Tip #601: Reliably send email in workflow

Sometimes, instead of a simple Send Email action in the workflow, it’s necessary to prepare the email in the workflow (Create Email action), perform some additional manipulations (like adding attachments) and then send it. To do just that, setting email status to Pending Send has been reliably working for everyone since CRM 2011. Until now. […]

Tip #595: The “silent observer” custom activity

When people mention custom activities, they typically think in terms of a user or customer actions. Sending SMS, making money transfer, approving the design, to name a few. These activities are typically created explicitly using Activity menu. There is a different type of custom activity that I’d like to talk about today, the “silent observer”, […]

Tip #594: Handcrafting your dashboards

Void space on dashboard

Occasionally, dashboards in Dynamics CRM misbehave: The precise cause of misalignment is not clear, probably a rogue pixel miscalculation in the layout engine, manifesting itself when top right-hand corner listview is blank and the left one has multiple pages. Not all browsers are affected either – Edge turned out to be quite resilient, unlike IE, […]

Tip #578: No privacy in Interactive Service Hub

Interactive Service Hub error

When trying to access Interactive Service Hub you may receive “Sorry, something went wrong while initializing the app” error: It’s caused by in-private mode in the browser (which is a standard approach to work with multiple CRM environments). Good news is that it’s a known issue and the fix is in a pipeline. Until then […]

Tip #576: Business Process Flow can be updated on closed opportunity

Mini Truckstop Everybody knows who Tanguy “The XRM Toolbox” Touzard is. That’s right, a legend. But being a CRM legend does not mean knowing everything – it’s knowing when to ask the right questions. Question For one of my customers, it seems that when you are on a won Opportunity form, you can change BPF […]