Tip #127: Test CRM for Tablets from a PC browser

So you want to test CRM for tablets, but don’t have a tablet? No problem.

You can open the CRM for Tablets user interface in a web browser. This is handy for testing how your configuration will look in CRM for tablets. The following works with Chrome browser.

First, log in to CRM using the desired user credentials. Then, in another tab enter the following:

https://orgname.crm.dynamics.com/nga/main.htm?org=orgname&server=https://orgname.crm.dynamics.com

Replace “orgname” with your CRM organization name. You may get a warning that it cannot be accessed via a web browser, but after clicking “ok,” it should work.

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21 thoughts on “Tip #127: Test CRM for Tablets from a PC browser

  1. tmercer says:

    Doesn’t seem to work. Just sits there with the message “Please wait here while we get things ready for you..”

    • Joel Lindstrom says:

      it works in every environment I’ve tried it in. Make sure you log in first in another tab, use Chrome (doesn’t work in other browsers), and if you get the please wait screen, just wait–don’t do anything else or switch to other tabs.

      It also takes longer right after customizations have been published.

      • Piia says:

        I had the same problem. Then I fixed it by replaceing the orgname for all three instances, also the crm might need to be crm4 (for Europe) or crm5 (for Asia).

    • Chris Groh says:

      In addition to checking that you’ve changed the org name in all three places, you need to be logged into the CRM org before you visit the mobile URL.

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  4. RajYRaman says:

    Is this working post-SP1?

  5. Learner says:

    Hi, can anybody please tell me, what will be the url ( for accessing CRM for mobile via browser) for an on-premise deployment.
    (suppose my server url is http://myserver/myorg/main.aspx)

    And also, where can I find this url in the application?

    Thanks in advance!

  6. Nick says:

    I have CRM 2015 On-Prem with https certificates and we do not have fqdn security.

    For me the URL doesn’t work. Can any body assist whether without fqdn does that work??

    I can see the tablet balck shell layout , but just errors. if i hit ok few times then that’s it. no data displayed.

    • Joel Lindstrom says:

      I just tried it today with the latest versions of Chrome and Firefox for Windows, and it works. IE it does not work in. If it doesn’t work for you, I recommend resetting your browser. BTW this will be unnecessary after the Fall release/CRM 2016, as it includes the ability to preview form configurations in the mobile form, both phone and tablet.

  7. Victor says:

    Hi Joel, thanks for a great tip! I’ve tried CRM for tablets in on my org recently, and I’m never coming back, because it is blazing fast. No, IT IS IMPRESSIVELY INSANELY FASTER, THAN ORDINARY SITE.

    No, seriously, I think you should repeat our post, and suggest everyone to try. Because unless people have some unsupported customizations, using CRM for tablets will save them a lot of time. I actually started enjoying using it.

    Funny thing it is rated badly in AppStore, because of the authentication problems, which I never have when using CRM for tablets from browser.

  8. Avik says:

    I just tried using it on IE 11 for a On-Prem deployment.
    I works fine here.

    The URL design is :

    http:///nga/main.htm?org=&server=http:///

    I use http as it On-Premise and falls under the Intranet Domain

  9. Avik says:

    Oops ! I think some of the content is stripped

    http://
    [ServerName]/nga/main.htm?
    org=[Organization Name]
    &server=http://[ServerName]/[Organization Name]

  10. Vilas says:

    Hi Joel , it works great in all the browsers , I tried , but u have to login to CRM from browser before you user this as APP.
    can we authenticate this somehow in this URL ?

    so I can skip additional step of login into CRM before I use this ?

    https://orgname.crm.dynamics.com/nga/main.htm?org=orgname&server=https://orgname.crm.dynamics.com

    /Vilas

  11. Premkumar says:

    Is there any simulator available to test CRM for mobile from PC browser?

  12. Zafar Mir says:

    Cool. This is a great help while developing mobile apps

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