I’ve recently started to write for a new blog called ‘Sysadmin Central’ which will contain articles about various subjects I find particularly interesting. I plan to keep this one running as long as possible and hope to add more to it as I cover more elements of either SharePoint or CRM.
But for now, please check out my new blog, I’ll be covering a few topics over the coming weeks such as properly removing Panda antivirus, getting a Raspberry PI to run at 4k, various PowerShell scripts and study notes around the latest Azure exams.
It can be a pain trying to create a new Managed Metadata set in SharePoint. But luckily it can be done fairly easily with a bit of know-how.
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For quite some time now it would take several minutes for our Central Admin to load up once opened, I decided to spend a bit of time and see what I could find to improve it.
Turned out the fix was very simple if a tad confusing as it was supposedly fixed during a cumulative update to SharePoint in August of 2012 (not that it should matter in this case)
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This is going to be a rather complex technical article covering how to create the custom workflow step required to email all individual users in a team. This is useful for support desks or situations where you can’t or don’t want to directly email the team.
I’ll try my best to simplify this topic enough so that an individual with little to no prior experience should be able to follow it, however, if you just need to implement the functionality quickly and don’t mind paying for it I believe there are some companies or solutions online which may do this.
If you’re just wanting the code itself then check out my GitHub project – https://github.com/ShaunWilkinson/CreateActivityPartyFromString
Continue reading “How to Create a Dynamics CRM Solution – Emailing Individual Team Members in CRM”
I recently had a requirement to move all the contents of a document library to another library and anybody that has had the displeasure of having to move files in SharePoint knows what a pain that can be.
To make matters worse, due to the specific setup I was dealing with the ‘Content & Structure’ tool was a non-option as it wasn’t functioning correctly and there were a large number of nested folders in the source library. Luckily this gave me the chance to use one of my favourite power tools – PowerShell.
This article contains a script which will copy all contents of a single library to another library, by using the built-in MoveTo command where possible so no data is lost or by copying if the source and target libraries are in different site collections.
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Today’s just a very short article that will hopefully serve as a reminder to myself and a help to others searching for how to resolve the ‘Invalid XML’ error that is generated by C# plugins and the likes utilising FetchXML for querying CRM data.
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By this point, I think it’s rather evident that Microsoft has little inclination to improve the experience of trying to create an email in CRM, time and again I’ve witnessed users struggling to create a basic email with some simple formatting because the built-in tools just don’t quite cut it.
To improve this situation, let’s add TinyMCE support to our email form in CRM which will allow our users to add some proper formatting and some extra goodies such as tables and source code without issue.
We’ll go from this –
To this –
Continue reading “Dynamics 365 – How to Add a TinyMCE Editor for CRM Emails”