Knowledgebase

Welcome to my knowledgebase, which contains snippets of information that I find (mostly about Microsoft Dynamics 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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I’m an experienced Microsoft Dynamics CRM Consultant and Microsoft Certified Trainer. Find out more at http://www.fkcrm.co.uk

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Quick Campaigns


29 Oct 2012

Quick Campaigns are used to create a single interaction with a list of Accounts, Contacts or Leads.

The interaction can be a Phone Call, Appointment, Letter, Fax or Email.

Quick Campaigns and Outlook
If working with the CRM Client for Outlook additional options are available: Letter via Mail Merge, Fax via Mail Merge and E-mail via Mail Merge. The Mail Merge options require Microsoft Office Word.

Problem configuring Outlook Client when host headers are used


29 Oct 2012

If host headers were used to install the CRM web site on the web server then you may run into problems when configuring the CRM Client for Outlook.

During configuration you may get errors saying that the CRM web site cannot be contacted (even though you can in Internet Explorer).

The solution is to follow the steps in this article:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947423

User is repeatedly asked for username and password in CRM Client for Outlook


29 Oct 2012

Sometimes when working in the CRM Client for Outlook and if Internet Explorer 7 is installed a dialog box appears asking the user to login. Even if the user enters a correct username and password the dialog box reappears. Clicking cancel on the dialog box each time eventually sorts the situation.

To prevent the dialog box appearing change the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_SUBDOWNLOAD_LOCKDOWN

from 1 to 0.

Changes to the Outlook CRM Client in Update Rollup 7


29 Oct 2012

Update Rollup 7 for the CRM 4.0 Outlook Client introduces a number of important changes and updates:

  • Update Rollup 7 becomes a new baseline for installing future updates
  • Once UR7 is installed it may not be uninstalled
  • Includes support for Windows 7
  • Tested with Office 2010 but not officially supported until Office 2010 RTM
  • 64-bit Office 2010 not supported (may come with CRM 5.0)
  • Client installation is streamlined

A number of performance updates:

Deploying Update Rollups to Dynamics CRM for Outlook


29 Oct 2012

Update Rollups for Microsoft Dynamics CRM are released every two months or so. If you have a large number of users deploying the updates manually naturally takes time. There are three methods for deploying Update Rollups automatically.

CRM address book


29 Oct 2012

The CRM Client for Outlook adds the following address books to Outlook:

  • CRM Accounts
  • CRM Contacts
  • CRM Facilities/Equipment
  • CRM Leads
  • CRM Queues
  • CRM Users

A user can configure which records are available in the address books in Set Personal Options|Address Book.

For Contacts a user can choose all contacts to appear in the address book or only the contacts that have been synchronized to Outlook.

Tracking E-mails error - "The text entered exceeds the maximum length"


29 Oct 2012

You may get the above error when tracking e-mails from the Outlook client. A solution appears to be to change the length of the Message Id (messageid) attribute on the E-mail entity from 100 to 200 or more.

Why this works or is needed, I don't know.

 

Multiple Organizations in Outlook Client


29 Oct 2012

When Outlook is configured with one Microsoft Dynamics CRM organization, the organization name is shown in the list of Outlook folders. However, when more than one organization is configured Outlook renames the folder to Solutions. This behaviour is a feature of Outlook and cannot be changed by the CRM client.

Partner Entitlements to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011


29 Oct 2012

Partners are entitled to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Online as follows:

https://partner.microsoft.com/global/productssolutions/dynamics/40149008

  • Gold Competency: 250 seats
  • Silver Compentency: 100 seats
  • Cloud Essentials/Cloud Accelerate: 250 seats
  • Registered Partners: Discounted $19 /user/month

Competencies/Benefits may not be combined to increase the above maxima.

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Competency Requirements


29 Oct 2012

This link describes the Partner competency requirements:

https://partner.microsoft.com/global/program/competencies/40125141

Gold Competency

Six unique MCPs are required who must between them must have passed all of the following exams:

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