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Disable the Navigation Tour video


05 Nov 2013

By default, the Navigation Tour video window appears the first time a user logs on to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 in a web browser on a device. A user can select not to see the window again by selecting Don't show me this again.

The Navigation Tour video window can be disabled in on-premises installation by setting a registry setting on servers with the Front End server role.To do this, complete the following steps.

Scheduling Reports in Microsoft Dynamics CRM


10 Dec 2013

Scheduling Reports in Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Reports in Microsoft Dynamics CRM can be configured to run on a scheduled basis from within the CRM application. For example, if a sales report is needed on a weekly basis, you can schedule the report so that it is automatically available at the required time.

Email Subscriptions

If you have Microsoft Dynamics CRM On-premises you can create an email subscription to the snapshot in SQL Reporting Services Report Manager.

Server-Side Synchronization


28 Jan 2014

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 introduces Server-Side Synchronization. This provides an alternative to using the Email Router and the CRM Client for Outlook.

A key advantage of Server-Side Synchronization is that processing of emails is performed by the Asynchronous processing service so there is no need to install the Email Router. However, Server-Side Synchronization is not available in Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online Fall 2013; which is disappointing because having to install the Email Router detracts from an otherwise completely cloud-based solution.

Custom Sorting in SSRS Reports


18 Oct 2013

To sort rows in a dataset you can choose a column in the dataset in the properties of the tablix or other report element.

Or if you need a custom sort where the sorting isn't alphabetical or numerical you can add code to the report and then call the code in an expression in the sorting property of the tablix.

However, custom code is not allowed for reports that run in Microsoft Online.

An example not using custom code is to use an expression like this:

Install CRM Client 2011 after removing CRM Client 2013


18 Oct 2013

If you have installed CRM 2013 for Outlook and then need to go back to CRM 2011 for Outlook, perform these steps:

  • Uninstall CRM 2013 for Outlook
  • Delete the program folder, the default location is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics CRM (or C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Dynamics CRM for a 32-bit install on a 64-bit computer).
  • Delete the MSCRM registry keys located at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft. There might be several keys including MSCRMClient, MSCRMIntegration, MSCRM_Setup and MSCRM.

 

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