Tip #974: Attachments vs. Documents

We have posted here about attachments, and we’ve posted about documents, and whether you should extract your attachments to Azure or SharePoint. But in these discussions, users can get confused, so in this post, I’m hoping to add some clarity to this topic. In my opinion, attachments and document management are two different use cases. […]

Tip #971: Be careful when using unsupported solutions

Martian left alone

It does not happen often but it does happen. After some retrospection, I urge everyone to be very careful when following Joel’s advice on using attachment extractor solution. (Some say one needs to be careful when following any Joel’s advice but that’d be a discussion for another day). My arguments (both of them): It is […]

Tip #913: Searching within attachments

Search inside

Recently on the Dynamics CRM Facebook group, Rana Potter asked if it was possible to search within attachments from CRM. The winning answer came from Niran Belliapa: If you are using Dynamics 365 Online and have the December 2016 update you can use the Relevance search feature. You’ll find search results for text in a document […]

Tip #723: Using Related Data in Dynamics CRM Document Templates

DNA Replication

Here we expand on the use of Document Templates in CRM 2016. We look at the different options available for including related data, talk about some of the limitations, and finally walk though how to create a template that uses data from different related records. (both parent and child) Give us your feedback, all of […]

Tip #218: Sales Literature vs. SharePoint

So you have implemented Dynamics CRM with SharePoint document integration. The mindset of many companies with SharePoint is that SharePoint is where all documents should live, and that is a good idea, as SharePoint provides document collaboration features not found in CRM. However, Microsoft Dynamics CRM includes Sales Literature functionality. The value of sales literature is that […]