As Bob Stutz mentioned in his blog post, Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 introduces a new knowledge management solution. With this solution, you can embed the Knowledge Article Search on any entity in the Dynamics CRM. For more information about new knowledge management solution, read New Knowledge Management in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 release.
How to Configure Knowledge Article Search with Dynamics CRM
You can activate Knowledge Search on different entities, which means that users can search and view knowledge articles from any entity. Out of the box, the Knowledge Search is already activated on the Case entity. To activate it on any other entities, follow the steps below.
1. Navigate to Settings > Business > Service Management
2. Under Knowledge Base Management, click Embedded Knowledge Search. This will open the knowledge Base Management Settings wizard.
3. In Knowledge Base Management Settings wizard, select the record types (ex: Account) that you want to place Knowledge Article Search on. By default, Case is selected.
4. Dynamics CRM supports the use of the CRM knowledge articles as well as the Parature Knowledge articles. To configure it with CRM Knowledge articles, select Dynamics CRM from the Knowledge Solution dropdown.
5. If user has support for portal then turn on the portal and provide the external URL format. Otherwise, you can skip this step.
6. Click Next to go to the Knowledge Base Management Settings summary page.
7. Click Finish to complete the setup wizard.
How to add Embedded Knowledge Search control to the Form
Once you’ve activated the knowledge search on different entities, you can add the KM Control on those entity forms.
Now open the entity record and check the section where you have added this control. The Knowledge Base Search pane (control) should show up there.
The Knowledge Base Search pane on a case record form in the web application looks like below:
The Knowledge Base Search pane on a case record form in the interactive service hub (in Main Interaction Centric form) looks like below: