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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