Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2021-08-27


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* How to set up and use the new Environment RMS in COE Starter Kit – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/guidance/coe/env-mgmt and https://forwardforever.com/new-governance-tools-for-power-platform-environments/
* Canvas App Component updates – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/canvas-components-can-now-access-app-scope-directly/
* Build tools and CLI improvements – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-public-preview-for-connection-references-support-in-power-platforms-tools/
* Power Apps Ideas (AI for Power Fx) – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/writing-power-fx-formulas-with-natural-language/
* PVA gets support for entities defined by Regex expressions – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/regex-regular-expression-entity-support-in-power-virtual-agents/
* Custom ServiceNow Connector Sample – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/a-sample-custom-connector-for-servicenow-using-oauth-authentication/
* Update to Media and Entertainment Accelerator – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2021/08/25/virtual-live-events-and-cloud-enabled-content-workflows-now-supported-in-dynamics-365-media-and-entertainment-accelerator/
* Update to Education Accelerator – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2021/08/11/dynamics-365-accelerator-helps-partners-deliver-solutions-for-educators-and-students/
* Notifications in model driven apps – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-public-preview-for-in-app-notifications-for-model-driven-apps/

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* August updates for Business Central – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2021wave2/smb/dynamics365-business-central/planned-features
* New updates for Project Operations Lite Deployment – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/project-operations/pro/whats-new/whats-new-2021-early-access-lite

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Enable JIT Database access for F&SC – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/database/database-just-in-time-jit-access
* Nice doc on BYOD – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/analytics/export-entities-to-your-own-database
* Dev and Admin videos for F&SC – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/fin-ops/get-started/videos
* Update 20 performance issues to know – 10.0.20 (platform versions 7.0.6060.45 through 7.0.6060.95)

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Connection References to 1.2.7.0
* Customer Insights Customer Card add-in to 0.8.1
* Sales Insights to 9.0.21071.10013 then 9.0.21081.10004
* Field Service to 8.8.47.21
* Project Service to 3.10.55.38
* Marketing to 1.35.10075.2012
* Flow Extensions to 1.2.4.14
* Process Mining to 1.1.0.7
* Enterprise Sales to 9.0.21074.10001
* Project for Web Core to 1.0.13.151
* Service Scheduling to 9.0.21093.2010
* Virtual Connector Provider to 9.0.0.360

Featured Content:

* Register for the Powerful Devs Conference (Sept 14) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/events/learntv/powerful-devs-conference-sept-2021/?branch=powerful-devs-conference-sept-2021?WT.mc_id=power-33604-apdunnam
* Register for Customer Self Service Summit (Sept 24-25) – https://www.powercommunity.com/customer-self-service-summit/
* Register for Power Portals Bootcamp (Sept 25) – https://events.powercommunity.com/power-portals-bootcamp/

Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2021-08-13


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Bug fix deployed for Dataverse to lock down activity pointers – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/important-bug-fix-information-activitypointer-tables-cannot-add-custom-columns/
* Custom connectors and code – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/connectors/custom-connectors/write-code and https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/add-code-to-your-custom-connector/
* Tools to help troubleshoot Command Bar updates – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-command-checker-for-model-app-ribbons/ and https://www.itaintboring.com/dynamics/command-checker-for-model-app-ribbons/
* Dataflows improve connectivity – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-vnet-connectivity-for-power-platform-dataflows-public-preview/
* Marketing Real-Time Journeys go GA – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2021/08/02/announcing-dynamics-365-marketing-customer-journey-orchestration-ga-its-a-game-changer/
* Custom Dataverse plug-in telemetry logging – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/log-plug-in-telemetry-to-your-application-insights-resource/
* Granular DLP Controls – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/dlp-granular-controls and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/dlp-custom-connector-parity
* Opt-in to some of the Wave 2 features (in test environments) – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/try-out-the-power-apps-october-2021-release-wave-2-updates-today/
* Moving PVA Bots between environments is GA – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-general-availability-of-power-virtual-agents-export-and-import-chatbots-using-solutions/
* 13 new connectors in July – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/july-updates-on-power-automate-partner-connectors/
* A few new Power Fx functions – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-fx-int-trunc-weeknum-and-isoweeknum-functions/
* Power Automate Desktop August Updates – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-automate-desktop-august-2021-update/
* PP COE Starter Kit August Update (note upgrade order advice) – https://github.com/microsoft/coe-starter-kit/releases/tag/CoEStarterKit-August2021
and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/guidance/coe/env-mgmt
* Improvements to security administration in PPAC – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/administer-application-users-security-roles-teams-and-users-in-the-power-platform-admin-center/

