Tip #1312: View process history from Unified Interface forms

Tipster note–this tip is an unsupported tip. It’s not going to damage anything, but it is unsupported and may stop working with future updates. Proceed at your own risk. So you have moved to unified interface, but you want to be able to see the process and workflow history for a record. Microsoft has not […]

Tip #1299: Split email personalities

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In the world of the email router, incoming and outgoing profiles were separate, so one user or queue could have separate email servers. Let’s say you wanted incoming email to come from exchange, but you wanted to send outgoing email via SMTP, you could do it. With the deprecation of the email router, the only […]

Tip #1297: Base your base role on the CDS User role

The very first tip of the day I wrote was Tip 2: Use a Base Security Role. The point of this tip is don’t jam every permission needed by each group into each role–use a common role that includes the minimal permissions needed to log into the application for all users, then create smaller roles […]

Tip #1216: New form designer preview is now available in North America

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At the end of 2018, Microsoft announced a preview of the new WYSIWYG form designer. This new maker experience looks like the Unified Interface, making form configuration look and feel like it does to end users. Unfortunately for those of us in North America, the preview was not available in our environments. Now it is. […]

Tip #1210: Getting to settings from unified interface

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One objection to switching to the unified interface is that some users need to access functionality in the settings area (create workflows, manage users, system settings) and we want to have a consistent user experience for all users. With recent updates to the unified interface, you can now easily get to the settings area from […]

Tip #1194: When the App for Outlook shows a random dashboard

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You provision the Dynamics 365 v9 App for Outlook and click the Dynamics 365 button in Outlook, but what you see is a random dashboard from Dynamics 365, not the Outlook App pane with the set regarding options. The thing you need to know is that the Outlook app pane is a dashboard in Dynamics […]

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

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&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 […]