Tip #1038: Keep frequent notifications to the business hours

Groundhog

Nagging is a very effective way to get urgent things done. For example, if signature is required, keep sending email reminders every hour until it’s acquired. One of the customers successfully mastered the technique of a recurring self-calling workflow and has been successfully firing emails left and right reminding good people of the outstanding work […]

Tip #851: All Themed Up and Nowhere to Go…

In many Dynamics 365 implementations one of the customizations which can have an enormous impact to user adoption is the customization of the CRM Theme.  However, changes made to an organization’s theme are not solution aware.  As a result, each theme customization must be made manually in each environment.  Now, if there were no other way […]

Tip #691: Extract an existing Word Template from CRM 2016

Tooth Extraction

In CRM 2016 we have the fantastic Word Templates feature with which users can generate finished documents in just a few clicks. Far easier than the old mail merge options, and no need to have locally installed versions of Word, the Outlook client and so on. But one annoying limitation of the feature for many […]

Tip #652: Promote to admin explained

Promote to admin privilege

I’ve already seen some articles about “Promote To Admin” button, new in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Update 1, explaining in details how this button makes admin life easier by allowing quickly grant a user System Administrator role. All of the articles miss one important function that this button allows you to do. The functionality we’ve […]

Tip #637: Tipster guide to Microsoft Flow – codeless integration between CRM and other apps

Friday Flow

Apparently, for people who like bending their joints backward, Friday Flow is a thing. We’ve decided to join the bandwagon and in today’s video we will show you how to create a basic workflow between SharePoint and CRM using Microsoft Flow. Flow is a cloud service, currently in preview, that allow you to create automated […]

Tip #523: Tipster guide to invoking custom actions without code

Hey, it’s Friday and time for another video tip. In the last week’s video we talked about how to create custom action, add parameters to it, define conditions and steps, etc. This week we continue by demonstrating how to call your custom actions from real-time workflows (or dialogs) without writing any code. Give us your […]

Tip #453: Tipster guide to calculated fields

It’s Friday, Karl, Friday! That means, instead of our fingers, we let our magnificent voices do the talking. This video explores Dynamics CRM calculated fields feature. It demonstrates how to perform basic field calculations on an entity, how to use some to the date functions available, and how to populate data from other entities. In […]

Tip #429: Calculating with empty fields

Set Estimated Revenue Non-Blank

Calculated fields are all the rage, it seems. Today’s tip is from the Lego land, and it does look that CRM people over there do have very long daylight hours to come up with awesome tips. Plus their names look cool. See for yourself, passing the baton to Stig “Not that  Stig” Højmark Jensen. Hi Tippers […]

Tip #425: Track your parcels in CRM

Business Rule for parcel tracking

It’s great to see how new features like business rules and calculated fields are changing the status quo in CRM development world. Today’s guest post is from Matt Pope is a testimony to that. (Got a tip of your own? Send it to jar@crmtipoftheday.com) Delivery Tracking and delivery notifications I currently have a customer that […]