Tip #912: Data Export Service configuration notes

Export service

This great tip comes from Katina Hester. (And you can submit your tip too – just email it to jar@crmtipoftheday.com!) Here are a few tips to keep in mind when configuring the Dynamics 365 data export service that might not be obvious: When setting up the DES profile, the MSFT provided steps for copying the […]

Tip #909: Simulate Offline in browser

Unplugged

Today’s tip comes from Noah Schultz. (And you can submit your tip too – just email it to jar@crmtipoftheday.com!) Want to easily simulate disconnected behavior of Dynamics 365 mobile? Follow tip 127 and open CRM tablet experience in Chrome, hit F12 and check “offline” in the network tab: This is great, because you can continue […]

Tip #908: How to add a missing field to Excel template

Missing piece

Have you ever created an Excel Template, with all of the necessary edits, pivot tables, charts, etc. that you need to report, only to realise the first time you use it that it’s missing a vital field from CRM? Typically, this means you have to redo all the work you did originally to include the […]

Tip #904: Portal refresh, change notification, and reset button

Time for a change

Portal, change notification and reset button walk into a bar… We did discuss portal refresh previously and the topic seems to have been closed. But some users have reported that, despite all of the correct settings, portal cache refresh just was not working as advertised and the only solution to make the changes visible was […]

Tip #896: Don’t get blacklisted by blasting emails from Dynamics 365

Blacklisting

Today we welcome to the jar Steve “Mr SMB” Mordue. (And you can submit your tips too by emailing them to jar@crmtipoftheday.com.) tl;dr Don’t use Dynamics 365 to blast marketing emails because in worst case scenario either your email server will get blacklisted or you will be suspended / banned from the email service. Instead, […]

Tip #894: Alternate key, duplicate data, and solutions

Duplicate key

tl;dr If you have duplicate values present in a field, creating alternate key on that field will fail. However, when a solution that includes alternate key is imported into the deployment where duplicates are present, the import does not fail and completes with the warning indicating that alternate key was not created. Long story Not […]

Tip #885: Don’t get locked up when publishing customizations

Battleship

The browsers war is neverending. Today, A browser is better than B but has problems doing C, that can be done using D browser, but it deprecated feature E which we can get around in browser F but, unfortunately, it has not been approved by the network administrators as it does not support our home […]