Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2019-03-29


Show Notes

What’s New:

* PowerApps update – SharePoint Online document libraries now show up uniquely – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/sharepoint-online-document-libraries-now-supported/
* Canvas PowerApps based on CDS – Display names and GUIDs are permanent – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/display-names-and-guids-for-canvas-apps-graduate/
* Responsive canvas PowerApps – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/craft-app-height-and-width-expressions-to-create-responsive-canvas-apps/
* Flow is now embedded in IoT Central – https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/what-s-new-in-azure-iot-central-march-2019/
* Flow brings adaptive cards to Microsoft Teams and better connectivity to business process flows in the Common Data Service – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/adaptive-cards-for-microsoft-teams-microsoft-flow-us-government-now-available/
* Check out Microsoft Forms Pro – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/2019/03/18/microsoft-forms-pro-public-preview-is-now-available/
* CE Marketing spring-release preview updated – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2019/03/19/dynamics-365-for-marketing-spring-release-preview-now-updated-with-expanded-features/
* Enable an Accessibility-friendly email client for CE – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customer-engagement/admin/deploy-email-unified-interface
* Streamlined sign in for CE mobile apps on iOS – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2019/03/25/email-based-sign-in-for-dynamics-365-for-phones-and-tablets-ios/
* Data masking in CE Omni-Channel Engagement Hub Chat – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customer-engagement/omni-channel-engagement-hub/administrator/data-masking-settings
* Deprecation of CDS 1.0 for Talent
* Broadbean integration to Talent – https://community.dynamics.com/365/talent/b/dynamics365fortalent/archive/2019/03/26/dynamics-365-for-talent-now-supports-broadbean-for-job-distribution
* Alerts in F&O as Business Events – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/dev-itpro/business-events/alerts-business-events
* What’s New or Changed in March for Talent – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/talent/whats-new-talent-march-20
* Configure continuous updates in LCS – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/lcs/2019/03/16/configuring-lcs-for-continuous-service-updates/
* LCS March Updates – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/lcs/2019/03/16/lcs-march-2019-release-2-release-notes/
* Prepare Business Central for the April update – https://community.dynamics.com/business/b/businesscentraldevitpro/archive/2019/03/27/scheduling-your-spring-2019-upgrade-for-business-central
* Deploy BC and NAV with Azure SQL Managed Instance – https://community.dynamics.com/business/b/businesscentraldevitpro/archive/2019/03/06/dynamics-365-business-central-and-azure-sql-managed-instance
* Business Central API’s available for Microsoft Graph – https://community.dynamics.com/business/b/businesscentraldevitpro/archive/2019/03/04/announcing-business-central-in-microsoft-graph
* Watch the Business Application virtual launch live – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/2019/03/21/watch-the-live-stream-of-the-business-applications-virtual-launch-event/
* CE Gamification Solution quarterly update to 2019.3.15
* Core CDS for Apps solution update to 9.1.0.3056 – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4490933
* Core CDS for Apps solution update expected this weekend to 9.1.0.3254 – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4491897/service-update-32-for-microsoft-dynamics-365-9-1-0
* AI for Sales Solution update to 9.0.1.7050
* Dynamics Portals early upgrade release to 9.1.4.29 – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4496222/portal-capabilities-for-microsoft-dynamics-365-version-9-1-4-29-releas
* CafeX Live Assist Solution update to 3.4.0.1

How do I operationalize this?

* Deploying a POS in Retail – watch the video

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Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2019-03-15


Show Notes

What’s New:

