A few interesting things I learnt from the many convergence 2015 tweets

The main thing I learnt from convergence is people tweet too much about convergence 🙂 Particularly the CRM MVP from new Zealand – nzCRMguy , who I’m sure broke my twitter feed at one point.  To be fair he did tweet a lot of excellent tweets, it was just rather frustrating to read them a little bit at a time.

I don’t deny this blog post is also part frustration at having to watch convergence 2015 from twitter rather than being their in person, I’m sure if I was there I would be tweeting my head off.

You will probably read a lot about convergence and the new functionality coming in the next CRM 2015 release but here a few things I found  interesting.
The tweets come from
CRM MVP Jukka Niiranen
CRM MVP Mark Smith

CRM 2015 – Themes and branding

My initial thought was woohooo.  Changing the colours and branding is an often requested by customers and the previous way was to change an image file on the server.  This was unsupported (but mostly harmless) change.
One reason changing CRM was useful was customers wanted to distinguish betweeen their different environment e.g. DEV, TEST, PROD.   The branding feature should easily allow this to happen

Most Recently used

Any changes to the CRM 2015 navigation are welcome because it is one of the most difficult and frustrating layouts I use.  It’s hard to find things and difficult to navigate.

Most Recently used looks like a bit like favourites but it is a list of the recent records you clicked on.  This should be useful and speed up navigation

New Nav Bar

Yes the NAV bar has been updated, this looks a lot more user-friendly.  It’s a big improvement because it shows all the options on one screen, so you don’t have to scroll about to try and find the option you want.  Well done to Microsoft to listening to the feedback and improving the CRM 2015 navigation

Solution packaging

I like the sound of packaging data inside a solutoin
Solution + data + import actions

Unmanaged and managed solutions

The order matters and unmanaged customizations can be overwritten by a managed solution in some circumstances.  To be honest I’m not quite sure what this means but what I did think was this doesn’t sound good


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