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09 Jun 2014
The updates to CRM released in May 2014 (known as the "Leo" release) bring many new features. Here is a list (not necessarily exhaustive):
06 Jun 2014
If the address on an account record changes, the addresses for any related contacts are not changed. At first it seems that you have to edit each contact record separately which will of course be time consuming. However, a trick I learnt in the early days of CRM is to select the related contacts and then click Edit to open the Edit Multiple Records window where you can type the new address once and update the related contacts (this only works for up to 250 contacts at a time because you are limited to editing one page at a time).
05 Jun 2014
You might have seen the view, Disabled users consuming licenses for users and wondered what it means. In CRM on-premise a disabled user does not require a license so what is the view showing.
If you look at the definition of the view in Advanced Find you see an error because Advanced Find can't show the query. Delving in the database, shows that the FetchXML for the query is:
04 Jun 2014
When retrieving attributes from linked entities it seems that attributes must have an alias otherwise you can't refer to them:
26 May 2014
SQL 2012 can use Managed Service Accounts and Virtual Local Accounts as described here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143504%28SQL.110%29.aspx#New_A...
Installing CRM 2013 works with the default virtual local accounts created when installing SQL 2012. However, installing Reporting Extensions reports an error that a local account is used for Reporting Services and this must be changed to a domain account.