The latest Microsoft Dynamics 365 App for Outlook (from the December 2016 CRM Update, v8.2x) works pretty well. It even integrates with the latest Microsoft Outlook App for iPad/iPhone (via the new Dynamics 365 Add-in) – to help track emails and interact with Dynamics 365 (CRM) records. Now that is an awesome mobile solution!
To ensure that you are running the latest version – navigate to the Office 365 Outlook settings “Manage add-ins” section and then check that Dynamics 365 add-in is Version 126.96.36.199 or higher.
To run the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Outlook App together with the latest Microsoft Outlook App for iPad/iPhone:
Sign-in to both Apps to ensure it is setup and running normally
Open an email from inbox or Sent folder via the Outlook App for iPad/iPhone >> Click on the Add-ins icon near the email header >> Select Dynamics 365 >> Click on the Track button >> Select the Regarding CRM Account or other entities if any
Note: Currently even with the latest IOS 10.x there is no supported option to change the iPad/iPhone’s default Mail App so that clicking on any mail hyperlinks can open the Outlook App instead. However – there is this unsupported IOS jailbreak option to change the default Mail App to Outlook App that you can check out (not recommended for production use).
I now use less and less of my laptop or tablet PC for my CRM tasks. Also, I’ve been using the latest Outlook App since it was released a few weeks ago. The default iPhone Mail app is still there as a back up if I ever needed (which is hardly these days). The latest Outlook App for IOS works very well for all my Email/Calendar/Contact needs.
So my experience so far is that Dynamics 365 and Outlook Apps on my iPhone just works! And it is an ALL OUT OF THE BOX solution.
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