Tip #1078: Illustrated tipster guide to the decision making process

Choice

The binary choices seem to rule the Dynamics 365 landscape as of late. Everyone has an opinion, everyone seems to know the right way to do things, everyone stands by their choices until their last Dynamics breath. To stop very mature “did not – did to!” arguments when designing, building, and operating Dynamics 365 solutions, […]

Tip #1075: Get off the bad server process

Leaping lizard escapes

One minute your instance is humming along just fine, then suddenly it’s spewing strange errors something like The customized site map could not be used because it is configured incorrectly. The default site map has been applied instead. To resolve this issue, repair the customized site map and import it again. The url, as frequently […]

Tip #1072: Open existing contact in All Contacts view

LIbrary contact cards

I need to get out more often. Thanks to the relevance search, I have not used All Contacts view since the awkwardly named Dynamics 365 July 2017 Update seen the light of the day. Because if I have had, I would have noticed that clicking on any contact in this view opens New form instead of […]

Tip #1069: Dynamics 365 for Marketing Preview is available

Sneak peek kitten

The shroud of NDA secrecy around Dynamics 365 for Marketing has been lifted and you can now watch Introduction to Dynamics 365 for Marketing. EDIT 08-Feb-2018 Official announcement is available as a post by Kishan Chetan, Principal PM Manager, Dynamics 365 for Marketing. Tired of reading? You can now listen to Steve “Mr SMB” Mordue […]

Tip #1066: Discover Azure AD tenant ID with Occam’s razor

Occam's razor

As developers, from time to time we are puzzled by simple questions: How to discover Azure AD tenant ID based on Dynamics 365 organization URL? Under the normal circumstances I would have put my condescending hat on (did I forget to take it off, again?) and say something like “Use AuthenticationParameters.CreateFromResourceUrlAsync method from ADAL, of […]

Tip #1065: How to get clean Customer Service trial

Mess

When Neil “Agile” Benson installed a new Customer Service trial, he got more than he bargained for: Trial Site Map Customization, FreeTrialBaseSolution2, Trial for Field Service, Trial of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Project Service Automation, etc. And he didn’t select or want Field Service or Project Service Automation apps added either. Why does the trial […]

Tip #1044: Display lookups as hyperlinks in portal entity list

Portal gun

Entity lists in the Dynamics 365 portals do not have any special handling for the lookups – they just render the display names. Fair enough, after all, how is the rendering code supposed to know what page to link to? If you are comfortable with liquid in portals then the task is relatively easy. Just […]