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How to disable the “Get CRM for Outlook” banner

Posted: Dec 11th, 2015

You log into your CRM Online environment and what do you see? The “Get CRM for Outlook banner”. Well you already have CRM for Outlook loaded and you just don’t want to see it anymore. There is an easy way to disable that banner.

Go into Settings/Administration/System Settings

Go into the Outlook tab and find the selection where is says “Set whether users see CRM for Outlook message” and change the selection to “No”. 

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DiffInDays Calculated field with dateTime fields

Posted: Oct 28th, 2015

Microsoft CRM 2015 Update 1 calculated fields have some handy new features, one being that you can create a new whole number field that uses the function, DIFFINDAYS, to create a value that shows the difference in days between two date fields.  These are some great features since they allow power users and Microsoft CRM admins to create them without needing JavaScript and/or other coding experience.  I’ve used this previously, but was seeing an error when trying to use a particular date field in the calculation as seen below for the Opportunity entity.  The date field in question was one ca

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Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2015 How To: Edit Forms

Posted: Oct 27th, 2015

The out-of-the-box forms in Microsoft Dynamics CRM have great features, are organized nicely, look great, and function perfectly well… but there is still something missing. Just like when you move into a new home or office, you have to make it more ‘homey’ for it to feel like your own. The same goes for Microsoft Dynamics CRM and your business. In order to take full advantage of your CRM environment, you want it to adjust to all of your needs.

Let’s say that on the Contacts Form (under Sales) you want the following changes:

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How to Handle Security for Unit Groups in Dynamics CRM

Posted: Oct 2nd, 2015

I was recently working with a customer and some Unit Groups and Units (aka Units of Measure) were edited by a user, and this caused some undue confusion on many of their Orders.  After we finally found the culprit, we decided to lock down security on these two entities as we didn’t want users to be able to go in and edit these records again.

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Unable to get property ‘getValue’ of undefined or null reference opening Appointment form in Microsoft CRM 2015

Posted: Sep 21st, 2015

Recently we had a customer who had modified the appointment form to add some custom fields and had removed some of the default appointment fields.  After making those changes, they were now receiving a JavaScript error, “There was an error with this field’s customized event.  Field:  window  Event: onload Error:  Unable to get property ‘getValue’ of undefined or null reference.”  In looking at the form, there was no custom onload JavaScript associated with the appointment form.

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How To Enter Product Suggestions for Microsoft Dynamics GP

Posted: Sep 15th, 2015

If you have ever wondered how Microsoft determines which new features or product changes are incorporated into a future Dynamics GP version, there is a Product Suggestion area for Microsoft called Connect that allows partners and customers to enter and vote on product enhancements to be included in future releases.  The website address may change slightly as time goes on, but in this example, the starting web address is current as of 8/18/15.  And if the website does change, if you do a search on Microsoft Dynamics Product Suggestions, you should be able to come up with the latest website a

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