Tip #165: 1:1 with security twist

Usability of 1:1 relationships stretches far beyond UI candy. They can become a very useful tool that secures parts of the same logical record. For example, financial services company might use account entity to hold information about their customers but due to Chinese walls within the company, investment manager should not be able to access […]

Tip #160: If all I have is a Surface, how do I test Windows client?

Windows 7 & 8 in Azure

My work laptop is a mighty Lenovo W530 with upteen cores, bazillion GBs of RAM and quadrillions of TBs of SSD drive space. The only problem is that carrying it around keeps my chiropractor very busy. So when I travel, I dock this monster behind the firewall and carry around something like Surface or the […]

Tip #128: Are you confusing your users?

Bulk editing fields properties

Don’t leave your end users scratching their heads due to the number of unused fields listed in Advanced Find.  Ensure you set the Searchable characteristic of all “unused” attributes to No.  Unused attributes are those fields that do not show up in Views or on Forms.  From an end user perspective, they are not used since […]

Tip #126: Removing an entity from “Quick Create”

One of the new features of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 is the ability to use Quick Create: The Quick Create menu contains multiple entities out of the box but you can remove an entity the organization is not using by following these 3 simple steps – we will remove the “Competitor” entity in this example: 1. Navigate […]

Tip #101: Can you transate this please?

So just how many languages does Microsoft Dynamics CRM speak?  Is it 10, 15 or maybe 25?  Dynamics CRM speaks a whopping 41 languages.  It’s a translating machine. Chinese (Hong Kong), Chinese (PRC), Chinese (Taiwan), Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish (International), Basque, Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Estonian, Galician, Hindi, Kazakh, […]