Tuesday, April 17, 2012

MS CRM 2011 Useful T00ls...

follow the below link which contains some more useful tools. thanks to "Darko Jovisic" for putting the things together... :)
http://everythingcrm.net/2012/08/16/revised-list-of-useful-dynamics-crm-2011-tools-utilities-scripts-controls/

1. CrmXpress OptionSet Manager For Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011
The OptionSet Manager is a tool to manage all your Option Sets in your CRM 2011 system. It lets you create new Option Sets, update Options in existing Option Sets and delete Options. It supports both Local and Global types of Option Sets and also gives you the facility to import csv/excel file to bulk import options at once.

2. CRM 2011 JavaScript Model Generator
Generates JavaScript helper objects based on the fields, tabs, sections, and left navigation items that are currently on the specified entity form. Also caches XRM objects to optimize performance.

3. Dynamics CRM 2011 Script# Xrm.Page library
This is a Script# (scriptsharp) import library that you can use to write Dynamics CRM 2011 web resources easily and efficiently.

4. Web Resources Manager for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011
WebResources Manager for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 makes it easier for developers and customizers to manage (create/update/delete/preview) their web resources.

5. CRM 2011 Un-managed Solution Bulk Export
Its very simple utility, opens with Windows Form.

6. Ribbon Workbench for Dynamics CRM 2011
Customising/editing the Dynamics CRM 2011 Ribbon has never been easier with the Ribbon Workbench for Dynamics CRM 2011. Unlike other editors available, the Ribbon Workbench allows you to perform a complete set of customisations that have only been possible up until now by hand editing xml.
The Ribbon Workbench is installed as a CRM 2011 solution and is available immediately from inside the Dynamics CRM user interface.

7. Metadata Document Generator for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011
Metadata Document Generator makes it easier for Dynamics CRM 2011 integrators to generate documentation about entities and attributes metadata.

You'll no longer have to write "by hand" these awful tables full of metadata information.
This tool can connect to all type of Dynamics CRM 2011 deployments.

8. Workflow Automation for Dynamics CRM 2011

9. Record Recovery by CRM Codex
Sounds intersting...

10. Shrpr Web Resource Editor for CRM 2011
Shrpr Web Resource Editor is an alternative for the tedious textbox you see when you open a Web Resource (Javascript, Html, Css) and open the Edit Content dialog for Dynamics Crm 2011.
While this is not a replacement for an IDE like Visual Studio, it gives you a much better experience for editing a Web Resource online.

11. CRM 2011 Views and Filters Toolkit
This toolkit is a collection of ready-to-use custom workflow activities to help manage views, filters, filter templates and local data groups in CRM 2011. The toolset contains the following custom workflow activities:

> DeleteSystemView: Delete a System View
> DeploySystemView: Deploy a System View
> DeployUserView: Deploy a Personal View
> InstantiateFilter: Instantiate Outlook and Offline filters for a user
> ResetUserFilters: Reset all Outlook filters for a particular user (online filters, offline filters or both)
> RetrieveView: Extract information about a System or Personal View
> SetFilterTemplateDefault: Set/Reset the IsDefault attribute for a Filter Template

12. Solution Import for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011
Solution Import for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 makes it easier for developers and customizers of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 to import a solution Zip file or a extracted solution folder to the server in one single operation.

13. Diagnostics Tool for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 (CrmDiagTool)
Diagnostics Tool for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 helps CRM developers and administrators to enable trace and devErrors on CRM server.

14. Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 SiteMap Editor
Microsoft Dynamics CRM SiteMap Editor provides a quick and easy way for users to update the site map through a user interface within Microsoft Dynamics CRM. Users will be able to immediately see the updated navigation pane when they publish the customizations. Users can use the Microsoft Dynamics CRM SiteMap Editor to edit the different elements of a site map XML and their corresponding attributes. There is also a drag-and-drop capability which allows the user to select a node and its sub-nodes and move it to a different location in the site map.

