Tip #786: Delete vs reset for Dynamics 365 instances

Service health - storage consumption

In Dynamics 365 admin center, you can Reset a sandbox instance – this deletes the current instance and provisions a new one in its place, essentially returning it to the factory conditions. However, any provisioned organization in Dynamics 365 consumes storage – about 180MB for empty Dynamics 365 organization without any sample data or trial […]

Tip #769: Careful who you use as certificate authority

Fake certificate

Sometimes we need to call web services from a plugin or a custom workflow activity. For CRM Online it means calling it from the sandbox and there are certain restrictions that apply to the network access. These restrictions are clear and well understood, however, if you call service over https protocol, one addition restriction applies: […]

Tip #764: How to customize schedule board slots

Schedule board is one of the centerpieces of the Dynamics 365 for Field Service (yep, that’s the new name). But every time we deployed field service, we’ve been asked to change the default layout that includes Work Order number, and start and end times. Field Service Documentation defines Scheduler Field Service slot text template as […]

Tip #759: Create a persistent backup of your instance

Clock is running out latte

Now that you’ve mastered the backup and restore for your CRM Online organization, you may be wondering, now what? Backups are only held for three days, that’s not very useful, is it? Well, actually, it is. These transient backups are very useful if you perform some scary-looking update to your production instance. But more importantly, […]

Tip #733: Using Dynamics CRM Feedback Entity

Grumpy cat feedback

The 2016 Spring update for both Online and On-Premises, introduced the ability to capture Feedback on different entities in your CRM deployment. In this video we demonstrate what the Feedback entity is used for, and walk you through setup and configuration. Give us your feedback, all of it: good, bad, and ugly, I’m sure we […]