Tip #1227: Use CDS instead of Dynamics 365 connector in Flow

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People have been reporting that Dynamics 365 triggers in Flow are not consistent. Sometimes they fire twice, sometimes not at all, sometimes they fire after a manual test run. There are some other weird side-effects I did not even look into. Why? Because of one of them quick tips. Where possible, use Common Data Service […]

Tip #1225: Run OnDemand Workflow in Unified Interface Apps

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I did give some consideration to continuing the torture steady stream of Dynamics 365 Portals tips but we have a backlog of good tips sent to us by the community so let’s see what’s in the tipping jar first. Today’s tip is from Shailesh Wath and you too can send your tip to jar@crmtipoftheday.com. (t.j – […]

Tip #1215: Automatically manage folder tracking

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Public service announcement: we are back from the Merry Year hiatus and straight to tipping. Tracking folders is a cool feature where you can configure an Exchange folder to be a tracked folder and optionally link it to a Dynamics 365 record so that any email landing in that folder will be automatically tracked and […]

Tip #1213: When you pushed that button simplified

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In tip #1213 we walked you through a long winded way finding out where and when the Flow button was pushed. It involved using lattitude and longitude of the user’s location and calling Bing Maps API. As it turns out, if you are only after the local time, there is a much simpler method. When […]

Tip #1205: Local time in Flow using Common Data Service

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Remember the times when you wake up and struggle to figure out where you are or what time it is? Of course, you don’t. I personally can’t recall those because lack of space and time awareness goes hand in hand with the selective amnesia. We did create a flow to help you on those occasions. […]

Tip #1201: Working with integer variables in Microsoft Flow

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In tip 1199, Leon Tribe talked about the power of using variables in Microsoft Flow. Leon astutely pointed out that using variables can simplify process development by allowing reuse of values between steps in Flow, and they can also be used for calculation purposes and building strings. One challenge with working with integer type variables […]