Notes on Dynamics 365 for Phones and Tablets app – Part 2 (Attachments)

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Continuing the previous post

here we will look at the attachments.

As we are aware, the file size limit for attachments in Notes is governed through System Settings à Email Tab.

The default value is 5120 KB

And maximum it can be set to 131,072 KB

If the attachment size increases, we’d get the below error message from the web application

And from the phone app

Now as we know that with Dynamics 365 for Phone and Tablet app for Andriod and iOS, we are limited to attaching images i.e. capturing it through camera or selecting an existing image from the gallery.

For phone and tablets, we can make use of a specific mobile setting, which allows us to set the resolution of the images

Below are our findings on the file size for different resolution for the below devices.

Phone App (KB) Tablet App (KB)
Resolution Samsung S10 Plus iPhone 11 Pro Max Huawei Mate 20 Pro
iPad 6th generation (iOS 13)
Device Default 25 1656 583 619
640 * 480 25 24 17 28
1024 * 768 52 69 36 56
1600 * 1200 92 152 77 154
2048 * 1536 137 196 163 260
2592 * 1936 208 366 303 389


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Notes on Dynamics 365 for Phones and Tablets app – Part 1

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For one of our requirements we have started exploring Dynamics 365 for Phones and Tablets, so just noting down a few of the key points identified during the exploration

  • Supported devices for the app

  • We can use the Web browser on Tablet for accessing Dynamics 365 Model-driven apps with the following specifications.

  • Using the Web browser on phones to access a model-driven app is not supported.
  • Apps on the Older version of iOS and Android other than recommended above are not supported.
  • Dynamics 365 for Blackberry App and Windows Phone App is deprecated and no longer supported.

Required privileges à

Dynamics 365 for mobile is the required security privilege to access Dynamics 365 for phones and tablets.

Following out of the box roles have this privilege assigned to it. (using Privileges Discovery plugin of XrmToolBox)

Let us now assign the salesperson security role to one of the test users and try accessing Dynamics 365 from the phone app (Android).

We’d presented with the below screen.

Let us go to Settings à My App and assign the Salesperson role to the Sales Hub app.

To access Dynamics from App, the additional privileges required are as follows

Security Roles à Customization Tab

And Read on

Business Management – Read access to User Settings

With all the appropriate privileges in place for the user, we can now login with that user’s account and can see the Sales Hub app (or the app configured) available to the user.

In case you do not see the app, try accessing through the web address.

This completes the initial setup; in the next part, we’d cover the rest of the findings.

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