Tip #901: Restricting access to your instance revisited

Access restrictions

We’ve been hosting Dynamics CRM/365 instances for our customers since CRM 4 days but lately they have been moving to Dynamics 365 Online in drones (awesome – now I can sleep at night!). Some have been hesitant because we were using geo-restrictions for their instances (implemented in a supported way). Digging into why it was […]

Tip #900: Check custom roles if users can’t see the app

Role play and theater masks

This tip is from Rocky “Road” Sharma. What if you watched the video on App Designer, applied custom security roles to your app and now your users can’t see the App? If you are using custom security roles and create Dynamics 365 Apps for teams/departments in your organisation, the app may not appear in the […]

Tip #899: If email gets rejected check for duplicate addresses

Duplicate stamp

tl;dr When incoming email gets rejected, check if you have records in mail-enabled entities (contacts, accounts, queues, and system users OOB) using the same email address. I’ve done this today Set up a hybrid server-side sync for a customer. (There are some gaps in the docs, this is a recommended reading companion.) Add a support […]

Tip #898: Delegate tracking and server side synchronization

tl;dr Delegate tracking of contacts and appointments does not work with server-side synchronization or with the new Dynamics 365 Outlook app. Read more Consider the scenario where the company owner, Ms. Bigwig, wants her appointments and contacts tracked in CRM, but she is too busy to maintain her calendar herself, so she has her assistant […]

Tip #897: Alternate key, duplicate data, and solutions: part 2

Alternate key

The alternate key saga did attract some attention and we received the definite say from Brandon Simons, who’s probably as close to the proverbial Dynamics 365 metal as it gets. tl;dr Alternate keys can be in an inactive state when the definition is created but the unique index is not. These pending keys can be […]

Tip #896: Don’t get blacklisted by blasting emails from Dynamics 365

Blacklisting

Today we welcome to the jar Steve “Mr SMB” Mordue. (And you can submit your tips too by emailing them to jar@crmtipoftheday.com.) tl;dr Don’t use Dynamics 365 to blast marketing emails because in worst case scenario either your email server will get blacklisted or you will be suspended / banned from the email service. Instead, […]

Tip #894: Alternate key, duplicate data, and solutions

Duplicate key

tl;dr If you have duplicate values present in a field, creating alternate key on that field will fail. However, when a solution that includes alternate key is imported into the deployment where duplicates are present, the import does not fail and completes with the warning indicating that alternate key was not created. Long story Not […]