Tip #742: List component has 2 months to live

Recently, SharePoint has announced the removal of code-based sandbox solutions in SharePoint Online. As a result, the CRM SharePoint list control will stop working on November 30, 2016. Here are details from SharePoint’s blog post: As part of the removal process, activation of new code-based sandbox solutions, as well as updates of existing solutions are […]

Tip #740: How to flush cache in portal

Repair computer

If you are still trying to refresh your portal metadata using cache invalidation handle https://nottherealportal.microsoftcrmportals.com/Cache.axd?Message=InvalidateAll, stop it. The caching invalidation mechanism significantly changed and the legacy methods are no longer appropriate or supported. Instead, remember the advice you gave your auntie when her computer was slow? That’s right, turn it off and then back on. […]

Tip #736: Add variables to your workflows

Workflows rule. They can wait until there is $10,000,000 in your bank account or forever (whichever happens first), they can update records, send emails and synchronously move mountains (subject to the 2 minutes timeout, and only if the mountain is referenced by a DNS-resolvable name). They can be quite complicated and often won’t fit on […]

Tip #735: You can now use timezone in your appointments

Strangest timezones

Sometimes it’s ridiculously trivial bugs that get in the way of implementing great functionality. Luckily, sometimes they get fixed. Gustaf “Surströmming” Westerlund reports from the field. In earlier versions of CRM (I have tested it in CRM 2013 SP1) if you added a whole number field on appointment and formatted it as a timezone, you […]