Tip #1194: When the App for Outlook shows a random dashboard

Random street art

You provision the Dynamics 365 v9 App for Outlook and click the Dynamics 365 button in Outlook, but what you see is a random dashboard from Dynamics 365, not the Outlook App pane with the set regarding options. The thing you need to know is that the Outlook app pane is a dashboard in Dynamics […]

Tip #1068: How to Grant Access to Organization Insights

Back in my first TOTD post, I sung the benefits of Organization Insights. It is truly the administrator’s best friend. But what if a non-administrator wants in on the action? It turns out that, by default, the only two Security Roles that can see the Organization Insights dashboard are the System Administrator and System Customizer […]

Tip #594: Handcrafting your dashboards

Void space on dashboard

Occasionally, dashboards in Dynamics CRM misbehave: The precise cause of misalignment is not clear, probably a rogue pixel miscalculation in the layout engine, manifesting itself when top right-hand corner listview is blank and the left one has multiple pages. Not all browsers are affected either – Edge turned out to be quite resilient, unlike IE, […]

Tip #558: O Mailbox Statistics, Where Art Thou?

Mailbox statistics are not useful on large deployments

Challenge Joel can be such a pain, he always keeps asking some questions no one seems to know the answer for. Like the other day: What are these sync cycle processing records that feed the server side sync performance dashboard? I don’t see them in the system job log. Is there any way to bulk […]

Tip #15: Auto refresh CRM dashboard

Some implementations manage fast-paced processes that bring fresh data to CRM every minute (for example, busy call center). Dashboards in these scenarios can be very useful, however they will age very quickly and potentially display obsolete information. While it is probably not an issue for the most end-users who drive CRM interface as part of […]

Tip #14: CRM Gustronomy – apply security roles to dashboards

System dashboards in CRM 2011 are visible to all users regardless of their roles and permissions. The only supported way to expose dashboard to a selective group of users is to create a personal dashboard and then share it. CRM 2013 added ability to apply security roles to the dashboards making it much easier to […]