USD – IsUSD (Alternative Approach)

I love it when I’m asked fantastic questions! Recently someone reported a problem whilst using the window.IsUSD command. If you don’t know this is a JavaScript command we can use to see if our code is being run within USD or not. In this post I’ll describe an alternative approach.

USD – Associated Views (Unified Interface)

I am currently VERY hard at work preparing training material for three courses I’ll be delivering in Australia in August. During my preparation I realised that the logic for displaying associated views in Unified Service Desk was different between the Classic web interface of Dynamics 365 and the newer Unified Interface. In this post I will document how to display an associated view using USD and the Unified Interface. (As I noticed several forum posts with people asking how to achieve this.)

USD – Browser Choice

All browsers are pretty much the same thing, right??? The actual answer to this question is a resounding no! When working with Microsoft’s Unified Service Desk (USD) selecting the “correct” browser for your hosting type can make the difference between a solution that’s fit for purpose and one that is slow and unreliable.

USD – Actions when I need them!

In Unified Service Desk I often only want to run actions when a particular tab is open. The problem is users are unpredictable things and they may have closed the tab without me knowing or maybe they never opened it. I could just run all the actions regardless and ignore any errors. But I don’t like doing that and it isn’t an efficient way of designing a solution. So, what so we do?