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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Setup – Personal Options

When logging into Microsoft Dynamics 365 as a new user, there are a few basic and helpful personal options we recommend changing. This is not at all technical. User-level stuff really. To access these settings, go to the gear icon in the upper right of the screen.  Here there are...

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Setup – Creating, Modifying, and Sharing Personal Views

Personal Views are extremely important to collaborating and using Dynamics 365 data. This is a pretty straightforward feature to work with, and easy enough for all users (even non-admins) to manage. Read on for the basics of creating, modifying, and sharing a personal view in Microsoft Dynamics 365. Creating a...


Create and Update Dynamics 365 Child Records with Microsoft Flow

A client in the construction industry wanted to automatically create a new Project record in Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement when a project Quote was approved. They also wanted the custom Project record to inclde Products from the Quote, and put a lookup on the Products tied to the quote. Microsoft...

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Unified Interface
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Unified Interface Part 1 – What’s New and What’s Yet To Come

I attended Microsoft’s Business Application Summit and was able to catch several great sessions. But one that hit home the most for me was a session on the new Microsoft Dynamics 365 Unified Interface, which covered what’s already here and what else is coming with this new functionality. This is...

Formatting Basic Email Templates in Dynamics 365
Formatting Basic Email Templates in Dynamics 365

Just about every client we work with looks to use Dynamics 365 email templates. There's a lot of utility and flexibility to take advantage of with Dynamics 365 email templates. Formatting the standard email templates is a wee bit tricky. But with a little training, you can quickly create handy templates...

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Dynamics 365 Multi-Select Option Sets, I Like Them But

Back in the ‘good old days’ (version 4.0 ?) if you wanted a multi-select option set on your Dynamics CRM form, you could simulate one using jscript. There were a few variations but generally, what the user saw were labels and checkboxes and then typically the results of their ‘selections’...

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Dynamics 365 – Elements of Style – Ch, Ch, Changes

The evolution of Microsoft Dynamics 365/PowerApps, etc. has been swift and unrelenting. Those of us who create and implement solutions face more and more “to-do’s” with each new engagement. Not only do we need to try to keep up on the functionality changes and the expanding holistic environment, but we...

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Workflows
Copying an Address Using Microsoft Dynamics 365 Workflows

How do you increase user acceptance for any application? One way is to reduce the amount of data entry the user is responsible for. Most of us would rather spend our time ‘doing’ rather than pounding on a keyboard. There are many places you can use Microsoft Dynamics 365 workflows to...

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Working Safely on Public Networks

Part of our practice and Dynamics 365 paradigm shift in general is based on a distributed workforce accessing remote or cloud-based solutions, on the go and in the field. To help you feel confident about working safely on public networks, where and how you access your systems, Microsoft published a...

Customizing Dynamics 365 Forms
Customizing Dynamics 365 Forms Part 2 – An Opportunistic Example

In the first Elements of Style post regarding how to customize Dynamics 365 forms, I talked about developing your own style and preferences in form design so that you have one or more design approaches in your mental toolkit to make your form work more efficient. I shared some of my...

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Customizing Dynamics 365 Forms Part 1 – What are Your Elements of Style?

  When you are customizing Dynamics 365  forms -- what are your Elements of Style? Back in the days even before there were pocket-sized calculators, in my high school you could identify the juniors because they all carried around a book called “The Elements of Style”. Don’t know if it’s used anymore...

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Don’t Get Caught ‘Mapping’ – Dynamics 365 Mapping Without the Code

Mapping is one of the underappreciated out-of-the-box (OOB) features in Dynamics 365/CRM.  In the good old days, it would take a lot of tedious code behind the scenes to get data from one record to be copied to a related record.  And I guess that’s still true except Microsoft already...

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