Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2020-03-27


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* 6 AI Models in AI Builder will soon be production-ready (you’ll need to redo models using Form Processing and Object Detection also) – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/ai-builder-models-becoming-generally-available-in-april/
* Great advice for working with Time Zones in Common Data Service – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/working-with-time-zones-in-the-common-data-service/
* File attachments now allowed in Approval Flows – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/file-attachments-in-approval-flows/
* Where did my Flow go? (tip – still move them when finished from default solution to your custom solution) – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/bots-can-use-power-automate-flows-created-from-power-virtual-agents-right-away/
* Instructions for how to merge Power Query Online queries to load data from multiple sources into one table in CDS or folder in your data lake – https://carinaclaesson.com/2020/03/19/combining-information-from-multiple-data-sources-with-power-platform-dataflows
* Instructions for calling an Azure Function from a CDS webhook (pretty dev focused) – https://d365demystified.com/2020/03/19/call-azure-function-from-dynamics-365-crm-using-webhooks
* Data Gateway Management improvements – https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-gateway-management-features-on-power-platform-admin-center/
* Great review of Dos and Don’ts related to CDS – https://jukkaniiranen.com/2020/03/cds-faq-for-the-power-apps-makers/
* Healthcare emergency response solution – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/emergency-response-solution-a-microsoft-power-platform-solution-for-healthcare-emergency-response/

What’s New in CE:

* Nice workaround for having multiple entities resolving around a tracked email – https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crminthefield/posts/custom-email-address-pcf-control-for-model-drive-apps
* Do your users get confused when filling out a lookup field and the system navigates to the record they click instead of just selecting it? Here’s how you can prevent the system from navigating with a little JavaScript – https://debajmecrm.com/2020/03/17/clicking-on-lookup-value-navigating-you-to-a-different-page-well-no-more-control-this-behavior-with-the-new-addonlookuptagclick-function-in-2020-release-preview-1
* Dynamics 365 updates won’t be mandatory until May or June (also mandatory migration to UCI is pushed to end of calendar year) (US expected to get the update on May 22 after 6pm PDT) – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2020/03/23/our-commitment-to-customers-to-help-ensure-business-continuity/
* Nice smattering of learning resources to better understand our Biz Apps platforms – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2020/03/25/understanding-dynamics-365-for-it-architecture-integration-and-more/
* Outlook COM add-in will no longer be supported after 10-1-2020! Move to App for Outlook soon – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/the-future-of-outlook-integration-for-dynamics-365-and-power-apps-customers/
* Dynamics 365 Market Insights Preview to be discontinued by May 11, 2020 – instead, use Bing Industry Updates: https://newspro.microsoft.com/baw/homepage
* Special Customer Service Hub Update for Analytics coming soon – https://community.dynamics.com/365/aicustomerservice/f/dynamics-365-customer-service-insights/384273/update-new-solutions-in-april-release-for-customer-service-insights-analytics

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* Business Central Update 15.4 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/business-central/dev-itpro/whatsnew/whatsnew-update-15-4
* What’s new in BC – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave1/dynamics365-business-central/planned-features
* Major Updates timeline for Business Central – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/business-central/dev-itpro/administration/update-rollout-timelime
* Business Central Performance Page – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/business-central/dev-itpro/performance/performance-overview
* What’s new in Human Resources – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-whats-new-2020-03-19
* Upcoming changes to the Retail SDK – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/commerce/dev-itpro/upcomingsdkchanges

What’s New in F&SCM:

* AX to D365 Migration Program – https://dynamics.microsoft.com/en-us/migration-program/
* What’s new in Supply Chain Update 10.0.10 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/get-started/whats-new-scm-10-0-10
* What’s new in LCS – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/lifecycle-services/whats-new-lcs
* Dual Write Sync with Pricing Engine – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/data-entities/dual-write/pricing-engine

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.14448 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update144
* Core CDS Platform update expected this weekend to 9.1.0.14755 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update147
* AI Solution Anchor to 2.2.2.1, then to 2.2.3.5
* Dynamics 365 Sales App to 9.0.2002.2022, then to 9.0.2002.4025
* Field Service to 8.8.11.19
* Project Service to 3.10.7.32
* Dynamics 365 Electronic Medical Records to 2.2.3.0
* Forms Pro to 1.23.0.0
* Power Apps Checker Base to 1.2.0.6, then to 1.2.0.8
* Sales Insights to 9.0.1.7087

Featured Content:

* DFF Special Edition in a fortnight (April 10, 2020 episode) – we’ll do the
normal show for the first half hour, then transition for an extra half hour immediately following to highlight what’s possible for remote workers with Dynamics and Teams to help keep us all as productive as possible as we shelter in place.

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Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2020-03-13


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* UI Flows in Power Automate will go live both in attended and unattended modes on April 2 –
https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-power-automate-adds-robotic-process-automation-in-april/
* Recent Improvements in UI Flows –
https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-automate-ui-flows-february-2020-update-is-now-available/
* Crisis Communication and Free Push Notifications for a limited time –
https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/crisis-communication-a-power-platform-template/
* Recordings from 24-hour Power Platform Online Conference –
https://365.training/Courses/Detail/Power242020
* Getting Started guidance for PCF creation (developer-centric) –
https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crminthefield/posts/test
* UI Flows can now work with machines that are only AAD joined –
https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/unattended-robotic-process-automation-and-aad-support-now-available-in-ui-flows-preview/
* Good guidance if you want to build a Crisis FAQ bot using Power Virtual Agents – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/building-a-crisis-faq-bot-using-power-virtual-agents/
* Retention tips and tricks of your Power Virtual Agent conversation
transcripts – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/view-export-and-manage-retention-time-of-your-bot-conversation-transcripts/
* Model-driven App Sharing update – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/sharing-made-easy-for-model-driven-apps/

What’s New in CE:

* Create an API to allow consumption of your Customer Service Insights AI info in other places – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2020/03/04/derive-actionable-insights-from-your-customer-service-data/

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* Commerce version update 10.0.10 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/commerce/get-started/whats-new-commerce-10-0-10
* Business Central Update 15.3 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/business-central/dev-itpro/whatsnew/whatsnew-update-15-3
* What’s New or Planned in BC – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2019wave2/dynamics365-business-central/planned-features
* The latest updates for Human Resource – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-whats-new-2020-03-03
* HR Part 2 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-whats-new-2020-03-10

What’s New in F&SC:

* Platform Update 34 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/get-started/whats-new-platform-update-34
* What’s new in Finance version 10.0.10 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/finance/get-started/whats-new-changed-10-0-10

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.13841 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update138
* Core CDS Platform update expected this weekend to 9.1.0.14134 –
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update141
* AI Solution Anchor to 2.1.4.5, then to 2.2.1.6
* Dynamics for Marketing to 1.35.10059.1039
* Talent to 6.217.11
* Customer Insights Customer Card Add-in to 0.7.7
* Core Service Scheduling to 9.0.19122.1013
* Dynamics Sales App to 9.0.2001.4017

How do I operationalize things:

* Fix for Kanban views of Opportunities when Project Service is installed is known and making its way through the deployment pattern now. It should reach North American tenants on the weekend of 3/27.
* How to add input fields to a web-based UI Flow (to pass in parameters needed for the UI Flow to work properly)

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