Dynamics Fortnight Friday Episode for 2018-06-22


Show Notes

What’s New:

* Marketo Connector for Flow and Flow Bot capabilities – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/powershell-flow-bot-marketo/
* Faster Authoring of Canvas PowerApps – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/say-goodbye-to-miss-clicks-on-the-canvas/
* Portals Upgrade Available to 8.4.6.2 – typically get updates for what’s new here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3181191/portal-capabilities-for-microsoft-dynamics-365-releases but this release is in between what’s documented
* Resco Upgrade Available to 11.0.3.0 in admin center (11.1.0.0 direct import)
* Social Selling Assistant Upgrade Available to 1.0.28.0
* Voice of the Customer Upgrade Available to 9.0.1188.4 – remember to trigger upgrade from Applications area in admin portal – no documented new functionality – can check for that any time here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/tag/voice-of-the-customer/
* Versioning and mismatches advice – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2018/06/19/de-mystifying-versioning-in-dynamics-365/
* Optimization Advisor – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/dev-itpro/sysadmin/optimization-advisor-overview
* Report Production Outage (Preview) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/dev-itpro/lifecycle-services/cloud-powered-support-lcs
* Terminate SQL Blocking tool – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/dev-itpro/lifecycle-services/monitoring-diagnostics
* Import golden database from Tier 1 dev/test to Tier 2 with single click
(bacpac process) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/dev-itpro/database/copy-database-from-sql-server-to-azure-sql
* Critical Updates Tile in LCS – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/lcs/2018/04/10/lcs-april-2018-release-1-release-notes/
* June Update to PowerBI now allows for connection to Dynamics 365 CE 9.X Faster Endpoint – https://www.powerobjects.com/2018/06/19/june-update-power-bi-desktop-dynamics-odata-endpoint/

How do I operationalize this?

* How to fix Resco Solution upgrade issue – add notes to Questionnaire entity
* Clean up AsyncOperationBase – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2018/06/21/cleaning-up-records-from-the-asyncoperationbase-workflowlogbase-table/
* Keep track of updates for CE – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2925359/microsoft-dynamics-crm-online-releases
* MS Project Client integration with D365 F&O Project Accounting – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/financials/project-management/project-integration
* Flow integration with Business Apps – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/spring-2018-update/

Featured Content:

* Real-world use cases for physical buttons (flic.io and bt.tn shown), virtual buttons, and using Flow to automate business communication

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