What’s New in CE:

* Teams integration in Sales Hub now allows for sensitivity labeling –

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* IOM goes GA – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2021/08/09/dynamics-365-intelligent-order-management-is-now-generally-available/
* Commerce Update 10.0.21 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/commerce/get-started/whats-new-commerce-10-0-21
* Business Central Updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2021wave1/smb/dynamics365-business-central/planned-features
* Project Operations Updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2021wave1/finance-operations/dynamics365-project-operations/planned-features
* Human Resource Updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2021wave1/human-resources/dynamics365-human-resources/planned-features

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Platform Updates 10.0.21 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/get-started/whats-new-platform-updates-10-0-21
* Finance 10.0.21 Updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/finance/get-started/whats-new-changed-10-0-21
* Supply Chain 10.0.21 Updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/get-started/whats-new-scm-10-0-21
* Suplari Acquisition – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2021/07/28/microsoft-acquires-suplari-to-strengthen-business-insight-for-finance-and-procurement-leaders/

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Marketing to 1.35.10074.2001
* Sales Insights to 9.0.21071.10012
* Cloud for Healthcare Foundation to 2.1.3.1
* Process Mining Anchor to 1.1.0.6
* Field Service to 8.8.46.28
* Core Service Scheduling to 9.0.21072.1003
* Customer Voice to 2.0.0.24
* App Profile Manager to 10.1.0.63
* Enterprise Sales to 9.0.21072.10006

Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2021-07-30


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Make and publish your own Connector – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/submit-a-connector-to-the-power-platform-as-an-independent-publisher/
* Easily view all your BOT transcripts – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/transcript-viewer-now-available-as-part-of-pva-custom-analytics/
* Use CLI in VS Code context – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-platform-command-line-and-vs-code-extension-june-update/
* Power Automate Desktop July Features (new version is out) – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-automate-desktop-july-2021-update/
* Custom Pages in Model-Driven Apps (preview) – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/custom-pages-for-converging-model-driven-apps-and-canvas-apps/ and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/model-driven-apps/model-app-page-overview
* Command Bar configuration with Power Fx (preview) – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-command-designer-with-power-fx-preview/ and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/model-driven-apps/command-designer-overview
* Stop automatic assignment of security roles – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/opt-out-automatic-license
* Blog series on Dataverse export to data lake – https://dynamicscrmgirl-wordpress-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/dynamicscrmgirl.wordpress.com/2021/04/23/data-lake-series-part-4-configuring-dynamics-365-export-to-data-lake/amp/

What’s New in CE:

* Custom Fiscal Calendars in Sales forecasting – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2021/07/26/tracking-forecasts-to-your-companys-fiscal-calendar-just-got-easier/
* Deal Manager in Sales – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2021/07/16/improve-seller-productivity-with-the-deal-manager-experience/
* Automated Lead Routing preview – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2021/07/29/automated-lead-routing-preview-right-salesperson-right-time-more-sales/
* Early Access to Wave 2 Features on Monday (August 2) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2021wave2/features-ready-early-access

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Dual-Write Core to 1.0.29
* Field Service to 8.8.45.47
* Project Service to 3.10.54.98
* Service Scheduling to 9.0.21064.1003
* F&O Virtual Entity to 2.5.1.12
* Customer Insights Customer Card to 0.8.0
* Project Service Core to 1.0.12.148
* Process Mining to 1.1.0.5
* Sales to 9.0.21064.10003
* Sales Insights to 9.0.21071.10010
* Guides to 600.3.0.1

Featured Content:

* Edit your model-driven command bars using PowerFX (in preview) and add custom pages (demo)

Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2021-07-16


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* NFC Tags now an option – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/read-nfc-tags-with-power-apps-on-ios-and-android/
* More AI Assistance in PVA – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/ai-assisted-authoring-detect-topic-overlaps-and-get-topic-suggestions-from-bot-sessions/
* Better Power Platform OOB Analytics – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/tenant-level-analytics
* Put your analytics in your own lake – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/self-service-analytics
* Analyze performance of Model Driven Apps directly from maker portal – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/common/performance-insights-overview
* Log robust Model Driven App telemetry into App Insights – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/analyze-telemetry
* More logging goodness, this time for Desktop Flows – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/advanced-power-automate-rpa-run-log-analytics-with-power-bi-and-dataverse/
* Canvas containers – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/canvas-app-layout-containers-are-now-generally-available/
* GitHub Actions – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-general-availability-of-github-actions-for-microsoft-power-platform/
* Better pricing on Apps, but Per App plan will start meaning just that – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/apps-for-everyone-updates-to-power-apps-pricing-and-licensing/
* When to use Express Route with Power Platform – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/guidance/expressroute/overview
* Multi-Table Lookups in Dataverse (pro-dev only for now) – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcement-multi-table-lookups-are-now-available-as-a-preview/ but check this out – https://www.linkedin.com/posts/tanguytouzard_xrmtoolbox-activity-6818504228676411392-OTiO
* Center of Excellence Starter Kit July Update – https://github.com/microsoft/coe-starter-kit/releases
* AI Builder July features – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/ai-builder-july-2021-update/
* Connectors introduced in June – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-seven-new-connectors/
* Guidance on moving from unmanaged to managed solutions – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/how-a-microsoft-team-transitioned-from-unmanaged-to-managed-power-platform-solutions/
* Power BI enhancements for Power Apps Portals – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-apps-portals-and-power-bi-integration-enhancements/

What’s New in CE:

* Collaborate in Teams on records even if you don’t have a D365 license – https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/365teamblog/posts/bring-dynamics-365-into-the-flow-of-work-with-teams-at-no-additional-cost
* How to turn on unified record routing (Omnichannel isn’t required) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/customer-service/set-up-record-routing
* If you haven’t, turn on Conversation Intelligence for Teams call analytics here:

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* New providers for IOM – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2021/06/24/intelligent-order-management-partners-with-leading-service-providers-to-optimize-order-management/
* 4 trends in retail – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2021/06/21/4-post-pandemic-retail-trends/
* What’s new in Human Resources – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-whats-new-2021-06-22
* Wave 2 for Human Resources – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2021wave2/human-resources/dynamics365-human-resources/planned-features
* Business Central updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2021wave1/smb/dynamics365-business-central/planned-features
* IOM Documentation – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/intelligent-order-management/
* Guided integration to set up Fraud Protection – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2021/07/12/use-guided-integration-to-set-up-fraud-protection-for-your-business/

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Project Operations Feature Update – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/project-operations/whats-new/whats-new-june-2021-resource-based
* What’s new July 2021 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/project-operations/whats-new/whats-new-july-2021-resource-based and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/project-operations/prod-pma/whats-new/whats-new-jul-2021-stocked
* Planning Optimization Fit Analysis – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/master-planning/planning-optimization/planning-optimization-fit-analysis

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Field Service to 8.8.43.97, then 8.8.43.101, then 8.8.44.52, then 8.8.44.56
* Dual-write core to 1.0.28
* Dual-write orchestration with F&O to 2.2.2.98
* Enterprise Sales to 9.0.21055.10001, then 9.0.21062.10002
* Sales Insights to 9.0.21061.10014, then 9.0.21061.10015
* Power Apps Checker to 1.2.0.114
* Agent Productivity Tools to 9.2.1.1181
* Remote Assist to 1.0.0.276
* Power Automate Process Mining to 1.1.0.4
* Guides to 600.2.0.2
* Virtual Connector Provider to 9.0.0.331, then to 9.0.0.338
* Flow extensions to 1.2.4.8
* Marketing to 1.35.10074.1038
* Customer Voice to 2.0.0.22
* Service Scheduling to 9.0.21062.1004
* Connection References to 1.2.6.0
* Return to Workplace – Apps to 1.5.448.1
* Return to Workplace – Portal to 1.5.401.1

Featured Content:

Release Plans for next 6 months – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/release-plans/

Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2021-06-18


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Check your Dataverse relationships in your solutions before October – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/important-new-feature-relationship-validation-for-solutions/
* Changing Canvas App settings gets easier – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/canvas-app-settings-have-a-fresh-new-look/
* Architecture guidance for Power Virtual Agent building – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-virtual-agents-architecture-series-now-available/
* Better Model Driven App Designer in Preview – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-the-modern-app-designer-preview/
* PCF in Canvas Apps goes GA – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-general-availability-of-the-power-apps-component-framework-for-canvas-apps/
* Great overview of how to get started with virtual tables – https://jukkaniiranen.com/2021/06/virtual-dataverse-tables-with-no-code-via-connectors/
* Load data into DV4T Tables with DF4T – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-power-query-dataflows-for-dataverse-in-teams-preview/
* Changing names of data sources in Canvas Apps improvements – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/rename-your-power-apps-action-based-data-sources/
* Better Model Driven Lookups (should land this weekend in US) – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/advanced-lookup-experience-in-model-driven-power-apps/
* Pro Dev improvements with updates to CLI tools – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/canvas-source-code-tool-integrated-with-power-platform-cli/
* Power Automate Desktop June release (6-day delay for in-app notification) – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-automate-desktop-june-2021-update/

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* Commerce 10.0.20 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/commerce/get-started/whats-new-commerce-10-0-20
* What’s New in Human Resources – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-whats-new-2021-05-20
* Business Central updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2021wave1/smb/dynamics365-business-central/planned-features

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Platform updates 10.0.20 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/get-started/whats-new-platform-updates-10-0-20
* Finance 10.0.20 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/finance/get-started/whats-new-changed-10-0-20
* Supply Chain 10.0.20 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/get-started/whats-new-scm-10-0-20

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Dual-write application orchestration to 2.2.2.83
* Field Service to 8.8.42.64, then 8.8.42.66
* Flow extensions to 1.2.4.7
* Enterprise Sales to 9.0.21053.10001
* Omnichannel to 1.5.16.1070
* Marketing to 1.35.10073.2005
* LinkedIn Sales Nav to 3.0.1.1020
* Adobe Sign to 9.5.4.0
* Service Scheduling to 9.0.21054.1008

How do I operationalize things:

* Take off a fortnight from now, it will be July 4th weekend! We won’t be hosting an episode. See everyone again in roughly a month – on July 16!

Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2021-06-04


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* PVA gets even better with Dynamics Customer Service –
https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-virtual-agents-omnichannel-delivering-an-even-better-together-experience/
* Even easier way to add Canvas Apps to Teams – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/add-your-canvas-apps-to-microsoft-teams/
* More Dataverse for Teams sample solutions – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/enhance-information-discovery-and-create-more-inclusive-organizations-with-three-new-power-apps-solutions/
* Power Fx is expanding – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-fx-coming-to-model-driven-power-apps-dataverse-and-more/
* Even easier Power Fx formula creation using natural language – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-power-apps-ideas-ai-powered-assistance-now-helps-anyone-create-apps-using-natural-language/
* Process Advisor improvements and General Availability – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/reduce-process-bottlenecks-with-process-advisor-for-power-automate-now-generally-available/
* Options for deploying PVA Bots in Teams – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/partner-with-admin-to-roll-out-bot-in-microsoft-teams/
* Easier PVA deployment on Portals – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-apps-portals-introducing-power-virtual-agents-integration-using-chatbot-component-public-preview/
* New Power Apps Developer Plan – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/developer-plan
* Update to Export to Data Lake for Dataverse – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/powerplatform/2021/05/26/accelerate-time-to-insight-with-azure-synapse-link-for-dataverse/
* ALM for Makers (Standard and Advanced versions) – https://github.com/microsoft/coe-starter-kit/releases
* Overview of announcements from Build – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/powerplatform/2021/05/25/microsoft-power-platform-is-the-best-way-for-teams-to-build-together/
* RPA templates for D365 – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2021/05/27/enhance-workplace-automation-with-prebuilt-rpa-templates-for-dynamics-365-preview/
* Pro-code portal editing – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-apps-portals-edit-portal-with-power-platform-vs-code-extension-public-preview/
* May list of new connectors – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/four-more-innovative-connectors-in-may/
* Control who can share Canvas Apps – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/admin-manage-apps#manage-who-can-share-canvas-apps
* Easier maintenance of permissions in portals – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/table-permissions-in-portals-studio/
* VS Code Power Platform Extension – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-platform-extension-for-vs-code/
* Center of Excellence Starter Kit June Release (new location) – https://github.com/microsoft/coe-starter-kit/releases/tag/CoEStarterKit-June2021

