• Making Changes to Record Create and Update Rules in Dynamics 365

      Zoe Sands, 15 January 2019

      A while back we had a client who decided to utilize Record Create and Update Rules (RCUR) in their CRM solution. This required us to make them approximately 30 RCURs, one for each queue they had in the system. Recently we have had some changes to make, rather than deploying the old solution with all

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    • A Brief Introduction to the Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 Admin Centers

      Harshani Perera, 10 January 2019

      This blog will give you a brief introduction to the Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 Admin Centers and some of their features. In order to access the Admin Center, you will require admin permissions. There are several admin roles which allow access to the Admin Center e.g. Global Admin, Dynamics 365 S

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    • Wrong Status Reason When Revising Quote in Dynamics 365

      Roshan Mehta, 05 December 2018

      We noticed an interesting issue when revising Quotes in Microsoft Dynamics 365, where the Status Reason of the revised Quote was set to something other than “Revised”. Through our normal troubleshooting, we checked to see if there were any plugins, synchronous workflows, or other logic in the syste

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    • Using Customer Service Schedules and Holiday Schedules in Dynamics 365

      Jasper Marri, 04 December 2018

      In a previous blog, I showed how to create Service level agreements (SLAs) in Microsoft Dynamics 365. In this blog, I’ll cover using Customer Service Schedules & Holiday Schedules in with the SLA. Suppose a client (Frosty Ltd.) logged a high priority case on Saturday to XYZ help desk which has a

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    • Marketing List Showing Multiple Subgrids on the Form in Dynamics 365

      Miguel Nepomuceno, 03 December 2018

      A customer recently upgraded to Dynamics 365 v9 and encountered this strange form issue with Marketing Lists. When viewing an existing Marketing List record, there are multiple subgrids on the form (screenshots in the next page of this doc). Upon investigating these subgrids it looks like there are

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    • Dynamics 365 V9.1 Enable Unified Interface UI Updates on Upgraded Organizations

      Jared Johnson, 27 November 2018

      As of the 9.1 Update to Dynamics 365, as described here, Microsoft have updated the Unified Interface’s UI with big improvements to the Sitemap and Command bar. While this will show by default in new trials and organizations, existing systems that get upgraded will still use the older UI. While in

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    • Duplicate Detection Rule for Comparing Leads with Contacts in Dynamics 365

      Colin Maitland, 26 November 2018

      A little known and uncommonly used feature of Duplicate Detection Rules in Microsoft Dynamics 365 is that they can be used to detect Potential Duplicates with records of a different record type to the record being created or updated. For example, Duplicate Detection Rules can be configured that chec

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    • Prevent Incomplete Stages of a Business Process Flow in Dynamics 365

      John Towgood, 21 November 2018

      In Dynamics 365 every Business Process Flow has a corresponding entity which is automatically created and used to record state. This entity can be made available in grids, views, charts, and dashboards. Here is an example of the entity created for the Lead To Opportunity Business Process Flow called

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    • Run Workflows on Create of a User in Dynamics 365

      Zoe Sands, 19 November 2018

      As mentioned in a previous blog, plugins are not triggered on create of a user in CRM 365 online. In that blog, I talked about how you can trigger them on associate of a user to a security role. In this blog, I will talk about another alternative. When you create a user in CRM online, plugins are n

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    • Discount Calculation Method for Product Line Items in Dynamics 365

      Colin Maitland, 15 November 2018

      There are two methods that might be used by Microsoft Dynamics 365 for calculating the Extended Amount on Opportunity Products, Quote Products, Order Products and Invoice Products depending on the configuration of the Discount Calculation Method option in System Settings. By default this option is s

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    • Gotcha with Bulk Deletion Jobs in Dynamics 365

      Roshan Mehta, 14 November 2018

      Bulk Deletion Jobs in Dynamics 365 allow you to build a query and then bulk delete records in the system that match that query. To save time, you can use an existing System or Personal view when building your Bulk Deletion criteria. However, there is one very dangerous issue with this. In Advanced F

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    • Convert URL to Short Bitly URL in Dynamics 365

      John Towgood, 13 November 2018

      When marketing website promotions or news to customers we typically send messages through appropriate channels such as email, LinkedIn or SMS messages. Usually these messages contain URL links to a website where more detailed information can be found on the promotion or news. These messages can cont

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    • Using the Power Platform Analytics to Manage Storage Usage for Dynamics 365

      Jared Johnson, 12 November 2018

      With the recent updates to the Power Platform Admin center, we now have a new way to check out what the statistics of what is using the storage in Dynamics 365. To get there you can either go directly to https://admin.powerplatform.microsoft.com, or click no the Try the new Admin center link from

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    • How to Sign Out from Dynamics 365 Tablet App

      Jasper Marri, 08 November 2018

      Security is of course very important when dealing with customer data. One way to safeguard customer data is to sign out of Dynamics when not using it. When using the tablet app, the sign out button is not immediately visible. To sign out from the tablet app: 1.    From the Menu Bar, c

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    • How to Connect Power BI to Dynamics 365

      Satyvir Jasra, 07 November 2018

      Power BI is a power analytics tool that allows us to visualize our data. We can create reports in Power BI using Dynamics 365 data. In this blog I will walk through the steps to create a connection between a Dynamics 365 instance and make a simple report using it. I will be using Power BI desktop a

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