Tip #1312: View process history from Unified Interface forms

Tipster note–this tip is an unsupported tip. It’s not going to damage anything, but it is unsupported and may stop working with future updates. Proceed at your own risk. So you have moved to unified interface, but you want to be able to see the process and workflow history for a record. Microsoft has not […]

Tip #1309: 213 revisited: Embedded user role list

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Seth Bacon commented recently on tip 213 letting us know that it still worked in classic UI to embed a subgrid of security roles on user records, but this approach does not work in unified interface. Well it is 2019 now and we now other methods. Hardit Bhatia explains how to do this with an […]

Tip #1287: Transition to Unified Interface. Now.

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THE SITUATIONThe Web Client is likely to be deprecated by October 2019 with a view to be discontinued a year later Dynamics 365 Unified Interface Playbook In the immortal words of Jules: Oh, I’m sorry, did I break your concentration? Yes, the legacy Web Client is going away. Want to know more? Head off to […]

Tip #1236: Review RetrieveMultiple plugins before migrating to Unified Interface

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It’s not uncommon to register a plugin on RetrieveMultiple message and fiddle with the output, e.g. drop some values, add some calculations, etc. Chances are that you are changing the QueryExpression, and the plugin is working fine in the classic UI but you will have challenges migrating to Unified Interface. The reason is that in […]

Tip #1235: Create personal charts in Unified Interface

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Nasty rumors (and this official page from Microsoft) claim that you cannot create personal charts from Unified Interface. This is not true anymore. From any view in your unified interface model-driven app, click “show chart” then under the more options (…) menu, click “+ new.” This will launch the classic chart builder in a new […]

Tip #1231: Activity Quick Create in Unified Interface

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I’m testing Unified Interface and when I create an activity from the timeline control I don’t see the quick create form. Reader question One thing that can cause this to happen is if you don’t have the Appointment, Phone Call, and Task entities in your model driven app. In other words, if you just have […]

Tip #1226: Avoid Model-Driven Failure

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When deploying model-driven apps, there are multiple potential points of failure that can affect users’ ability to access part or all of the app. The following is a non-exhaustive list of some of the more common areas to check if the user can’t see the app or access certain parts of it: User is missing […]

Tip #1214: Add “what’s new” to unified interface

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We use activity feeds and the “what’s new” dashboard in D365 classic UI to see a feed of posts in the system. This doesn’t show up in unified interface–how can we use the activity feed wall in unified interface? Keep me posted Dear posted, The activity feed wall is replaced in unified interface by the […]

Tip #1210: Getting to settings from unified interface

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One objection to switching to the unified interface is that some users need to access functionality in the settings area (create workflows, manage users, system settings) and we want to have a consistent user experience for all users. With recent updates to the unified interface, you can now easily get to the settings area from […]