Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2021-07-16


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* NFC Tags now an option – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/read-nfc-tags-with-power-apps-on-ios-and-android/
* More AI Assistance in PVA – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/ai-assisted-authoring-detect-topic-overlaps-and-get-topic-suggestions-from-bot-sessions/
* Better Power Platform OOB Analytics – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/tenant-level-analytics
* Put your analytics in your own lake – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/self-service-analytics
* Analyze performance of Model Driven Apps directly from maker portal – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/common/performance-insights-overview
* Log robust Model Driven App telemetry into App Insights – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/analyze-telemetry
* More logging goodness, this time for Desktop Flows – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/advanced-power-automate-rpa-run-log-analytics-with-power-bi-and-dataverse/
* Canvas containers – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/canvas-app-layout-containers-are-now-generally-available/
* GitHub Actions – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-general-availability-of-github-actions-for-microsoft-power-platform/
* Better pricing on Apps, but Per App plan will start meaning just that – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/apps-for-everyone-updates-to-power-apps-pricing-and-licensing/
* When to use Express Route with Power Platform – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/guidance/expressroute/overview
* Multi-Table Lookups in Dataverse (pro-dev only for now) – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcement-multi-table-lookups-are-now-available-as-a-preview/ but check this out – https://www.linkedin.com/posts/tanguytouzard_xrmtoolbox-activity-6818504228676411392-OTiO
* Center of Excellence Starter Kit July Update – https://github.com/microsoft/coe-starter-kit/releases
* AI Builder July features – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/ai-builder-july-2021-update/
* Connectors introduced in June – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-seven-new-connectors/
* Guidance on moving from unmanaged to managed solutions – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/how-a-microsoft-team-transitioned-from-unmanaged-to-managed-power-platform-solutions/
* Power BI enhancements for Power Apps Portals – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-apps-portals-and-power-bi-integration-enhancements/

What’s New in CE:

* Collaborate in Teams on records even if you don’t have a D365 license – https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/365teamblog/posts/bring-dynamics-365-into-the-flow-of-work-with-teams-at-no-additional-cost
* How to turn on unified record routing (Omnichannel isn’t required) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customer-service/set-up-record-routing
* If you haven’t, turn on Conversation Intelligence for Teams call analytics here:

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* New providers for IOM – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2021/06/24/intelligent-order-management-partners-with-leading-service-providers-to-optimize-order-management/
* 4 trends in retail – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2021/06/21/4-post-pandemic-retail-trends/
* What’s new in Human Resources – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-whats-new-2021-06-22
* Wave 2 for Human Resources – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2021wave2/human-resources/dynamics365-human-resources/planned-features
* Business Central updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2021wave1/smb/dynamics365-business-central/planned-features
* IOM Documentation – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/intelligent-order-management/
* Guided integration to set up Fraud Protection – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2021/07/12/use-guided-integration-to-set-up-fraud-protection-for-your-business/

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Project Operations Feature Update – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/project-operations/whats-new/whats-new-june-2021-resource-based
* What’s new July 2021 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/project-operations/whats-new/whats-new-july-2021-resource-based and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/project-operations/prod-pma/whats-new/whats-new-jul-2021-stocked
* Planning Optimization Fit Analysis – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/master-planning/planning-optimization/planning-optimization-fit-analysis

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Field Service to 8.8.43.97, then 8.8.43.101, then 8.8.44.52, then 8.8.44.56
* Dual-write core to 1.0.28
* Dual-write orchestration with F&O to 2.2.2.98
* Enterprise Sales to 9.0.21055.10001, then 9.0.21062.10002
* Sales Insights to 9.0.21061.10014, then 9.0.21061.10015
* Power Apps Checker to 1.2.0.114
* Agent Productivity Tools to 9.2.1.1181
* Remote Assist to 1.0.0.276
* Power Automate Process Mining to 1.1.0.4
* Guides to 600.2.0.2
* Virtual Connector Provider to 9.0.0.331, then to 9.0.0.338
* Flow extensions to 1.2.4.8
* Marketing to 1.35.10074.1038
* Customer Voice to 2.0.0.22
* Service Scheduling to 9.0.21062.1004
* Connection References to 1.2.6.0
* Return to Workplace – Apps to 1.5.448.1
* Return to Workplace – Portal to 1.5.401.1

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Release Plans for next 6 months – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/release-plans/

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