Tip #68: Do you know this woman?

Annoying prompt to watch the video

I have nothing personal against this woman but the dialog started to annoy me to no extent. The problem is that visibility of the dialog is controlled via cookie so even if you check the box “Don’t show me this again”, you will see it again if you clear your cookies, use another device, or use […]

Tip #66: Error running Transition wizard

Yellow Screen of Death when running Transition wizard

If you have CRM Online orgnanization that still uses Live ID authentication, by now you would have received an email reminder that opens with: Our records show you have not completed the Transition wizard. Completion of the Transition wizard is necessary to move your Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online subscription to the Microsoft online services environment. […]

Tip #49: How to increase marketing email open rate

What now, your marketing emails are ignored and trashed without reading? You are not alone then. If you search internets in attempt to increase open rate for your emails, you’ll find plenty of advice, typically in the form of “{Random integer between 4 and 10} tips to improve your open rates“. Tips usually revolve around […]

Tip #32: Change your CRM Online URL

Stuck with a shortsighted choice of URL for your organization, like choosespain.crm.dynamics.com? Now you can easily change it in Office 365 Admin Center. Simply edit the URL and, if it’s available, it’s yours! Few things to be aware of: Old URL will be available for 24 hours after the change. Advise users of the new […]

Tip #30: Use ConnectionDialog for easy connection to CRM

If you’re writing Windows Forms or WPF application that needs to connect to a number of Dynamics CRM organizations on ad-hoc basis, e.g. custom tool, then try using ConnectionDialog class instead of home-grown connection code. It is very surprising how little attention receive CRM Developers Extensions in general and a little obscure but very handy […]

Tip #28: Beware of autosave in your scripts

CRM 2013 introduced autosave feature that, depending on a specific scenario, could be really helpful. There is also ability to switch autosave off across the organization using Administrator > System Settings dialog. Unfortunately, this flag only controls form behavior when user explicitly edits the record. The record will still be saved if user navigates away […]