Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2020-12-18


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* More connectors added – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/eight-new-connectors-released-in-november-2020/
* Power Platform ALM Starter Kit – https://github.com/Power-Platform-DevOps/Power-Platform-ALM-Starter-Kit
* Join a webinar on Power Platform ALM on Jan 14 – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/connect-with-the-microsoft-power-platform-alm-team-at-the-kansas-city-user-group-january-14/
* Process mining preview (and PA Desktop GA) – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/powerplatform/2020/12/09/automating-automation-with-rpa-and-process-mining-available-for-power-automate/ and https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/take-a-tour-of-process-advisor-and-new-rpa-enhancements/
* Set up PA Portals B2C more easily – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-apps-portals-configure-azure-ad-b2c-provider-for-portals-in-a-new-way-preview/
* GitHub Actions Webinar immediately following the show – https://info.microsoft.com/ww-landing-develop-test-and-deliver-applications-with-github-actions-for-power-platform.html?lcid=en-us&ocid=mkto_eml_EM781267A1LA1&ocid=eml_pg221052_gdc_comm_ba
* Power BI Direct Query of Dataverse goes GA – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-dataverse-support-for-power-bi-direct-query-reaches-general-availability
* Power Ops – https://github.com/microsoft/powerapps-tools/tree/master/Administration/CoEStarterKit/PowerOps
* Innovation Backlog – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/guidance/coe/use-innovationbacklog
* Power Apps Portals consumption reporting – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-apps-portals-capacity-consumption-reporting-is-now-available/
* Embedding Power BI Dashboards in Model Driven Apps goes GA – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/general-availability-of-power-bi-reports-as-system-dashboards-in-model-driven-apps/
* Dataflows connector in Power Automate – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-dataflows-power-automate-connector-public-preview/
* GitHub connector overview – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/github-connector-features-for-power-platform/

What’s New in CE:

* Field service mobile app – old Xamarin-based app will stop working on June 30, 2022 so starting testing and migrating to new Unified Interface-based one – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2020/05/01/next-generation-field-service-mobile-app-available/

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* Human Resource updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave2/human-resources/dynamics365-human-resources/planned-features
* Connected Store updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave2/commerce/dynamics365-connected-store/planned-features
* Nice video on how to connect BC to the Common Data Service (Dataverse) – https://community.dynamics.com/business/b/dynamics-365-business-central-video-blog/posts/how-to-connect-common-data-service-with-dynamics-365-business-central
* Business Central extension telemetry – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave2/smb/dynamics365-business-central/extension-lifecycle-telemetry-application-insights-isvs

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Cross Platform Updates for December – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave2/finance-operations/finance-operations-crossapp-capabilities/planned-features
* Finance Updates for December – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave2/finance-operations/dynamics365-finance/planned-features
* Supply Chain Updates for December – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave2/finance-operations/dynamics365-supply-chain-management/planned-features
* Good training material for Project Operations – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/get-started-project-operations/ and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/browse/?expanded=dynamics-365&products=dynamics-project-operations

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core Dataverse Platform update to 9.1.0000.25552 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update255
* Core Dataverse Platform update expected this weekend to 9.1.0000.25849 (or greater) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update258
* LinkedIn Sales Nav to 3.0.1.0900
* AI Builder to 202010.5.2701.1 then 202010.5.3001.1
* Enterprise Sales to 9.0.2011.1000
* Sales Insights to 9.0.2011.1007
* Flow Extensions to 1.2.3.1 then 1.2.3.2
* F&O Virtual Entity to 2.5.0.5 then 2.5.1.1
* Remote Assist to 1.0.0.252
* Guides to 500.2.1.2
* HCM Talent to 6.2.0
* Customer Voice to 2.0.0.10
* Marketing to 1.35.10068.1056
* App Profile Manager to 10.1.0.33
* Non-profit Accelerator to 3.0.3.2
* Power Automate Process Mining to 1.0.1.1
* Adobe Sign to 9.3.7.0

How do I operationalize things:

* Note: No show in 2 weeks (Jan 1), we’ll have our next show in a month on
1-15-21

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