Dynamics Fortnight Friday Episode for 2018-10-26


Show Notes

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What’s New:

* USD for CE fix for non-functioning command bar buttons – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/usd/2018/10/15/fix-for-the-non-functioning-buttons-present-in-dynamics-365-command-bar-after-usd-solutions-are-installed/
* Extensibility changes in F&O version 8.1.1 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/dev-itpro/extensibility/extensibility-changes-811
* Nice update for CE RSO, Field Service, and Project Service – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2018/10/16/whats-new-for-dynamics-365-resource-scheduling-optimization-v2-8-release/
* Set up CE Marketing’s Event Management module to accept online payments – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customer-engagement/marketing/event-payment-gateway
* Add webinar providers to CE Event Management other than On24 –
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customer-engagement/marketing/developer/extend-event-management
* Event and simulcast webinar on Tuesday, Oct 30, on Dynamics 365 and Teams best practices – https://aka.ms/D365plusTeams
* Flow gets really helpful repair tips – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/repair-tips-south-america/
* LCS Sandbox to Production Request – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/lcs/2018/10/23/lcs-october-2018-release-notes/
* Develop and Test environments have moved to Managed Premium Disks in Azure – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/lcs/2018/10/22/develop-and-test-sandbox-environments-have-moved-to-managed-premium-disks-please-redeploy-today/
* Fast Track Tech Talk covering the F&O 7.X to 8.X upgrade process – https://aka.ms/DYN519PAL-register
* Login link for Fast Track Portal – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/fasttrack/dynamics-365?rtc=1
* Time to Upgrade Extensions V1 in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/nav/2018/09/14/extensions-v1-and-microsoft-dynamics-365-business-central/

How do I operationalize this?

* Talent Solution Updates (in CDS for Apps)
* Mixed Reality Remote Assist App Dynamics Integration – 1) make sure you have a Support Contact populated on your Work Order that’s being worked on for the record to show in the app 2) make sure your Field Service solution is current

Featured Content:

* Fall updates for Talent – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/October18/dynamics365-talent/planned-features

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Dynamics Fortnight Friday Episode for 2018-10-12


Show Notes

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What’s New:

* Sept updates to Field Service Solution (from 7.5.2.62 to 7.5.3.36)
* Sept updates to Project Service Solution (from 2.4.5.48 to 2.4.6.27)
* When you perform either of above, it updates Unified Resource Scheduling Solution (from 2.4.4.41 to 2.4.5.34)
* Sept updates to Connected Field Service Solution (from 1.0.18170.5 to 1.0.18266.4)
* Sept updates to Dynamics Marketing (from 1.29.2003.0 to 1.30.1027.0) – reminder – special process for updating it through Applications
* Sept updates to Event Management Solution (from 1.4.1006.0 to 1.6.1002.0)
* Sales Insights Solution for CE Upgrade Available from 9.0.1.7015 to 9.0.1.7016
* CE Platform update to 9.0.2.2643 (or so) expected this weekend. Details – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4465061/service-update-26-for-microsoft-dynamics-365-9-0-2
* CE Platform update to 9.1.0.0029 (or so) expected NEXT WEEKEND (10-19 to 10-21) – Details – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4466242/service-update-1-for-microsoft-dynamics-365-9-1-0
* UCI refreshes in Oct Release – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2018/10/01/announcing-ui-updates-in-october-for-sitemap-and-command-bar%e2%80%af/
* More international support and a price change for CE Marketing – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2018/10/01/new-languages-regions-and-pricing-for-dynamics-365-for-marketing/
* Talent is now powered by CDS for Apps – https://community.dynamics.com/365/talent/b/dynamics365fortalent/archive/2018/10/01/extend-and-integrate-dynamics-365-for-talent-with-common-data-service-for-apps
* What’s new or changed in Talent Core HR (October 8, 2018) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/talent/whats-new-talent-october-8
* PowerApp Discoverability Tips Part 3 – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/powerapps-discoverability-in-the-enterprise-part-3/
* Empowering BI to understand what’s going on with PowerApps in your tenant – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/powerapps-admin-analytics-get-an-enterprise-wide-view-2/
* New PowerApps creation experience that blends canvas and model-driven – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/newpahomepage/
* Important changes to new CE trials and new Common Data Service for Apps environments – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2018/10/05/announcing-changes-to-new-trials-and-new-cds-orgs/
* Tips on using CE Unified Interface with screen readers – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customer-engagement/basics/screen-reader
* End of mainstream support for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009, Dynamics AX 2012, and Dynamics AX 2012 R2 –
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/fin-and-ops/get-started/mainstream-support-ax-2009-2012
* F&O version 8.1 is now live! –
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/lcs/2018/10/09/dynamics-365-for-finance-and-operations-version-8-1-is-now-available/
* What’s new or changed in F&O October 2018 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/October18/index
* Fall Release functional videos are now live from Envision and Ignite – https://dynamics.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications/release/
* Business Applications Summit 2019 Dates Set (June 10-11, 2019 in Atlanta, GA) – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/businessapplicationssummit

How do I operationalize this?

* F&O 8.1 key functional updates

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