Posted by: Jay Dugan
ieSpell, spell check
Do not get me wrong, I think Microsoft CRM 4.0 is a great product and a powerful tool for managing sales and customer relations. However, Microsoft did leave a few things out. They either did not see the benefit of a mapping capability or forgot to include it but this can now be remedied by using Accelerators and Map with Live Maps in Internet Explorer 8, as I pointed out in my last post.
There was one more omission in both MS CRM 4.0 and Internet Explorer and that is spell checking. Even though a spell check feature is in Outlook and Outlook syncs with CRM, spell check does not work for emails created in MS CRM 4.0 or when typing descriptions and notes as well. However, there is a fix for that too. It is ieSpell, a spell checker for Internet Explorer by Red Egg Software. It is a free download for personal use but donations are accepted. ieSpell is a standalone spell checker that does not require MS Office or any other components. It is a small package to download (1.96 MB) and is easy to install.
As more web based applications come out, spell checking within the browser will become increasingly important.