Knowledgebase

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Welcome to my knowledgebase, which contains snippets of information that I find (mostly about Microsoft Dynamics 365/CRM) and then forget.

You are most welcome to browse and if any of the information helps you in your work with Microsoft Dynamics CRM then that is great.

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First Party Solutions


29 Jun 2016

Microsoft has started releasing additional functionality for Dynamics CRM Online using add-on solutions sometimes referred to as first-party or preferred solutions.

Parature


29 Jun 2016

Parature is available as a cloud-based service only and is

Available for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online only.

Adxstudio Portals


29 Jun 2016

As at 29th June 2016

Adxstudio portals version 7.0.0018 to 7.0.0022

  • are supported by pay per incident processes
  • can be installed on Microsoft Dynamics CRM On-premises versions 2015 and 2016 and CRM Online
  • Trial keys are no longer issues

Adxstudio portals version 8.x and later

At the time of writing (according to https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3165165):

Webformhost errors with Office 2016


25 May 2016

I encountered an error with the CRM 2011 Client for Outlook when running on Office 2016. The error is about webformhost failing.

Although CRM 2011 is compatible with Office 2016 according to the compatibility matrix, it seems that several people have this issue.

The resolution that worked for me was to add a registry key as follows:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Microsoft >MSCRMClient > UseWebFormProcessIsolation'

Use a DWORD32 key type and set the value to 0.

CRM Reporting and Data Visualization Tools


21 Mar 2016

Here are some reporting and data visualization tools:

  • SQL Server Reporting Services
  • Power BI (Office 365 service) and Power BI Desktop (report authoring tool) (but only works with CRM Online)
  • Power Query for Excel (but only works with CRM Online)
  • ZAP for CRM
  • Crystal Reports

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