Tip #889: Become Adobe Marketing Cloud Solutions expert

Market

We’ve known for more than 6 months that Microsoft has selected Adobe as its preferred marketing service for Dynamics 365 Enterprise. While solution details are still sketchy, the good news is that you can already start your journey to become an expert in Adobe Marketing Cloud solutions, long before the integration is released. If you […]

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 #870: How to set an optionset value in the workflow

Groundhog

Sometimes Dynamics 365 plays a cruel déjà vu game. I swear I was able to do that just last week and Dynamics 365 like: Since version 8.2.1.173 Dynamics 365 Online refuses to allow setting up or clearing optionset values in the workflow editor. Yes, you can set it to a fixed value but not to […]

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

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 #839: Convert workflow into action

Homeomorphism

My friend Mehmet “Sputnik” Ozdemir is insane. When he asked me how to convert a long and tedious workflow into an action, instead of painstakingly reproducing it step-by-step, I told him that it’s not possible, he’s dreaming and the only sensible thing to do is to call that workflow from the newly minted action. Did […]

Tip #837: How to find out what’s new in portals

Portal gun

Wanted to know what’s in the latest Microsoft Portals release but were afraid to ask? Fear no more and point your browser to a kb article Portal Capabilities for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Releases. Now we only need to pursuade the other teams like Field Services and PSA to do the same. And I’m out of […]