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Unable to cast object of type ‘xxxx’ to type ‘Microsoft.Crm.Sdk.IPlugin’


We recently ran into some issues during one of our CRM 2011 installations. To give you some more background info, this particular installation was a fresh installation of CRM 2011 based on an upgraded CRM 4.0 installation. The upgrades we

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Installing the Dynamics NAV 2009 Middle tier on a CRM Server might break CRM


Installing the NAV 2009 middle tier on an existing CRM server using a multi-server approach can cause some issues in regards to the SQL server security. When your NAV 2009 service tier is running on a different computer than the

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Walkthrough: Capturing the GUID Values of Records Selected in a Grid (CRM 2011 Edition)


You might remember this one from the SDK for CRM 4.0. Doing the same steps as described here won’t get you there for CRM 2011. It seems the dialogArguments no longer contain the selected Guids. It took me a while

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Problem when configuring the E-Mail Router: allowed clock skew is ’00:05:00′.


We ran into this issue while configuring the CRM E-mail router with CRM 2011 Online. After creating the deployment record and testing it with the Load data button, we received the following error: The security timestamp is invalid because its

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Adding a custom tab with multiple groups to the CRM 2011 Ribbon


Ribbon design in CRM 2011 can be quite painful. It’s not documented that well in the SDK, and browsing through the ribbon XML is a real trivial task. Recently I was trying to add a custom tab to the campaign

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Getting the Scribe CRM Adapter v4.4 to work with CRM 2011 Online


Last week we moved our existing CRM 4.0 database to the cloud! Was quite a struggle but we finally managed to succeed J I wanted to use scribe to do the data migration, but it seems there are some issues

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Importing Data in CRM 2011 using XML Spreadsheet 2003 format


Using the XML Spreadsheet format has a few advantages for importing data from Excel into CRM. As opposed to CSV file imports you don’t have to specify any data delimiters anymore which depend on your regional settings. Also, importing special

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