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Dual Write core to 1.0.27
* F&O Virtual Entity to 2.5.1.8
* Core Service Scheduling to 9.0.21052.1004
* Sales to 9.0.21051.10008
* Project Service Core to 1.0.10.182
* Marketing to 1.35.10072.2003

Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2021-05-21


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Update out for Power Apps Code Review Tool – https://github.com/microsoft/powerapps-tools/tree/master/Tools/Apps/Microsoft.PowerApps.CodeReview
* Edit data sources for Power BI in PPAC – https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/add-and-edit-power-bi-data-sources-on-power-platform-admin-center/
* Tips on the “Return to Workplace” Power Platform solution – https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crminthefield/posts/power-platform—supporting-and-extending-the-return-to-workplace-solution
* Route work to people – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2021/05/17/increase-customer-satisfaction-and-agent-productivity-with-unified-routing
* PVA is compliant with lots – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-that-power-virtual-agents-is-fedramp-hitrust-pci-and-ospar-compliant/
* SAP Connector is GA – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/general-availability-of-the-sap-erp-connector/
* Power Automate Desktop for May – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-automate-desktop-may-2021-update/
* New Connectors from April – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/6-new-connectors-in-april/
* Great video showcasing the power of the updated Theming solution in COE Starter Kit – https://youtu.be/Ai2Mo6tX4V8
* Also, good community call with tips on multilingual apps and using environment variables – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrdpkOS9pnk

What’s New in CE:

* New Sales Mobile App is Generally Available – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/sales-enterprise/sales-mobile/dynamics-365-sales-mobile-app
(YouTube Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pwzTiCGcPs)
* Lead Routing in Public Preview – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/ai/sales/create-manage-assignment-rules-lead-routing
* Keep and eye on deprecations coming this fall – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/important-changes-coming

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Power Platform Connection References to 1.2.5.0
* Process Mining to 1.1.0.2
* Education Accelerator to 3.1.3.2
* Field Service to 8.8.41.53, then 8.8.41.58
* Service Scheduling to 9.0.21044.1006
* Project Service to 3.10.52.77
* Flow Extensions to 1.2.4.3
* Power Apps Checker to 1.2.0.108
* Customer Voice to 2.0.0.19
* Sales to 9.0.21043.10001, then 9.0.21043.10002
* Sales Insights to 9.0.21051.10010

Featured Content:

Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2021-05-07


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Model-Driven App form header improvements – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/improve-data-density-with-high-density-headers-in-model-driven-apps/
* Buy Power Automate Attended RPA SKU one at a time – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/direct-purchase-on-power-automate-rpa-attended-is-now-available/  and block it if desired – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/commerce/subscriptions/self-service-purchase-faq?view=o365-worldwide
* Power Platform Adoption Guidance – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-cat-adoption-maturity-model-repeatable-patterns-for-successful-power-platform-adoption/
* Updated App Designer Experience – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/better-together-introducing-custom-pages-and-the-modern-app-designer/
* More Alternate Keys in Dataverse – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/increased-alternate-key-limits/
* Easier reporting on your PVA Bots – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/custom-analytics-solution-for-power-virtual-agents/
* Lots of automation possibility with PDFs – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/automating-document-workflows-with-power-automate-and-adobe/
* Portals get more pro-dev support – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/portals-support-for-power-apps-cli-public-preview/
* Desktop Flow connection gets easier – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/connect-directly-to-machines-and-new-machine-management-for-desktop-flows/
* CoE Starter Kit May update is out – https://github.com/microsoft/powerapps-tools/tree/master/Administration/CoEStarterKit/Individual%20Components

What’s New in CE:

* New SLA timer control and how to work with it – https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/365teamblog/posts/improved-sla-timer-control-helps-agents-track-kpis
* Quick demo showing how to turn on Marketing Real-Time Journeys in an environment (watch video above)

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* Commerce 10.0.19 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/commerce/get-started/whats-new-commerce-10-0-19
* Business Central updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2021wave1/smb/dynamics365-business-central/planned-features
* Business Central Publisher – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2021/04/28/new-microsoft-dynamics-365-business-central-publisher-program-coming-in-2021/

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Platform Updates 10.0.19 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/get-started/whats-new-platform-updates-10-0-19
* Finance 10.0.19 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/finance/get-started/whats-new-changed-10-0-19
* Supply Chain 10.0.19 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/get-started/whats-new-scm-10-0-19

