Tip #596: Prepare client customizations or watch the paint dry

Prepare Client Customizations

This truck stop is somewhat unusual. Traditionally, we have a question and one or more answers to serve. This time we have two people independently arriving at the same question. tl;dr If you are rolling out Dynamics CRM mobile apps or customizing Interactive Service Hub, don’t forget to click Prepare Client Customizations after you publish […]

Tip #586: Accessing CRM mobile signatures in Dynamics CRM

Raphael Moser sent the following tip to jar@crmtipoftheday.com (and you can do too!) This recent blog post shows how to use the new new signature control feature on mobile apps: http://www.dynamicscrmpros.com/microsoft-dynamics-crm-2016-new-signature-control-feature-phones-tablets/ The problem is only that you can’t show the created signature directly in crm web. The signature is saved as a data URI (someting like “data:image/png;base64,iVBOR…”) […]

Tip #562: Tipster guide to Dynamics CRM 2016 New Visual Controls for Mobile Clients

Woot-woot! It’s Friday, folks, time for another animation. Dynamics CRM 2016 introduces new visual controls that can be used on a variety of different fields types to enhance the user experience on both the Tablet and Phone clients. These mobile controls range from sliders that can be used on numeric fields, to input masks, and […]

Tip #541: Don’t use white background for navigation icons

Ivan Kurtev tells us not to use white  (#ffffff) as a color for custom entities in CRM 2016. It causes navigation icons and relationship tiles in the mobile app to appear in glistening white, which is a fine color, that’s also the color of the font that the entity name is displayed on the relationship tiles, […]

Tip #497: Avoid multi-column sections if using mobile

Multi-column tabs and sections

Another awesome TIL from Scott “Captain Redlaces” Sewell. tl;dr Avoid multi-column sections on your CRM forms. (If you’re going to use the Mobile Apps) Today I Learned If you’re going to use one of the mobile apps in your implementation, avoid using multi-column sections – the layout of these fields will be significantly different from […]

Tip #495: Include “Name” as first column in views for mobile or Safari

Name as the first column

We now have so many tips coming from Scott “Captain Redlaces” Sewell that the pressure is mounting to add Captain as ah honorary tipster or, at very least, dedicate a category for him. As suggested by the man himself: “TIL”. Today I Learned If you’re going to use mobile App or Safari – best practice […]

Tip #481: Mobile App Troubleshooting Part 2

Visualization with Chart after adding required entity

Yesterday I posted a tip about Mobile App Troubleshooting regarding duplicate views creating an error message in the mobile app. Today I would like to add to that with an issue that we experienced while doing the original troubleshooting. It is one of the Duh! moments where as soon as you know what to do […]