Tip #789: Disappearing Synchronized Contacts

Alien abduction

Yesterday I set up CRM for Outlook. My contact synchronization rule is set to get all active contacts (about 4,000), and yesterday they were all there, now today there are only about 600. I use Outlook synchronization. What should I do? Whenever I see weird contact synchronization behavior, such as contacts not synchronizing or synchronized […]

Tip #781: Where are my folders?

email-settings

So you want to use folder tracking, but when you go to “Configure Folder Tracking Rules,” you don’t see any of your folders. Check your security role–on the “Business Management” tab, verify that the role has user-level create, read, write, delete, and append privilege for “Mailbox Auto Tracking Folder.” Also, verify that folder tracking has […]

Tip #724: Stuck Lightweight Outlook App

Lightweight feather stuck in a cobweb

Scenario: A user initiates the installation of the Lightweight Outlook App in Dynamics CRM 2016, and it never finishes installing. If your Outlook App installation seems stuck after several hours or multiple days, the solution is to test and enable the mailbox for server side synchronization. After re-running the Test and Enable process, the lightweight Outlook […]

Tip #616: Duplicate activities in Outlook with Server-Side-Synchronization

If you use server-side synchronization and start seeing duplicate activities, such as tasks, inside of Outlook, that can sometimes happen if your mailbox is configured for server-side synchronization in multiple CRM organizations: During deployment, if you configure server side synchronization in UAT and then again in prod, without first disabling it in the first environment. The recommendation […]

Tip #615: User experience differences between Outlook and Server-Side Synchronization

There are multiple blog posts that describe the technical differences between Outlook Synchronization and Server-Side Synchronization, but what are the primary differences in the user experience? User can use folder based tracking. If using CRM online, users can use the new lightweight app. Activities will sync without Outlook running. Tracking/synching takes place in the background, […]