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 #595: The “silent observer” custom activity

nomoremenu

When people mention custom activities, they typically think in terms of a user or customer actions. Sending SMS, making money transfer, approving the design, to name a few. These activities are typically created explicitly using Activity menu. There is a different type of custom activity that I’d like to talk about today, the “silent observer”, […]

Tip #594: Handcrafting your dashboards

Void space on dashboard

Occasionally, dashboards in Dynamics CRM misbehave: The precise cause of misalignment is not clear, probably a rogue pixel miscalculation in the layout engine, manifesting itself when top right-hand corner listview is blank and the left one has multiple pages. Not all browsers are affected either – Edge turned out to be quite resilient, unlike IE, […]

Tip #583: Why don’t I get all of my characters?

A client was recently testing some customization changes, and they determined that the long text field would only hold 3,969 character. They created a block of text in Microsoft Word, counted the characters, and found that the long text field would not contain it all. The reason was that the text included carriage returns. Keep […]

Tip #582: Tipster guide to Dynamics CRM Configuration Migration Tool

TGI Friday

In this video we explore how to use the Configuration Migration tool to create schema files that can be used to export CRM data. 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 to jar@crmtipoftheday.com.

Tip #572: Tipster guide to Dynamics CRM 2016 Customizing for Interactive Service Hub

In this video we introduce to the new customizations options that are available for the new Interactive Service Hub as part of Dynamics CRM 2016. We will look at the new interactive Dashboards, entity forms, and entity dashboards. Give us your feedback, all of it: good, bad, and ugly, I’m sure we can take it. […]