Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2020-09-25


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Nifty control to start your canvas app with a slideshow as it’s loading – https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/News-Announcements/Slide-Show-for-Power-Apps-Intro-Screen/ba-p/684775
* Dependent Option Set Manager for Model-Driven Apps – https://www.crmanswers.net/2020/09/dependent-option-set-manager.html
* Automate emailing out reports from Power BI through Power Automate – https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-automate-actions-for-exporting-power-bi-and-paginated-reports-now-available/
* This will make moving flows using solutions so much more useful –
https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/move-flows-across-environments-without-resetting-connections/
* More details about the new solution import experience with connections and environment variables – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-new-solution-import-experience-with-connections-and-environment-variables/
* Power Platform Adoption and Governance Guidance – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/guidance/adoption/methodology
* UI Flows keep getting better – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-automate-ui-flows-august-2020-update/
* Series of videos showcasing tons of best practices when building and administering Power Platform assets: Power Apps and Automate Architecture series (presented by Power CAT) – https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLi9EhCY4z99W2QOTgbwhFZEjpqc8YZDVH
* CoE Starter Kit has been updated to take advantage of the new connection reference architecture and includes UI Flows. Download the updates ASAP – https://github.com/microsoft/powerapps-tools/tree/master/Administration/CoEStarterKit/Individual%20Components
* Power Automate Desktop arrives – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/jumpstart-your-business-with-power-automates-new-desktop-rpa-solution/
* Project Oakdale goes to Public Preview – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/now-in-preview-customize-teams-with-built-in-power-platform-capabilities/
and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/teams/create-apps-overview
* API Management Connectors – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-api-management-connector-on-the-power-platform/
* Addressing the App Gap with Power Platform – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/achieve-your-app-development-goals-with-power-platform-and-azure/
* Power Virtual Agents get a boost from the Azure BOT Composer tooling – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-virtual-agents-bot-framework-enabling-everyone-to-build-intelligent-chatbots/ and https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/f9896223-587d-43f6-8ae7-b8d666951875
* Power Virtual Agents within Teams – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-public-preview-of-power-virtual-agents-within-microsoft-teams/
* Even more ALM capabilities for Power Platform DevOps – GitHub actions for the Power Platform now available in preview –
https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/github-actions-for-the-power-platform-now-available-in-preview/
* Project Operations will become generally available Oct 1 – https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/365teamblog/posts/optimize-your-project-centric-business-with-dynamics-365-project-operations
* All the goodies announced at Ignite – https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/365teamblog/posts/announcing-microsoft-power-platform-and-dynamics-365-updates-at-microsoft-ignite

What’s New in CE:

* The launch of Azure Communication Services also birthed D365 voice as a first-party part of our omnichannel service offering – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2020/09/23/new-voice-channel-streamlines-omnichannel-customer-experiences/
* Finally!! – Power BI embedded as system dashboard in model-driven apps (preview) – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-embedded-as-system-dashboard-in-model-driven-apps-preview/
* 2H 2020 Wave updates should land in North American instances on the weekend of 10/23/2020

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* Connected Store Roadmap – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave1/artificial-intelligence/dynamics365-connected-store/planned-features
* Business Central resources for ISVs to keep up to date with releases – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2020/09/24/maintain-appsource-apps-and-per-tenant-extensions-in-business-central-online/
* What’s New in Human Resources – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-whats-new-2020-09-16

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Setting up read-only copies of F&SCM data in CDS without copying it there (virtual entities) – http://dynamicspost.com/virtual-entity-enable/
* Virtual entities FAQ – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/power-platform/faq
* Dual-Write Orchestration – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/data-entities/dual-write/whats-new-dual-write
* Removing desktop access to Tier 2-5 sandboxes – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave1/finance-operations-crossapp-capabilities/removing-remote-desktop-access-tier-2-5-standard-acceptance-test-or-sandbox-environments
* IOT Intelligence Core Insights – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave1/dynamics365-supply-chain-management/iot-intelligence-core-insights
* Documentation for Project Operations – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/finance/project-management/project-resourcing
* Nice Blog on Project Operations – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2020/09/23/optimize-your-project-centric-business-with-dynamics-365-project-operations/
* Cloud Edge Scale Units – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2020/09/23/enhance-visibility-and-scale-operations-without-interruptions-for-your-supply-chain/
* One time update for Budget Control users after 10.0.13 – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2020/09/16/maintain-budget-control-balances-after-update-to-dynamics-365-finance-2020-release-wave-2/
* Nice Tips and Tricks Blog – https://community.dynamics.com/365/financeandoperations/b/axtipsandtricks

