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Automate Your Goals: Goal Management Through Dynamics 2011

When it's comes to sales, nothing is more important than reaching defined goals and achieving results.  I'd like to stress the importance of DEFINED goals.  Every professional has a certain amount of productivity they must maintain.  In order to do so, it's important to not only define your goals, but to also clearly understand them.  As for me personally, this has become relevant as our last team meeting addressed how we must all begin to actually document our goals and put them in writing.  At first, this seemed like a no-brainer.  Write them down and stick to them; however, I underestima

Disable control after AsyncPostBack using jQuery

A revision was requested to an older NET 2.0 WebSite that uses a Telerik Tab and MultiPage control and the main page was wrapped in an UpdatePanel. The last tab (View Rates) displayed an insurance quote with a pair of Accept buttons at the top and bottom of the page to save the quote to the database. The revision was simple enough, disable the Accept button when clicked to prevent saving duplicate copies of the quote. Note: There is a quirk with disabling an asp button control, it also cancels the postback.

IE9 and Tabs With Different Colors

I've been a Chrome user for a while now, but I've been using IE9 since the Release Candidate to see how I like it. One thing I noticed is that I often have different colored tabs and I was curious so I started poking around. Turns out this is because of one of the tab settings (Internet Options, Tabs section, Settings "Enable Tab Groups"). When you have this selected, a tab that is opened by another tab will share the same color, so you can tell which tabs are grouped/related. I have to say this is a nice touch by the IE team.

Telerik, Ajax, and Cross-domain IE Issues

We recently installed an SSL Certificate on a few of our development web sites in order to mirror a client's environment and it fell to me to poke around to see how our legacy projects would deal with the change, since many of them are hosted on an unsecured site. While the process went fairly smoothly, there was one issue that I had not anticipated: Telerik controls on an unsecured web page in a frame would throw an "Access Denied" Javascript error when the mouse pointer moved over them.

Surrounding Yourself With the Right Talent

I'm sure we've all heard the old adage, "competition breeds excellence."  Although mostly applied to athletics, it really holds true to every facet of life, especially the workplace.  I came across an interesting blog post from

MS CRM 2011 JavaScript JSON Results Prototyped

I was working in MS CRM 2011 returning some JSON using the oData REST endpoint and while I was looking at what was returned I noticed that the string values that were returned had some prototyped functions attached. Specifically, the following methods were available on a string that was returned:

Enhancements For the End User: New Features of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011

Now that Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 has been released, let's take a moment to look at some new enhancements and features that are available.  Luckily for me, as I am an end user, most of these features and applications apply to people that rely on this tool the most.  As you may have read in the previous blog post, "Perspective From the Everyday User...", I stated that it can sometimes be difficult for end users to make changes to CRM without having to get in touch with an IT professional; however, it seems