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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.
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.
13 Mar 2016
Occasionally I'm asked by clients to provide a facility to mark records (usually contacts) as confidential.
I then have to establish what the client means by confidential. Most times, the client wants to have records that are marked as confidential visible only to a defined set of users even though the general policy is that all records are visible to everyone. However, there are other variations on what is meant by confidential. Staying with contacts the scenarios I've encountered include:
24 Jan 2016
Some companies keep tight control on which accounts can be a member of the sysadmin fixed server role in SQL Server. When installing CRM, although the installing user does not need to be a domain admin, the user does need to have certain administrativwe rights and this includes being a member of the sysadmin role on the SQL Server as per this article https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh699825.aspx under the section Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server setup.