* CE Possible challenges with IE – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2019/03/02/unified-interface-internet-explorer-11-browser-update-issue/
* CE Field Service – how to set up and use 3D models to help technicians – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customer-engagement/field-service/3d-viewer
* If you use Unified Service Desk for CE, make sure you start testing with this public preview build (4.1) – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/usd/2019/03/08/public-preview-of-unified-service-desk-4-1/
* Autonumbering for CDS for Apps makes it to administration console – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/autonumber-fields-are-now-supported-by-the-modern-entity-designer/
* Follow the data from ingestion through prep steps to end user consumption repository with data lineage for Power BI dataflows – https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-data-lineage-experience-for-dataflows/
* How to easily configure dependent drop downs in Canvas PowerApps – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/configure-easy-dependent-drop-downs-in-powerapps/
* Flow gets custom response options for Approvals – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-custom-response-options-for-approvals/
* F&O Update 24 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/fin-and-ops/get-started/whats-new-platform-update-24
* F&O KB’s for Update 24 – https://fix.lcs.dynamics.com/Issue/Details?bugId=287129&qc=6daf0a1b735f67d827cf6f643a2ef482dc0d66a220ce23ba6f3cba32ece56015
* Preview Features for Update 25 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/fin-and-ops/get-started/whats-new-platform-25
* F&O One Version Service Update FAQ – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/fin-and-ops/get-started/one-version
and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/dev-itpro/lifecycle-services/oneversion-overview
* Synchronize inventory, products, and adjustments from Field Service to Finance and Operations – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/supply-chain/sales-marketing/synchronize-inventory-adjustments and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/supply-chain/sales-marketing/synchronize-products-inv-unit
* Preview Features Retail Version 10 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/retail/get-started/whats-new-10-0-1
* March Talent Updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/talent/whats-new-talent-march-5
* LCS March Update – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/lcs/2019/03/04/lcs-march-2019-release-1-release-notes/
* PowerApps Checker solution update to 1.0.0.74
* Sales Insights solution update to 9.0.1.7044, then 9.0.1.7045, then
9.0.1.7047
* Adobe Sign solution update to 8.0.0.1
* Talent solution update to 6.162.0
* Dynamics Marketing solution update to 1.35.1026.0 (reminder to update from Applications area)
* Portals Base and Community Solution update to 9.1.2.2
* Field Service Solution March Update to 8.5.0.345 – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2019/03/07/release-notes-for-field-service-version-8-5-0-345/
* Project Service Solution March Update to 3.5.0.40 – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2019/03/12/release-notes-for-project-service-automation-update-release-5/
* Core CDS for Apps solution update to 9.1.0.2648 – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4489612/service-update-26-for-microsoft-dynamics-365-9-1-0
* Core CDS for Apps solution update expected this weekend to 9.1.0.2851 – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4490262/service-update-28-for-microsoft-dynamics-365-9-1-0
* Nifty solution for CE to enable proximity-based suggestions in mobile app – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/geoffreyinnis/2019/03/13/lightweight-geospatial-in-dynamics-365-for-phones/

Featured Content:

* Build proximity-based suggestion app for CE

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Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2019-03-01


Show Notes

What’s New:

* CE Omni-Channel Engagement Hub Preview turns on (Insider Portal on experience.dynamics.com) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/october18/service/customer-service-omni-channel-release-notes/omni-channel-engagement-hub-overview
* CE USD 4.1 Preview available supporting Edge and Chrome browsers (Insider Portal on experience.dynamics.com) – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/usd/2018/12/17/public-preview-of-the-edge-process-for-unified-service-desk/
* Solution Checker (PowerApps Checker) for CE to help you find ways to improve your performance and maintainability – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/common-data-service/use-powerapps-checker
* Guidance in troubleshooting Server Side Sync mailbox errors – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crminthefield/2019/02/14/how-to-read-the-dynamics-365-mailbox-details-file-for-troubleshooting/
* Using documents as part of Sales Playbooks – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customer-engagement/sales-enterprise/associate-documents-playbook-activities
* Check out all these sample PowerApps reusable components – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/powerapps-ten-reusable-components/
* April 2019 Release Notes Updates (quite a few of them!) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/April19/index
* Introducing Dynamics 365 Guides – https://dynamics.microsoft.com/en-us/mixed-reality/guides/ and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/April19/dynamics365-mixed-reality/microsoft-dynamics365-guides/
* CE Virtual Agents – https://dynamics.microsoft.com/en-us/ai/customer-service/ and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/April19/artificial-intelligence/customer-service/virtual-agent/
* CE Customer Insights – https://dynamics.microsoft.com/en-us/ai/customer-insights/ and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/ai/customer-insights/overview
* Dynamics 365 CE Solution Lifecycle Management (DevOps) whitepaper – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=57777
* Core CDS for Apps platform update to 9.1.0.1847 in NA weekend of 2-8 –
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4486657/service-update-18-for-microsoft-dynamics-365-9-1-0
* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.2057 in NA on weekend of 2-15 –
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4487586/service-update-20-for-microsoft-dynamics-365-9-1
* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.2251 in NA on weekend of 2-22 –
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4488161/service-update-22-for-microsoft-dynamics-365-9-1-0
* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.244 in NA expected on weekend of 3-1 – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4488855/service-update-24-for-microsoft-dynamics-365-9-1-0
* Field Service solution update to 8.4.0.338, then 8.5.0.343 – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2019/02/11/release-notes-for-field-service-version-8-4-0-338/
* Project Service solution update to 3.4.0.37 – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2019/02/13/release-notes-for-project-service-automation-update-release-4/
* Universal Resource Scheduling update to 3.4.0.141 – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2019/02/20/release-notes-for-universal-resource-scheduling-february-2019/
* Talent Solution Upgrade to 9.152.0
* CE AI for Sales solution update to 9.0.1.7043
* CE Voice of the Customer update to 9.0.1438.4 (remember to update via
Applications) – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2019/02/21/whats-new-in-voice-of-the-customer-version-9-0-1438-3-9-0-1438-4/

How do I operationalize this?

* New Solution History tile in CE instances to get telemetry on Solution
Import/Upgrade failures
* Solution Checker demo
* Components Demo PowerApp

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