Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2020-07-17


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* WinAutomation action has made it to the UI flows UI – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-winautomation-connector-in-ui-flows-is-now-available/
* UI Flow configuration for Retry and Timeout – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-automate-ui-flows-june-2020-update/
* Higher Education COVID Impact Tracker Solution – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/tracking-financial-impact-for-higher-education-a-power-platform-template/
* Try out writing formulas with dynamic schema in Power Apps – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/authoring-formulas-with-dynamic-schema-in-power-apps/
* Helpful updates to canvas Power Apps Monitor debugging tool – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/use-monitor-to-debug-your-published-app/
* PVA gets bot-level variables that can cross topics and allows you to set them from outside the BOT – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/reusing-variables-across-topics-and-setting-variable-values-from-external-sources/
* In CDS, you can now change existing text fields to be autonumber ones – https://www.inogic.com/blog/2020/06/option-to-change-data-type-to-autonumber-for-existing-text-fields-now-available-with-the-new-maker-experience-for-power-platform/
* Monitoring and doing detailed analytics on Power Automate – https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crminthefield/posts/monitoring-the-power-platform-power-automate—run-time-part-3-implementing-a-monitoring-strategy
* Do more with Excel now in Power Automate – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-support-for-office-scripts-in-the-excel-online-business-connector/
* UI Flow configuration for Loops and Arrays – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-support-for-loops-and-array-inputs-in-ui-flows/
* Letting more users do more UI Flows on single servers – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/run-multiple-concurrent-ui-flows-on-a-single-windows-server-device-high-density/
* Updated release of all components of Power Platform CoE Starter Kit – https://github.com/microsoft/powerapps-tools/tree/master/Administration/CoEStarterKit/Individual%20Components
* Ten New Connectors Released in June – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/ten-new-connectors-released-in-june-2020/
* Important differences between similar Canvas App expressions – https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/News-Announcements/What-s-The-Difference-Between-These-Power-Apps-Functions/ba-p/615235
* Common Data Service will now let you do Column Comparison through FetchXML, the SDK, and OData – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-column-comparison-through-fetchxml-sdk-and-odata/
* UI Flows now support Citrix remote apps – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/automate-citrix-remote-apps-and-remote-desktops-with-the-july-2020-update-to-ui-flows-in-power-automate/
* Monitor for telemetry and analysis of app performance adds support for model-driven apps – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/monitor-now-supports-model-driven-apps/
* New addition to CoE Starter Kit – Theming Tools and Shared Component Library – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/guidance/coe/theming-components
* Release wave 2 plans – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform-release-plan/2020wave2/

What’s New in CE:

* Dynamics 365 Project Operations preview is now available – consider joining the preview! – https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/365teamblog/posts/dynamics-365-project-operations-preview-is-now-available
* Release wave 2 plans – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave2/

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* If you are a retailer, this is big news to pay attention to – https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/365teamblog/posts/microsoft-acquires-orions-systems-to-expand-dynamics-365-capabilities
* What’s New in Human Resources – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-whats-new-2020-06-23 and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-whats-new-2020-07-08
* Managing VAT tax changes in BC – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2020/06/24/how-to-manage-vat-rate-changes-in-dynamics-365-business-central/
* Really good retail perspectives blogs – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2020/06/22/retail-perspectives-pt-1-chart-a-course-to-restart-and-grow/
* https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2020/06/25/retail-perspectives-pt-2-rethink-customer-experiences/
* https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2020/06/30/retail-perspectives-pt-3-reduce-supply-chain-disruptions/
* https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2020/07/02/retail-perspectives-pt-4-protect-your-business-against-fraud/
* https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2020/07/16/retail-perspectives-pt-5-transition-to-agile-commerce-solutions/

What’s New in F&SCM:

* What’s new in LCS – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/lifecycle-services/whats-new-lcs
* F&SC 10.1.12 update delayed until July 22nd

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.18647 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update186
* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.18950 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update189
* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.19251 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update192
* Core CDS Platform update expected this weekend to 9.1.0.19562 (or greater) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update195
* Sales App to 9.0.2005.3007
* AI Builder to 2.5.3.7 then 2.5.4.2 then 2.6.1.4 then to 2.6.2.5
* Forms Pro name change to Dynamics 365 Customer Voice and update to 2.0.0.3
* SLA to 9.0.20053.1005
* Core Service Scheduling to 9.0.20053.1012 then 9.0.20061.1005 then 9.0.20063.1001
* Sales Insights to 9.0.2006.1005 then 9.0.2006.3006
* CDS Management to 1.0.2.0
* Field Service to 8.8.24.17
* Project Service to 3.10.32.40 then 3.10.32.50
* Flow Approvals to 2.0.1.0
* LinkedIn Sales Navigator to 3.0.1.0490
* Customer Insights Card Builder to 0.7.12, then to 0.7.13
* Omnichannel for Customer Service to 1.5.5.2659
* Knowledge Management Anchor to 9.0.1.1173
* Dynamics Marketing to 1.35.10063.1039
* Dynamics 365 Guides to 400.0.2.66
* Application Common to 9.0.2006.3008
* Core Sales to 9.0.2006.3013
* Core Service to 9.0.20063.1013
* Lead Management to 9.0.2006.3001
* Product Management to 9.0.2006.3002
* Sales Embedded to 9.0.2006.3002
* Channel Integration Framework to 9.1.0.412

How do I operationalize things:

* Tip to find the App ID in Power Automate when building URLs to Model-Driven Apps – https://saralagerquist.com/2020/06/16/get-app-id-with-list-records-in-power-automate
* Tip to set Owner and Customer fields when using Azure Data Factory with CDS – https://crmchap.co.uk/working-with-common-data-service-owner-customer-fields-in-azure-data-factory-v2
* Adding a PowerBI Dashboard for all users of Model-Driven App – https://mattwittemann.com/2020/06/26/using-dynamics-365-sales-and-wondering-where-to-start-with-power-bi/
* Use “Select” action in a Flow to manipulate JSON easily – https://debajmecrm.com/2020/07/05/add-remove-modify-json-elements-of-a-json-array-in-power-automate-microsoft-flow/
* Updated way to update solutions through PPAC (watch episode video to learn)

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