Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2020-04-24


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Lots of new connectors for Power Automate – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/15-new-connectors-and-use-azure-ad-with-the-sql-server-connector/
* Podcast all about API Limits and Throttles in Power Platform – https://crm.audio/api-limits-and-throttles-in-power-platform-with-sean-mcnellis/
* Displaying loading messages in Canvas Apps – https://arpitmscrmhunt.blogspot.com/2020/04/powerapps-display-loading-icon-until.html
* Canvas Apps are about to finally get a good map control – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-geospatial-features-in-power-apps/
* Part 2 of Guidance on Analyzing PP Services (Power Automate) – https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crminthefield/posts/monitoring-the-power-platform-power-automate—power-automate-analytics
* Part 3 of Guidance on Analyzing PP Services (CDS Telemetry) – https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crminthefield/posts/monitoring-the-power-platform-model-driven-apps—common-data-service-for-analytics
* Part 4 of Guidance on Analyzing PP Services (PVA) – https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crminthefield/posts/monitoring-the-power-platform-power-virtual-agents—analytics
* Part 5 of Guidance on Analyzing PP Services (PowerShell and Audit Logs) – https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crminthefield/posts/monitoring-the-power-platform-canvas-driven-apps—auditing-and-activity-logs-part-1
* Part 6 of Guidance on Analyzing PP Services (Security Log Telemetry) – https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crminthefield/posts/monitoring-the-power-platform-canvas-apps—auditing-and-activity-logs-part-2
* A new PowerBI file (and new solutions) was released as part of the COE Toolkit (it’s a big improvement) – https://github.com/microsoft/powerapps-tools/raw/master/Administration/CoEStarterKit/Individual%20Components/Dashboard-PowerPlatformAdminDashboard_2020-04-20_advanced.pbix
* Power Virtual Agent System Fallback Topic is finally here! – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/customize-the-bot-behavior-when-no-intent-is-triggered/
* Automate your Canvas Power Apps unit tests in your DevOps pipeline – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/automate-your-canvas-tests-in-your-devops-pipeline/
* Make your Power Virtual Agents bot start the conversation automatically – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/make-your-power-virtual-agents-bot-start-the-conversation-using-a-custom-canvas/
* I love it! DigitalOps is now a term (as is hyperautomation) and the Power Platform helps you do them – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/digitally-transform-your-enterprise-with-microsoft-power-automate/
* Slick tutorial for how to call custom code within your Canvas Power App – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/calling-azure-ad-protected-azure-functions-using-a-custom-connector/
* Hands-on Lab to guide you through your first Power Virtual Agent build – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-availability-of-microsoft-power-virtual-agents-in-a-day/
* Google connectors are changing on May 1 – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/upcoming-changes-to-the-gmail-connector/
* Reminder to sign up for Business Applications Summit, coming up May 6-7 before our next show. If you’ve signed up, sessions are starting to drop in at https://mymbas.microsoft.com/sessions

What’s New in CE:

* North American orgs get the 2020 H1 Release code this weekend, but you have to opt in to turn in on.

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* BC April Updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave1/dynamics365-business-central/planned-features
* What’s New or Changed in Commerce 10.0.11 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/commerce/get-started/whats-new-commerce-10-0-11
* What’s New in HR – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-whats-new-2020-04-13

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Platform Updates for 10.0.11 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/get-started/whats-new-platform-update-35
* Supply Chain 10.0.11 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/get-started/whats-new-scm-10-0-11
* Finance 10.0.11 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/finance/get-started/whats-new-changed-10-0-11
* AI, IOT, and Mixed Reality with F&SC – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2020/04/08/reduce-supply-chain-disruptions-with-ai-iot-and-mixed-reality/
* Dual Write Fast Track Tech Talk – https://learning.eventbuilder.com/event/19081

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.15638 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update156
* Core CDS Platform update expected this weekend to 9.1.0.15943 (1H2020 release) –
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update159
* AI Solution Anchor to 2.3.2.3, then to 2.3.3.12
* Core Service Scheduling to 9.0.20013.1010
* Sales Insights to 9.0.1.7095
* Omnichannel Chat Pack to 1.5.5.2147
* Omnichannel Productivity Tools to 9.2.1.487
* Dynamics Portals to 9.2.2003.2
* CafeX Live Assist to 3.5.1.0
* Enterprise Sales Application to 9.0.2003.4020

