Tip #1192: Quick Create for custom entities in Unified Interface

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Remember the problems with viewing custom activity in Timeline? The unified monster Do I need to sell my left or my right kidney to make the feature X work in Unified Interface? is back. This time, Quick Create was not showing up for custom entities neither for me nor for Guido “Future Olive Farmer” Preite. […]

Tip #1187: Automatically track all emails

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Some housekeeping before we dig in. Firstly, the tip is from Mohamed “iProperty” Mostafa but since I was instrumental in rejecting all of his ideas, I’m taking part-credit for it. Secondly, the full title should be Automatically Track All Incoming and Outgoing Email Messages in Dynamics 365 without opening Outlook and across any device :: […]

Tip #1178: Pure Unified Interface trials

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I guess it was only the matter of time until Unified Interface started to take over. And so it begins with the changes coming to the trial experience that will let the customers experience and evaluate their workloads purely on Unified Interface. Summary of experience enhancements are as follows. For more details, please refer to […]

Tip #1173: Who needs VBA? Skype for Business, that’s who!

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This post has soooo nothing to do with Dynamics, it’s not even funny. You know what else is less funny than not funny? When you have 20 minutes before an important Skype for Business session where you’re presenting but any attempt to upload the presentation is met with this: In case the picture is too […]

Tip #1167: Impersonation does not grant extra powers

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I did write before about impersonating users. It’s a very straightforward “manoeuvre” and is commonly used when there is a service account (could be either non-interactive user or, better, application user) that needs to act as a specific user. There is even a built-in role Delegate which contains an absolute minimum set of privileges required […]

Tip #1166: Dynamic Help now included in Solutions errors

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Troubleshooting solution errors has always been either somewhat a guessing game or painful tracking of the solution dependencies. I’m sure they are not fun to deal with for Microsoft support either. Dana Martens, Supportability Program Manager at Microsoft, has some good news about Dynamic help. Yes, Dynamic not Dynamics. Read on. The Solutions feature team […]

Tip #1164: All your forms are belong to us

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Even some of the battle-forged Business Applications MVPs are not immune and descent into sheer panic when their forms go missing after the upgrade. DON’T PANIC Dynamics 365 upgrades do not delete any forms and while some things may not go as planned, nuking your hard earned customizations is not on the todo list of […]

Tip #1162: Microsoft Flow Functions Reference

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If you are looking for an ultimate reference for the expressions that you can use in Microsoft Flow, it helps to remember that Flow is based on Azure Logic Apps. The functions reference is the same for both, and can be found here. The original question was what functions are available in canvas PowerApps but […]