Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2021-01-15


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Power Automate Desktop Dec Update – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-automate-desktop-ga-release-update/
* The Dec connector adds – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/11-new-connectors-released-in-december-2020/
* Best practices for process automation – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/learn-how-to-automate-your-business-process/
* Updates to CoE Starter Kit and added tool icons library to allow for complete setup of Innovation Backlog as documented at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/guidance/coe/setup-innovationbacklog  & https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/use-the-innovation-backlog-to-manage-app-and-flow-ideas/
* Model-driven app controls getting better – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-model-driven-apps-controls-deprecation-of-old-controls/
* Model-driven forms inside of forms – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/editing-related-records-on-a-main-form-in-a-model-driven-app/ & https://jukkaniiranen.com/2021/01/relational-data-on-model-driven-forms-part-2-form-component-control/
* Simpler image handling in model-driven apps – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/simple-image-control-for-model-driven-apps/
* Expanded sharing of Dataverse for Teams Apps – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/you-can-now-share-dataverse-for-teams-apps-beyond-a-team/
* Monitor goes GA – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-general-availability-ga-of-monitor-in-power-apps/
* Making tweaks to prebuilt connectors – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/import-a-connector-from-github-as-a-custom-connector/
* Turn on updated experience for Duplicate Detection in Model-Driven Apps –https://youtu.be/lHdngDinpbI
* PVA gets SSO in Teams – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-virtual-agents-support-for-teams-channel-single-sign-on-is-available-in-public-preview/
* Model-driven apps get push notifications – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/now-available-model-driven-app-push-notifications/
* Approvals app now available in Microsoft Teams – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/approvals-app-now-available-on-microsoft-teams/
* Work with the real source code of Canvas Apps – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/source-code-files-for-canvas-apps/

What’s New in CE:

* New Sales mobile app (preview) and how to enable it – https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/365teamblog/posts/enable-the-dynamics-365-sales-preview-mobile-app-in-advanced-settings

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* Microsoft at NRF – Microsoft at NRF: the changing landscape of retail – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2021/01/11/microsoft-at-nrf-the-changing-landscape-of-retail/
* Commerce B2B public preview – https://aka.ms/b2bpreview
* Best practices for Commerce Dev work – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/commerce/e-commerce-extensibility/best-practices-dev
* Tips for creating intelligent fraud workflows –  https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2021/01/05/3-tips-for-creating-intelligent-fraud-management-workflows/
* New Human Resource Features in December – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-whats-new-2020-12-02

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Heat Map your WMS – https://axscm.wordpress.com/tag/heatmap/
* Smooth WMS Operation – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2020/12/14/robust-warehouse-execution-with-dynamics-365-supply-chain-management/
* Purchase Requisitions management in Planning Optimization – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/master-planning/planning-optimization/purchase-requisitions
* Inventory Visibility Across Your Supply Chain – Increase visibility into inventory across your supply chain – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2020/12/17/increase-visibility-into-inventory-across-your-supply-chain/
* Tech talk on extending F&SCM with AI – https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/techtalks/posts/using-the-power-platform-to-extend-finance-and-operations-apps—part-9-ai-builder-december-18-2020

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core Dataverse Platform update to 9.1.0.26146 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update261
* Core Dataverse Platform update expected this weekend to 9.1.0.26438 (or greater) –
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/business-applications-release-notes/dynamics/released-versions/weekly-releases/update264
* Service scheduling to 9.0.20113.1005
* Field Service to 8.8.32.59, then 8.8.32.61
* Project Service to 3.10.44.59
* Omnichannel to 1.5.11.1245
* Marketing to 1.35.10068.1097
* AI Builder to 202011.2.1001.3
* Flow Extensions to 1.1.7.0
* Sales Enterprise to 9.0.2011.3000
* HCM Talent to 6.217.21
* Dual-write core to 1.0.24

Featured Content:


* 2021 First Wave release plans will be made available on Jan 27, 2021 at
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/release-plans/
* Power Apps Community call coming up next Wed, Jan 20 at 10am CST – https://aka.ms/powerappscall-join

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