Tip #486: Don’t hard code currency in workflows

Bad currency workflow

If you have a workflow dealing with the entities that include money fields, avoid setting explicit currency. Instead, try to infer the currency from the related records. For mere mortals, it’s just a bad practice, for ISVs, it’s definitely a case of spießrutenlaufen. Why? Because if you activate your workflow and add it to a […]

Tip #484: Don’t Clutter your CRM queue mailboxes

In tip 395 I made reference to the new office 365 Clutter feature. This feature uses machine learning to separate out “graymail,” such as email subscriptions and advertisements that you opted in to. I found it does a great job on my personal inbox, with very few false positives. Recently, however, we found that emails that […]

Tip #482: Server Sync is required for the Outlook Preview App

If you enable the Outlook preview app, when you click “Dynamics CRM” in Outlook, you may see the following error: But wait, you say, I do have my mailbox configured for server synchronization for incoming emails! The secret is, you also have to have server sync enabled on your mailbox for outgoing email as well […]

Tip #481: Mobile App Troubleshooting Part 2

Visualization with Chart after adding required entity

Yesterday I posted a tip about Mobile App Troubleshooting regarding duplicate views creating an error message in the mobile app. Today I would like to add to that with an issue that we experienced while doing the original troubleshooting. It is one of the Duh! moments where as soon as you know what to do […]

Tip #480: Mobile App Troubleshooting

Recently we ran into a vexing issue with the use of the Dynamics CRM (for phone) app. The error was occurring on all three platforms we tested – Windows Phone, Windows Desktop and Android phone. We connected the application to another organization and didn’t see the error. So we concluded it must have been something with the […]

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 #477: Exporting marketing list members to dynamic spreadsheets

One thing you may notice when on a marketing list record, the Export to Excel button doesn’t give you as many options as you are used to when you click it from the marketing list members view. No Excel Online option or Dynamic Worksheet. Does this mean that it can’t be done? Not necessarily, just not in […]