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Monday, February 8, 2016

Dynamics CRM Custom Entity Options

When we create Dynamics CRM custom entities, there are a number of options which are enabled by default. Most users do not realize the impact of these options on the overall CRM system. The purpose of this post is to shed further light upon some of these options so you can make better decisions about when …

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Dynamics CRM 2011 Custom Filtered Lookup Display Error

The ability to apply custom filters to lookup fields has long been desirable. The Dynamics CRM 2013 SDK simplified the process by surfacing several methods and events (most notably addCustomFilter and addPreSearch) for lookup controls. There are many examples available elsewhere demonstrating how to use these in CRM 2013 and 2015, so I will not …

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Dynamics CRM Workflow Fires Twice Fix

The Armanino Microsoft CRM team’s best practices dictate multiple environments for any Microsoft CRM deployment (at a minimum, DEVelopment and PRODuction, but preferably also a third TEST environment). When customizations and CRM configurations pass muster in the DEV environment, they are then copied/moved via [generally Unmanaged] Solutions to the TEST or PROD environment. Recently, I …

Thursday, August 13, 2015

CRM Advanced Find with Multiple Conditions for Child Records

The next installment of Tales from the Trenches for Microsoft Dynamics covers CRM Advanced Find with multiple conditions for child records. Have you ever needed to search on Entity line items with multiple conditions for the child record? Although it is not obvious, you can set up your CRM Advanced Find query to search downward to …

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Dynamics CRM Troubleshooting Errors with Customizations or Using Advanced Find

Take a peek at this Dynamics CRM troubleshooting in the latest Tales from the Trenches installment. We recently encountered an unexpected error when attempting to view the Customizations list (via Settings | Customizations | Customizations) in a CRM 2011 On-Premises instance. Rather than seeing the list of all components within the Default solution, we were presented with …

Monday, April 27, 2015

Update Rollup 3 for Dynamics CRM 2013 Service Pack 1 is now available!

On April 16, 2015, Microsoft released Update Rollup* 3 for Dynamics CRM 2013 Service Pack 1. The shortcut name is SP1 UR3; however, it might be easier to refer to this (and future updates) by their Build number, which in this case is 06.01.0003.0119. On-Premises customers can download SP1 from this page. A complete list of …

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