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

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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. FacebookTwitterGoogle+

Tip #827: Restricting date picker on portal forms

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This tip comes directly from none other than Tanguy “The XRM Toolbox” Touzard himself. It’s super easy to build an entity form and a page to allow editing of the Dynamics 365 records in a portal. But what if we want to restrict a date picker control to a certain range, which could be dynamic, […]

Tip #823: Custom Action editor wipes out parameter list

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Love the tips sent to a jar@crmtipoftheday.com – always something new! Today, Elliott Hulburd unmasks a truly unpleasant bug in custom action a.k.a workflow editor that could literally cost you hours of trying to figure out why suddenly all your calls to a custom action fail. When working with Custom Actions in CRM 2016 recently, […]

Tip #819: Project Services Lead to Opportunity

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Today’s tip is from Matt “Almost Resident” Johnson. I recently came across this little conundrum when progressing a Lead through to Opportunity. Maybe this will save someone else a head scratching moment or two. If you convert a Lead to Opportunity by pressing the Qualify button. It will work but the Opportunity it creates will […]

Tip #797: When expanding, bring the id with you

Identity

The week of “just read your mailbox and publish what other smart people found”, continues. Derek Finlinson has the microphone: Ran into an interesting issue with the Web API and expanding navigation properties today that I thought I would pass along. I needed to retrieve an attribute from a lookup value related to an entity […]

Tip #796: Long live ExecuteFetchRequest!

Long live rock'n'roll

Love those days when people send their gems and discoveries to jar@crmtipoftheday.com – other people’s cleverness tend to rub off on us, making us a bit smarter every single post. Aron Fischman from xRM Edge LLC made this intricate discovery while working on a product that calculates aggregates on CRM data. In his travels he’s […]

Tip #776: Power BI tiles on Dynamics 365 dashboards

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One of the cool new features in Dynamics CRM 365 is ability to embed Power BI tiles into the dashboards. However, as Andrhe “I’ve got 88 in my handle” Margono has discovered after spinning off a brand new trial, the option to add Power BI tiles to the Dynamics 365 dashboard was nowhere to be […]

Tip #758: When users are unable to save personal views

Private property keep out

tl;dr When no one in your organization including system administrators can create or update personal views, check that you don’t have any plugins registered on all entities to run in a context different from a calling user. Mundane details Symptoms: when personal views are created or updated, all users including system administrators receive the following […]