Tip #453: Tipster guide to calculated fields

It’s Friday, Karl, Friday! That means, instead of our fingers, we let our magnificent voices do the talking. This video explores Dynamics CRM calculated fields feature. It demonstrates how to perform basic field calculations on an entity, how to use some to the date functions available, and how to populate data from other entities. In […]

Tip #452: How to use SSL certificates internally

tl;dr Get a wildcard SSL certificate for your domain, reserve some names for internal CRM (e.g. internalcrm.contoso.com) and use internal DNS to resolve those addresses internally-only. If blah.foobar.local is required, domain CA should be used to issue an internal only certificate with trust implied. The Stop Our own Joel “Standing on the shoulders of other […]

Tip #450: System Settings – Previews Tab

CRM Online System Settings

As of CRM Online version 7.1 there is another new tab on the Systems Setting configuration window. The new previews tab is where the CRM Admin will enable access for their organization to some really cool new features – IFRAME in tablets, the Web API Developer Preview and my personal new favorite the CRM App […]

Tip #448: Tipster guide to Dynamics CRM for Phones: Customizer View

Dynamics CRM recently released an updated Dynamics CRM for Phones app as part of the Spring Update 1. It’s Friday and it’s time for a video walk-through. Give us your feedback, all of it: good, bad, and ugly, I’m sure we can take it. Suggest new topics either in comments or by sending your ideas […]

Tip #447: To filter or not to filter – functional view

This seems to be the week of unsupported tips. I know, we said it before: Swim between the flags, and Use filtered views even if you use stored procedures. But what do you do if this particular report’s query is a monstrosity, adding custom indexes don’t help, and any attempt to restructure it just makes […]

Tip #446: How to avoid overwriting audit and duplicate detection flags

Audit On/Off

tl;dr To avoid overwriting some of the system entities flags for the customers, manually remove those flags from the managed solution files. WARNING! Super-duper unsupported. Some juicy details If you are a Dynamics CRM ISV or an infrastructure group within a large enterprise then, most likely, you distribute one or more managed solutions to your […]