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PowerObjects’ Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017

Post Author: Joe D365 |

We've had a great year at PowerObjects and that goes for our Microsoft Dynamics 365 blog too! We've compiled a list of our top 10 most popular blogs posts for 2017, you check them out below.

10) CRM for Dynamics 365—Relationship Insights

Coming in at #10 is one of the exciting new CRM features of Dynamics 365, Relationship Insights. The Relationship Insights feature is for analyzing our relationships and providing us timely and actionable insights into our sales, communication, and support. If Relationship Insights sounds interesting to you and you'd like to learn more about configuration requirements, then watch this webinar: CRM for Dynamics 365—Relationship Insights.


9) Dynamics 365 July 2017 Update: Multi-Select Option Sets

We predicted one of the Dynamics 365 July 2017 Updates blogs would make it on the Top 10 Blogs of the Year and we were right! The Dynamics 365 July 2017 Update has loads of exciting new features and enhancements. As we see more previews, we've prepared blogs and webinars with all that we know so that you are prepared for the upcoming release. Be sure to click here to watch the Microsoft Dynamics 365 July 2017 Update webinar series!


8) A Must Know Shortcut: Adding Hyperlinks to an Email Template in Dynamics 365

Take a look at how this must know shortcut became our 8th most popular blog post of 2017. One feature that is not always utilized by our clients is Email Templates. Email templates work well when you want to send out standardized information to customers, but don't need to create an entire email campaign. One question we receive from many of our clients is how to turn plain text within the body of an email into a hyperlink. Have no fear, this blog will show you how!

7) Two Rockin' Ways to Enable Editable Grids with Dynamics 365

There are two ways to enable the new "Editable Grids" functionality delivered with Microsoft Dynamics 365. At the entity level, which will turn every view into an editable grid, or specifically on a sub-grid on any form. This blog shows you the steps for enabling either one! For more Dynamics 365 information, check out our Dynamics 365 page.


6) When You Reassign Accounts and Contacts, All Activities Are Also Reassigned

Dynamics 365 is a wonderful tool and many of the configurations are just as great. There is one configuration in particular that occurs out-of-the-box that can be changed improved in all implementations: the parental relationship between Accounts/Contacts and their child records. This popular blog walks through how to change this behavior for the Account and Phone Call relationship, and these steps can be followed for most Parent-Child relationships in Dynamics 365.


5) Troubleshooting Solution Import Errors

Remember when CRM life was so much simpler that solutions did not yet exist? If you had separate development and production environments and you wanted to move your customizations, you simply clicked Export Customizations and voila! It was done. Those were the days. With CRM 2011, the concept of solutions was introduced, giving us a new set of powers – by picking individual entities, workflows, etc., we now had the ability to group together and move only those customizations we wanted to include in our solution. If you want to learn more about solutions, please have a look at our CRM Book.


4) D365 In Focus: Get Started with PowerChat in 5 Easy Steps [VIDEO]

In the two short months since this Dynamics 365 In Focus video was released, it's racked up enough views to nab the title of the 4th most viewed blog post of the year! One of our PowerPack experts, Jack Sapp, addresses how you can get started with PowerChat in five easy steps. If PowerChat didn't excite you, explore the other thirty-plus PowerPacks we have to offer by clicking here!


3) 5 Things We Love About Dynamics 365 App for Outlook

Not only do people love the Dynamics 365 App for Outlook but they also love this blog, which is why it comes in at #3 on our list. The Dynamics 365 App for Outlook has gotten faster, smarter, and more convenient. Connecting Dynamics 365 with Outlook, the app makes it easy to track emails, tasks, and appointments without installing any additional software. Click here and find out what else it can do!


2) Top 10 New CRM Features in the Dynamics 365 July 2017 Update

This Top 10 has become so popular it's made it as the #2 spot! The Dynamics 365 July 2017 Update has loads of exciting new features and enhancements, which makes it difficult to pick a top ten. We've done our best to highlight the best new features and enhancements. Be sure to click here to view our complete Microsoft Dynamics 365 July 2017 Update webinar series.


1) CRM for Dynamics 365: Top 10 New Feature

Drum roll please! Coming in at #1 is CRM for Dynamics 365: Top 10 New Features. Along with new branding, this fall release has brought many updates. Many are available for both Online and On-Premises, some – for now – are Online only. See the full list of CRM for Dynamics 365: Top 10 New Features.


There you have it! These are our Top 10 Most Popular Blogs for 2017. To stay up to date with the latest Dynamics 365 news and tips and tricks - be sure to subscribe to our blog!

Happy Dynamics 365'ing!

By Joe D365
Joe D365 is a Microsoft Dynamics 365 superhero who runs on pure Dynamics adrenaline. As the face of PowerObjects, Joe D365’s mission is to reveal innovative ways to use Dynamics 365 and bring the application to more businesses and organizations around the world.

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