Tip #644: Async Dynamics CRM awaits you

Hanging minesweeper

Gayan “Performance Wizard” Perera hates waiting. Be smart, be like Gayan. For anyone who’s been waiting to get async/await support for the CRM SDK, you can now get a simple extension class from https://github.com/NZxRMGuy/crmsdk-async The downside with my one is that it’s a wrapper around the sync method – some people do frown upon this […]

Tip #643: Role to manage Dynamics CRM Online

Manage the CRM Online instance

When a user opens Dynamics CRM Online instance manager (https://port.crm[0-9].dynamics.com/G/Instances/InstancePicker.aspx), they see the instance selector if there is more than one instance available but nothing else. The only option is to select the instance and click Open button. What if you want user to be able to manage CRM Online features but without being a […]

Tip #640: What happens if you don’t map all users

Must map system administrator

tl;dr Nothing fatal. You can relax. Details When organization database is restored and then imported into CRM Server, one of the wizard steps is the mapping dialog. The only requirement is to map your user account into at least one enabled user with system administrator privileges. That makes sense – we don’t want to end […]

Tip #639: I shall call him Squishy

I shall call him Squishy

Selecting a good name for an organization in CRM On-premises has always been a challenge especially when you automate provisioning of your CRM organizations. At least one would hope that the chosen name would stick. However, our special correspondent Mehmet “Sputnik” Ozdemir reports from the trenches that organizationid and name fields in the organization entity […]

Tip #637: Tipster guide to Microsoft Flow – codeless integration between CRM and other apps

Friday Flow

Apparently, for people who like bending their joints backward, Friday Flow is a thing. We’ve decided to join the bandwagon and in today’s video we will show you how to create a basic workflow between SharePoint and CRM using Microsoft Flow. Flow is a cloud service, currently in preview, that allow you to create automated […]

Tip #636: Use all attributes and miss some of the data

Entity image

Laziness is the engine of the progress. If it was not for Josephine Cochrane trying to avoid the house duties, we’d still be doing dishes by hand. So we all guilty from time to time using all attributes when retrieving information from CRM. The consequences are not only spießrutenlaufen and eternal condemnation, but also dreadful […]