Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2020-08-28


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* CDS now allows Virtual Entities directly connecting to SQL. Here’s a nice example starter kit solution – https://mikefactorial.com/2020/08/15/direct-query-sql-virtual-entities/
* Good scoop on several new preview features for Model Driven Apps – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/try-out-the-power-apps-october-release-wave-2-updates-today/
* Improvements to Microsoft CDS Cascading Merge Transactions – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/improvements-to-cascading-merge-transactions/
* More on Power Virtual Agent sharing and co-authoring – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/share-and-collaborate-on-your-bot-with-subject-matter-experts/
* Good ideas on how to use the new Teams “For a Selected Message” trigger – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/trigger-flows-from-any-message-in-microsoft-teams/
* Make direct CDS Web API calls easily from a Power Apps Portal –
https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-apps-portals-web-api-support-public-preview/
* UI Flow additional enhancements – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-delay-command-line-arguments-and-copy-paste-features-for-ui-flows/

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* What New in Human Resources (time and absence in Teams is both a Teams App for viewing/editing and a BOT for interacting) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-whats-new-2020-08-20
* IOT in Business Central – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2020/08/24/leveraging-iot-data-in-dynamics-365-business-central/
* Time to switch your browser to Edge – https://community.dynamics.com/business/b/financials/posts/it-s-time-to-switch-your-dynamics-365-business-central-browser-to-microsoft-edge

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Flights Vs. Feature Management – What’s the difference? – http://kashperuk.blogspot.com/2020/07/flights-vs-feature-management-practical.html
* Resolve F&SC PO Distribution Errors – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2020/08/12/resolve-po-distribution-errors-in-dynamics-365-supply-chain-management/
* Dynamics D365 Wave 2 2020 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave2/

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.21053 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update210
* Core CDS Platform update expected this weekend to 9.1.0.21347 (or greater) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update213
* Project Service to 3.10.33.48
* Sales Insights to 9.0.2007.1017
* Field Service to 8.8.25.30
* CCI Bots to 1.1.2.40
* Forms Pro / Customer Voice to 2.0.0.6
* Marketing to 1.35.10064.2003
* AI Builder to 2.7.2.5, then 2.7.3.1
* Service Scheduling to 9.0.20074.1004
* Marketing to 1.35.10064.2003
* CoE Starter Kit updates to Core, Audit/Governance Components, and Theming
* Power Apps Checker to 1.2.0.34
* Return to the Workplace to 1.0.85.4
* Knowledge Management to 9.0.1.1218
* Guides to 400.0.4.31

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Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2020-08-14


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* UI Flows now support using variables – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-variable-support-in-ui-flows/
* Tip when using multi-purpose triggers in Power Automate – https://www.inogic.com/blog/2020/07/identify-the-trigger-message-when-using-common-data-service-current-connector-in-power-automate-flows/
* Move PVA BOTs using solution framework DevOps – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/export-and-import-of-power-virtual-agents-bots-using-solutions/
* MFA Support, Service Principal Support, and GA of Power Platform Build Tools – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-general-availability-of-microsoft-power-platform-build-tools/
* Seven more connectors last month – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/seven-new-connectors-released-in-july-2020/
* Changing the authoring version of maker studio for canvas Power Apps – https://powermaverick.dev/2020/08/03/authoring-version-in-canvas-apps/
* Monitoring Model-Driven Apps deep dive (2 parts) – https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crminthefield/posts/monitoring-the-power-platform-model-driven-apps—monitor-tool-part-1-messages-and-scenarios and https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crminthefield/posts/monitoring-the-power-platform-model-driven-apps—the-monitor-tool-part-2-session-consumption-and-analytics
* Short-lived name change for Dataflex. It’s temporarily “Project Oakdale” until a new name gets christened again.

What’s New in CE:

* Wave 2 features are there to opt in – quick review of Customer Service Workspace multi-session app – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customer-service/csw-overview
* Update to Server Side Sync with CDS along with error prevention guidance – https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crminthefield/posts/email-messages-sent-from-dynamics-365-through-server-side-synchronization-will-now-save-to-exchange-sent-items-folder
* New Power BI App for Sales Analytics by an ISV on Dynamics CE data – https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-august-2020-feature-summary/
* Company News control is deprecated and will stop working Sept 10. If you use it, replace it with this new PCF News Control – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/model-driven-apps/stay-current-with-news-control

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* Update 10.1.13 Commerce Update ready for testing – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/commerce/get-started/whats-new-commerce-10-0-13
* Map Module for Commerce – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/commerce/map-module and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/bingmaps/#pivot=main&panel=BingMapsAPI
* Media Gallery Module for Commerce – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/commerce/media-gallery-module
* A few Human Resources Updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-whats-new-2020-08-06
* New features for August preview in Business Central – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave2/smb/dynamics365-business-central/planned-features

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Finance Update 10.1.13 preview – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/finance/get-started/whats-new-changed-10-0-13
* Update 10.1.13 Supply Chain is available – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/get-started/whats-new-scm-10-0-13
* 10.1.13 Platform Updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/get-started/whats-new-platform-updates-10-0-13
* Function Change in Wave 2 code may cause issues with your environments – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2020/08/03/verify-hash-function-changes-after-update-to-dynamics-365-finance-2020-release-wave-2/

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.20460 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update204
* Core CDS Platform update expected this weekend to 9.1.0.20748 (or greater) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update207
* AI Builder to 2.6.5.8 then 2.7.1.2
* Sales Insights to 9.0.2007.1013 then 9.0.2007.1014
* Customer Insights Card Add-in to 0.7.14
* Marketing to 1.35.10064.1061
* Power Apps Checker to 1.2.0.32
* Guides to 400.0.3.36
* Healthcare Accelerator (EMR Solution) to 2.2.3.3
* Application Common to 9.0.2007.2007
* Core Sales/Enterprise Sales to 9.0.2007.2006
* Lead Mgmt to 9.0.2007.2000
* Product Mgmt to 9.0.2007.2002
* Sales Integration and Add-ons to 9.0.2007.2000
* Sales Embedded to 9.0.2007.2001 then 9.0.2007.2003
* Knowledge Mgmt to 9.0.1.3206
* Core Service to 9.0.20072.1081
* Service Scheduling to 9.0.20072.1001

How do I operationalize things:

* If you’re still using legacy web client for CE, switch to Unified Interface ASAP! Also, be aware that the waffle behavior will change at the end of this month to just send you to Office.com instead of showing you all your apps.

Featured Content:

* Customer Service Workspace app overview

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