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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