Tip #1131: Add some vector finesse to your Unified Interface App

Calligraphy

We want our users to have confidence in the apps that we create and shove down their deploy. That’s not an easy task according to Steve “Mr SMB” Mordue who asks “How do we display our icon here, instead of puzzle piece in custom app? Puzzle Pieces do not instil confidence.” “That looks like a […]

Tip #1081: Magic of managed solutions and sitemaps

Magic

The topic of managed solutions and sitemaps turned out to be so popular that a few trucks stopped by for the first Tipping Truckstop of 2018. tl;dr Before installing any managed solution, backup your sitemap. Because Managed solutions and sitemap are like magicians and their assistants: one distracts the audience, another one disappears. The story […]

Tip #865: Watch your language with App Designer

US vs UK muffin

Usually we don’t publish short-lived bugs tips but when Steven “:D 🙂 😐 :/ :(” Foster is in trouble, we all are. tl;dr When App Designer does not save the changes, watch your language. Set it to one of the 45 languages supported by Dynamics 365, that is. #@$*&^$%!( Has anyone been using the App […]

Tip #408: “Value cannot be null” when configuring Outlook Client

Recently we found that users in a specific CRM environment could not configure CRM for Outlook. The error message returned by the configuration wizard was “Value cannot be null. Parameter name: String.” Client trace showed the following: >Failed to refresh entry. Exception Microsoft.Crm.Application.SMWrappers.InvalidOrganizationIdException: Invalid OrganizationId “e79c824a-fee4-40cf-9a2f-fb79112be8b6”.    at Microsoft.Crm.Application.SMWrappers.ClientOrganizationContextFactory .Get(Guid organizationId)    at Microsoft.Crm.Application.SMWrappers.ClientOrganizationContextFactory .Microsoft.Crm.IOrganizationContextFactory.GetOrganizationContext(Guid […]

Tip #305: Missing Users

After you CRM 2015 upgrade, the users, teams, and roles should now appear in the Settings area under “Security Management.” However, what should you do if the new security management section is missing? Create a solution containing your sitemap and export it out. Edit the sitemap  and add the following subarea to the settings area: […]

Tip #149: If you are missing the “Service Management” link after upgrading to SP1

After your Dynamics CRM 2013 organization is upgraded to SP1/Spring ’14 update, and you install product updates in the Settings–>Administration area, you should see a new link called “Service Management” in the Settings area. If you don’t see this link after you install the product updates, clear your browser cache or click CTRL+F5 If after […]