Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2020-02-14


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Microsoft just made it easy to log telemetry from your canvas Power Apps using Azure Application Insights – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/log-telemetry-for-your-apps-using-azure-application-insights/
* More images per entity now in CDS and in Power Apps – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/public-preview-of-multiple-image-attributes-in-power-apps/
* Improvements coming to Power Platform custom connectors – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/optimizing-connectors-through-enhanced-built-in-validations/
* See some nice updates to AI Builder making it easier to use filtered data and data from related entities – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/ai-builder-prediction-now-supports-related-entities-and-filtering/
* Center of Excellence Toolkit was updated again this week. The Automations have been improved considerably. There’s more work being done to improve theModel-Driven App data collection.
* Power Automate goodness – tips for using child Flows – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/helpful-tips-for-using-child-flows/
* New Power Virtual Agents connector allows you to easily build Power Automate Flows for your agent – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/use-power-virtual-agents-connector-to-build-power-automate-flows-for-your-bot/

What’s New in CE:

* Enable 2020 Wave 1 Preview on a testing environment – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/opt-in-early-access-updates
* On Model-Driven Power Apps, with the 2020 Wave 1 Preview enabled, you’ll now see “Save” and “Save and Close” always available in the command bar on edit forms – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/save-is-always-visible-in-the-command-bar-on-edit-forms/
* If you use Dynamics Marketing, read this to secure your domains – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2020/02/06/authenticate-dynamics-365-marketing-domains-by-april-2020/
* If you have older OSes on machines talking to CE, pay attention to this notification – https://dffstorage.blob.core.windows.net/content/D365_Cipher_Deprecations.pdf

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* Changes to Learn – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/dynamics365/
* Changes to Partner Source – https://partner.microsoft.com/en-US/
* Human Resources documentation – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/
* What’s new in Human Resources – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-whats-new-2020-02-03 and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-whats-new-2020-02-07
* Leave and Absence in preview for Human Resources – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2020/02/06/improve-the-leave-and-absence-experience-across-the-organization/
* Benefits in preview for Human Resources – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2020/02/04/preview-new-benefits-capabilities-for-dynamics-365-human-resources/

* What’s new or changed in Commerce – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/commerce/get-started/whats-new-10-0-9
* Dynamics 365 Commerce officially released – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2020/02/03/deliver-smarter-connected-retail-experiences-with-dynamics-365-commerce/

What’s New in F&O:

* Application 10.0.9 update 33 now ready for preview – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/get-started/whats-new-platform-update-33 and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave1/finance-operations-crossapp-capabilities/planned-features

* Documentation for Grid Features (Demonstrated last show) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/fin-ops/get-started/grid-capabilities
* What’s new in Finance 10.0.9 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/finance/get-started/whats-new-changed-10-0-9
* What’s new in Supply chain 10.0.9 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/get-started/whats-new-scm-10-0-9

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.12629 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update126
* Core CDS Platform update expected this weekend to 9.1.0.12935 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update129
* Adobe Sign to 9.0.0.4
* Power Apps Checker to 1.1.1.24
* Field Service to 8.8.9.250
* Channel Integration Framework to 9.1.0.370
* Marketing to 1.35.10058.1075 (do this in Applications, not Solutions)
* Service Level Agreement Anchor to 9.0.19122.1005
* LinkedIn Sales Navigator to 3.0.1.350

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Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2020-01-31


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Power Automate makes it much more intuitive to format numbers with this new control – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/simplified-number-formatting/
* Make a Power Virtual Agent understand how to respond based on an FAQ page already on the web – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/automatically-generate-bot-content-from-faq-pages/
* While it will still be challenging for true citizen developers to use, it’s
great to see the SAP ERP connector finally light up in Power Platform –
https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-the-sap-erp-connector/
* Microsoft Power Virtual Agent configuration to help it understand user
questions better – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/smart-entity-extraction-and-proactive-slot-filling/
* Automated testing comes to Canvas PowerApps –
https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-test-studio-to-build-end-to-end-tests-and-maintain-your-app-quality/
* Canvas PowerApps Stream videos control –
https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-stream-videos-and-channels-in-canvas-apps/
* Power Automate UI Flows Improvements – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-automate-ui-flows-january-2020-update-is-now-available/
* AI Builder models get easier to use in Power Automate –
https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-simplified-ai-builder-experience-in-power-automate/

