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How to add GroupCalendar to a specific ribbon location?

This blog article explains how to add GroupCalendar to a specific ribbon location with XRM Tools.

Requirements: GroupCalendar for MS CRM


Gantt Printpreview for GroupCalendar

GroupCalendar version 4.84 offers a print preview of the Gantt View. This requires a small client side installation.


Outlook 2010 & Ajax, failing axd calls

Outlook 2010 is having some severe problems with Ajax based functions. Being a reported error with Microsoft, there is still no fix available, but a workaroud.


Error message: 1327.Invalid Drive: Z:\ during Installation
  1. Verify that the values under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders use valid drive letters.
  2. If there are invalid drive letters, change them to point to valid drives. 
  3. Try to install the software and check if that helps.

That’s it! We appreciate your feedback! Please share your thoughts by sending an email to support@mscrm-addons.com.


Licensing details

Basics:

License-checks are done each time the application is accessed by a user.

Having an invalid license stops the whole product from working.

An invalid license will never have any impact on the CRM, it only limits the addon itself.


GroupCalendar: Color-coding for Service Activities

With version 4.64 you have the possibility to set up for each service activity a specific color. GroupCalendar setup will create automatically a picklist attribute on the service activity entity which is used for this feature. To activate color-coding for service activities, you have to add this attribute to the main form of the entity. The attribute is named ptm_colorcode with the display name Color and is predefined with 12 colors.


Error message 401: Unauthorized when trying to access after deploying a custom web-application

The problem occurs because MS CRM is using an HttpModule for multitenancy scenarios. This http module is called with an anonymous user account. This is why it fails when trying to request, i.e. the metadata webservice.


How to configure different colors for activities in the Gantt View

Please note: Requires GC v4.61 or higher

There are four settings in the GC settings named

  • GanttColorAppointment1: Color 1 for specified appointment status codes
  • GanttColorAppointment2: Color 2 for specified appointment status codes
  • GanttColorServiceApp1: Color 1 for specified serviceappoinmtent status codes
  • GanttColorServiceApp2: Color 2 for specified serviceappointment status codes