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[26 Feb 2010 | 0 Comments]

I was privileged to be able to give a talk last night about an Object Role Mapper (ORM) tool that I have been using for over 2 years now called LLGLGen Pro. Dev Evening is a .NET user group near me which I have been attending for the last 4 months or so. Every meeting @mrlacy ensures there is a new and interesting topic for the techies that attend.

A few weeks ago @devevening asked if anyone had use any An ORM is a tool that lets you generate all the boring / boilerplate code of getting data in and out of a database to a Data Access Layer (DAL) as easy as possible. I had done a fairly decent amount of research into the topic 2 years ago when I was looking at creating my own websites. I decided on LLBLGen pro as my tool of choice and have not looked back. I thought this would be a great opportunity to explain to other developers the reasons for my decision. More...

MS CRM4, MS CRM, MSBuild »

[10 Feb 2010 | 0 Comments]

I have just been setting up a new Crm project using the MS Crm4 Developer toolkit. Hats off to the guys at MCS, its a great bit of work and is packed full of amazing features which if used properly will ensure extra quality and best practice in the development of a Crm4 solution.

However I did have a bit of a problem with it which I have managed to fix – the default DevBuild.bat MSBuild script would not register my plugins if I ran my Crm server on any port other than 80!

I had followed the documentation about changing the server names etc. but whenever it tried to register my plugins the build failed.

It turns out that the MSCrm 4 Developer toolkit will only play nicely out of the box if you are running Crm on port 80, I am running on port 5555 though! After More...

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[9 Feb 2010 | 2 Comments]

This is the first of probably many shorted posts about the stuff I am learning about Microsoft Team Foundation Server and using the Scrum for Team Systems template.

I have just started as a senior developer on a brand new Crm4 project and we are currently setting up all the toys, such as TFS to manage the work. We are using the Crm 4 Developer toolkit, which has also been ‘fun’ trying to make work!

I will write short posts about problems I have and the solution that I use to solve them.

First then is adding ‘Teams’ and ‘Environments’ to the TFS project using the Scrum Template.

I was getting the following error:

“You don’t have enough permissions to complete the import operation.”More...