Tip #55: How to make your time control look nice on BPF ribbon

Wrapped time control on BPF ribbon

If you have a date/time attribute as part of your Business Process Flow, you may notice that the time dropdown does not quite fit on BPF ribbon: Currently there is no solution to the problem, but there is a simple workaround: change your personal time format to a 24 hours format. Click on the Settings […]

Tip #47: Simple multi-select lists in CRM 2013

Multi-select lists in CRM 2013

There is no out of the box support for multi-select pick lists in Dynamics CRM but since the latest UI improvements in CRM2013 you can use a standard N:N Relationship with form sub-grid to get a most respectable multiple selection form field. For example, if we wanted a ‘Languages Spoken’ pick list on a Contact […]

Tip #42: Adding Ready-to-use Business Processes

Happy New Year Ladies and Gentlemen – Gus Gonzalez here driving the CRM Tipping Truck today! One of the biggest additions to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 is Business Process Flow and when you start using Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 you will notice that Microsoft has included three new BPF processes for you to understand how […]

Tip #26: Self-service for CRM users

One of the most valuable input channels for CRM customizers and developers is direct feedback from the users. The problem is that average user is either too reluctant or too busy to spend time on feedback and that pretty much rules out third-party systems like getsatisfaction, uservoice, etc, however useful and clever they might be. […]

Tip #12: Use field descriptions to create tooltips

Field description as tooltip

In all previous versions of CRM field description served no purpose except reminding customizers what the field is about or serving as part of project documentation. CRM 2013 now displays the field description as a tooltip for the field label making it the first port of call to improve form usability and to provide instant […]