Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2020-10-23


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Good stuff in AI Builder going GA – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-ai-builder-capabilities-now-generally-available/
* Control Data Sources through Data Gateways in PPAC – https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/data-source-management-on-power-platform-admin-center/
* Relevance Search API for auto-complete and more – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-relevance-search-api/
* Instructions for automating with the SAP GUI in Power Automate – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/rpa-playbook-for-sap-gui-automation-with-power-automate-api-flows-ui-flows-and-power-automate-desktop/
* Start using Fluent UI controls in Power Apps – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/modern-fluent-ui-controls-in-power-apps-preview/
* Power Automate Desktop gets nice list of improvements – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-automate-desktop-october-2020-update/

What’s New in CE:

* Build profiles for your multi-session app users – https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/365teamblog/posts/build-targeted-user-experiences-efficiently-by-using-app-profiles-in-multisession-apps

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* Curbside Pickup in Commerce 10.0.15 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/commerce/get-started/whats-new-commerce-10-0-15
* Business Central Launch Event – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2020/10/20/innovating-to-help-small-to-medium-size-business-embrace-digitalization/
* Human Resources Go-Live Checklist – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-admin-go-live-prepare

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Platform Updates for 10.0.15 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/get-started/whats-new-platform-updates-10-0-15
* More vendor invoice automation in Finance 10.0.15 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/finance/get-started/whats-new-changed-10-0-15
* Mixed Reality and ECM in 10.0.15 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/get-started/whats-new-scm-10-0-15
* RSAT 2.0 – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2020/10/12/build-automated-tests-quickly-with-regression-suite-automation-tool-rsat-version-2-0/

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.23474 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update234
* Core CDS Platform update expected this weekend to 9.1.0.23753 (or greater) H2 Wavehttps://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update237
* F&SCM Virtual Entity Provider to 2.1.1.24
* Adobe Sign to 9.2.17.0
* HCM Talent to 6.217.19
* AI Builder to 2.9.2.1
* Sales Insights to 9.0.2009.1023
* LinkedIn Sales Navigator to 3.0.1.0850
* Marketing App to 1.35.10066.2008
* Enterprise Sales to 9.0.2009.3001
* Service Scheduling to 9.0.20093.1006
* Power Platform CoE Starter Kit updates are released (much more efficient Flows) (hint – you do still have to put in your audit log custom connector creds post import) – https://github.com/microsoft/powerapps-tools/tree/master/Administration/CoEStarterKit/Individual%20Components

Featured Content:

* Oakdale is here! How to access it and its more advanced functionality

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Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2020-10-09


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Administration mode for maintenance is now available even in Production environments – https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/365teamblog/posts/set-administration-mode-on-production-environments-to-avoid-impacting-users-during-changes
* Time zone calculation in CDS is changing – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/deprecation-of-time-zone-entities-in-common-data-service/
* DLP Admin from PPAC is now GA – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-data-loss-prevention-capabilities-now-generally-available-ga/
* Track Flow Actions – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introduction-action-usage-analytics-in-power-automate/
* Use a canvas app as a popup in a model-driven app – http://develop1.net/public/post/2020/09/30/new-smart-button-custom-dialogs-in-model-driven-apps-using-canvas-apps
* Using metadata in your canvas app – https://d365demystified.com/2020/10/03/get-dynamics-365-field-metadata-in-a-canvas-app-using-datasourceinfo-function-common-data-service/
* Pretty fun exploration of a few PCF controls – https://www.ameyholden.com/articles/pcf-grids-sub-grids-in-model-driven-apps
* More new connectors, now over 400! – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/nine-new-connectors-released-in-september-2020-now-400-connectors/

What’s New in CE:

* Engagement Insights and more now in Customer Insights – https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/365teamblog/posts/announcing-new-innovations-for-the-microsoft-customer-data-platform
* Marketing gets more muscle – https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/365teamblog/posts/3-new-ways-to-build-customer-relationships-using-dynamics-365-marketing

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* GA Features for BC in October – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave2/smb/dynamics365-business-central/planned-features
* Really Good Human Resources Blogger – https://community.dynamics.com/365/talent/b/tomstalentblog?pifragment-92875=1
* Better Commerce Shopping Experience – https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/365teamblog/posts/updates-to-enhance-omnichannel-shopping-with-dynamics-365-commerce

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Dual Write in Project Operations – https://daytodaydynamics365.com/dynamics-365-project-operations-configuring-dual-write-alerts/
* Nice read on troubleshooting Sales Orders in F&SC – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/sales-marketing/troubleshooting-sales
* Engineering Change Management and MES updates for F&SC – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2020/10/02/overcome-disruptions-in-your-supply-chain/
* Electronic Invoicing in F&SC – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/finance/localizations/e-invoicing-service-overview and https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/365teamblog/posts/electronic-invoicing-add-on-preview-expands-capabilities-for-dynamics-365-business-applications
* Support Date Extended for tax updates in US Payroll – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2020/10/02/support-date-extended-for-tax-updates-in-us-payroll-feature-in-dynamics-365-finance/
* F&SC Tech talks – https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/techtalks

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core CDS Platform update to 9.1.0.22857 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update228
* Core CDS Platform update expected this weekend to 9.1.0.23170 (or greater) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update231
* Sales Insights to 9.0.2008.1014, then 9.0.2009.1020
* AI Builder to 2.8.5.3
* Enterprise Sales to 9.0.2009.1000
* F&O Virtual Entities to 2.1.1.22
* Guides to 500.0.1.1
* Customer Insights Customer Cards to 0.7.17

How do I operationalize things:

* New feature in Power Platform Admin center to find and recover deleted
environments without the need for PowerShell
* TDS endpoint for CDS has been temporarily disabled. We’ll let you know when it comes back online – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/developer/common-data-service/cds-sql-query

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