Tip #1179: Add a dash of dash to your autonumbering

Salt bae

&tl;dr Jonas “The Shuffler” Rapp reports: when modifying autonumbering for built-in entities like case, always include a dash in the pattern to stop Dynamics 365 from self-combusting. Long story One of the awesome users of the Auto Number Manager for XrmToolBox managed to break the system settings for Auto Numbers in Dynamics 365, so he […]

Tip #1172: Make your CDS environments visible with a touch of Flow

Red valve

As the Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement platform converges with PowerApps and CDS, one of the benefits is that also the concepts of Dynamics 365 instances and PowerApps environments will become one. What this means is that all of your existing Dynamics 365 instances will show up in the PowerApps maker and admin portals as an […]

Tip #1169: Have a toast with variable timing

Fancy avocado toasts

Just found something in Unified Interface under the cogwheel menu that I’ve never seen (or noticed) before and couldn’t find any references in the documentation: Did I miss the memo? Toast? Where? Shilpa Sinha, Principal PM at Microsoft explains: This was added for Accessibility reasons. In accessibility compliance, there is a requirement called “timing adjustable” […]

Tip #1168: Sitemap and Commanding changes on Unified Interface

Person touching white button on a jukebox machine

Developing user experience is a complex iterative process and it usually takes few iterations to get things right. Unified Interface is no exception. Some things are brilliant and some, uhm, require further work. The good news is that changes are coming. The “bad” news that they are coming very, very soon so it’d be a […]

Tip #1154: When Unified Interface misbehaves

Overlapping zippers creating confusion

We know that Unified Interface is not yet on par with the classic UI. Some things are not yet there, some things will never be there because there are better ways to achieve the same results. Since Dynamics 365 is a continuously updated beast, sometimes bugs and inconsistencies make their way into a working feature. […]