Tip #1154: When Unified Interface misbehaves

Overlapping zippers creating confusion

We know that Unified Interface is not yet on par with the classic UI. Some things are not yet there, some things will never be there because there are better ways to achieve the same results. Since Dynamics 365 is a continuously updated beast, sometimes bugs and inconsistencies make their way into a working feature. […]

Tip #1151: Name that web client

Classic LP player

With so many upcoming and constantly changing features in the world of Dynamics 365/CRM, it’s no wonder that even the best of us are getting confused when it comes to naming things. Regardless of what interface is chosen, it all looks like a web client Mark “Globetrotting Kiwi” Smith: Currently what I hear used is […]

Tip #1145: Tracing in Azure Functions MkIII

Tracing

This never ends. Shortly after I finished writing about tracing in Azure Functions, I found Daryl “Always Raising” LaBar explaining how to use ExtendedOrganizationService wrapper to easily capture everything in your plugin: Wouldn’t it be nice for debugging if your plugins automatically traced every IOrganzationService Request, along with the parameters and the time that it […]

Tip #1144: How to add business days

Walk over calendar

Over six months ago I got a tip from Sergio “Behind The Wall” Macías, part of the the driving force behind Spanish-speaking Dynamics 365 community, on how to create a custom workflow activity that adds business days to a specific date in Dynamics 365. In the essence, the calculations are something like this: The heart […]

Tip #1140: Get ready for October 2018 release

The future is clear

No, Microsoft didn’t invent the time machine (though you can buy one in store). As part of modernizing the way Dynamics 365 gets updated, the team has just released October 2018 release notes. Why did the notes get released 3 (and for some features 5) months ahead of schedule? So that customers and partners can […]

Tip #1138: Obtenga your Dynamics 365 trial dans la правильном Sprache

Hola

Dynamics 365 supports 43 base languages, and sometimes you need the right one for the trial. In theory, it’s as easy as 1-2-3: Un Clément “French but not Tanguy” Olivier was having no luck provisioning a trial instance in his langue maternelle: For a client demo, I had to create a new Trial instance (on […]

Tip #1137: Learn language and study API to simplify your code

Simple life

I already wrote about the benefits of learning new language features. Equally important is to understand what assemblies are available as part of Dynamics 365 SDK, how they work, what classes and interfaces are available, and how the edge cases work (basically, “what-if” scenarios, like “what if this is null”). This week I had “privilege” […]