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Welcome to my knowledgebase, which started as a place for me to file information that I find (mostly about Microsoft Dynamics 365/CRM) and are likely to forget. Many times I searched for something only to find my own article.

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Portal Solutions


16 Oct 2018

Dynamics 365 Portals are a complex beast to manage.

There are two parts to a portal:

Rich Text Controls in Dynamics 365


26 Sep 2018

Rich text editing has been an ask of Dynamics 365 for a long time. Now, such controls have appeared in the Unified Interface but only in a limited way.

In my moderately brief review, I see the position as this:

  • Rich text controls are available in the Unified Interface for Dynamics 365 Online version 9.0
  • They are only available for the Content field in Knowledge Articles and the Description field in Emails

As far as I can see it is not possible to have the interface show rich text controls for any other field.

Duplicate Detection Rules can use lookups


21 Sep 2018

I recently configured a duplicate detection rule that used a lookup field as the match field. I surprised at first that duplicate detection did not appear to work when adding duplicated records. I had checked that the entiy was enabled for duplicate checking and published the rule.

However, after a while, I found that the duplicate detection rule did work. So even if the rule has a status of published (which means that all the matchcodes have been generated) there might be a delay before it works.

Outlook client for version 9.0


24 Jul 2018

Version 9.0 of the Outlook client is available to use against version 9.0 organisations and this supports offline working.

Version 8.0 of the Outlook client can be used against version 9.0 organisations but this does not support offline working.

I have seen the version 9.0 client successfully deployed on a Windows Server 2012 R2 terminal server.

Selected values for Multi-select option sets not displayed alphabetically


19 Jun 2018

Version 9.0 of Dynamics 365 (only available for Online at the time of writing) introduced multi-select option sets. Many blog articles have described the features and information for developers is available here.

One thing that I noticed recently is the way selected values are shown in forms and lists is not sorted alphabetically but instead the order is based on the numerical value of the the selected options.

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