Posted on 12. December 2013

Spot the difference!

If there is one way of keeping an application looking fresh it's by frequently tweaking the user interface. This approach is adopted by Facebook with success and stops their user interface from feeling old hat. With the latest Dynamics CRM Online update (6.0.1.61) you might have spotted some little differences:

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A constantly changing User Interface isn't for everyone, but personally I'm really pleased with the new paint job!

@ScottDurow

Posted on 5. December 2013

Form File->Properties dialog in CRM 2013

One of the lesser known features of CRM 2011 was the File->Properties dialog that you could view on a record form. It would look something like:

This dialog was very useful for finding out the effective permissions of the current user on a particular record but in CRM 2013 it is no longer present in the user interface – but it is still there in the background!

If you used to use this dialog in CRM 2011 I've created a managed solution that provides you with a Properties button on the Command Bar that shows the CRM 2013 version of this dialog.

FormPropertiesButton_1_0_0_0_managed.zip (2.39 kb)
(The usual disclaimer applies)

After installing the solution, you should see a new button in the Command Bar overflow menu:

The dialog looks like this:

The only down side is clicking OK gives the 'Are you sure you want to navigate away from this page' dialog.

Hope this helps.

@ScottDurow