Welcome to my knowledgebase, which started as a place for me to file information that I find (mostly about Microsoft Dynamics 365/CRM) and are likely to forget. Many times I searched for something only to find my own article.
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18 Sep 2018
Sep 2018 - Dynamics web pages don't show in Outlook build 16.0.10730 or later
Back in Nov 2017 (see below), I documented an issue with the CRM add-in not showing web pages and getting stuck on "Waiting for a page to be retrieved ...".
The issue then was to do with an Outlook security update and a workaround was to add a registry setting.
Recently, I've started seeing the same symptom again but this time the cause is different; it seems that Outlook 2016 build 16.0.10730 or later has upset the Dynamics add-in when working on systems with multiple displays.
08 Nov 2017
Dyanmics 365 maintains Trace records for troubleshooting things like Server-Side Sync. Inspired by this article, https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crminthefield/2017/11/06/is-dynamics-365-server-side-sync-filling-up-your-database/ I have started using Bulk Delete to clear out older Trace logs.
I use the criteria Level = Information or Warning.
13 Mar 2018
Here is simple summary of what's coming over the next few months.
Disclaimer: Note that all dates are either my guesses or information I have found on public websites (not necessarily from Microsoft).
|Dec 2017/Jan 2018||
Customer Driven Update (CDU) to version 9.0.
06 Nov 2017
Managing recruitment, onboarding, development of staff.
Includes: Attract, Onboard and Core HR apps.
The Attract and/or Onboard apps are available without Core HR.
See https://dynamics.microsoft.com/en-us/talent/overview/ for pricing.
Available with full or team members subscription license.
26 Oct 2017
Dynamics 365 includes several search options:
- Quick Search
- Global Search (also called Categorized Search(
- Advanced Find
In version 8.2 of Dynamics 365 Online a new search method called Relevance Search was introduced.
This searches multiple entities and offers many advantages over categorized search. It uses Azure services.