Dynamics CRM Compatibility with Windows 8.1 & IE 11

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Windows XP support is going to be over on 8th of April 2014. To learn more about upgrade options for Windows XP: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/en-au/xp/upgrade-options.aspx

 

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Everything seems good and cool. Windows 8.1 is lovely, Windows button is there, the UI is sleek and fluid, lots of Apps available in the store.
Until we come to our lovely Dynamics CRM 2011, IE 11 makes it not working properly anymore!

Why??!! 
This KB article mentioned about the Microsoft Dynamics CRM support for IE 11:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2935509

There are some options available:

1. Upgrade Your Microsoft Dynamics CRM to 2013 (Update Rollup 2 solves this compatibility)

KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2919956
Download Link: http://microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42272
Some good consideration when implementing UR by Donna Edwards: http://edwardsdna.com/2014/03/24/update-rollups-should-i-or-should-i-not-that-is-the-question/

2. Temporarily use Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox until you are ready to Upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 or UR on Dynamics CRM 2011 that supports IE 11.

Currently, Microsoft plans to add Internet Explorer 11 in compatibility mode as a supported web browser in the third quarter of calendar year 2014 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011.

Looking forward to see more organisations to upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 and taste the best of the upgrade!

 

 

IE Developer Tool – Minified JavaScript – Make it Neat!

Recently I’m working on a web application and need to debug a 3rd party solution. The javascript file is minified to make it efficient in loading speed as the smaller size is less data that need to be transferred. 

When I’m debugging this javascript file, I debugged using IE developer tool (for whatever reason, this is my favorite debugging tool, even I still using firebug and Chrome’s dev tool). However, how could I possibly read this whole gibberish javascript file?? (for example I used jquery.min.js)

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It’s really frustrating isn’t it? As curious as anytime, I clicked everywhere on the toolbar to make the script neater. And I found this amazing Format Javascript option, and this is the result:

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Why this option not turned on by default? I don’t know, but now I can read the javascript file, at least to debug it.