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core Dataverse Platform update to 9.2.21035.00186 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/released-versions/weekly-releases/update21035
* Core Dataverse Platform update expected this weekend to 9.2.21041.00162 (or greater) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/released-versions/weekly-releases/update21041
* App profile Manager to 10.1.0.46
* Dual-write core to 1.0.26
* Power Automate Process Mining to 1.1.0.1
* Enterprise Sales to 9.0.21041.10003
* Sales Insights to 9.0.21041.10009 then 9.0.21041.10010
* Service Scheduling to 9.0.21035.1005
* Contextual Help to 1.0.0.22
* Education Accelerator to 3.1.3.1
* Cosmos DB Data Provider for Virtual Entity to 9.0.0.316
* Omnichannel to 1.5.16.905
* Guides to 600.1.0.1

MS-150 Charity Ride Link

* Dan Burke Donation Page – https://mssociety.donordrive.com/participant/Dan-Burke

Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2021-04-23


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Data Source Environment Variables – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-data-source-environment-variables/
* Update Power Automate Desktop – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-automate-desktop-april-2021-update/
* Power Automate in Power BI – https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-the-new-power-automate-visual-for-power-bi-reports/
* Tips for using the new Power Automate control – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/trigger-flows-from-power-bi-reports/
* AI Builder updates – https://flow.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/ai-builder-april-2021-update/
* Connector Updates – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/updates-to-the-azure-file-storage-and-excel-online-business-connectors/
* Better Environment Lifecycle Support in PVA – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-power-virtual-agents-environment-lifecycle-management/

What’s New in CE:

* Unified Service Desk updated browser control (and new version) – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2021/04/09/host-web-apps-using-microsoft-edge-webview2-process-in-unified-service-desk/
* Way more personalization options for knowledge in Customer Service Hub – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2021/04/09/knowledge-management-enhancements-increase-agent-efficiency/
* Guides can help build skills – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2021/04/12/navigating-the-skills-gap-with-dynamics-365-guides/
* Remote Assist can revolutionize manufacturing operations efficiency – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2021/04/12/transforming-manufacturing-operations-with-dynamics-365-remote-assist/
* Professional Services Solution Updates – https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/365teamblog/posts/discover-the-latest-capabilities-in-dynamics-365-project-operations
* Field Service Mobile App Best Practices – https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/365teamblog/posts/5-tips-for-implementing-the-field-service-dynamics-365-mobile-app

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* Velocities and External Calls in Fraud Protection – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2021/04/14/customize-your-protection-with-new-features-in-the-dynamics-365-fraud-protection-preview/
* Extending Reports in Business Central – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2021/04/15/extending-reports-in-business-central/
* Wave 1 Updates for Commerce – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2021/04/19/continued-innovation-in-dynamics-365-commerce-2021-release-wave-1/
* Wave 1 Project Operations – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2021/04/19/discover-the-latest-capabilities-in-dynamics-365-project-operations/

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Resilient Supply Chains – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2021/04/14/architecting-resiliency-in-supply-chains-with-microsoft-dynamics-365/
* Process Automation for Customer Collections and Vendor Payment Tech Talk – https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/techtalks/posts/process-automation-for-customer-collections-and-vendor-payments-april-16-2021
* 10.0.19 Preview – https://fix.lcs.dynamics.com/Issue/Details?bugId=575415

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core Dataverse Platform update to 9.2.21033.00172 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/released-versions/weekly-releases/update21033
* Core Dataverse Platform update expected this weekend to (Wave 1 Release) 9.2.21034.00173 (or greater) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/released-versions/weekly-releases/update21034
* Dual-Write Orchestration to 2.2.2.60
* Finance and Operations Virtual Entity to 2.5.1.4
* Power Automate Process Mining to 1.0.1.7, then 1.1.0.0
* Contextual Help to 1.0.0.20
* Enterprise Sales to 9.0.21034.10006
* Marketing to 1.35.10071.2017
* Field Service to 8.8.40.141
* Project Service to 3.10.51.61
* Project Core to 1.0.9.204

Featured Content:

* Register for our Business Applications Summit Event taking place on May the 4th (be with you!) – https://mymbas.microsoft.com/

Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2021-04-09


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

What’s New in CE:

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

What’s New in F&SCM:

What’s New in Solution Updates: