The Engage Weblog


DNNCon Returns for 2016: Baltimore Here We Come!

By Joshua Bradley on 1/27/2016

The organizers of DNNCon have announced they are going to be holding the conference in Baltimore, MD. The event will take place on April 1-2, 2016. Here at Engage, we are very excited -- this will be the first DNNCon since November 2014.


Project Estimates – Embracing the “TBD” of Association and Nonprofit Web Projects

By Jason Stone on 1/19/2016
Whether you’re looking for a complete website overhaul, a migration to a new content management system, or just revamping your design, your budget can be just as important to you as the final product. And, when dollars are the top priority, you’ll undoubtedly want your web development firm to provide you with an accurate estimate up front. Unfortunately, sometimes that’s just not feasible.

2015: A Record Year for Engage

By Henry Kenuam on 1/13/2016

Typically a new year means a fresh start or a chance to make up for shortcomings. However, for Engage, 2016 signifies an opportunity to build upon the momentum we established in 2015 –a record year for our company.  In 2015, we attained the highest 5-year CAGR (compound annual growth rate) in the history of our company at 27%. Engage attributes this growth to our focus on our core strengths (like DNN, CRM, back-end integrations, and mobile development), as well as our ability to expand our services portfolio and staff to best meet client needs. Here are a few of our highlights from 2015: New Services: In 2015, we introduced Microsoft Dynamics CRM implementation, integration and customization to our services repertoire and foresee that it will play a large role in our projects in 2016. 

How to Use Business Logic in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015

By David Williams on 10/20/2015

Business Logic in Dynamics CRM 2015 gives us the ability to do many things that previously required a good understanding of javascript.  In this blog post, I'm going to show you step by step how to change the ownership of a record based on certain conditions.

How to Create an Advanced Find in Microsoft Dynamics CRM

By David Williams on 10/12/2015

Do you ever look at a view and wish you could tweak it just a little to get exactly the data you want to see?  In this blog post, I’m going to walk you through creating an advanced find that you can then save as a custom view.

How to Debug A Plugin in Dynamics CRM 2015 Online

By David Williams on 10/6/2015
Debugging a plugin in Dynamics CRM online is a relatively easy process, however, documentation on exactly how to do it seems to be scarce.  In this blog post, I will guide you through debugging a plugin step by step for an online instance.

How to Update An Old Plugin To Work with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015

By David Williams on 10/5/2015

In this blog post I'll explore a very real scenario where a plugin was broken after a recent update to Dynamics CRM 2015.  We will dive into the code and update the plugin to work with the latest SDK and actually deploy the plugin back to CRM.


The Fallacy of the 4th Quarter

By Jason Stone on 10/1/2015

Planning web development that's to occur in the 4th quarter can be a tricky proposition. It pays to be informed on the potential hurdles you could face with your development firm.

5 Web Design and Development Challenges for Associations, and How to Overcome Them

By Jason Stone on 9/29/2015

While many inherent challenges come with developing and designing a website, some surface time and time again -- for associations in particular. Here are the 5 most common challenges in a website project and a look at how to overcome them.

How to Create a Custom Theme For Dynamics CRM 2015 Update 1

By David Williams on 9/28/2015

Since the release of Update 1 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015, you are now able to create a basic theme for your CRM instance.  In this blog post, I'll show you step by step how you can create a theme that matches your companies color scheme.