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 #625: The death of Activity Feeds has been exaggerated

Refresh Activity Feeds

I’ll start today’s truckstop with a rant (which, in itself, is nothing unusual). <rant> Why do I always have to type up Joel’s tips for him? What world are we living in when even Jukka “Kalsarikännit” Niiranen does not know the answer? </rant> Jukka New 2016 instances of CRM Online no longer show the custom […]

Tip #618: Mute power or powerless voice

Voice of the Customer breaks PowerBI

If you’ve been following our Voice of the Customer videos, you may have been tempted to install the solution and try it for yourself. For those of you using PowerBI to do some cool reporting on your CRM data, a timely word of warning from Jukka “Survivor” Niiranen: Currently there’s a known issue with the […]

Tip #609: Higher SQL compatibility level does not mean better

Gayan “Performance Wizard” Perera continues to live up to his nickname with another awesome performance tip. tl;dr Beware setting the SQL database compatibility level to a level higher than 110 on a CRM 2016 system. The scenario You have an entity with more than 5 secured fields. When the record is opened it either times […]

Tip #608: Generate documents in code

Generate document action in the workflow

CRM 2016 has the ability to generate documents using Word templates. For workflows there’s a custom action called SetWordTemplate which can be added via Add Step > Perform Action > SetWordTemplate. But what if you want to generate the document in a plugin, javascript or in external application so that the functionality can be used by custom […]

Tip #606: Be careful with WAN optimization

If your network magicians deployed either a hardware or a software WAN Optimizer, here is a word of advice from Gayan “Performance Wizard” Perera, presumably learned the hard way: If you have a WAN Optimizer on your network and it’s trying to optimize CRM traffic, double check the following settings because it can affect CRM […]

Tip #596: Prepare client customizations or watch the paint dry

Prepare Client Customizations

This truck stop is somewhat unusual. Traditionally, we have a question and one or more answers to serve. This time we have two people independently arriving at the same question. tl;dr If you are rolling out Dynamics CRM mobile apps or customizing Interactive Service Hub, don’t forget to click Prepare Client Customizations after you publish […]

Tip #589: Programmatically Move Cross Entity Business Process Flow Stages in CRM 2016

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Gayan “Not Daddy” Perera. As often the case with Gayan’s tips, this one is a nugget. Moving the stage of a cross entity business process flow programmatically can be achieved by using the NavigateToNextEntity request. Most of the parameters are self explanatory, the only tricky one is […]

Tip #586: Accessing CRM mobile signatures in Dynamics CRM

signature

Raphael Moser sent the following tip to jar@crmtipoftheday.com (and you can do too!) This recent blog post shows how to use the new new signature control feature on mobile apps: http://www.dynamicscrmpros.com/microsoft-dynamics-crm-2016-new-signature-control-feature-phones-tablets/ The problem is only that you can’t show the created signature directly in crm web. The signature is saved as a data URI (someting like “data:image/png;base64,iVBOR…”) […]

Tip #568: Disable new knowledgebase article notification

New KB notification

Mini Truckstop Gotta love truckstops. Someone asks an interesting question, bunch of people send the answers in, all we need to do is to copy, link, verify, write some code, double-check, remove sensitive information, format, test, publish. Easy! This time the question comes from none other than Julie “There is no place like home” Yack. […]