Tip #1186: Race conditions with queue items

Queue of racing sheep

Today’s tip is from Marius “flow like a river” Lind. (And you can also become a tipster by sending your tip to jar@crmtipoftheday.com) What happens when a race condition happens in a queue? Let’s say we have a bunch of customer service representatives who are working on cases in the same queue. The queue is […]

Tip #1121: What happens if an email is sent to multiple queues?

This tip comes from my colleague Bruce Sithole who did the hard yards to find out the answer to this question. As it turns out, the behavior is a little unpredictable. Firstly, multiple queues can process the email and create a Case. The order of processing appears to be first polled, first served. Also, there […]

Tip #434: Recommended security for queues

CRM 2013 SP1 introduced private queues, but the private functionality only works correctly if your user security role permissions are set correctly. The recommended security role settings is: BU level read permission for queues Append To privileges for queues. If users still see other user’s queues or other queues that you don’t want them to,  then set all […]

Tip #289: Security needed to pick and route queue items

Update  CRM 2013 SP1 changes the Queue “Work On” button to “Pick.” Before SP1, when a user clicked “Work On,” the queue item “Working On” field would be set to the user who clicked the button, but the record in the queue would remain assigned to the original owner. Post SP1, clicking “Pick” not only sets […]

Tip #249: Can I disable the personal queues?

Dear tipsters, I find the personal queues in CRM (the queues starting with “<“) make the queues very cumbersome. We don’t use them. Can I disable them? Yes. Yes you can. Another option, if you have SP1 for 2013, is convert them to private queues. You will notice that for users created post SP1, the […]