Tip #601: Reliably send email in workflow

Sometimes, instead of a simple Send Email action in the workflow, it’s necessary to prepare the email in the workflow (Create Email action), perform some additional manipulations (like adding attachments) and then send it. To do just that, setting email status to Pending Send has been reliably working for everyone since CRM 2011. Until now. […]

Tip #600: CRM Online Access Only Behind the Firewall

When you migrate from CRM On Premise to CRM Online you immediately get put into the world of access to CRM anywhere via the Internet. If your organization’s philosophy up to that point had been to only allow access to CRM from behind your corporate firewall then you need to do a little more work. […]

Tip #597: Tipster guide to Creating Business Rules Based on Business Process Flows

Robinson Crusoe & Friday

Friday. ‘Nuff said. Dynamics CRM 2016 introduced a new feature that allows you to create Business Rules, that can execute based on Business Process Flows. Here we show you how to configure this option. If you prefer reading, this non-animated version will guide you through. Give us your feedback, all of it: good, bad, and […]

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

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 #592: Tipster guide to Deploying a Dynamics CRM Package

Last week we showed you how to create Dynamics CRM Package Deployer package using Visual Studio. In this week’s video we finish our series on the Configuration Migration tool and Package Deployer by putting the items we created together and walking though an install. Give us your feedback, all of it: good, bad, and ugly, […]