Posts for Misc

What’s new in Microsoft CRM 5.0

Misc - Toni Frankola - November 12, 2008

Believe it or not, it is time for Microsoft CRM 5.0. It will probably be released as part of Office14 wave (target year 2010) but there is already some information about the new features. Simon Hutson a very nice post with information about new features, and from SharePoint perspective the…

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GMail now supports voice and video chat

Misc - Toni Frankola - November 12, 2008

I am sometimes really amazed with cool features of Google Applications. They have just released a new feature for GMail, that allows you to make voice and video calls from your GMail interface. Very cool :))))

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Misc - Toni Frankola - September 17, 2008

Joel Spolsky and Jeff Atwood have started a new community site – StackOverflow. Their idea is to create a Q&A site for developers and IT pros for various topics. Here is how Joel describes it: Every question in Stack Overflow is like the Wikipedia article for some extremely narrow, specific…

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The State Of Microsoft Office 2007 Desktop Adoption

Misc - Toni Frankola - August 21, 2008

In my previous posts (Part 1 and Part 2) I wrote about problems you might face when installing SharePoint 2007 for a customer who still uses Office 2003. I presumed that majority of customers is still using older versions of Office applications. At that time I could not provide any…

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Moving to a new blog platform

Misc - Toni Frankola - August 20, 2008

After 1.5 years I have decided to move this blog to another blog platform and to a separate domain. In this period number of visitors increased constantly, and I am very happy with the number of visitors that come to this blog every day. If you are reading this blog…

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Running duplicate detection in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

Misc - Toni Frankola - August 11, 2008

A client of mine decided to perform a little summer house cleaning > deleting duplicate records in the company CRM system. Having correct contact information is the key of having reliable CRM system. In CRM 4.0 Microsoft introduced new feature called duplicate detection, which queries you database in search of…

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Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4,732 Bugs, and One Quest for Transcendent Software

Misc - Toni Frankola - July 6, 2008

Last week I read a great book by Scott Rosenberg (founder of Salon). If you ever worked on a serious software project, you will probably experience a deja-vu (like I did [:)]). The book is a real-life story about a company founded by Mitchell Kapor and a team of developers…

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Is Groove ready for widespread usage?

Misc - Toni Frankola - May 7, 2008

For about two years we have been testing Groove internally. My first impressions were great. Groove offers the ability to share files and collaborate among various teams, inside and outside your organization. Groove key advantages: File sharing / Collaboration Unlimited extensibility It works on any network connection (it knows how…

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MindJet Connect

Misc - Toni Frankola - April 28, 2008

Few months ago I blogged about great piece of software called MindManger. I really like the concept of mind mapping, but I was missing the ability to easily collaborate with other users of MM. Posting mindmaps in a SharePoint library sounds fine, but MM does not know how to work…

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Reaching user limit in Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Misc - Toni Frankola - April 21, 2008

While doing deployments, we have a number of virtual machines that we use as copies of customer production environment; for testing; learning etc. We installed one such machine using a trial key from Microsoft site. As key is only valid for 90 days, it expired, but we still wanted to…

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