Tip #549: Cannot convert A into A

If you were playing with the uber-administrator’s way to create non-intractive users then you might have seen the following error: Cannot process argument transformation on parameter ‘conn’. Cannot convert the “Microsoft.Xrm.Tooling.Connector.CrmServiceClient” value of type “Microsoft.Xrm.Tooling.Connector.CrmServiceClient” to type “Microsoft.Xrm.Tooling.Connector.CrmServiceClient”. Ugh? Say again? Cannot convert “A” to “A”? The other possible error gives away a bit more: […]

Tip #548: 64-bit Office & CRM – Go for it!

In years past the common practice when CRM professionals were asked by clients about installing 64-bit Office, the answer was clear “Don’t do it!”. First off there was little compelling reason to install 64 Bit Office as the only real application in the suite that took advantage of it was Excel. That common thinking has […]

Tip #544: Enabling JWT in ADFS breaks Dynamics CRM for Outlook

If you ever dealt with Dynamics CRM authentication at “close range”, you know that CRM supports OAuth. Presumably, with CRM 2016 and ADFS 3.0 (Windows Server 2012 R2), we should be able to use OAuth for CRM On-premises, right? Especially now that ADFS supports JSON Web Tokens, so we should be able just enable JWT […]

Tip #543: Tipster guide to Dynamics CRM 2016 solution changes

Another Friday and the first video on 2016 release is here. CRM 2016 includes, among other things, a number of enhancements to the CRM solutions functionality. In this video we will look at the how to work with solution sub-components, and introduce the concept of solutions patches. Give us your feedback, all of it: good, […]

Tip #541: Don’t use white background for navigation icons

Ivan Kurtev tells us not to use white  (#ffffff) as a color for custom entities in CRM 2016. It causes navigation icons and relationship tiles in the mobile app to appear in glistening white, which is a fine color, that’s also the color of the font that the entity name is displayed on the relationship tiles, […]