Tip #1302: Should I recreate the account entity?

When deploying Dynamics 365, there are frequently multiple types of companies and organizations that you will be tracking in the system. Some represent customer/client organizations, some may be support and advisory organizations like accountants and legal firms, and some may be miscellaneous types of organizations, such as trade associations. How should you manage multiple categories […]

Tip #1251: Run workflow when something did not happen

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Flow is all the rage these days but there are some scenarios where classic workflow still rules. Classic workflow has the uncanny ability to readjust itself when underlying data you’re waiting for, changes. This dialog took place not so long ago: Steve “Reads his own blog” Mordue: I want to trigger a workflow to update […]

Tip #1211: Mixing entities to build complex views

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The trick to get developers to get your job done for free is to challenge them. Which is exactly what Steve “Mr SMB” Mordue has done. Challenge I am trying to create a view of activities, that will show all activities performed by anyone on my team. I know I can create specific view that […]

Tip #1155: The Clock is Ticking on Your Endpoint

This is very much a collaborative post. Leon had a first go at it, George threatened to rip it all apart if posted because of the tiny technical inconsistencies. The verbal abuse discussion ensued, links were cross-checked, and now we have this. We have known for a while that the Dynamics CRM 2011 endpoint is […]

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

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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 #1135: For plugins, use SDK with the same or below the server version

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Problem Another week, another challenge from Guido “Future Olive Farmer” Preite: I created a plugin for one Online instance (version 8.2.2.1862),  I created a class library project with .NET 4.5.2 and with nuget I installed the Microsoft.CrmSdk.CoreAssemblies version 9.0.2.3 I registered the plugin and I always get this error: Unhandled Exception: System.ServiceModel.FaultException`1[[Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk.OrganizationServiceFault, Microsoft.Xrm.Sdk, Version=8.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, […]

Tip #1133: Rename the view that causes the drama

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Problem Guido “Future Olive Farmer” Preite was not having any luck importing a solution: This is the situation: Sandbox is 9.0.2.441, Production is 9.0.2.197. From the sandbox we exported a solution as managed, when we import to production we get the following error: this solution package cannot be imported because it contains invalid xml… The […]

Tip #1127: Don’t update auto number field

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We did mentioned in the past that most of the good inventions are driven by the laziness. Auto numbering the new records is one of those. Instead of manually looking up the next available number, calling other users to see if they have any intention of creating a new record in the next few minutes, […]

Tip #1119: How is From resolved to Dynamics 365 record

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Mini Truckstop Today we have a stop with two Vikings (different countries though): Jonas “The Shuffler” Rapp and Marius Agur Hagelund Lind Jonas – Question Recently we have found a new (?) problem at a customer, where emails are incorrectly “connected” to the wrong sender. By what rule/rules does Dynamics 365 chose which record to […]

Tip #1083: Don’t expire your passwords

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Mini Truckstop Jonas “The Shuffler” Rapp fed us a perfect question for a security slam dunk. Really? (Jonas’s words, not mine) Yes, really. We’ve already mentioned the brilliant password guidance in our tip 1031. Since some folks seem to have missed the memo, here’s the quote from the guidance (highlights are mine – g.d.). Most […]