Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2020-06-19


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Legacy Dynamics 365 Connector is about to stop working. Great explanation of
the differences in CDS connectors – https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crminthefield/posts/power-automate-dynamics-365-connector-deprecation-and-the-path-forward
* Power Automate Triggers, Actions, and Workflow – https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crminthefield/posts/monitoring-the-power-platform-power-automate—run-time-part-1-triggers-workflows-and-actions
* Power Automate best practices for error handling – https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crminthefield/posts/monitoring-the-power-platform-power-automate—run-time-part-2-tracked-properties-and-error-handling
* AI Builder gets its own connector instead of relying just on CDS (current environment) one – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-ai-builder-dedicated-actions-in-power-automate/
* Office Groups Mail connector introduced – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/use-our-new-office-365-groups-mail-connector/
* Other connector updates – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/six-new-connectors-released-in-may-2020/
* Customer Insights connector is updating it’s authentication method – if you’re using it in apps or flows, make sure you go re-authenticate soon to prevent interruption in operation

What’s New in CE:

* Timeline to H2 2020 Business Applications release plans – https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/365teamblog/posts/2020-release-wave-2-timeline-for-dynamics-365-and-power-platform

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-2020-06-11
* Database logging in Human Resources – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-admin-database-logging

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Project Onboarding wizard in LCS – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/lifecycle-services/project-onboarding
* Inventory availability with ATP in Dual Write – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/data-entities/dual-write/inventory-availability
* Setting Up the Customer Portal in F&SC – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/sales-marketing/customer-portal-overview
* Connect your own help in Commerce or F&SC – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2020/06/18/get-the-updated-toolkit-for-easier-deployment-of-solution-specific-help-content/ and https://community.dynamics.com/365/supply-chain-management/b/dynamics-365-supply-chain-management-blog/posts/get-the-updated-toolkit-for-easier-deployment-of-solution-specific-help-content

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.18046 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update180
* Core CDS Platform update expected this weekend to 9.1.0.18350 (or greater) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update183
* Anchor for Dataflows to 1.0.0.6
* Card for Customer Insights to 0.7.11
* Field Service to 8.8.22.58, then 8.8.23.85
* Project Service to 3.10.31.37
* LinkedIn Sales Nav to 3.0.1.450
* Power Apps Checker to 1.2.0.24
* Service Level Agreement to 9.0.20051.5001
* Regional Emergency Response to 2.3.3.3
* AI Solution Anchor to 2.5.2.5
* Sales Insights to 9.0.2005.3006
* Omnichannel app (unique update experience in admin portal under Applications)

How do I operationalize things:

* Sending emails with unresolved recipients from CDS using Power Automate – http://linnzawwin.blogspot.com/2020/06/send-email-to-unresolved-recipients-in.html

Featured Content:

* Charles Drayton conversation in celebration of Juneteenth 2020

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Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2020-06-05


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Canvas App updated formulas for Notify and Exit with sign out – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/formulas-notify-timeout-and-exit-sign-out/
* Power Apps Portal management moves under PPAC – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/managing-power-apps-portal-from-power-platform-admin-center/
* Embedding Power BI items into PA Portals just got way easier – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-apps-portals-simplified-power-bi-integration-using-power-bi-component/
* Browser Spell Checking in updated text editors in Model-Driven Power Apps –
https://andz88.wordpress.com/2020/05/26/spelling-checker-in-the-new-editors-of-unified-interface/
* UI Flows get support for Remote Desktop sessions and storing credentials securely for logins to remote systems – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/automate-microsoft-remote-desktop-with-the-may-2020-update-to-ui-flows-in-power-automate/
* New governance control setting for admins in PPAC to manage add-on capacity – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/capacity-add-on
* Canvas Power Apps Attachments control can now support files up to 50MB in size (I’ll show you where to configure this)

What’s New in CE:

* Deprecation announced for the Sales BOT in Teams – as of July 31, 2020, it will stop working – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/important-changes-coming
* Voice of the Customer (replaced by Forms Pro) will stop working on July 1, 2020 – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2019/07/01/voice-of-the-customer-deprecation/

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* Commerce Update 36 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/commerce/get-started/whats-new-commerce-10-0-12
* Business Central Updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave1/dynamics365-business-central/planned-features
* Human Resources Updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-whats-new-2020-05-28

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Platform Update 36 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/get-started/whats-new-platform-update-10-0-12
* F&SC Financials Update 36 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/finance/get-started/whats-new-changed-10-0-12
* F&SC – Supply Chain Update 36 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/get-started/whats-new-schm-10-0-12
* Purchasing Optimization with Planning and Trade Agreements – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/master-planning/planning-optimization/purchase-trade-agreement

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.17461 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update174
* Core CDS Platform update expected this weekend to 9.1.0.17751 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update177
* Sales App to 9.0.2004.3511 then 9.0.2005.1012
* Sales Insights to 9.0.2005.1009
* Field Service to 8.8.22.57
* Project Service to 3.10.30.41
* Marketing to 1.35.10061.1037
* Core Service Scheduling to 9.0.20043.1028, then to 9.0.20051.1019
* Service Level Agreement to 9.0.20043.2092
* Guides to 400.0.1.48
* CRM Hub to 9.0.2004.1012
* LinkedIn Sales Navigator to 3.0.1.410
* Anchor Solution for Dataflow to 1.0.0.5
* AI Solution Anchor to 2.4.4.7
* Channel Integration Framework to 9.2.1.612
* Dynamics 365 Portals to 9.2.2005.0 (most versions)
* Omnichannel overall solution has an update
* Power Apps Checker to 1.2.0.22
* Regional Emergency Response Solution to 2.3.3.2

How do I operationalize things:

* Model-Driven App Sharing Nuances – if the “My Apps” subgroup is missing from your legacy Settings area, I’ll show you how to get it back dropping in this relative URL: /tools/AppModuleContainer/applandingtilepage.aspx (you can also get it back by dropping this at the end of your core URL in the browser: /main.aspx?forceUCI=1&pagetype=apps)
* Connecting Power BI to CDM Folders Tips (make sure your URL has “dfs” instead of “blob” in the middle of it)
* Connecting Power BI to new read-only endpoint of live CDS data
* Configure Attachments control size limit

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