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Dynamics 365 Outlook Client Not Rendering Views After September 2018 Update

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The 5th September 2018 Office 365 update has stopped the Dynamics 365 Outlook client from rendering views.


This is not resolved by the ‘EnableRoamingFolderHomepages’ registry key that fixed a similar issue after the October update.

To get it working again, you’ll need to roll back to the previous update, then turn off automatic updates until it is resolved:

See the edit at the bottom for a better workaround!

Rollback the update

To roll back to the previous update, run the below from a command prompt
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Sep 10, 2018 at 12:21 pm

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Silverlight no longer works in Chrome 42

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In Google’s continuing effort to annoy me, starting with Chrome version 42, the Silverlight plugin no longer works. This is due to Google no longer supporting NPAPI plugins (see here).

To get around it until September 2015, you can use the below fix to re-enable NPAPI.

1. Type the below into the Chrome address bar and press enter: –

2. Click on ‘Enable’ under ‘Enable NPAPI’


3. Click on ‘Relaunch Now’ when it appears towards the bottom of the screen


You’ve now got until September to re-write your Silverlight controls in a compatible technology. Good luck!

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Apr 21, 2015 at 8:52 am

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Chrome 37 breaks CRM 2011 and 2013 functionality

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Google has removed a number of APIs from Chrome 37 which is causing a lot of issues with CRM 2011 and CRM 2013. So far I’ve noticed: –

  • You can no longer add options to Option Set fields via customisation
  • Changes made to an email in a workflow are not saved when the save button is clicked
  • The ‘Upload’ button on the SharePoint list component no longer works
  • Anything using the ‘window.showModalDialog’ function no longer works as the API has been deprecated
  • Can no longer save field properties such as ‘Visible by default’
  • Export to Excel no longer works

In order to fix the problem until Microsoft issue a real fix, you can re-enable the deprecated features by following the below: – Read the rest of this entry »

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Sep 8, 2014 at 1:35 pm

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Moved to WordPress

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Unfortunately, Posterous is closing down, so I’ve transferred my blog to WordPress.

Some of the SQL and JavaScript formatting got lost during the transfer, so I’m currently in the process of checking it all over. If you find anything not working, leave a comment and I’ll get it fixed.


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Feb 16, 2013 at 6:31 pm

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Microsoft Community Contributor Award

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Well this was a nice way to end the week!

I’ve just received an email from Microsoft informing me that I have been recognised with a Microsoft Community Contributor Award. This is awarded to people who freely contribute their time to helping others in Microsoft online communities.

I’m honoured, thank you Microsoft!

Written by neilmcd

Feb 25, 2011 at 6:43 pm

Posted in CRM 2011, Misc

Scribe Certified!

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After using Scribe for most of my CRM integrations for the last 2 years, it was about time I took the certification exams.

Although I have been using the product for some time, the training material provided was invaluable and I learnt a lot that I would never have picked up in day to day use. It’s well worth reading/watching if you use or are planning on using Scribe.

I’m pleased to say that I passed both the Server and CRM adapter exams. Not a bad start to 2011!

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Jan 1, 2011 at 8:53 pm

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