Tip #431: Avoid Silverlight when living on the Edge

If you ever wondered whether the move of CRM development team under Scott Guthrie is a good idea, now we have the proof. That’s right, details about the support for the upcoming versions of OS, browser and Office have already emerged. Some vigilantes, like Jason “Scintillating” Lattimer, have kept their cool heads and pointed out […]

Tip #422: Search faster by searching less

Ultimate search

I’d like to be able to search contacts by first name and last name. And middle name. And birthday. And employee id. While you’re at it, add spouse name, comments, city, country, phone number (all of them) and freight terms. So, what a smart CRM consultant to do? Open Quick Find Active Contacts view and […]

Tip #419: How to sign out from ADFS in one click

Incorrect login

Single CRM installation is capable of hosting multiple organizations. As administrator, you probably have some test accounts handy to login as normal users. Many + many sometimes does not end up well: This is what you see when you do have an Active Directory login but it’s not mapped into this organization. “That’s cool”, I […]

Tip #320: You have it all backward (compatible)

Backward compatibility is taken by CRM team very seriously. Another good example of this, sometimes insane, compatibility is how CRM treats URLs. The ability to open any form or view in CRM 4.0, and also dialogs, reports and dashboards in CRM Online and CRM 201x is an awesome way to create mashups, and for an […]

Tip #317: Once upon a time this rollup field was recalculated

Rollup field tooltip

Mitch “Snapshot” Milam is on a roll. This is just another way to say that his next tip is all about rollup fields. Rollup fields are one of the best new features of Dynamics CRM 2015. Here are some facts to help you better understand how they work: They are automatically calculated asynchronously, once per […]

Tip #312: Quickest way to add multiple fields

Texans are quick to draw, I hear. Today’s tip from Mitch “Texas Baby Oil” Milam just proves that. The absolute quickest method for adding multiple fields to a form is not dragging and dropping. It is double–clicking. Here’s how it works: Select the section within the form where the new fields will be placed. Using […]