Tip #601: Reliably send email in workflow

Sometimes, instead of a simple Send Email action in the workflow, it’s necessary to prepare the email in the workflow (Create Email action), perform some additional manipulations (like adding attachments) and then send it. To do just that, setting email status to Pending Send has been reliably working for everyone since CRM 2011. Until now. […]

Tip #592: Tipster guide to Deploying a Dynamics CRM Package

Last week we showed you how to create Dynamics CRM Package Deployer package using Visual Studio. In this week’s video we finish our series on the Configuration Migration tool and Package Deployer by putting the items we created together and walking though an install. Give us your feedback, all of it: good, bad, and ugly, […]

Tip #589: Programmatically Move Cross Entity Business Process Flow Stages in CRM 2016

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Gayan “Not Daddy” Perera. As often the case with Gayan’s tips, this one is a nugget. Moving the stage of a cross entity business process flow programmatically can be achieved by using the NavigateToNextEntity request. Most of the parameters are self explanatory, the only tricky one is […]

Tip #587: Tipster guide to creating Dynamics CRM Package Deployer package

Popcorn

Video Friday’s here, get the popcorn. In this video we show you how to create Dynamics CRM Package Deployer package using Visual Studio. Additional Information on creating a package can be found here. Give us your feedback, all of it: good, bad, and ugly, I’m sure we can take it. Suggest new topics either in […]

Tip #574: Hidden sources of javascript errors

Quite often developers complain about getting javascript errors when the form does not contain any scripts or events. Explicit script definitions are not the only source of the possible errors: Business Rules are deployed on the client as generated javascript. While it’s unlikely that business rules will generate an erroneous script, it’s worthwhile disabling the […]

Tip #569: Migrate knowledgebase articles to Interactive Service Hub like a boss

How to migrate KB article

If there is one bonus take away from the yesterday’s tip, it’s existing KB functionality will soon be deprecated so it is advisable to transition to new KB as soon as possible. So people started to ask, how to do that. tl;dr Long version Yes, some assembly is required. Good news, it’s not that difficult. […]

Tip #556: Rumors about Microsoft.Xrm.Client death are exaggerated

Update 18-Nov-2016: Bugs reported have been fixed and there are no compelling reasons (beyond the support of the existing codebase) to continue use of Microsoft.Xrm.Client. One thing you’d notice about Dynamics CRM 2016 SDK is that some of the assemblies has gone MIA. For example, Microsoft.Xrm.Client, a home to some useful developers extensions, including a […]