Tip #1265: Dynamics 365 for Marketing prevents solution imports

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Some Dynamics 365 administrators have found that installing Dynamics 365 for Marketing in their dev environment prevents them from moving their configuration changes to production. Trigger warning–licensing talk ahead (but trust me, it will be worth it) To understand why this is, you first have to understand how the marketing solution is licensed. Unlike almost […]

Tip #543: Tipster guide to Dynamics CRM 2016 solution changes

Another Friday and the first video on 2016 release is here. CRM 2016 includes, among other things, a number of enhancements to the CRM solutions functionality. In this video we will look at the how to work with solution sub-components, and introduce the concept of solutions patches. Give us your feedback, all of it: good, […]

Tip #525: Solution Export Naming Party Trick

The solution version number is often overlooked as an easy way of keeping backups of your solution separate as you configure CRM. You can number them according to a strict 4-part version numbering (e.g. 1.0.0.1, 1.0.0.2, etc.) but that’s relatively boring and tough to keep consistent. The most straight forward and easy to maintain method […]

Tip #193: Check your duplicate detection rules after solution imports

Today’s tip was submitted to the tip jar by Jef Smets. Got a tip that you want to share? Send it to jar@crmtipoftheday.com. For quite some time now our duplicate detection rules seemed to be un-publishing themselves from time to time… Nobody had any idea why until I discovered today that duplicate detection rules are unpublished […]