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Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2022-01-14


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Good guidance on minimizing Power Platform requests – https://forwardforever.com/optimizing-power-platform-requests/
* 6 things you didn’t know you could admin through PowerShell:

* Connectorpalooza – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/ending-2021-with-the-release-of-twenty-seven-api-owner-connectors/
* Make search work better on your Power Apps Portals – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/powerapps-portals-introducing-the-portals-search-powered-by-microsoft-dataverse-search-api-preview/
* Multiple devs on a Canvas App – https://www.matthewdevaney.com/allow-multiple-power-apps-developers-to-simultaneously-edit-canvas-apps/
* Enhancements to AI helpers in Power Apps – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-apps-ideas-new-enhancements-and-increased-capabilities/

What’s New in CE:

* Diagnose contact center routing issues more quickly – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2021/12/14/use-diagnostics-to-optimize-unified-routing-for-your-call-center%E2%80%AF/

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC/Project:

* The Best articles of 2021 – https://msdynamicsworld.com/story/best-2021-microsoft-dynamics-365-expert-insights
* Commerce Update 10.0.24 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/commerce/get-started/whats-new-commerce-10-0-24
* Adyen Connector Overview – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/commerce/dev-itpro/adyen-connector?tabs=10-0-19
* Project Operations Resource/Non-Stocked – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/project-operations/whats-new/whats-new-dec-2021-resource-based
* Project Operations Lite –https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/project-operations/pro/whats-new/whats-new-dec-2021-lite
* Business Central 19.2 updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/business-central/dev-itpro/whatsnew/whatsnew-update-19-2
* Changes to the Benefits Management Workspace – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-benefits-management-workspace

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Financial Insights is now GA – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2022/01/10/finance-insights-is-now-generally-available-in-dynamics-365-finance/
* Documentation on Cash Position/Cash Forecast/Customer Payment Predictions – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/finance/finance-insights/cash-position
* Upcoming Service Update Dates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/fin-ops/get-started/public-preview-releases
* Year End Close FAQ – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/finance/general-ledger/faq-year-end-activities
* Inventory Visibility API’s – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/inventory/inventory-visibility-api
* Configuring Inventory Visibility – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/inventory/inventory-visibility-configuration

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Project Service Core to 1.0.26.153
* Real-time marketing to 1.1.6176.16
* Virtual Connector Provider to 9.0.0.427
* Service Scheduling to 9.0.21114.1003
* Omnichannel for Customer Service to 1.5.16.7659
* Project Operations to 4.26.0.155
* Field Service to 8.8.56.23
* Project Service Automation to 3.10.59.117

Featured Content:

* Moving fluid controls from Dataverse for Teams environments Power Apps into regular maker portal (CTRL-C, CTRL-V) – https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Apps-Community-Blog/Implementing-new-fluid-controls-in-Power-Apps/ba-p/1399791

Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2021-12-17


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* You can enable modern collaboration for model-driven apps now in US –

* Automate workflow through conversation – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/automation-through-conversation-with-power-automate-and-power-virtual-agents/
* More data source environment variable options – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/data-platform/environmentvariables
* Power Apps MR for Sellers – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/improving-sales-conversion-by-placing-products-directly-in-your-customers-space-with-mixed-reality/
* Power BI visualizations in model-driven apps just got WAY easier – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/visualize-data-in-model-driven-apps-with-power-bi-preview/ and https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/visualize-your-data-quickly-from-power-apps-and-dynamics-365-apps-preview/
* COE guidance specifically around automation – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/building-an-automation-center-of-excellence-with-microsoft-power-platform/
* Multiselect choices columns light up on portals – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-apps-portals-support-for-microsoft-dataverse-choices-columns-preview/
* Power Automate Desktop updates – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-automate-for-desktop-december-2021-update/
* Enhanced commenting in Cloud Flows – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/collaborative-comments-in-power-automate/
* Updates in CLI – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-platform-developer-tools-november-refresh/
* Nifty trick for admins to share Canvas Apps easily – https://thecrm.ninja/workaround-for-sharing-canvas-apps
* Power BI Reporting optimization – https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-public-preview-of-hybrid-tables-in-power-bi-premium/

