How to hide timeline control action buttons

Dynamics 365 CE has really nice timeline control. It comes out of the box and has extensive configuration options. It is written using PCF (PowerApps component framework) and ¬†even able to show your custom activities. But it has one downside. Unfortunately action buttons bar isn't customizable and doesn't respect beloved…

Plugin Registration Tool 9 doesn't work

Dynamics 365 v9 has brought lots of changes. On of them is that there is no more monolithic SDK. If you go download and extract NuGet package with Plugin Registration Tool it may just not work as you expected. It will connect to organization, but some buttons just won't act…

Dynamics ActivityFeeds.Plugins and empty display names

Today we faced issue when we couldn't create Case (incident entity name) with customer set to account which have empty display name. From one side for sure accounts must have display name filled. From another side we don't want to loose any cases. Organization service provided us with no meaningful…

CRM Field Security Profiles Bug

Our clients use FLS extensively. And we faced weird bug when FLS permissions aren't applied properly even though users are members of respective FLS profiles. Assume that there are two solutions: 'first' and 'second'. Both of them are managed. Not sure if it's really important but they have different publishers.…

CRM audit log and SQL partitioning

Last half year I spent on migrating our clients from Dynamics CRM 2011 to 2015 version. That was a long and interesting journey. In some periods it was really exhausting... Trying to manage with all the issues that come up from CRM bugs and behavior nuances to our product specific…

Slow audit history view for entity

One of clients complained that audit history view for a specific account takes a long time (about sixty seconds) to load. For most of other entities it worked fast. I armed with sql profiler to check what's happening there. The audit history for entity loaded very fast. But then until…

Scheduled reports problem in CRM

After scheduling report in CRM UI you may still get error with next message: The selected report is not ready for viewing. The report is still being created or a report snapshot is not available. If check that report in SSRS directly, we can see that 'Report History' tab is…

Troubleshooting CRM actions and SPN

Recently we have started using custom actions. Basically they allow to fire workflows or plugins by simply sending specific organization request. More can be read here: Create your own actions - https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn481600.aspx Actions - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn531060.aspx Four…

Decrypt CRM Email Router saved passwords

We are using Email Router for Dynamics CRM 2011. And we have lots of profiles there. During migration to CRM 2015 we need to recreate email server profiles and mailboxes. I don't like how OOB migrate email router data works. Cause it creates email server profile per email router configuration…

Dynamics CRM fails on help content server tests

After deploying Dynamic CRM you may start receiving next errors in application event logs where Help Server role installed: Monitoring test failed: Test Title: Help Content Server Tests.: Machine: <MACHINE-NAME>: ServerRole: HelpServer Test Log: The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found. at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse(…