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.22251 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update222
* Core CDS Platform update expected this weekend to 9.1.0.22546 (or greater) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update225
* Marketing update to 1.35.10065.1064
* Omnichannel update to 1.5.5.2438, then 1.5.5.3225
* Customer Voice to 2.0.0.8
* Core Service Scheduling to 9.0.20082.1006
* Project Service Core to 1.0.1.1099
* Field Service to 8.8.26.24
* Project Service Automation to 3.10.34.30
* Enterprise Sales to 9.0.2008.2003
* Customer Insights Customer Card Add-in to 0.7.16
* AI Builder to 2.8.3.5
* Contextual Help to 1.0.0.12
* Sales Insights to 9.0.2008.1012
* Enterprise Sales to 9.0.2008.4000
* LinkedIn Sales Nav to 3.0.1.0680

How do I operationalize things:

* DLP tip – prevent Power Platform generated emails from going external – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/block-forwarded-email-from-power-automate
* Join the Oct 1 Launch Event to learn about what’s coming soon – https://events1.social27.com/microsoft-business-applications-launch-event/page/pre-signup?ocid=AID3021844_QSG_458648

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Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2020-09-11


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Power Platform ALM and DevOps automation in detail –
https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crminthefield/posts/monitoring-the-power-platform-azure-devops—orchestrating-deployments-and-automating-release-notes
* How to make code snippets reusable in a canvas Power App –
https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/News-Announcements/Code-re-usability-in-PowerApps-using-User-Defined-functions/ba-p/672998
* Improved SharePoint triggers in Power Automate –
https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/run-a-flow-when-a-sharepoint-column-is-modified/
* New Guides solution coming Oct 1 that will be required to be able to update the Guides apps that will get updates at the end of Oct.
* PVA gets lots of compliance creds –
https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-virtual-agents-is-hipaa-soc-iso-and-csa-compliant/
* Novel approach to handling delegation challenges in Canvas Apps –
https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/News-Announcements/With-Statement-to-include-non-Delegable-filters/ba-p/660997
* User security diagnostics tool available in preview in PPAC
* 16 new connectors in August –
https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/sixteen-new-connectors-released-in-august-2020/
* Tips and tricks for Flows your business relies on –
https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/best-practices-for-production-flows/

What’s New in CE:

* Automatic Contact Detection in emails for Sales –
https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/365teamblog/posts/automatically-capture-contacts-from-email-in-dynamics-365-sales
* Use IoT data from any IoT provider in Connected Field Service –
https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2020/09/04/use-custom-iot-providers-in-connected-field-service/

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* What’s New in Commerce 10.0.14 –
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/commerce/get-started/whats-new-commerce-10-0-14
* What’s New in Human Resources –
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-whats-new-2020-09-03
* Nice Video on Business Central Wave 2 Features –
https://dynamics.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications/product-updates/#overview-guides-and-videos
* What’s New in BC –
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave2/smb/dynamics365-business-central/planned-features

What’s New in F&SCM:

* What’s new in 10.0.14 in Finance –
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/finance/get-started/whats-new-changed-10-0-14
* What’s new in 10.0.14 Supply Chain –
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/get-started/whats-new-scm-10-0-14
* Platform Updates in 10.0.14 –
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/get-started/whats-new-platform-updates-10-0-14

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.21653 –
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update216
* Core CDS Platform update expected this weekend to 9.1.0.21941 (or greater) –
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update219

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