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ActivityTools: Upgrade to version 2015.115 or higher

Existing ActivityTools customers will need to follow the upgrade-path mentioned below in order to upgrade an existing ActivityTools installation to the latest version (2015.115 or higher).

Please follow the steps carefully to avoid complications. 


How to upgrade ActivityTools for MS CRM 2011 to 2013

This article will show you how to prepare ActivityTools for MS CRM 2011 for an update of your CRM system to 2013!


Proper email body preview in ActivityTools 5.40 print preview

With this reworked feature of ActivityTools, you again have a quick and clear preview
of your e-mail content via ActivityTools print preview. 


Addon-Update Behaviour (valid for builds from 1st March 2013 and beyond)

 

When you launch an upgrade installation of our products, the setup will update existing files and solutions in CRM. The default behaviour of upgrading a product installation has changed with all releases after 1st of March, 2013.


How to embed previews in CRM Dashboards

Thanks to this feature of ActivityTools, you can easily embed the ActivityTools previews to your CRM dashboard.

Depending on your configuration, it is possible to show one or mutliple previews in one dashboard. 


Display Issues with ActivityTools pre 5.26 and RU8

As a preparation of the now rescheduled cross browser compatiblity for RU8, older versions of ActivityTools already had preparations built in, which will cause the Activity & Queue preview to fail. Please update to the latest Version to fix this issue.

That’s it! We appreciate your feedback! Please share your thoughts by sending an email to support@mscrm-addons.com.


Change Default settings for ActivityTool

ActivityTools default user settings can be predefined as follows:

Define the default settings for EmailPreview

Create a new settingskey called DefaultViewEmail as described here. 


How to add NavBar entries manually

On some occasions, unmanaged customizations to forms might prevent the setup to correctly configure the navbar section of entities.

You would see an error similar to this one, telling about a transition of an unmanaged solution being impossible. 

Figure 1: Error message (unmanaged solution)


Installing GroupCalendar and ActivityTools in an IFD/Claims-Based-Environment

This blog article will walk you through the required steps on how to install GroupCalendar and ActivityTools in a claims-based environment.

This article is valid for GroupCalendar for CRM 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016 but only for CRM 2013 and older versions of ActivityToolsFrom CRM 2015 onwards ActivityTools does not have to be configured for IFD anymore!

The steps are the same for both products, so instead of an explicit product name, we will use the term the addon in this guide. 


How to enable debugging for ActivityTools

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Please note:
This article applies to ActivityTools in
Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 and CRM 2013

(Click here for information on how to enable debugging in ActivityTools in 
higher CRM versions) 

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