Dynamics Fortnight Friday Episode for 2018-07-06


Show Notes

What’s New:

* Connected Field Service Upgrade available to 1.0.18170.5
* Portals Upgrade available to 9.0.6.1 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customer-engagement/portals/monthly-updates-portals
* Field Service Upgrade available to 7.5.01.37
* LinkedIn Sales Navigator Upgrade available to 2.3.0.6
* Project Service Upgrade available to 2.4.4.30
* Field Service, Project Service, and Universal Resource Scheduling Updates – (bug fixes) https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2018/06/26/release-notes-for-field-service-and-project-service-automation-update-release-7/ and (what’s new) https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2018/06/27/whats-new-in-universal-resource-scheduling-for-dynamics-365-june-2018-update/
* How to scale out Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations on-premises: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/axsa/2018/06/28/how-to-scale-out-dynamics-365-for-finance-and-operations-on-premises/
* Product lifecycle in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations: https://community.dynamics.com/365/financeandoperations/b/practitionersviews365operations/archive/2018/06/28/product-lifecycle-in-dynamics-365-for-finance-and-operations and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/supply-chain/pim/product-lifecycle
* Guidance for USD usage – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/usd/2018/07/03/best-practices-for-unified-service-desk-deployment-and-upgrade/
* Microsoft Dynamics 365 availability in Compliance Manager: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Security-Privacy-and-Compliance/Announcing-Compliance-Manager-general-availability/ba-p/161922 and https://servicetrust.microsoft.com/
* Dynamics 365 Achieves Broad Range of Compliance and Attestation Updates: https://community.dynamics.com/ax/b/dax/archive/2018/06/26/dynamics-365-achieves-broad-range-of-compliance-and-attestation-updates
* PowerApps App Checker (note change to how delegation information is surfaced) – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-app-checker-helps-you-fix-errors-and-make-accessible-apps/
* July update for Social Engagement (should go live on July 11) – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2018/07/06/whats-new-in-microsoft-social-engagement-2018-update-1-7/
* Run parallel queries in PowerApps for faster performance with “concurrent” – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/enjoy-faster-startup-times-with-the-new-concurrent-function/
* Platform update schedule optimization – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/2018/07/06/modernizing-the-way-we-update-dynamics-365/

How do I operationalize this?

* Planned System Infrastructure maintenance outage window for CE – a week from today on July 13, 2018 between 10pm and midnight CDT for about 15 minutes
* Show UI for scheduling an upgrade for CE
* Show UI for scheduling an upgrade for FO

Featured Content:

* All about auditing in CE – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customer-engagement/admin/enable-use-comprehensive-auditing

*** Two types – 1) activity logging (new) and 2) data change logging
*** All are turned off by default – requirements for and how to enable each
*** Where to look at logs for each
*** Data retention policies and implications for each

* Database Logging – F&O

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