Left to Right tabbing in MSCRM 2013

The default tab behaviour in Microsoft Dynamics CRM is top to bottom, rather than left to right.

The following will change the tab order from left to right on your form in IE, Firefox and Chrome. However, please note that it is unsupported.

function TabOrderLefttoRight() {
for (var i = 0; i < Xrm.Page.ui.controls.getLength() ; i++) {
var control = Xrm.Page.ui.controls.get(i);
var element = document.getElementById(control.getName());

if (element.tabIndex && element.tabIndex != "0") {
if (element.className == 'ms-crm-Hidden-NoBehavior')
if (element.tagName == 'A') {
if (element.className != 'ms-crm-InlineTabHeaderText')
element.tabIndex = 1000 + (i * 10);

Microsoft CRM 2011 R8 Update

Today Microsoft announced what’s going to be in their next service update for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011, codenamed “R8″, under the headline: CRM Anywhere.
The R8 service update is expected to be available Q2 2012 and promotes 6 areas of interest:

  • Mobility
  • Multi Browser Support
  • Social Improvements
  • Industry Templates
  • SQL Server 2012
  • Certifications
  • You can read more in the updated Statement of Direction.

    Converting 2011 Beta Site to Trial

    Just a few weeks back into 2011 for me (nice long holiday :)) and my first post of 2011.

    Over the past week, we’ve been trying to convert several of our Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 beta sites to Trial. Upon visiting http://offers.crmchoice.com/crm2011-upgrade-customer-conversion/ and starting the process by selecting Credit Card payment, I immediately hit a snag with the sign in page- turns out I had to turn on ‘InPrivate Viewing’ in IE. (Goes without saying, that this process doesn’t work at all in anything other than IE.)

    So after switching to InPrivate Viewing, I still had to sign-in about 3 times before it let me in. Once in, Step 1 is simply selecting the Organisation to convert. Step 2 asks you to complete your details. I discovered that I had to complete ALL fields on the page instead of just the mandatory ones. On Step 3, I had another snag. The page loaded with the banner and footer but nothing else. I could see a JavaScript error but the error didn’t offer anything of help. The Microsoft Support team told me that it was a known issue and the work around was to refresh the page (F5) when at Step 3. Tried it and managed to successfully complete it.

    Hope that helps somebody else.

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Beta Programme

    Haven’t posted in quite a long time! That’s because we’ve had a huge upsurge in CRM demand and doesn’t look as though it will let off anytime soon.

    Just a quick post to highlight that we (Gen-i) have been accepted into the Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Beta Programme! We’re only one of 40 partners around the world and we’re undertaking a cloud based implementation for a brave customer. The stability of CRM 2011 Online has improved dramatically over the past few weeks and months and expect it to continue to improve (though I’m sure there are still a few bugs waiting to be found).