Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2020-02-28


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Overview of many updates in Preview in Model-Driven Power Apps to try out –https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/try-out-the-power-apps-april-release-wave-updates/
* Power BI Pro gets support for incremental refresh – https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/incremental-refresh-is-generally-available/
* AI Builder now makes it easier to train on object detection and get more data when scanning business cards – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/ai-builder-february-update/
* New analytics in Power Virtual Agent to help inform you on usage/billing – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/see-how-many-billed-sessions-your-bot-consumes/
* Power Apps gets Components, PCFs, and a nifty Component Library all in Public Preview (instead of experimental) – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-public-preview-of-canvas-components-and-power-apps-component-framework/
* Open Source Gallery of Canvas App Components –
https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Canvas-Apps-Components-Samples/bd-p/ComponentsGallery
* PCF Open Source Resources – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/developer/component-framework/community-resources

What’s New in CE:

* Announcement of upcoming unified offering to handle all aspects of working with Projects as an organization – Dynamics 365 Project Operations – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2020/02/20/introducing-microsoft-dynamics-365-project-operations/
* Overview of lots of improvements coming in just weeks from James Phillips – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2020/02/19/new-ai-features-connect-and-extend-insights-across-the-organization/
* Track activities in Dynamics 365 Sales automatically, including the regarding record with Premium Auto Capture – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2020/02/20/automate-activity-capture-with-ai-in-dynamics-365-sales-insights/
* Check out all the new Power Platform Connectors – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/now-more-than-300-connectors-and-other-updates/
* New white paper detailing how to build enterprise grade automations – https://clouddamcdnprodep.azureedge.net/gdc/gdc5fzAoK/original
* Part 10 of the App for Outlook technical series covering delegate scenarios – https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crminthefield/posts/dynamics-365-app-for-outlook-part-10—delegation

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* What’s New in Human Resources –
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-whats-new-2020-02-18
* New Administrator’s Guide documentation for Human Resources –
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-admin-overview
* Business Central 2020 Release Plan Landing Page –
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave1/dynamics365-business-central/

What’s New in F&O:

* Updates in Dual Write – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/data-entities/dual-write/dual-write-overview
* What’s New or Changed in Supply Chain –
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/get-started/whats-new-scm-10-0-9
* What’s new in LCS – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/lifecycle-services/whats-new-lcs
* AI Infused Finance – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2020/02/26/improve-efficiency-and-quality-with-ai-infused-finance-processes/
* Deprecated Features – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/get-started/removed-deprecated-features-platform-updates
* Planned Features for F&O Wave 1 2020 –
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave1/dynamics365-supply-chain-management/planned-features

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.13230 –
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update132
* Core CDS Platform update expected this weekend to 9.1.0.13533 –
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update135
* Field Service to 8.8.10.85
* Project Service to 3.10.6.34
* SLA Anchor to 9.0.19122.1005
* Sales Insights to 9.0.1.7084
* Adobe Sign to 9.1.0.5
* AI Solution Anchor to 2.1.3.7
* Flow Extensions to 1.1.7.0
* Guides to 300.0.4.139

How do I operationalize things:

* How to enable Kanban Views in CE environments with the Wave 1 ’20 Preview enabled – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/sales-enterprise/add-kanban-control

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Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2020-02-14


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Microsoft just made it easy to log telemetry from your canvas Power Apps using Azure Application Insights – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/log-telemetry-for-your-apps-using-azure-application-insights/
* More images per entity now in CDS and in Power Apps – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/public-preview-of-multiple-image-attributes-in-power-apps/
* Improvements coming to Power Platform custom connectors – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/optimizing-connectors-through-enhanced-built-in-validations/
* See some nice updates to AI Builder making it easier to use filtered data and data from related entities – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/ai-builder-prediction-now-supports-related-entities-and-filtering/
* Center of Excellence Toolkit was updated again this week. The Automations have been improved considerably. There’s more work being done to improve theModel-Driven App data collection.
* Power Automate goodness – tips for using child Flows – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/helpful-tips-for-using-child-flows/
* New Power Virtual Agents connector allows you to easily build Power Automate Flows for your agent – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/use-power-virtual-agents-connector-to-build-power-automate-flows-for-your-bot/

What’s New in CE:

* Enable 2020 Wave 1 Preview on a testing environment – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/opt-in-early-access-updates
* On Model-Driven Power Apps, with the 2020 Wave 1 Preview enabled, you’ll now see “Save” and “Save and Close” always available in the command bar on edit forms – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/save-is-always-visible-in-the-command-bar-on-edit-forms/
* If you use Dynamics Marketing, read this to secure your domains – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2020/02/06/authenticate-dynamics-365-marketing-domains-by-april-2020/
* If you have older OSes on machines talking to CE, pay attention to this notification – https://dffstorage.blob.core.windows.net/content/D365_Cipher_Deprecations.pdf

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* Changes to Learn – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/dynamics365/
* Changes to Partner Source – https://partner.microsoft.com/en-US/
* Human Resources documentation – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/
* What’s new in Human Resources – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-whats-new-2020-02-03 and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-whats-new-2020-02-07
* Leave and Absence in preview for Human Resources – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2020/02/06/improve-the-leave-and-absence-experience-across-the-organization/
* Benefits in preview for Human Resources – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2020/02/04/preview-new-benefits-capabilities-for-dynamics-365-human-resources/

* What’s new or changed in Commerce – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/commerce/get-started/whats-new-10-0-9
* Dynamics 365 Commerce officially released – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2020/02/03/deliver-smarter-connected-retail-experiences-with-dynamics-365-commerce/

What’s New in F&O:

* Application 10.0.9 update 33 now ready for preview – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/get-started/whats-new-platform-update-33 and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave1/finance-operations-crossapp-capabilities/planned-features

* Documentation for Grid Features (Demonstrated last show) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/fin-ops/get-started/grid-capabilities
* What’s new in Finance 10.0.9 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/finance/get-started/whats-new-changed-10-0-9
* What’s new in Supply chain 10.0.9 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/get-started/whats-new-scm-10-0-9

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.12629 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update126
* Core CDS Platform update expected this weekend to 9.1.0.12935 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update129
* Adobe Sign to 9.0.0.4
* Power Apps Checker to 1.1.1.24
* Field Service to 8.8.9.250
* Channel Integration Framework to 9.1.0.370
* Marketing to 1.35.10058.1075 (do this in Applications, not Solutions)
* Service Level Agreement Anchor to 9.0.19122.1005
* LinkedIn Sales Navigator to 3.0.1.350

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