Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2018-12-21


Show Notes

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What’s New:

* CE Core Platform update to 9.1.0.996 (looks like it updated again to
9.1.0.1006 just last night) – https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4474073/service-update-9-for-microsoft-dynamics-365-9-1-0
* CE Portals Solution upgrade to 9.0.12.11
* CE Field Service Woodford solution update to 11.3.0.0 (provides much better experience in HTML5 than before)
* CE Sales Insights Solution upgrade to 9.0.1.7039
* CE Voice of the Customer Solution upgrade to 9.0.1371.8
* CE Dynamics for Marketing solution upgrade to 1.33.1023.0 (remember this one has to be done from the Applications tab in Admin Center) – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2018/12/17/announcing-the-dynamics-365-for-marketing-december-2018-update-is-now-available/
* CE Field Service Solution upgrade to 8.3.0.225 – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2018/12/21/release-notes-for-field-service-version-8-update-release-3/
* CE Project Service Solution upgrade to 3.3.0.258 –
https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2018/12/17/release-notes-for-project-service-automation-update-release-3/
* CE Field Service mobile app update in Windows, IOS, and Android that supports version 11.1.103.X or lower versions (have to re-download and it’s called “Field Service Mobile” with an icon that looks like a clipboard with a wrench on it). Corresponding new mobile Woodford solution can be downloaded from – https://aka.ms/fsmobile-project (first import must be from Silverlight version of Woodford)(make sure you’ve also updated the “Enabled for Field Service Mobile” flag on your Bookable Resources)
* CE App for Outlook Part 6 – Working with Contacts – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crminthefield/2018/12/10/dynamics-365-app-for-outlook-part-6-working-with-contacts/
* CE App for Outlook Part 7 – Helpful tips for using the App – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crminthefield/2018/12/11/dynamics-365-app-for-outlook-part-7-helpful-tips-for-using-the-app/
* CE App for Outlook Part 8 – Email Governance – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crminthefield/2018/12/12/dynamics-365-app-for-outlook-part-8-email-governance/
* If you’re using Unified Service Desk for CE, pay attention to this for better performance and reliability – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/usd/2018/12/17/public-preview-of-the-edge-process-for-unified-service-desk/
* CE Channel Integration Framework (CIF) goes GA – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2018/12/10/dynamics-365-channel-integration-framework-bring-your-own-channel-provider-with-ease/
* Next steps in making the Open Data Initiative more robust –
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-dataflows-and-azure-data-lake-storage-gen2-integration-preview/
* Organize Contacts under Accounts in Org Charts with LinkedIn integration – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customer-engagement/sales-enterprise/live-org-chart
* CE (and model-driven PowerApps) new WYSIWYG form designer (Public preview) (arriving in US/Europe early January) – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-the-new-wysiwyg-model-driven-form-designer-public-preview/
* More intuitive new PowerApps view designer for model-driven apps (soon to hit CE also) – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-the-new-view-designer-for-model-driven-apps/
* Add Canvas PowerApps to CE forms (coming soon) – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/enrich-your-model-driven-forms-with-embedded-canvas-apps-public-preview/
* Talent and Ceridian Dayforce Integration – UK Public Preview – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/talent/configure-payroll-integration
* Offer & Adobe sign integration is now live – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/talent/offer-setup and https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/2018/12/12/accelerate-time-to-hire-with-adobe-sign-for-microsoft-dynamics-365-for-talent/
* Offer management capabilities are available as part of the Comprehensive Hiring Add-On – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/talent/offer-setup
* What’s new or changed in Talent Core – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/talent/whats-new-talent-december-14
* LCS – Manual Environment Upgrade At Maximum Capacity – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/lcs/2018/12/
* LCS – Start/Stop buttons will not be available during an ongoing servicing operation – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/lcs/2018/11/30/lcs-november-2018-release-2-release-notes/
* LCS – Issues when syncing to BPM using a custom Azure DevOps (VSTS) process template – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/lcs/2018/11/28/issues-when-syncing-to-bpm-using-a-custom-azure-devops-vsts-process-template/
* LCS – Refresh Database Self-Service Action Available – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/lcs/2018/11/13/refresh-database-self-service-action-available/
* Self-Service deployment for D365 F&O – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/lcs/2018/12/14/self-service-deployment-for-dynamics-365-for-finance-and-operations/
* New barcode scanner control for canvas PowerApps – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-barcode-scanner-control/
* PowerApps Canvas App Coding Standards and Guidelines Whitepaper – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/powerapps-canvas-app-coding-standards-and-guidelines/
* December updates for Microsoft Flow – more button inputs, admin improvements, and more – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/december-2018-updates/
* CDS Option Sets and Many-to-Many Relationships for Canvas apps are WAY better – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/option-sets-and-many-to-many-relationships-for-canvas-apps/
* Starting Feb 1, ability to preview and test upcoming functionality in CE – https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2018/12/12/previewing-april-2019-release-functionalities-and-updates-for-dynamics-365-for-customer-engagement/
* April 2019 (Spring Release) Timeline and Overall Guidance for all Business Applications – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/2018/12/12/announcing-the-dynamics-365-april-19-release-timeline/
* What’s New in F&O – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/october18/dynamics365-finance-operations/planned-features
* Platform Update 22 for F&O is GA v8.1.2 – https://lcs.dynamics.com/V2/SharedAssetLibrary
* What’s new or changed in F&O Platform Update 22 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/fin-and-ops/get-started/whats-new-platform-update-22
* Prerelease F&O Platform Update 23 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/unified-operations/fin-and-ops/get-started/whats-new-platform-update-23
* F&O Roadmap – https://dynamics.microsoft.com/en-us/roadmap/finance-and-operations/
* Business Central Roadmap – https://community.dynamics.com/business/b/financials/archive/2018/12/20/happy-holidays-business-central-and-the-road-ahead-of-us and https://dynamics.microsoft.com/en-us/roadmap/business-central/
* Retail Roadmap – https://dynamics.microsoft.com/en-us/roadmap/retail/
* Talent Roadmap – https://dynamics.microsoft.com/en-us/roadmap/talent/

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