What’s New in CE:

* Preview of Premium Auto Capture in Sales is now available, at least in some orgs, if you have Sales Insights enabled. Adds more activities to capture, the ability to capture Contacts, and a unified place to look at all the suggestions – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/ai/sales/premium-auto-capture

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* What’s New in Talent – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/talent/whats-new-talent-january-21-2020

* D365 account protection and loss prevention –
https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2020/01/14/introducing-dynamics-365-account-protection-and-loss-prevention/
* What’s new in Retail February 2020 Update 10.0.8 –
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/retail/get-started/whats-new-10-0-8
* GP to BC Migration – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/business-central/ui-extensions-dynamicsgp-data-migration

What’s New in F&O:

* Platform Update 32 available to all customers – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/get-started/whats-new-platform-update-32
* What’s new or changed in Dynamics 365 Finance version 10.0.8 (February 2020) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/finance/get-started/whats-new-changed-10-0-8
* What’s new or changed in Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management 10.0.8 (February 2020) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/get-started/whats-new-scm-10-0-8

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.11732 –
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update117
* Core CDS Platform update expected this weekend to 9.1.0.12056 (should allow preview features to be enabled if desired) –
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update120
* AI Solution Anchor to 1.12.2.6 then 1.12.3.10 then 1.12.4.1
* Enterprise Sales App to 9.0.1912.1007
* Field Service to 8.8.9.84
* Forms Pro to 1.20.0.0
* Project Service to 3.10.5.28
* Enterprise Sales App to 9.0.1912.3031
* Sales Insights to 9.0.1.7083
* Omni-Channel Chat to 1.5.5.910 (update it from the applications tab, though)
* Omni-Channel SMS to 1.5.5.818 (update it from the applications tab, though)

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Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2020-01-17


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* The New Flow Community Cookbook is here. Contribute your assets to the broader community! – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/the-new-flow-cookbook-is-here/
* Power Automate with Adaptive Cards brings responsive data capture scenarios to life in Teams – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-automate-adaptive-cards-introduces-business-form-scenarios-on-microsoft-teams/
* Webinar coming up shortly after the show talking about Power Virtual Agent integration with BOT Framework skills – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/jan-17-webinar-integrating-bot-framework-skills-with-power-virtual-agents/
* Love seeing continued updates to the Power Platform Center of Excellence Starter Kit – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/update-to-the-power-platform-center-of-excellence-starter-kit/
* Self-Service Purchase capabilities turns on Tuesday, Jan 28. Reminder, if you have a need to disable it, you can with https://aka.ms/allowselfservicepurchase-powershell
* Second Reminder – Release Notes for 2020 should be posted here – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/release-plans/#pivot=products&panel=products1  on or around Monday, Jan 27, 2020.

What’s New in CE:

* Tip for very efficient way to display related information about a record – https://www.inogic.com/blog/2020/01/how-to-use-enhanced-reference-panel-in-uci-for-rendering-multiple-sub-grids/

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.11139 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update111
* Core CDS Platform update expected this weekend to 9.1.0.11437 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update114
* Field Service to 8.8.8.135
* Project Service to 3.10.4.21
* Dynamics 365 Electronic Medical Records to 2.1.3.0
* AI Solution Anchor to 1.11.1.2 then 1.11.1.3
* Environment Variables to 1.0.2.7
* Core Service Scheduling to 9.0.19122.1010

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Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2020-01-03


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Working with better file storage architecture in CDS/Power Platform and Canvas Apps – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/public-preview-of-file-attribute-in-power-apps/
* More on file storage unique to Common Data Service – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-improvements-to-data-storage-in-common-data-services/
* Canvas PowerApps components get support for connectors to make UI and data repositories portable between apps easily – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/canvas-components-get-support-for-connectors/
* Update to the Power Apps and Power Automate Administration and Governance Whitepaper is now available – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/update-to-the-power-apps-and-power-automate-administration-and-governance-whitepaper-is-now-available/
* AI Builder gets new text recognizer capability and is now available in more places – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/ai-builder-december-update/