What’s New in CE:

* Omnichannel Voice is now available in Europe, Asia Pacific, and Australia

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC/Project:

* Business Central Updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2021wave2/smb/dynamics365-business-central/planned-features
* Changes to Human Resources – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2021wave2/human-resources/dynamics365-human-resources/planned-features
* Updates to Project Operations – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2021wave2/finance-operations/dynamics365-project-operations/planned-features
* Project Ops Lite Updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/project-operations/pro/whats-new/whats-new-dec-2021-lite

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Platform Updates 10.0.24 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/get-started/whats-new-platform-updates-10-0-24
* Cross App Updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2021wave2/finance-operations/finance-operations-crossapp-capabilities/planned-features
* Virtual Entity FAQ – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/power-platform/faq
* What’s New in Finance 10.0.24 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/finance/get-started/whats-new-changed-10-0-24
* What’s New in Supply Chain 10.0.24 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/get-started/whats-new-home-page
* Soft Reservations for IOM – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2021wave2/finance-operations/dynamics365-intelligent-order-management/planned-features

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Dual-Write Core for F&O to 1.0.32 then 1.0.32.1
* Project Operations to 4.26.0.150
* Project for Web Core to 1.0.26.148
* Customer Insights Customer Card to 0.9.2
* Field Service to 8.8.55.10
* Enterprise Sales to 9.0.21111.10001
* Agent Productivity Tools to 9.2.1.1280
* Flow Extensions to 1.2.4.23
* Marketing to 1.35.10079.1022
* Power Automate Process Mining to 1.2.0.3
* F&O Virtual Entity to 2.7.1.11

Featured Content:

* No show in a fortnight (Dec 31, 2021) – Enjoy your holidays and come back for our next show on Jan 14, 2022!

Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2021-12-03


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Data Export Service deprecation – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/do-more-with-data-from-data-export-service-to-azure-synapse-link-for-dataverse/
* Nifty update to XRM Toolbox tool SQL4CDS to allow multi-environment Dataverse queries – https://markcarrington.dev/2021/11/27/sql-4-cds-5-3-released/
* More details around the updates to API request limits – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/revised-power-platform-request-limits/
* Model-Driven Apps allow more configurability with settings – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/easily-activate-features-for-model-driven-apps-with-the-new-settings-solution-component-public-preview/
* Power Apps Portals as mobile apps – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-apps-portals-as-mobile-apps-preview/
* Process vs Task Mining – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/mine-your-business-try-process-and-task-mining/
* Dec release of COE Starter Kit is out – https://github.com/microsoft/coe-starter-kit/releases/tag/CoEStarterKit-December2021
* In January 2022, Power Apps Trial Licenses will start capping the number of renewals allowed to 3

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* LinkedIn Sales Navigator to 3.0.1.1100
* Return to the Workplace to 1.6.576.3
* Sales Insights to 9.0.21111.10003

Featured Content:

* No DFF on Dec 31 (2 fortnights from now)

Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2021-11-19


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Custom pages in Model-Driven Apps is GA – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/custom-page-runtime-has-reached-general-availability/
* 14 more connectors – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/14-new-independent-publisher-connectors-in-september-and-october/
* Dataverse organization service REST endpoint going away in a year – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/odata-v2-0-service-removal-date-announcement/
* Data restoration options – https://forwardforever.com/how-to-restore-dataverse-records-accidentally-deleted/

What’s New in CE:

* Teams Chat inside Dynamics CE can be enabled in preview! (Watch video for instructions)

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC/Project:

* Project Operations Lite updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/project-operations/pro/whats-new/whats-new-nov-2021-lite
* Non-Stock based Project Operations updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/project-operations/whats-new/whats-new-nov-2021-resource-based
* Stock Base Project Operations updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/project-operations/prod-pma/whats-new/whats-new-oct-2021-stocked
* Modern Connected Store –https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2021/11/09/dynamics-365-commerce-enables-the-modern-and-intelligent-store/
* Connected Spaces documentation – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/connected-spaces/

