Embed Bing Maps in an IFRAME

A fellow colleague here at Infusion, Ricky Brundritt MVP, has just pointed me in the direction of a cool Bing Services msdn article regarding how to embed Bing Maps in an IFRAME. This however requires no custom html or aspx page, you can just use a fairly simple url and additionally pass a selection of query parameters to gain some great functionality like push pins, etc…

Another great thing about this is that you do not see any Bing Maps chrome/borders/adverts, it is just the Map and associated controls. Have a look at this example which will load into a new browser window.

Take a look and enjoy.


Latest Microsoft CRM 4.0 Rollup = 13

Update Rollup 13 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0 is available.

Microsoft CRM 4.0 Rollup 13 is here (23th September 2010) and information about the Rollup is here.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 on YouTube

Check out the latest CRM 2011 videos from the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Team on YouTube here.

If you haven’t already, you should visit the Microsoft Dynamics CRM Team Blog to catch up with the latest info and informative articles regarding CRM.

CRM 4 to CRM 2011 JavaScript Converter Tool

This project is superceded by the new application Dynamics XRM Tools which includes improved features http://dynamicsxrmtools.codeplex.com/

Here I have a CRM 4 to CRM 2011 Javascript Converter tool that helps convert scripts to the latest CRM 2011 Form scripting model. The converter uses an xml file that contains CRM4 and CRM5 nodes which allow the converter to find/replace specific instances of text.

I created this as an aid to help me during upgrades from CRM 4 to CRM 2011, so if you would like to test it against your CRM 2011 javascript web resources after you upgrade from CRM 4 then let me know how it goes.

You can find the tool on codeplex here.

CRM 4 to CRM 2011 JavaScript Converter Tool

CRM 4 to CRM 2011 JavaScript Converter Tool

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 – Hide Areas of a Form

These code snippets will hide specific areas of the Form.

// Toggle the Ribbon Toolbar to Show/Hide (same as clicking the show/hide Ribbon button)

// Hide the Ribbon Toolbar and move the form Content area to the top of the window.
window.top.document.getElementById("crmTopBar").style.display = "none";
window.top.document.getElementById("crmContentPanel").style.top = "0px"; // Move Form Content area up to top of window, initial style.top is 135px

// Hide Left Hand Nav bar / pane
document.getElementById("crmNavBar").parentElement.style.display = "none";
document.getElementById("tdAreas").parentElement.parentElement.parentElement.parentElement.colSpan = 2;

// Hide the Breadcrumb and Record Set Toolbar
document.getElementById("recordSetToolBar").parentElement.style.display = "none";

// Hide the Form Footer Bar
document.getElementById("crmFormFooter").parentElement.style.display = "none";


Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Beta now available

MS CRM 2011 – Familiar, Intelligent, Connected

Well the news is out, MS CRM 2011 Beta has arrived. You can read the Microsoft Press release here. Microsoft have delivered an exceptional product and I’m sure everyone who will be reviewing the CRM 2011 Beta will not be disappointed. Feature rich and overloaded with extras way beyond CRM 4. Check out the links below to find all the info you’ll need to get started.

Download CRM 2011 Beta.

Sign up for CRM 2011 Beta Online.

If you would like to see a great video presentation of CRM 2011 by Senior Technical Product Manager Eric Boocock go here.

Check out the developer videos and documentation here for the following items

  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Software Development Kit (SDK)
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Beta Implementation Guide (On Premises only)
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online E-mail Router Installation Guide
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online for Outlook Installation Guide
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Beta Readme (Online only)
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Beta Readme (On Premises only)

2010 King of Bing Maps Winner – Ricky Brundritt MVP – Infusion

Fellow Infusionite Ricky Brunditt MVP was awarded the 2010 King of Bing title after winning the Grand Prize for the best Map App in Microsoft’s latest Bing Maps competition. See more here on Ricky’s winning app, Taxi Fare Calculator. Not content with only coming first, Ricky also picked up 3rd place with Ricky’s Data Viewer.

Live Meeting – Interactive Look at MSCRM 2011 Beta by Eric Boocock

For those of you that haven’t had a chance to play or get exposure with MSCRM 2011 there is a Live Meeting by Senior Technical Product Manager Eric Boocock on September 7th 2010 at 9am (PST) that you will not want to miss.

For those that missed this excellent presentation you can find it here.