Tip #439: Prevent duplicate Outlook contacts

Frequently in the various CRM forums, someone will ask a question about how to prevent getting duplicate contact records in their Exchange/Outlook contacts when using CRM for Outlook. There is no magic answer to totally avoid outlook contacts getting duplicated. One of the best things you can do is use server based Exchange synchronization rather […]

Tip #434: Recommended security for queues

CRM 2013 SP1 introduced private queues, but the private functionality only works correctly if your user security role permissions are set correctly. The recommended security role settings is: BU level read permission for queues Append To privileges for queues. If users still see other user’s queues or other queues that you don’t want them to,  then set all […]

Tip #430: Read Only Users and CRM for Outlook

So you have users that have a read only/limited user access type. But you want to have them use CRM for Outlook to provide consistent user interface with your other users for consistency in your training and user documentation. The problem, however, is that the configuration wizard for CRM for Outlook requires write access to CRM […]

Tip #417: Cancel waiting instances in style

We have posted multiple times about waiting workflows, and one of the big challenges surrounding them is that when you update a workflow definition, there is no way to cancel the waiting instances of the workflow in bulk. Also, jobs may go into waiting state if there is a condition that prevents the step from […]

Tip #415: When deleting email enabled entities

If you remove a custom entity that is email enabled (allowing it to be selected as email recipient), you may run into the following issue after the entity is removed. When going to an account and selecting the “Activity” tab of the activity/social pane, the following error appears The trace log will reveal an error referencing the OTC […]

Tip #411: The New Dynamics CRM LinkedIn Integration

LinkedIn recently released a new Dynamics CRM integration for LinkedIn Sales Navigator. This solution allows users to send InMail directly from Dynamics CRM and access company and profile data from CRM accounts, leads, and contacts. Download the managed solution Get the installation guide Read Bob Stutz blog post announcing the integration What you need to know […]