• The Danger of SQL Operations in Microsoft Dynamics CRM

      Roshan Mehta, 26 June 2017

      You may have heard that performing SQL operations on your Microsoft Dynamics CRM databases are dangerous or unsupported. But what does that mean? What is so dangerous about it? Why is it unsupported?To clear the air, I’m talking specifically about anything that will alter data in your system and I’m

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    • How to find the priv groups for your Dynamics CRM deployment

      Zoe Sands, 12 June 2017

      When working on a server with multiple instances of CRM you may need to locate the user groups that relate to your CRM deployment. Unfortunately, you will be met with a large list of groups each with a Guid in their name that seems to have come out of nowhere, and doesn’t match the Guids for your gr

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    • Create a Quick Button to Assign Members of a Marketing List in Dynamics 365

      Jordan Hohepa, 12 May 2017

      Recently one of our clients had a situation with Dynamics 365 Marketing Lists where they wanted the ability to select and then assign Marketing List Members to themselves or to other users. As this functionality is not provided out of the box in Dynamics CRM I attempted a few workarounds before fina

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    • Getting the localized field name based on a user preferred language in Dynamics 365

      Zoe Sands, 05 May 2017

      Using localized fields to display product records in Dynamics CRM is a good way to make your Dynamics 365 system language independent and user friendly. But what if you also want to use those localized names to set the name of another custom entity using a plugin that looks up to these products? In

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    • Dynamics 2016 Bulk Removing Solution Fields Gotcha

      Roshan Mehta, 18 April 2017

      Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 introduced a handy feature which allows you to add subcomponents (or entity assets) to a solution. This means you can strip down your solutions to only include the subcomponents you need. I recently needed to remove fields from a solution because no changes were made to

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    • Dynamics 365 Server Side Synchronization, Queues, and Record Creation and Update Rules Configuration

      Colin Maitland, 04 April 2017

      In this video demonstrate how to configure Server Side Synchronization, Queues, and Automatic Record Creation and Update Rules for processing and converting Email Messages to Cases in Dynamics 365 for Customer Service. For the purposes of this video demonstration, an online trial of Dynamics 365 for

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    • Storage Considerations for Dynamics 365 Attachments

      Adrian Begovich, 30 March 2017

      Attachments in Dynamics 365 generally consist of important Microsoft Office documents, image files, PDF files and other crucial files for your organization. What you may not know is that you can save money and reduce your Dynamics 365 data usage by storing your attachments outside of CRM. This post

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    • Dynamics 365 Multi Entity Business Process Flows

      David Mochrie, 20 March 2017

      Business Process Flows have been around for a while in Dynamics CRM (now Dynamics 365 of course), since 2013 in fact. They are very useful in helping organisations model their processes in CRM and help guide users through stages of the process. However, there are some limitations which are important

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    • Microsoft PowerApps and Dynamics 365 OnSelect Example

      Arpit Malhotra, 28 February 2017

      Microsoft PowerApps provides the ability to users at any level in an enterprise to create fully functional apps without having to write any code or any app development skills. You can use pre-built app templates or start from scratch and connect to your existing services such as Excel, Dynamics 365,

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    • 10 things you may not know about editable grid in Dynamics 365

      David Mochrie, 16 February 2017

      Editable Grid was released as a new feature in Dynamics 365 to much applause from the CRM community. In this blog, I’d like to dive into some things the editable grid can and can’t do. 1. What is editable grid? It's a custom control on an entity. It’s not enabled out of the box for any entity, you h

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    • How to Bulk Migrate Dynamics CRM Licences to Dynamics 365 Licences using PowerShell

      Gayan Perera, 09 February 2017

      Along with the rename of Dynamics CRM to Dynamics 365 came new licenses. If you’re on Office 365 with the old Dynamics CRM licenses being assigned to users you will need to re-assign Dynamics 365 licenses to these users at some point. If you have tens of users then manually removing and assigning th

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    • Tips for Dynamics CRM 2016 to Dynamics 365 On-Premise Upgrades

      Colin Maitland, 03 February 2017

      You can now upgrade your on-premises deployment of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015/2016 to Microsoft Dynamics 365. This is accomplished by downloading and installing the December 2016 Update for Dynamics 365. If your current version is Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 you need to upgrade to Microsoft Dynami

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    • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Application Platform in a nutshell

      Arpit Malhotra, 25 January 2017

      Microsoft’s business application platform let organizations innovate business solutions faster. It helps them to build and extend modern business applications by composing analytics, user experiences, tasks automation all together using a wide-ranging and integrated set of services. It offers a rich

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    • Intro to the Bot Framework with Dynamics 365

      Jordan Hohepa, 16 January 2017

      Since Microsoft’s Build 2016 Conference there has been a huge buzz around Artificial Intelligence Bots and Microsoft’s Bot Framework for developers, and recently I have been diving into the discovery and development of these bots for different platform. Bots aren’t anything new, they’ve been around

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    • Queue Items Disappear on Queue Deactivation in Dynamics 2016

      Zoe Sands, 16 December 2016

      One of our clients had a situation where they had to deactivate one or more of their queues before reassigning all the queue items within it. They noticed that when they deactivated a queue all the items appeared to be deleted. (see image sequence below) This did not help them as they were unable to

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