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 #479: Don’t track emails from automated sources

So you get the notification from Skype for Business that you have a voicemail. Track it in CRM so that the voicemail will be associated with the person who sent it to you, right? Not so fast. When you track an email from an automated source, such as voicemail notifications, the network scanner, or other […]

Tip #439: Prevent duplicate Outlook contacts

Frequently in the various CRM forums, someone will ask a question about how to prevent getting duplicate contact records in their Exchange/Outlook contacts when using CRM for Outlook. There is no magic answer to totally avoid outlook contacts getting duplicated. One of the best things you can do is use server based Exchange synchronization rather […]

Tip #323: When Outlook attacks

The contact synchronization in CRM for Outlook is pretty powerful, but in rare occasions, you may find that duplicate contacts are being created in Outlook from the synchronization. This is sometimes caused by corruption in a user’s offline Outlook data (OST) file. Look at the duplicate contact records that have been created. Look at the […]