Tip #1200: Placeholders, colors & lorem ipsum

Lorem Ipsum on dark blue background

To celebrate 1,200 tips I picked up a topic completely unrelated to Dynamics 365/CDS, as one cwshould. Well, sort of. I was working on some materials related to Dynamics 365 Portals and, lo and behold, I needed some placeholders besides qwerty asdf. Text As a placeholder text, you can’t go past lorem ipsum and the original https://lipsum.com. […]

Tip #1182: The Tool Every Developer Needs (Even The Ones Who Don’t Use Code)

Whether your weapons are JavaScript and Plugins, or Processes and Flows,  there is a tool you should pick up before going anywhere near the keyboard. That is, of course, the pen. This is a lesson I learned while at university with my computing lecturer insisting we write out our code before committing it to the […]

Tip #1173: Who needs VBA? Skype for Business, that’s who!

Angry man in a foetus position

This post has soooo nothing to do with Dynamics, it’s not even funny. You know what else is less funny than not funny? When you have 20 minutes before an important Skype for Business session where you’re presenting but any attempt to upload the presentation is met with this: In case the picture is too […]

Tip #1125: Busy times and say .NYET to .NET

Busy hamsters

You probably have noticed a somewhat reduced stream of daily tips. “More like tip of the week now” you say and you’d be right. We’ve been extremely busy in the last couple of months: countless pints consumed in between awesome sessions at CRMUG EMEA in Dublin despite my inept organizational abilities, the inaugural BAD Masterclass […]

Tip #1078: Illustrated tipster guide to the decision making process

Choice

The binary choices seem to rule the Dynamics 365 landscape as of late. Everyone has an opinion, everyone seems to know the right way to do things, everyone stands by their choices until their last Dynamics breath. To stop very mature “did not – did to!” arguments when designing, building, and operating Dynamics 365 solutions, […]

Tip #1050: Drink safely and drive in moderation

Happy 2018

Who would have thought that the wild celebration of the 40 measly tips would turn into 4 years of searching, begging, stealing, and borrowing that next tip. I have to admit, on odd occasion the thought of having an intimate relationship with the daily routine did cross my mind but I’m glad that the team has thought otherwise, […]

Tip #964: Use latest language features

Food evolution

I often find that developers like comfort zones. They tend to use the constructs that they already know and are comfortable with. That includes language features as well. However, programming languages are evolving all the time and new features are introduced with every new release. Those features aren’t just cool, they make developer’s life much […]

Tip #932: If a garage was like Dynamics 365

Futuristic garage

This recent Facebook discussion illustrates what would happen if common CRM support methods were applied to other areas of life.. When you are looking for help with Dynamics 365 or with your garage door, clearly state the issue and the steps to reproduce the problem. Let’s see what advice the Dynamics community has for this […]