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Michael Dohr
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CRM 2016 Online Connection Issue in US-datacenters: 13th September 2016

Since today, 13th of September 2016, we are experiencing issues connecting to CRM Online instances located in datacenters in the United states. CRM Online customers in European, Asian Australian datacenters are not affected as of now.

NOTE: This is not mscrm-addons.com issue. Every 3rd party-solution using CRM SDK version lower than v 8.1 is affected.

This happened very unexpectedly and we are working hard to find a fix for this asap. A Workaround is currently deployed to the US instances. 

UPDTATE: Microsfot fixed the issue and everything was back to normal around Noon eastern time. 


HowTo: Use DocuSign with DocumentsCorePack for Microsoft Dynamics CRM

See how DocumentsCorePack enables your users to generate documents and trigger a DocuSign process straight out of CRM.

Example: NDA to be sent & signed to an account and afterwards counter-signed by the owner of the account.


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 to MS CRM 2015

This article provides a step-by-step upgrade path of our solutions to the new MS CRM 2015 release!


If/else-conditions in *.docx templates

It is often required to place conditional fields within a template like e.g. only print address lines when stored in the regarding CRM-record.


How to add information of the current user to a document

It is quite common, that user information shows up within the document itself. (e.g. a “Best regards, firstname lastname” at the end of a quote).
This Step-By-Step tutorial describes how to add this relation to a template. In this example the Quote_base.docx template, that comes with the installation of DCP for CRM 2011, is used.

Please note: DocumentsCorePack (DCP) Client version 5.27 or higher is mandatory!


Activate per User licensing

When using per User licensing, it is mandatory to enable all users that should be licensed within CRM. It often occurs, that after installing the license via the License Manager, the below screen appears:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Figure 1: License Manager - Preview License

This is due to the fact, that the user (usually an admin), who is running the license-manager is not a licensed user at this point.

To enable this, specific users you will have to follow the below steps. 


Information on Security roles: Which roles are needed for which solution?

This article explains the security roles that must be assigned to users that should be allowed to use our Add-Ons.  


Office Open XML: Part4 – How to embed pictures

This is the 4th part of our video series regarding the Office Open XML-format that is provided in DocumentsCorePack for CRM 2011. The template used in this video is the one that has been created in our previous tutorials of this series, so it is recommended to take a look into Part 1 – Creating a template and Part 2- Resolve Relationships first to get more information about the template's structure.


Office Open XML: Part3 – How to group line items

This is the third part of the series regarding the Office Open XML-format. This video is based on the the results from Part 1 Creating a template, so I recommend to take a look into this demovideo first.