Tip #888: Scratch the Surface – globalize your data

Puzzle globalization

Unless you’ve been living and working under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the Connected Field Services. One of the important pieces of the infrastructure is something bundled under the generic term “databases”, referring to both Azure SQL and DocumentDB. Think of a storage for billions and trillions data points and you get the idea […]

Tip #886: Scratch the Surface – new age workflow

Scratch

For years we’ve been whining about the workflow editor and rightly so. Can’t indent, can’t reorder, can’t copy, can’t paste. So many good man-hours lost in the battle against corrupted workflows… Every release we’ve been hoping for something better but to no avail. I suspect that the upcoming spring-make-it-late-summer release may too leave the workflow […]

Tip #866: Invite others into your Dynamics 365 instance

Gone are the days when every tenant was sitting in their own little room with multiple instances being the best offer we could hope for. With Azure AD B2B generally available (yay!) we can now all invite Damian “Unleashed” Sinay to poke around our Dynamics 365 instances. Why Damian? Because he was the one asking […]

Tip #860: When export to Excel fails for no reason

Export Excellence Award

Dynamics 365 is a temperamental mistress – everything is fine until it is not. Export to Excel has been working for a customer like a clockwork but then one day, without any warning, attempts to export this view: started to generate this error: (Clicking Show technical details would give some useless generic error with the […]

Tip #847: Web chat is now available

Women Telephone Operators at Work

Technically, it is called “Live Assist for Dynamics 365 Powered by CaféX” (hands up who prefers “Web Chat”) and is now available on AppSource. Full details of the announcement are available. As per AppSource guidelines, there is a free trial and a video walkthrough. This app will allow you to embed web chat operator panel […]

Tip #834: Avoiding SQL Server timeouts when deleting records

Night raid

Once upon a time, CRM wouldn’t delete records when you pressed the kill switch. It would mark the records for deletion and quietly eradicate them in the darkness of the night. But, hey, the said, we now have better servers, they said, and our SQL Servers are much smarter, they said, and gave us a […]