I work as a consultant and I often help different customers and since all of them insist on me using their Azure AD (and my employer has their own) I am often getting logged in with the wrong account… or rather I was.
My old solution to this issue was to use Incognito/InPrivate mode which means that all Single SignOn cookies are getting erased when you restart the browser. The problem is that if you have multiple browser windows in InPrivate mode then “leak” data. They are not isolated from each other.
The solution is to use Chrome/Edges profile feature to have different personas. Lets get started. I am doing this in Chromium based Edge but it works basically the same in Google Chrome.
In the upper right corner of your browser click your user profile icon.
Click Manage Profile Settings
In the top right corner click “Add Profile”
A couple of good things to know here: As I said each profile is separate which mean that you can add Chrome Adding separately to each one. If you are using Chrome you can even install different themes in each of them to make it more intuitive to find the correct window. If you, like me, use Chromium Edge each profile can be logged in with a different Microsoft/Azure AD account which means that if you set up the same account profile on a different computer it will sync settings between computers. If you use Chrome you can have different Google accounts.
Using this method means that you will never be logged in using the wrong account (as long as you are good at separating them).
On of my primary tasks at work every day is maintaining multiple Dynamics 365 for Operations environments for my customer. This means that I often juggle a couple of environments at the same time and often I have to double check the URL to make sure I am in the right place.
There is of course the possibility to set different banners on each environment to be able to differentiate between them.
Today I found a wonderful tool that can help me, a chrome addin that puts a border at the edge of the window, in different color, depending on the URL 🙂
You configure the addin with different keywords which triggers the color switch The keywords can be URLs:
Or you can for instance use name of the legal entity:
Note that the keyword is Case sensitive. The result looks like this:
Since the addin doesn’t car what you are running in the browser you can use it to differentiate between other similar sites as well… as long as the URL differs in a consistent way.
If you are running the new Microsoft Edge (nased on Chromium… It works there as well 🙂
The new Task Recorder in Dynamics 365 for Operations is a cool tool. It allows you to create a complete recording of a business process which then can be used for documentation, training and also for automated testing (I will revisit that in a later post). In this one we will take a closer look at documentation.
In AX 2012 the task recorder created nice screenshots in the word export but feature is no longer present in D365 for Operations. At least not in PU20 that my customer is running. There is however a solution.
If you use Google Chrome (which I do) there is actually a plugin that you can install and silently monitors you progress when you are creating you task recordings and takes a snapshot when you click on something. Once you save the recording as a Word Document these snapshots are inserted into the document.
Yesterday I signed up for WunderList (since Microsoft bought it i thought I’d give it a try) and I noticed that there were a Extension in the Google Chrome store which displays my Wunderlist as a “New Tab Page”. That got me thinking: I wonder if I could set up any page as a New Tab Page… Like Todoist, which is the todolist manager I use.
I looked in the Chrome Store and found Replace New Tab Page which I installed and customized to display Todoist… Happy Days