Tip #1319: Double the single quotes

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tl;dr If you have email addresses coming from somewhere and you’re using them in Power Automate to filter and find the records, make sure to double the quotes. Full story One of the observations made by our lifetime tipster Jerry Weinstock was that citizens tend to create automations that follow happy path. I have to […]

Tip #1313: Blocked by conditional access

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We are back from the travel bursts, some reorganization, and “hold my beer I’m too busy to do it myself” spurts. The first post after this short hiatus is not going to be about Power Automate, however tempting it might be. We’ll get to that subject later on this week. In the meantime, something a […]

Tip #1305: Test and enable mailboxes failure because of throttling

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This next tip comes from Marius “Why are you still on-premises” Agur Lind. Got a tip of your own? Send it to jar@crmtipoftheday.com (and don’t forget to include either your Twitter handle or LinkedIn profile link for the eternal link appreciation). Have you ever used an on-premise deployment and found that some testing and enabling […]

Tip #1294: Export solution before running solution checker

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tl;dr If you are getting “Couldn’t Complete” message from the solution checker, verify you can export the solution before running the solution checker. That way you’ll be able to see what’s wrong instead of an unhelpful “couldn’t complete” message. Today’s tip is from Andrew Wolfe. Got a tip? Send it to jar@crmtipoftheday.com. Tip I created […]

Tip #1287: Transition to Unified Interface. Now.

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THE SITUATIONThe Web Client is likely to be deprecated by October 2019 with a view to be discontinued a year later Dynamics 365 Unified Interface Playbook In the immortal words of Jules: Oh, I’m sorry, did I break your concentration? Yes, the legacy Web Client is going away. Want to know more? Head off to […]

Tip #1286: Synchronize your watches

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&tl;dr If you’re using CrmServiceClient and getting what seems to be a valid connection but cannot really use it because of the “The user authentication failed!” error, check the servers’ clocks in your infrastructure. Bo-o-o-oring I have some perfect reasonable code deployed in Azure and that code has been humming along, talking to Dynamics 365 […]

Tip #1264: Subscribe to AD changes using Flow

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My flowbies! I want to trigger a Flow based on someone being added to an Azure AD Group. This doesn’t appear to be possible currently, as the Azure AD connector has no triggers. Am I correct? Andrew Bibby Hold my beer Microsoft Graph API contains the subscription feature where you can create subscriptions where a […]