Month: July 2014

Business Value & its importance

Scrum Training

Delivering maximum business value in a minimum time span is ingrained in the Scrum framework. Usually, Scrum projects are expected to create business or service value which makes Scrum framework attractive for business stakeholders.

But it is not clear if Business Value can be achieved by reducing costs involved, increasing the end revenue, enhancing customer delight, minimising risk or enhancing organizational capability. Business value and its assignment is a subjective task that requires balancing a lot of information based on lot of changing priorities. Product owner uses it as an indicator to prioritize the product backlog. Product backlog prioritization includes many other variables and attributes. Therefore, prioritization based on business value should not be the only approach. A good product owner should have strong understanding of the product’s vision and a good rapport with the customer and development team. Product owner should also take calculation of risk and effort into…

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Dynamics CRM & SharePoint Integration Overview

Dynamics CRM Chat

Dynamics CRM & SharePoint


In October 2014 I will be giving a talk to the Geneva SharePoint User Group about the integration options between Dynamics CRM and everyone’s favourite document management repository.  It’s a rich subject with a lot of blog posts, Microsoft white papers and general articles and so here is a condensed version if you’re looking for a quick overview of the fundamentals of integrating the two – both the “out of the box” features and the possibilities for extending the functionality with custom code.

I have included a list of references at the end to draw them in to one place and my material for the presentation (including a PowerPoint overview) is available on OneDrive here: –


First a word about the versions of SharePoint that are compatible with CRM: –

Dynamics CRM 2011 Dynamics CRM 2013
  • SharePoint Server 2010
  • SharePoint Server 2010 Online
  • SharePoint Server 2007
  • SharePoint Server 2007…

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View HTML pages in SharePoint Online.

Sharepoint Dojo

Did someone in your organization save an entire website in a document library?
Did they complain they couldn’t open the start.html page?
Do you have users that want to view html pages inside SharePoint online?
If you answered yes to any of these questions (i am aware of the irony of this post), then I have a solution for you!
Simply open your html files in your library using explorer view and change the extension from HTML to ASPX. It even works with Flash content.
Yup, its that easy (and confusing at the same time, but for other reasons).


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