics CRM helps define the right combination of people, skills and equipment needed for each support job, taking your service from good to great.

Source: CRMSoftware.TV