Tip #869: Beware of minimal copy side effects

Minimal copy

Ability to copy organizations in Dynamics 365 is invaluable. Ability to perform a minimal copy is a great space-saver. But, as reported by Evan Watson and our own Joel “Silence is also a good a podcast topic” Lindstrom, beware of the deficiencies of a minimal copy. Entities that are copied are listed but what is […]

Tip #868: Avoid changing the organization version during the reset

Who moved my cheese

If you do a reset of a Dynamics 365 sandbox organization (for a good reason reset is not available for production organizations), you may receive the following message: To improve your experience with Dynamics 365, your organization has been moved to another set of servers. When this move was made, the cross-reference that points your […]

Tip #864: Use multiple personas in Chrome

Masks

Remember our ancient tip on using InPrivate mode in Internet Explorer? Your experience may vary but I found that sooner or later the private environments start stepping on each other toes. There are other shortcomings, like lost history, no bookmarks, no Ctrl-Shift-T a.k.a. “bring back that tab I just accidentally closed”. Andre “I’ve got 88 […]

Tip #854: Beware of Using Xrm Client Functions As Callbacks

Today’s tip comes from the tipper who, despite his affinity with Microsoft Flow, earned his place amongst the real developers fair and square, and who is now known as Daryl “Always Raising” LaBar. Daryl, you have the floor Writing clean code is constantly at the for-front of developers, and usually, “less” code generally results in […]

Tip #830: Calendar items lost after revoking O365 global administrator role

Down the drain

We did write about the consequences of granting and then removing global administrator roles. As Oswin Kroon has discovered, there is more to it if you’re actually using that O365 account to organize things in your life. tl;dr Removing global administrator role from an O365 account may result in a loss of calendar appointments. A […]

Tip #829: Project Service Automation – When are Actuals actually created

Time is money

Matt “Almost Resident” Johnson is definitely into PSA these days, learning and sharing what he learned. Here’s a quick reference for anyone interested in when the Actuals are created during a Project in PSA. Maybe this will save someone a bit of investigation time or make things clearer in their mind. Time and Materials Project […]

Tip #828: Quickly migrate existing CRM Online licenses to Dynamics 365 licenses using PowerShell

Flying geese

I was not aware that Gayan “Performance Wizard” Perera shares my affection for PowerShell. Until this quick tip on how to bulk migrate CRM Online licenses to Dynamics 365 licenses using PowerShell. Comes in handy when you have to assign the new D365 licenses to hundreds or thousands of users.