Vote for 'Ribbon Workbench for Dynamics CRM 2013'
As we all should know, the Ribbon is being removed in Dynamics CRM2011 and replaced with the 'Command Bar':
However, the Command Bar is still customised using RibbonDiffXml and the Ribbon is still there on a few system forms and in the current version of Microsoft Outlook's list views.
So the question is...What should we call the Tool?
Personally - I'm leaning towards sticking with Ribbon Workbench.
Have your say!
Thank you to those of you that voted on this – it was almost equal between the two, so I’ve decided to stick with Ribbon Workbench for the following reasons:
1.The Command Bar in CRM 2013 is still defined with RibbonXml, but rendered differently. A new DisplayRule is used to exclude certain buttons from the CommandBar.
2.The Ribbon is still present on non-refresh entities and in Outlook so it’s important to still have support for Ribbon editing.
3.Since the Ribbon Xml remains unchanged, it’s important to understand and differentiate between Tabs/Groups and Layouts.
4.The Ribbon Workbench is already an established ‘brand’ than people know about.
So until we have CommandBar XML in a future version of Dynamics CRM – it’ll always be the Ribbon ‘XML’ Workbench with a silent ‘XML’!
The Ribbon Workbench for Dynamics CRM 2013 beta will be available for download very soon:
-Dynamic switching between the Command Bar/Ribbon view
-UI refreshed to match Dynamics CRM 2013
-Support for new Dynamics CRM 2013 schema
I know what you mean, and thank for the suggestion (Adam?). I think if I'm going to stick with 'Ribbon' in the name, I'll stick with 'Ribbon Workbench' completely.
I would like to keep 'Ribbon Workbench' simply because it's got the history - but I'd like to know what everyone else thinks!
How about the less "disruptive" change to Ribbon.xml Workbench" as a product name (but keep your domains / URLs the same).
I think anyone that knows the product of old will then recognise your "brand" more easily. (like Coke Zero - we know it's just Coke with all the good things removed).
The three people in the world who have never used it won't know any different but at least will know it can edit their ribbon.xml - for their command bars, surviving Ribbons and Outlook.