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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Creating your own customer fields

Michael Höhne has posted another great article showing just what is possible with client-side scripting in Microsoft CRM.  This particular post discusses how to add a customer field to a form, which is a data type not available as an option in Microsoft CRM (though it is used extensively internally).

If I had the wherewithal to extend what Michael has created I would encapsulate his code in a CSS behavior file and in the OnLoad event set the behavior for the account lookup field to the file created.  This would allow the code to be quickly reused on other forms.  But alas... it is late and I am tired, so I will just imagine myself doing this :-)

There are a lot of great tips and advice on Michael's site, so if you have a moment I suggest you check out:


Or if you just want to subscribe to his blog you can get to that here:


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Website Update: Flash demo now available

We have updated our website with a flash demo of our Split View and Relationship Navigator components.  We will be adding additional demos of our Editable Grid and other components in the next few days.  Please take a look and let us know what you think.

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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Exhibiting at RealComm

We had a great time at RealComm in Boston earlier this week as we exhibited our CRM solutions for the commercial real estate industry.

We met and had some great conversations with folks from all sectors: technology, services, brokerages, owner - operators, among others.

I took this picture with my phone, so please excuse the quality. ;-)

A couple of folks from Microsoft were also present and gave a great presentation on some new (and some not so new) technologies that will have an impact on the real estate industry. It was exciting, and we're excited to be a part of the delivery of these technologies. Stay tuned. More to come on this topic.


AdvantageWorks Online Store

At the request of our customers we are now accepting orders for our add-on components for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 online.  You can place an order for individual components, or our new packages that include multiple components at a discounted price.

To place an order click here.

The individual (a la carte) components available for purchase include:

  • Split View
  • Editable Grid
  • Relationship Navigator
  • Dashboard
  • Quick Search
  • We have two discounted packages available:

    Professional Pack which includes

  • Split View
  • Editable Grid
  • Relationship Navigator
  • Enterprise Pack

  • Split View
  • Editable Grid
  • Relationship Navigator
  • Dashboard
  • Quick Search
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    Job Opening for Quality Assurance Analyst/Trainer

    If you or somebody you know is in the market for working with a fun group of folks in the Dallas area, please send your resumes/inquries to: careers@ascendix.com


    Quality Assurance and Training Analyst (Jr. and Sr.)


    The purpose of the Quality Assurance (QA) and Training Analyst is to work with the project team and client to ensure delivery of an exceptional software solution. Successful delivery includes fully testing, client training and supporting the software application.

    Level/Experience Required

    Entry level for Client Care Position with 0 to two years of professional experience.

    Senior Level QA/Trainer requires a minimum of three years of experience in either testing or formal classroom training. Formal SQA training and certification is a plus.

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Develops, revises and verifies quality assurance testing procedures; tests software development according to project requirements; tracks deviations and defects during QA and UAT cycles; creates and utilizes test scripts; maintains communication with the client during testing; ensures timely and satisfactory completion of assignments; documents release notes; prepares training documentation, agendas and manuals; trains client end-users and super-users on system functionality in a group classroom environment; responds to client support calls.

    Resource Requirements:

    Bachelor degree in Information Systems or equivalent, Microsoft Office experience, Testing experience, Software Training experience is desired.

    • Must have good customer service skills, prior experience in a client facing position is highly desired
    • Experience working with clients and deadlines is preferred
    • Occasional travel (up to 10%) required
    • Recent college graduates will be considered if you have notable academic and project or intern work related achievements

    Career Path:

    JR QA and Training Analyst: This is an entry level position. The person hired will have many different routes to choose from for career development: Implementation engineer, Developer, Database Analyst, Junior Business Analyst or Senior Quality and Training Analyst.

    SR QA and Training Analyst: The Senior Analyst position provides the person hired with the following career paths: Client Care Manage, Quality Assurance Team lead, Business Analyst, Project Manager, or a Technical path.

    Work Environment:

    • Fun environment
    • Good Insurance plan choices (Medical, Dental and Vision)
    • Reimburse employees 50% (up to $50/month) of fitness membership dues
    • Cell phone reimbursement depending upon position
    • Three weeks PTO, plus eight holidays
    • Salary plus bonus plan
    • 401K plan with matching fun (after six months of employment)

    Last Revision Date:

    June 7, 2007


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