Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2020-01-31


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Power Automate makes it much more intuitive to format numbers with this new control – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/simplified-number-formatting/
* Make a Power Virtual Agent understand how to respond based on an FAQ page already on the web – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/automatically-generate-bot-content-from-faq-pages/
* While it will still be challenging for true citizen developers to use, it’s
great to see the SAP ERP connector finally light up in Power Platform –
https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-the-sap-erp-connector/
* Microsoft Power Virtual Agent configuration to help it understand user
questions better – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/smart-entity-extraction-and-proactive-slot-filling/
* Automated testing comes to Canvas PowerApps –
https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-test-studio-to-build-end-to-end-tests-and-maintain-your-app-quality/
* Canvas PowerApps Stream videos control –
https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-stream-videos-and-channels-in-canvas-apps/
* Power Automate UI Flows Improvements – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-automate-ui-flows-january-2020-update-is-now-available/
* AI Builder models get easier to use in Power Automate –
https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-simplified-ai-builder-experience-in-power-automate/

What’s New in CE:

* Preview of Premium Auto Capture in Sales is now available, at least in some orgs, if you have Sales Insights enabled. Adds more activities to capture, the ability to capture Contacts, and a unified place to look at all the suggestions – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/ai/sales/premium-auto-capture

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* What’s New in Talent – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/talent/whats-new-talent-january-21-2020

* D365 account protection and loss prevention –
https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2020/01/14/introducing-dynamics-365-account-protection-and-loss-prevention/
* What’s new in Retail February 2020 Update 10.0.8 –
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/retail/get-started/whats-new-10-0-8
* GP to BC Migration – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/business-central/ui-extensions-dynamicsgp-data-migration

What’s New in F&O:

* Platform Update 32 available to all customers – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/get-started/whats-new-platform-update-32
* What’s new or changed in Dynamics 365 Finance version 10.0.8 (February 2020) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/finance/get-started/whats-new-changed-10-0-8
* What’s new or changed in Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management 10.0.8 (February 2020) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/get-started/whats-new-scm-10-0-8

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.11732 –
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update117
* Core CDS Platform update expected this weekend to 9.1.0.12056 (should allow preview features to be enabled if desired) –
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update120
* AI Solution Anchor to 1.12.2.6 then 1.12.3.10 then 1.12.4.1
* Enterprise Sales App to 9.0.1912.1007
* Field Service to 8.8.9.84
* Forms Pro to 1.20.0.0
* Project Service to 3.10.5.28
* Enterprise Sales App to 9.0.1912.3031
* Sales Insights to 9.0.1.7083
* Omni-Channel Chat to 1.5.5.910 (update it from the applications tab, though)
* Omni-Channel SMS to 1.5.5.818 (update it from the applications tab, though)

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Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2020-01-17


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* The New Flow Community Cookbook is here. Contribute your assets to the broader community! – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/the-new-flow-cookbook-is-here/
* Power Automate with Adaptive Cards brings responsive data capture scenarios to life in Teams – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-automate-adaptive-cards-introduces-business-form-scenarios-on-microsoft-teams/
* Webinar coming up shortly after the show talking about Power Virtual Agent integration with BOT Framework skills – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/jan-17-webinar-integrating-bot-framework-skills-with-power-virtual-agents/
* Love seeing continued updates to the Power Platform Center of Excellence Starter Kit – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/update-to-the-power-platform-center-of-excellence-starter-kit/
* Self-Service Purchase capabilities turns on Tuesday, Jan 28. Reminder, if you have a need to disable it, you can with https://aka.ms/allowselfservicepurchase-powershell
* Second Reminder – Release Notes for 2020 should be posted here – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/release-plans/#pivot=products&panel=products1  on or around Monday, Jan 27, 2020.

What’s New in CE:

* Tip for very efficient way to display related information about a record – https://www.inogic.com/blog/2020/01/how-to-use-enhanced-reference-panel-in-uci-for-rendering-multiple-sub-grids/

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.11139 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update111
* Core CDS Platform update expected this weekend to 9.1.0.11437 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update114
* Field Service to 8.8.8.135
* Project Service to 3.10.4.21
* Dynamics 365 Electronic Medical Records to 2.1.3.0
* AI Solution Anchor to 1.11.1.2 then 1.11.1.3
* Environment Variables to 1.0.2.7
* Core Service Scheduling to 9.0.19122.1010

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Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2020-01-03


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Working with better file storage architecture in CDS/Power Platform and Canvas Apps – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/public-preview-of-file-attribute-in-power-apps/
* More on file storage unique to Common Data Service – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-improvements-to-data-storage-in-common-data-services/
* Canvas PowerApps components get support for connectors to make UI and data repositories portable between apps easily – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/canvas-components-get-support-for-connectors/
* Update to the Power Apps and Power Automate Administration and Governance Whitepaper is now available – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/update-to-the-power-apps-and-power-automate-administration-and-governance-whitepaper-is-now-available/
* AI Builder gets new text recognizer capability and is now available in more places – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/ai-builder-december-update/

What’s New in CE:

* Performance benefits of unified interface – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/performance-benefits-of-unified-interface/
* Compare SharePoint and CDS file/image storage – https://jukkaniiranen.com/2019/12/why-would-you-store-images-and-files-in-cds/
* Wanting to use “Create PDF” or “Email PDF” and only see “No Options
Available”? Tip for setting it up to function as desired – http://mscrmgmr.blogspot.com/2019/12/create-pdf-have-no-options-available-on.html
* Reminder – Dynamics Social Engagement will stop working on Jan 16 (just before our next show)
* Another helpful post about App for Outlook details – https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crminthefield/posts/dynamics-365-app-for-outlook-part-9—app-for-outlook-components
* PCF Control to utilize new File fields in Model Driven Apps – https://stuffandtacos.azurewebsites.net/2019/12/27/file-field-manager-for-model-driven-app/

What’s New in Talent/Retail/BC:

* What’s New in Talent – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/talent/whats-new-talent-december-17-2019
and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/talent/whats-new-talent-december-12-2019
* Business Central Wave 2 Release PDF – https://download.microsoft.com/download/4/3/b/43bbc143-5ca4-4996-8cb7-de76cbfa05f7/2019%20Release%20Wave%202%20%20-%20Dynamics%20365%20Business%20Central%20-%20Release%20Overview%20Guide%20v2019-2-0.pdf
* Release Calendar Page – https://dynamics.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications/product-updates/#release-calendar
* What’s New or Planned in Cross-App Capabilities – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2019wave2/finance-operations-crossapp-capabilities/planned-features

What’s New in F&O:

* Learner’s Catalog for F&O – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/fin-ops/get-started/learning-catalog?toc=/dynamics365/commerce/toc.json
* Feature Platform 32 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/get-started/whats-new-platform-update-32
* Where to you now find What’s New in LCS – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/lifecycle-services/whats-new-lcs

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.10537 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update105
* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.10743 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update107
* Core CDS Platform update expected this weekend to 9.1.0.10955 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update109
* Marketing to 1.35.10057.1054
* Adobe Sign to 9.0.0.0
* Sales Insights to 9.0.1.7079
* Customer Service Hub Anchor to 9.0.19111.1004
* Forms Pro to 1.19.0.0
* Dynamics Sales App to 9.0.1911.3012

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