What’s New in CE:

* Performance benefits of unified interface – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/performance-benefits-of-unified-interface/
* Compare SharePoint and CDS file/image storage – https://jukkaniiranen.com/2019/12/why-would-you-store-images-and-files-in-cds/
* Wanting to use “Create PDF” or “Email PDF” and only see “No Options
Available”? Tip for setting it up to function as desired – http://mscrmgmr.blogspot.com/2019/12/create-pdf-have-no-options-available-on.html
* Reminder – Dynamics Social Engagement will stop working on Jan 16 (just before our next show)
* Another helpful post about App for Outlook details – https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crminthefield/posts/dynamics-365-app-for-outlook-part-9—app-for-outlook-components
* PCF Control to utilize new File fields in Model Driven Apps – https://stuffandtacos.azurewebsites.net/2019/12/27/file-field-manager-for-model-driven-app/

What’s New in Talent/Retail/BC:

* What’s New in Talent – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/talent/whats-new-talent-december-17-2019
and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/talent/whats-new-talent-december-12-2019
* Business Central Wave 2 Release PDF – https://download.microsoft.com/download/4/3/b/43bbc143-5ca4-4996-8cb7-de76cbfa05f7/2019%20Release%20Wave%202%20%20-%20Dynamics%20365%20Business%20Central%20-%20Release%20Overview%20Guide%20v2019-2-0.pdf
* Release Calendar Page – https://dynamics.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications/product-updates/#release-calendar
* What’s New or Planned in Cross-App Capabilities – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2019wave2/finance-operations-crossapp-capabilities/planned-features

What’s New in F&O:

* Learner’s Catalog for F&O – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/fin-ops/get-started/learning-catalog?toc=/dynamics365/commerce/toc.json
* Feature Platform 32 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/get-started/whats-new-platform-update-32
* Where to you now find What’s New in LCS – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/lifecycle-services/whats-new-lcs

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.10537 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update105
* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.10743 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update107
* Core CDS Platform update expected this weekend to 9.1.0.10955 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update109
* Marketing to 1.35.10057.1054
* Adobe Sign to 9.0.0.0
* Sales Insights to 9.0.1.7079
* Customer Service Hub Anchor to 9.0.19111.1004
* Forms Pro to 1.19.0.0
* Dynamics Sales App to 9.0.1911.3012

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Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 12-06-2019


What’s New in Power Platform:

What’s New in CE:

What’s New in Talent/Retail/BC:

What’s New in F&O:

What’s New in Solution Updates:

How do I operationalize things:

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Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 11-22-2019


What’s New in Power Platform:

What’s New in CE:

What’s New in Talent/Retail/BC:

What’s New in F&O:

What’s New in Solution Updates:

How do I operationalize things:

Featured Content:

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Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 11-08-2019


What’s New in Power Platform:

What’s New in CE:

What’s New in Talent/Retail/BC:

Featured Content: 

  • Show embedding a Canvas PowerApp in Teams with updated experience 

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Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 10-25-2019


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

What’s New in CE:

  • BIG weekend! Fall Wave features roll out to all orgs in North America this weekend.

What’s New in Talent/Retail/BC:

What’s New in F&O:

What’s New in Solution Updates:

How do I operationalize things:

Featured Content:

  • Show how to launch and start to leverage “Monitor” for Canvas PowerApps

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Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 10-11-2019


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

What’s New in CE:

What’s New in Talent/Retail/BC:

What’s New in F&O:

What’s New in Solution Updates:

AI Solution Anchor to 1.9.3.8

  • Guides to 200.0.0.102, then to 200.0.0.107
  • Project Service Automation to 3.10.1.71
  • Core Service Scheduling to 9.0.19095.1006
  • PowerApps Checker Base to 1.0.1.52 (this came out today, but wait until next week to install it)
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Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 08-30-2019


 

Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform: 

What’s New in CE: 

What’s New in Talent/Retail/BC: 

What’s New in F&O: 

What’s New in Solution Updates: 

How do I operationalize things? 

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