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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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Associated Views


24 Oct 2016

In CRM, associated views are used to display lists of records when viewing related items within a record. An entity can have more than one associated view. So for example, when viewing activities from within an account, contact and so on, you can choose between the following views:

Server Side Synchronization in Dynamics CRM Online - Approve Email address


04 Oct 2016

When using server-side synchronization in Dynamics CRM Online and if email address approval is enabled the email address must be approved by a Dynamics CRM user who has the approve email address privilege (usually a System Administrator) AND is an Office 365 Global Administrator.

Reference: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/emeadcrmsupport/2014/09/16/dynamics-crm-2013-server-side-sync-email-approval/

Export to Excel changes in CRM 2015 Update 1 and CRM 2016


20 Sep 2016

Starting with CRM Online 2015 Update 1 and CRM 2016 On-Premises Export to Excel behaves differently.

The dialog box which offered the setting "Make this data available for re-importing by including required column headings" no longer shows.

Microsoft Dynamics 365, Licensing and Pricing


08 Jun 2018

This is a work-in-progress article to record what I discover about Microsoft Dynamics 365 pricing and licensing

Customer Engagement Pricing

Prices were last checked on 8th June 2018 and are in GBP pounds per month per user and exclude VAT unless otherwise stated.

Workflow failing on send email step


01 Jul 2016

I had a problem with a workflow that was failing on a send email step.There was no clear reason as to why the step should fail. The details message of the workflow log had this error:

Cannot create the given type without the required parameters.

Not especially helpful. However, a search revealed that others had seen this issue before and provided a resolution of deactivating the workflow, removing the recipients of the email, saving the workflow and then adding the recipients back,

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