My thoughts on Exam 70-779: Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Excel

The life of a Dynamics CRM/Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement (CRM/D365CE) professional is one of continual learning across many different technology areas within the core "stack" of the Business Applications platform. Microsoft has clarified this in no uncertain terms recently via the launch of the Power Platform offering, making it clear that cross-skilling across the [...]

Getting Started with the Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement Data Connector (Microsoft Access)

With the dizzying array of cloud-hosted applications and database systems available to IT system administrators today (often deployable at a few button clicks), you may be forgiven for thinking that Microsoft Access has joined the ranks of InfoPath, Visual FoxPro and other semi-legendary deprecated applications. Far from it - Access is still a mainstay within most [...]

A New Template for Success? Word Templates vs. CRM Reports (Part 2)

This is the second part of my 2-part series, continuing our evaluation of the new Word Templates feature versus the traditional CRM/SSRS Reports route. Word Templates were recently introduced as part of CRM 2016, and are one of the big new features that has got me really excited about the future of CRM. What I am keen to [...]

A New Template for Success? Word Templates vs. CRM Reports (Part 1)

For those who have done a lot of work previously creating bespoke document templates within CRM, the only effective way in which you would traditionally do this within CRM was via a Report. For the uninitiated, reports are .rdl files that are created within CRM (for very basic reports) or via SQL Server Data Tools [...]

How to Disable Update to Office 2016 in Office 2013 Products

First of all, I cannot take credit for the solution in this post. My thanks to the awesome guys over at iTG Technologies for researching and finding the fix for this. If your organisation is on Office 365 and is still currently running Office 2013, then you may have noticed the following message has suddenly [...]