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Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2020-04-10


Show Notes

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* Major Updates timeline for Business Central – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/business-central/dev-itpro/administration/update-rollout-timelime
* 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
* 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; https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-whats-new-2020-03-24; https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-whats-new-2020-04-03
* New Documentation for Benefits Management – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-benefits-management-overview
* What’s new in Commerce – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/commerce/get-started/whats-new-commerce-10-0-10
* Upcoming changes to the Retails SDK – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/commerce/dev-itpro/upcomingsdkchanges

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Dual Write is now GA – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2020/03/27/dual-write-automates-data-flow-between-dynamics-365-applications-and-common-data-service/
* 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
* Cross App updates for F&SC- https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave1/finance-operations-crossapp-capabilities/planned-features
* Project Operations Preview – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave1/dynamics365-project-operations/planned-features
* 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 Power Platform:

* Model-Driven App makers will love “Command Checker” for exposing what’s going on in the command bar (ribbon) (just add “&ribbondebug=true” to the end of your URLs) – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-command-checker-for-model-app-ribbons/
* UI Flows mature – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/advanced-error-handling-and-control-logic-for-ui-flows/
* Click the link in the referenced blog post from your phone or tablet to get the beta mobile Power Apps player that plays both Canvas and Model-Driven Apps (but not Dynamics 365 ones) – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-public-preview-of-new-power-apps-mobile-app-that-runs-both-canvas-and-model-driven-apps/
* Build MR capable Power Apps soon (probably in May)! – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-mixed-reality-in-power-apps/
* AI Builder gets major upgrades – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/ai-builder-april-release-updates/
* PVA features released or coming soon – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-new-features-for-microsoft-power-virtual-agents/
* Power Apps features released or coming soon – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-apps-april-updates-are-out-now/
* Teams context variables in Power Apps – give your embedded apps context of where they are to display relevant content immediately – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/deeply-integrate-your-apps-in-microsoft-teams-with-context-variables/
* CDS Web API innererror property will be removed in May 2020 – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/web-api-innererror-property-will-be-removed/
* Make a Business Process Flow work in Canvas Apps – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/using-business-process-flows-in-a-canvas-app/
* Slick Power App to manage all your Flows – https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crminthefield/posts/managing-power-automate-flows-from-a-central-location
* Best Practices for monitoring Canvas Apps using Admin Center Analytics – https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crminthefield/posts/monitoring-the-power-platform-canvas-driven-apps—power-apps-analytics

What’s New in CE:

* Unified Interface gets parity with web client on filtering lookups – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/lookup-filtering-enhancements-in-unified-interface/
* How to use the new in-app Unified Interface Settings widget in your custom apps – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2020/03/30/simplified-system-configuration-in-dynamics-365-sales/
* Major update coming soon to Guides CDS Solution – An update to the Dynamics 365 Guides Common Data Service solution will be released on April 28, 2020.  This update includes a foundational change to the Dynamics 365 Guides data model that will enable new features in upcoming releases of the PC and HoloLens apps.

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.15060 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update150
* Core CDS Platform update expected this weekend to 9.1.0000.15340 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update153
* Guides to 300.0.5.127
* AI Solution Anchor to 2.2.4.1 then to 2.3.1.10
* Core Service Scheduling to 9.0.20013.1009
* Power Apps Checker to 1.2.0.16
* Dynamics 365 Sales App to 9.0.2003.2021
* Sales Insights to 9.0.1.7089
* Dynamics 365 for Talent to 6.217.12

Featured Content (Links from Teams & Dynamics Segment):

* Collaboration Experience with Teams integration: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/teams-integration/teams-collaboration
* Overview of Dynamics 365 assistant application for Teams: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/ai/sales/overview-dynamics-365-assistant-app-teams
* Setup the Dynamics 365 Bot: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/teams-integration/teams-install-app
* Microsoft Teams bot + Dynamics 365 (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avQ3FmM6lwg&feature=youtu.be
* Dynamics 365 for Sales Teams Integration demo | Business Applications April 2019 Release (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0DaRzZDAPc&feature=youtu.be
* Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Teams Integration (video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcrF48ncijQ&feature=youtu.be

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