Tip #283: Create a limited customizer role

In most deployments, users who need to manage customizations in an environment are granted the System Administrator or System Customizer role. This gives them the ability to create or edit entities, relationships, fields, views, charts, dashboards, the whole enchilada. But what if you want a nibble of the enchilada? Not all customizations carry the same […]

Tip #280: Partial Opportunity Products

Welcome back to the Tipping Truckstop. This is where fellow tipping truckies get together to discuss topic du jour and add some collective wisdom to complex and often contentious but always fascinating world of Dynamics CRM. Grab a cup of coffee. Today’s topic is opportunity products in the situations when, uhm, not all your dreams […]

Tip #279: Don’t reuse AD accounts

Rename user in CRM

Jon Lagavulin has left and Jim Laphroaig has joined the company. Same role, same position, even the same salary. In fact, Jim is supposed to take over all the leads, customers and opportunities left behind by Jim. It’s very tempting to rename Jon’s account in Active Directory – select the user object, press F2, type […]

Tip #277: Disabling user prompts

In Dynamics CRM, many of the system user prompts can be turned off in System Settings (Settings–>Administration–>System Settings) Get CRM for Outlook. On the Outlook tab of System settings, set “Users see ‘Get CRM for Outlook’ option displayed in the message bar” to “No.” Prompt to use CRM app when running CRM in tablet browser. […]

Tip #276: When nobody is an O365 Global Administrator

With CRM Online, adding users and managing organizations is performed via the Office 365 Administrator Portal. This has some great advantages, as you can perform organization maintenance on all of your organizations from a central location. This also means that managing CRM Online organization settings in Office 365 Admin Portal requires Global Administrator privileges. But […]