• Cleaning up your Users by Using Security Groups (Part 2)

      Nick Chin, 01 July 2019

      Following on from “Cleaning up your Users by Using Security Groups Part 1”, the previous blog covered the configuration of the Security Groups and setting Dynamics 365 to use a Security Group using the classic Admin Center interface. Now I will cover the same feature by instead using the new ‘Power

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    • Gotchas with the PCF Custom Control Sandbox

      Jared Johnson, 28 June 2019

      When creating a custom control, I had a couple of gotchas when debugging in the Custom Control sandbox which were not an issue when the control was deployed into Dynamics 365. The first issue was with inputs and typing. Because custom controls are built using typescript the type of the inputs will b

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    • Why is the Dynamics 365 App for Outlook not Appearing in Outlook

      Nick Chin, 27 June 2019

      Sometimes when you have added the Dynamics 365 App to Outlook it won’t display no matter how many times you click “ADD APP TO OUTLOOK” in the Dynamics 365 App for Outlook management menu and the Status will display “Added to Outlook”.One fix is to remove the Add-in through the Outlook webpage.1.&nbs

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    • Collecting logging in a Microsoft Azure WebJob

      Zoe Sands, 26 June 2019

      A triggered WebJob can handle its own logging and can be accessed by selecting your triggered WebJob then selecting logs as shown. Logging in a continuous WebJob is a little trickier. This is because there is technically no endpoint, as soon as it finishes running it runs again. With a triggered We

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    • Cleaning up your Users by Using Security Groups (Part 1)

      Nick Chin, 25 June 2019

      Is your company running multiple Dynamics 365 Instances Online? And does the “Enabled User” view contain Users who shouldn’t be in that instance? This is could be because Dynamics 365 by default will add Users to all Dynamics 365 instances when the Users have been assigned a Dynamics 365 license.&n

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    • Creating WebJobs in Microsoft Azure

      Zoe Sands, 24 June 2019

      When working in CRM and other database systems we sometimes find that we need to automate pieces of work that cannot be handled within our system. This could be things like synchronizing data between two systems or sending daily notifications to users about work that is with them. In an On-Premise C

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    • How to Define Sales Weeks in Dynamics 365

      Ronelle Raath, 21 June 2019

      Every business is unique in its own way. Thus, it came as no surprise that one of our Clients requested to change the start date of their Sales week to better suit their business process and reports in Dynamics 365. This can be achieved easily out of the box.Navigation In Dynamics 365; Navigate to S

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    • Bringing Dates Back to the Future! Migrating Dates from CRM 4.0 to Dynamics 365

      Nick Chin, 20 June 2019

      Recently I was migrating Contact data from CRM 4 to Dynamics 365 and came across a Date Time issue. All the dates were correct besides the Date of Birth. Why is only the Date of Birth incorrect? This was because in CRM 4 the Date Time fields were set to "User Local", meaning the date is displayed i

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    • Dynamics 365 Portal Entity Form Breaks after Adding a Control on a Field

      Satyvir Jasra, 19 June 2019

      Dynamics 365 allows us to customize Entity forms by adding custom controls to the fields for a more enhanced User Experience. For example, we can add ‘Flip – Switch’ as a control for a ‘Two Option Set’ field. This ‘Flip – Switch’ control changes the look and feel of a ‘Two Option Set’ field. I added

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    • Power Platform Licensing

      John Eccles, 18 June 2019

      Power Platform unlocks the potential of Dynamics 365 and Office 365. It opens the door for non-software developer users within organisations to manage data and electronic forms, automate business processes and enable mobility. An organisation needs licensing to use Power Platform. In this blog, I wa

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    • How to Resolve Microsoft Dynamics 365 jQuery Reference Issue

      Adam Murchison, 17 June 2019

      Have you ever had an error similar to the one below? TypeError: Object expected at Alert.$ (https:/xxxx/%7B636661942030000359%7D/WebResources/mag_/js/alert.js?ver=46925777:28:5) at Alert.show (https://xxxx/%7B636661942030000359%7D/WebResources/mag_/js/alert.js?ver=46925777:60:9)Are you adding in a j

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    • Retrieving Self-Referencing N:N records in Dynamics 365 Programmatically

      Jordan Hohepa, 14 June 2019

      In Dynamics 365 you are able to create a 1 to N, N to 1 or N to N relationship between two Entities. With this you also have the option to create a self-referential relationship. The screenshot below is an example of an N to N self-referential relationship created on the Account entity with the rel

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    • 3 Tips for Reducing Power Platform Capacity Costs

      Gayan Perera, 13 June 2019

      As of April 2019, the Power Platform started reporting storage based on database, file and log capacity. Microsoft are very generous with the default storage allocations, giving you 10GB for the database, 20GB for attachments and 2GB for logs. The biggest hit for Power Platform customers will be the

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    • Stopping Azure WebJobs easily with Configuration Settings

      Jared Johnson, 12 June 2019

      If you have a lot of WebJobs, you may be wanting an easier way to start and stop them without having to push the start/stop button on all of them, or worse for scheduled jobs since you cannot do that with a button press from the UI. There is however an easier way to do this via Application Settings

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    • SSIS KingswaySoft - Multi-threading errors

      Nick Chin, 11 June 2019

      With the release of KingswaySoft v9.0 in July 2017, they added support for multi-threaded writing in the CRM destination component. When multi-threading is enabled you can set the number of threads to run simultaneously writing to CRM. I took over a project where the Batch Size was set to 200 and t

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