Importing Legacy Users to Dynamics 365 Online

Introduction Users need to be created in Office 365 and assigned a Dynamics 365 license to be added to Dynamics 365. Migration projects often require historical users created to properly map ownership of historical data. This post outlines is a simple, faster way to import historical users to Dyn365 Online without adding them to Office365.… Continue reading Importing Legacy Users to Dynamics 365 Online

Dynamics 365 Quick Tip – Determining when a Contact added to a Marketing List

The Question If you have questions regarding Dynamics 365 there are plenty of resources online to help out.  A couple of places I recommend is the Microsoft Community or the D365UG/CRMUG forums. Sometimes a post/answer can be 6 years old and still relevant.  Today I got a message out of the blue from a community member… Continue reading Dynamics 365 Quick Tip – Determining when a Contact added to a Marketing List

Restoring Dynamics CRM/365 Database from Enterprise to Standard (Moving to Online – Sidebar)

As I continue to write my blog series of migrating Dynamics 365/CRM on-premise to online, I was working in my lab environment putting together steps for my next post when I came across an issue that might be faced by others when working on their migration/upgrade projects. Many production on-premise Dynamics CRM/365 systems will very… Continue reading Restoring Dynamics CRM/365 Database from Enterprise to Standard (Moving to Online – Sidebar)

Dynamics 365/Business Application Platform Glossary of Terms

With the recent announcements from Microsoft regarding the Business Application Platform, there are a number of blogs, presentations, white papers, tweets, videos and other media reviewing, previewing and going into detail of the power of this platform. Of course, all this information comes with a lot of acronyms and technical jargon, some of which is… Continue reading Dynamics 365/Business Application Platform Glossary of Terms

Moving Dynamics 365 Attachments to Azure Blob using Logic Apps

As I have blogged about previously, email and note attachments in Dynamics 365 can eat up a lot of valuable space in a Dynamics 365 database. Attachment Management on Appsource There are a number of 3rd party solutions on the market to address this, on AppSource is the Microsoft Labs “Attachment Management” solution. The solution… Continue reading Moving Dynamics 365 Attachments to Azure Blob using Logic Apps

Updating your Dynamics CRM/365 Customizations (Moving to Online – Part 4)

Previously on ReadyXRM Blog… This is the forth post in a series of posts about migrating from Dynamics 365 on-premise to Dynamics 365 Online.  The content and topics are based on my 2017 sessions at D365UG Summit and Extreme365. I will also be presenting this topic on Thursday, March 29th at the Ottawa IT Community… Continue reading Updating your Dynamics CRM/365 Customizations (Moving to Online – Part 4)

Planning for Dynamics 365 Feature Deprecation

Deprecation In several fields, deprecation is the discouragement of use of some terminology, feature, design, or practice; typically because it has been superseded or is no longer considered efficient or safe – but without completely removing it or prohibiting its use. -From Wikipedia As Dynamics 365 continues to evolve, undoubtedly there will come to newer and better… Continue reading Planning for Dynamics 365 Feature Deprecation

Using Azure DevTest Labs for Dynamics 365 Development

When developing plug-ins for Dynamics 365/CRM, working with an on-premise system provides for better tracing and debugging than developing against an online instance.  Also when there is a large team working on common project it makes life much easier when the developers are working on isolated environments. Onpremise to Online Migration (sidebar) When working on… Continue reading Using Azure DevTest Labs for Dynamics 365 Development

Scheduling your Dynamics 365 Update

With the recent announcement that Customer Driven Updates (aka CDU) are now available to upgrade Dynamics 365 to the v9 release (aka July 2017 update, aka October 2017 update, aka February 2018 update) customers might be keen to upgrade their existing Dynamics 365 v8.x instances. This is a little side step from my ongoing “Migration… Continue reading Scheduling your Dynamics 365 Update

Reviewing your existing Dynamics 365 System (Moving to Online Part 3)

This is the third post in a series of posts about migrating from Dynamics 365 on-premise to Dynamics 365 Online.  The content and topics are from my recent sessions at D365UG Summit and Extreme365. In Part 1, I blogged about the various reasons of why to move from an on-premise version of Dynamics 365 to… Continue reading Reviewing your existing Dynamics 365 System (Moving to Online Part 3)