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 #316: Important links for all occasions

Shan “Smokin’ Portals” McArthur is the man not easily excited but even he couldn’t contain his enthusiasm: The documentation and support teams have responded to some of our requests for important links to the implementation guide, product downloads, and update rollup information. They have published a new page that documents that information for all versions […]

Tip #313: Change labels on composite controls

Composite Address

Mini truck stop, folks. That’s when someone asks a question and receives a very straightforward answer. No discussion, just business. Today’s Roles Inquisitive Interrogator: Feridun “Best Twitter Handle for CRM MVP” Kadir Pantomath: Adam “Hip Is The Best Source For The Answers” Vero Omniscient Narrator: Carsten “I Can Spell ‘Tipp’ ” Groth The Dialog I.I.: Does […]

Tip #302: Optimize CRM by updating statistics and reorganizing indexes

Another SQL nugget from Gayan “Mr Performance” Perera: If you’re running CRM (any variant) on-premise you can optimize the speed of the system by setting up two management jobs inside SQL. First, update statistics of the organization_MSCRM database every day (outside business hours). Second is to reorganize the indexes of the organization_MSCRM database every 2-4 […]

Tip #295: New entities and attributes in CRM 2015

Julie “Nighteye” Yack asked the other day: Is there a magical list somewhere (that I have failed to find after half an hour of binging, or banging?) of new entities and new attributes on existing entities for 2015? Everhelpful Jim “Mr SDK” Daly chimed in: The metadata browser allows you to filter by entities using […]

Tip #292: Licenses minimus

CRM Online Enterprise Purchase

According to the screenshot, Feridun “The Fifth Beatle” Kadir was literally one minute from his new CRM Online account. He hesitated though, quite unsure about the small print on the deal: The minimum number of professional licenses for a new subscription to CRM online is 5. But the screenshot suggests a company can sign up […]