Dynamics Fortnight Friday Episode for 2018-08-31


Show Notes

What’s New:

* August updates to Sales App Solution (from 9.0.4.527 to 9.0.4.791)
* August updates to Field Service Solution (from 7.5.1.37 to 7.5.2.62)
* August updates to Project Service Solution (from 2.4.4.30 to 2.4.5.48)
* When you perform either of above, it updates Unified Resource Scheduling Solution (from 2.4.3.60 to 2.4.4.41) (I expect a blog post soon on what these updates include)
* August updates to Marketing and Event Management Solution (from 1.26.1005.0 to 1.28.1004.0) – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2018/08/31/announcing-dynamics-365-for-marketing-august-2018-update/
* CDS for Apps August platform update release documentation, including patch notes (version 9.0.2.1455 August Service Update) – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4457678/service-update-5-for-microsoft-dynamics-365-9-0-2  –  https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2925359/microsoft-dynamics-crm-online-releases#9_0_top
* USD 4.0 released with lots of new capabilities – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/usd/2018/08/20/unified-service-desk-4-0-is-released/
* Blog series on CE DevOps processes starting – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/premier_developer/2018/08/20/continuous-integration-deployment-and-test-automation-for-dynamics-crm/
* Free up database space in CE – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customer-engagement/admin/free-storage-space
* Flow to automate Flow Governance – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/automate-flow-governance/
* Flow improvements in many areas – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/button-types-more/
* Announcing the NEW PowerApps User Group! – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-new-powerapps-user-group/
* Announcing the NEW Flow User Group! – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-flow-user-group/
* Introducing Microsoft Flow integration in Excel – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-microsoft-flow-integration-in-excel/
* PowerApps and Flow connectors to use the tools to manage themselves – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-connectors-for-powerapps-and-flow-resources/
* Advanced Security concepts when managing PowerApps and Flow – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/security-governance-strategy/
* Details on UI updates for Oct release of CE and confirmation of new on premises version – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/2018/08/28/october-update-brings-new-user-experience-to-dynamics-365-for-customer-engagement/
* Details on CE communications policies, updates, and what to expect – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customer-engagement/admin/policies-communications

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