Monthly Archives: August 2017

Access Teams – why do we really need them?

What is the real difference between Access Teams and Owner Teams in Dynamics? Is it just that selection in the Team Type dropdown? Maybe let’s start the other way around: what’s not different? They are both represented by the same entity We can add users to both types of teams We can share records with… Read More »

New in V9: What’s that with Xrm.Page being deprecated?

Ever since Microsoft has published the “Important Changes Coming..” article that provides a very nice overview of what we should expect in the updated version of Dynamics, I could not stop wondering what does this mean: With all the great reviews of this new release published on the web so far, I’ve never seen anyone asking… Read More »

Code Now plugin for XrmToolBox

Code Now plugin for XrmToolBox Strictly speaking, it’s not part of TCS Tools. But, either way.. it’s kind of cool to be able to run C# code directly from XrmToolBox, especially when you need to do something quickly. You can do it with the Code Now plugin right now: Let’s use XrmToolBox to run your C#… Read More »

How to turn this poor one-liner into a nice multi-line notification?

If you happened to use Xrm.Page.ui.setFormNotification in your javascript customizations, you have probably noticed that it does not support line breaks. Try adding <BR/> tags into those notifications, and you’ll get something ugly.. like this: Apparently, setFormNotification does not really respect all those html tags – instead, it just displays them as regular text. So, how… Read More »

How required are required fields in Dynamics?

As the saying goes “you are not allowed, but if you really want to.. you can” When I’m thinking of the required fields, this is exactly what comes to mind. They are not supposed to be empty according to the manuals: But, if you really want to, you can usually find a way. Everyone who worked with… Read More »

When does your week start?

There is a minor(and rather hidden) setting in Dynamics that we can easily overlook, but, every now and then, it can be the sole reason for some interesting discrepancies in the reporting/search functionality. Before we go there, here is what google had to say: 1. We normally think of the weekEND as of Saturday/Sunday(it’s the… Read More »