What’s New in SQL Server 2017

The very recent Microsoft Data Amp event provided an excellent forum for the SQL Server 2017 announcement, which is due to be released at some point this year. Perhaps the most touted feature of the new version is that it will be available to be installed on Linux; an entirely inconceivable premise 10 years ago, which [...]

A New Template for Success? Word Templates vs. CRM Reports (Part 1)

For those who have done a lot of work previously creating bespoke document templates within CRM, the only effective way in which you would traditionally do this within CRM was via a Report. For the uninitiated, reports are .rdl files that are created within CRM (for very basic reports) or via SQL Server Data Tools [...]

How to embed a non-CRM SSRS Report into a CRM Form

The Scenario: You are running CRM Online in conjunction with some legacy database/application systems. These systems are setup with a SQL Server Reporting Services instance that is looking to either an SQL Server, OLE DB etc. database. The Problem: You need to make data from your legacy systems visible within your CRM. The information needs [...]