Tip #189: What does “reparent” mean?

CRM 1:N relationships that are “Configurable cascading” type allow you to customize several cascading behaviors. For example, in the system parental relationship between Accounts and Contacts, you can change the relationship type to “Configurable Cascading” and then set the “Share” permission cascading to “Cascade None” so that sharing an Account with George will not also […]

Tip #188: How to Display Entity Image on CRM Form

Display Entity Image

Entity Image is introduced Dynamics CRM 2013. This is a really useful feature where we could have better presentation to quickly glance on the record. As the adage says: “A picture is worth a thousand words”. It seems quite common requirements for customizing the form, but it is not automatically enabled on the form. To […]

Tip #185: Dude, where is my alert?

Workflow to send SMS about alert

If you’ve been paying attention to the most recent advances in server-side CRM entertainment, you are by now should be familiar with alerts. They are system messages that tells you when something is wrong (error), suspicious (warning), or neither (information). Open any server profile or mailbox record, click Alerts link on the left to find […]

Tip #184: Use CRM forms in Outlook

selectwhichfomr

From the “Great features that have been in the application for a long time but many users don’t know about” file In CRM for Outlook user settings, you will see checkboxes for various activity types and contacts. If these checkboxes are checked, when a user hits the new [appointment/task/Email/Contact] button in Outlook, that user will […]

Tip #183: Keep batch modifications under control

Ploughing

Not so long ago we experienced the wrath of an unhappy customer when, with all the good intentions we verified and normalized phone numbers for all contacts in the organization. This particular implementation had sophisticated business processes that kicked in on updates and modified on timestamp was used to calculate some performance metrics. With us […]

Tip #182: Functional roles all deployments should have

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New day, new tip, new feature. Today we are proud to introduce new category for our daily tips: Tipping Truckstop. This is where fellow tipping truckies get together to discuss topic du jour and add some collective wisdom to complex and often contentious but always fascinating world of Dynamics CRM. Without further ado. Today at the […]

Tip #180: Don’t use that name

Microsoft Dynamics CRM restricts some words from being used for organization names. On Premises customers can find the list by running the following query: use mscrm_config select reservedname from reservednames The following is the restricted name list in CRM 2013: About Activities AdvancedFind api AppWebServices aspnet_client bi bin Biz Calendar Condition CRMReports CS dev Help […]