CRM 2013 Quick View Menu with Multi-browser Support

The Quick View Menu helps you navigate to any location in Dynamics CRM quickly and seamlessly by taking your existing Sitemap and presenting it in an easy to navigate interface. The menu currently comes with a Win 8 UI look & feel while also allowing you to provide additional resource and configuration settings.

Multi-browser support tested with IE10+, Chrome, FireFox. Other browsers should work and this will be confirmed in the near future. If you have any issues with any browser please provide feedback.

Available from CodePlex http://crm2013quickviewmenu.codeplex.com/

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CRM 2011 Multi Browser Support

CRM 2011 from Rollup 12 now support multiple browsers, but which ones and on what operating system? See below for a quick reference.

OS Internet Explorer Firefox Chrome Safari
Windows 8 IE 10 (Desktop mode) 16+ 21+ Not Supported
Windows 7/Vista IE 8/9 16+ 21+ Not Supported
Windows XP IE 7/8 16+ 21+ Not Supported
Mac OS-x 10.7 (Lion) Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported 6+
Mac OS-x 10.8 (Mountain Lion) Not Supported Not Supported Not Supported 6+

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 web application and mobile device requirements

Support with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and Windows 8

Support with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and Internet Explorer 10

Note: IE7 is not supported with CRM Online

Prepare for Dynamics CRM Rollup 12

Are you ready for the multi browser support of your customisations with Dynamics CRM Rollup 12, do you even care? It sounds great doesn’t it, IE, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, take your pick but will your CRM script customisations be supported. I guarantee this is the number one question facing CRM implementers/developers/testers right now and hopefully most have had a chance to test against the latest build of Rollup 12.

If you are a single browser environment and it remains as IE then you may be feeling comfortable but I recommend you follow-up with some testing and review time before applying Rollup 12.

There are some key areas that need looking at and you can find a list of impacted areas here

Resolve Breaking Script Issues When Upgrading Microsoft Dynamics CRM

 

To aid in the validation there is a tool available from Microsoft called the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Custom Code Validation Tool  which helps to identify potential issues with custom JavaScript in JavaScript libraries and HTML web resources.

To see an overview of problem areas you can see the release blog regarding the validation tool which highlights and lists the various potential issues that have been identified.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Custom Code Validation Tool Released

 

The biggest threat to some may be the support of CRM 4 client side script or the lack there of as this becomes obsolete and unsupportable as CRM moves forward.

In many cases business requirements come first and in a perfect world we would never need to venture outside of the CRM 2011 client API so the main thought here should be before implementing unsupported customisations ask yourself if there is an alternative option to avoid future pain.

Don’t forget to check out the latest SDK when its available and read through the documentation covering this as it’s fairly complete and highly detailed for our needs.

Dynamics CRM 2011 R8 Service Update News

Today Microsoft announced what’s going to be in their next service update for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, codenamed “R8″, under the headline: CRM Anywhere.

The R8 service update is expected to be available Q2 2012 and promotes 6 areas of interest:

  • Mobility
  • Multi Browser Support
  • Social Improvements
  • Industry Templates
  • SQL Server 2012
  • Certifications

Mobility

The launch of a new product titled Microsoft Dynamics CRM Mobile, which will enable CRM Online, partner-hosted and on-premise customers with IFD to use CRM on up to three devices per user. There will be native clients, which means offline support, on all the main mobile platforms including.

  • Windows Phone 7.5
  • iPhone & iPad
  • Android
  • BlackBerry

This is a subscription service  for $30 per user per month.

Multi Browser Support

This feature has finaly arrived. R8 applied to your CRM server will priovide access to CRM using the following browsers

  • Internet Explorer 7 or above on Windows 7, Vista and XP
  • Safari 5.1.1 or above on Mac OS-X or iOS5
  • Firefox 6 or above on Windows 7, Vista and XP or Mac OS-X or iOS5
  • Chrome 13 or above on Windows 7, Vista and XP.

Social Improvements

Microsoft released the new Activity Feeds feature in November 2011 which provided Social features into CRM 2011. R8 introduces a series of enhancements to the Activity Feeds feature including.

  • like/dislike
  • enhanced filtering (e.g. @me, types of records I follow, record views)
  • an updated mobile activity feeds client for Windows Phone 7.5.

Industry Templates

Building on the work of Microsoft partners and its own consulting team, the Dynamics Labs will be releasing several industry templates into the Dynamics Marketplace. The first few templates will include.

  • Wealth Management
  • Non-Profit
  • Health

The templates will include data model customizations, dashboards, workflows and sample data. They’re designed to help customers in these specific  industries visualise how Dynamics CRM can help their business, and speed up an implementation without necessarily being a fully-packaged vertical industry product.

SQL Server 2012

Microsoft’s have already been upgraded their data centers to SQL Server 2012 and the R8 service update will bring official support for partners and customers wanting to upgrade their own deployments to SQL Server 2012. Additionally, there will be some new CRM features that make use of SQL Server 2012 new capabilities including

  • Performance improvements
  • Enhanced database recovery
  • Next generation BI (“Crescent”) such as pre-defined Power Pivot models, Power View reports, and time-animated reports.

Certifications

Certifications are critical to enterprise adoption and Microsoft has been working hard over the last year to ensure that its data centers and CRM Online service meets several important certification standards including.

  • ISO 27001
  • SAS 70 Type II
  • SOX
  • SSAE 16 SOC1
  • Safe Harbor
  • Data Processing Agreement
  • EU Model Clauses
  • HIPAA compliance (supported through Business Partner Agreements).

For More Information Download the R8 Release Preview Guide from the Microsoft Dynamics CRM website: http://crmpublish.blob.core.windows.net/docs/ReleasePreviewGuide.pdf

Read the CRM Anywhere blog article by new CRM General Manager Dennis Michalis: https://community.dynamics.com/product/crm/crmnontechnical/b/crmconnection/archive/2012/02/06/crm-anywhere.aspx

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