15. CRM 2011 Visual Ribbon Editor
Visual Ribbon Editor is a tool for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 that lets you edit CRM ribbons. This ribbon editor shows a preview of the CRM ribbon as you are editing it and allows you to easily modify the ribbon without needing to completely understand the underlying XML schema.
Main Features:

* Connects to CRM Online or On-Premise (on-premise should work but hasn't been tested)
* Edit entity ribbons or application ribbons.
* View a preview of the ribbon while editing as it will look in CRM.
* Add new custom buttons to existing groups.
* Add new custom groups to existing tabs.
* Define button text, tooltip, images. and appearance.
* Define button actions, enable rules, and display rules.
* Hide system buttons.
* Quickly save the ribbon back to CRM

16. http://roleupdater.codeplex.com/
Role Updater for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 makes it easier for CRM 2011 administrators and developers to add or remove privileges to multiple security roles in one operation.
You'll no longer have to open each security role and apply privileges one by one.

This application is compatible with OnPremise, Online and Claims based authentication deployments.

17. CRM 2011 User Settings Utility
CRM2011 User Settings Utility will makes it easier to update the user settings for multiple users from one location. Administrators can pick a group of users and set their default page , time zone, default calendar, records per pages,start and end time for a working day and email setting with few clicks.

18. MS CRM 2011 Pragma Toolkit: Ribbon, Sitemap Editor
This release contains Ribbon Editor and Site Map Editor.

It provides easy user interface to create custom buttons and add to CRM Ribbon without having to manually modify the underlying XML files. It also takes care of creating the solution and publishing it back to MS CRM 2011.

The SiteMap editor imports the solution and allows developers to add / modify custom menus in the CRM 2011 navigation pane using tree view there by avoiding the direct manual modification of the sitemap XML file.

These utilities improve the developer efficiency as well as eliminate the errors which occur in manual modification.

19. Ribbon Editor for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011
Ribbon Editor makes it easier for developers and customizers to edit Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 ribbons.
You'll no longer have to know by heart all ribbon capabilities to customize it.
You still have to understand how a ribbon work. This application is not a wizard, it is really an editor. There is no consistency checks until you try to import back the ribbon.

20. SiteMap Editor for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011
SiteMap Editor for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 helps developer and customizers to configure the Site Map in a graphical way.

You'll no longer have to create solution, add component, export, update Xml and reimport the solution to update the SiteMap.

21. CRM 2011 Workflow Utilities
This project includes custom workflow activities for CRM 2011 which provide additional process steps for the following actions:
  • Delete record
  • Share or “unshare” a record
  • Insert hyperlink to a CRM record
  • Qualify lead (convert to account/contact/opportunity)
 22. Ribbon Browser for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011
This tool helps developer to browse ribbons in Microsoft Dynamics CRM.

It makes easier to identify ribbon controls properties.

23. CrmDiagTool 2011
Diagnostics Tool for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 helps CRM developers and administrators to enable trace and devErrors on CRM server.

It also generates an HTML report file with information about the CRM deployment.

24. CRM 2011 OData Query Designer
The CRM 2011 OData Query Designer is a Silverlight 4 application that is packaged as a Managed CRM 2011 Solution. This tool allows you to build OData queries by selecting filter criteria, select attributes and order by attributes. The tool also allows you to Execute the query and view the ATOM and JSON data returned.

The look and feel of this component will improve and new functionality will be added in the near future so please provide feedback on your experience.
Latest Update 8th March 2011
1. Added dropdown list of available OptionSet values for a filter when of type OptionSet, Boolean, Status and State.
2. Attribute lists now show the UserLocalizedLabel Display Name instead of Schema Name.
3. Resolved issues with some attribute types not generating correctly when used in a filter.

25. LINQPad Plugin for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011
LINQPad Plug-in for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 lets you use LINQPad tool to query Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 with the CRM LINQ provider shipped with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 SDK.

26. CRM Migration Assistant

27. CRM 2011 Maintenance Job Editor
This utility is to be used for editing the CRM 2011 maintenance jobs which are automatically scheduled by the installation of CRM (examples include: reindexing job, workflow cleanup job, etc).
This applies to CRM 2011 OnPremise and Service Provider Edition - this does not apply to any version of CRM Online.
hope these t00ls will help guys...

thanks,
yes.sudhanshu


















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