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Supply Chain Control Tower – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2021/11/17/enhance-visibility-with-dynamics-365-digital-supply-chain-solutions/
* IOM Guided Tour – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2021/11/11/dynamics-365-intelligent-order-management-launches-new-guided-tour/

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Guides to 700.0.0.1
* Customer Insights Customer Card to 0.9.1
* Flow Extensions to 1.2.4.20
* Marketing to 1.35.10078.2008
* Field Service to 8.8.54.21
* App Profile Manager to 10.1.1.475
* Project Service Automation to 3.10.58.130
* Enterprise Sales to 9.0.21103.10001
* Dynamics Core Service Scheduling to 9.0.21104.1006
* Agent Productivity Tools to 9.2.1.1278

Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2021-11-05


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Many portals in one environment – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-apps-portals-create-multiple-portals-in-your-dataverse-environment/
* Oct update for Power Automate Desktop – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-automate-for-desktop-october-2021-update/
* Oct update for Cloud Flows – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-automate-cloud-flows-update/
* New Power Platform adoption resources – https://adoption.microsoft.com/powerplatform/
* Nov update to COE Starter Kit is out – https://github.com/microsoft/coe-starter-kit/releases/tag/CoEStarterKit-November2021
* Power Fx everywhere – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-fx-open-source-now-available/
* Easier custom connector creation – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/simplifying-the-microsoft-power-platform-custom-connector-creation-from-azure-api-management/
* Use the CLI in Codespaces – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-power-platform-support-for-github-codespaces-and-windows-services-for-linux/
* New way to pay as you go for Power Platform – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/low-code-with-low-risk-announcing-pay-as-you-go-for-power-apps-public-preview/
* Lots of goodies for Power Virtual Agents – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/whats-new-with-power-virtual-agents-at-ignite/
* Lots more for AI Builder – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/enhancing-ai-for-low-code-development-with-ai-builder/
* And even more for Power Automate – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/optimize-how-you-work-with-rpa-and-process-mining-in-power-automate/
* Context IQ, Loop, and other Ignite Announcements – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2021/11/02/meet-context-iq-a-new-way-to-collaborate-in-a-hyperconnected-business/
* New security modeling concepts in Dataverse – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-public-preview-for-modernize-business-units/
* Consent Management in Customer Insights (also for Marketing) – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2021/11/02/streamline-consent-management-with-dynamics-365-customer-insights/
* Compliance manager now includes templates for Dynamics – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/compliance/compliance-manager-whats-new?view=o365-worldwide
* Access connector now in preview – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-power-apps-microsoft-access-security-mobility-new-experiences/
* API Request Limits were just raised – https://www.itaintboring.com/dynamics-crm/increased-request-limits-and-allocations-25k-40k-and-100k-500k/
* Checkbox handling in AI Builder Forms models in preview – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/enhancing-ai-for-low-code-development-with-ai-builder/
* Co-authoring power apps coming soon – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/experimental-co-authoring-for-power-apps-studio/
* Distinct mobile apps coming soon – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/create-mobile-apps-with-power-apps-preview/
* DLP support for Desktop Flows coming soon – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/admins-can-now-manage-rpa-automations-with-ease-using-data-loss-prevention-for-desktop-flows-preview/
* Multiplayer Model-driven Apps –https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/easy-power-apps-collaboration-with-multiplayer-apps/

What’s New in CE:

* Voice/SMS channels for Omnichannel – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2021wave2/service/dynamics365-customer-service/omnichannel-voice and https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2020/09/23/new-voice-channel-streamlines-omnichannel-customer-experiences/
* Customer Experience Platform – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/industry/customer-experience-platform?activetab=tabs-1%3aprimaryr11 and
https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2021/11/02/introducing-microsoft-customer-experience-platform-a-solution-for-connected-customer-experiences/

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* Connected Spaces – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2021/11/02/gain-a-new-perspective-with-dynamics-365-connected-spaces/

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Introducing Supply Chain Insights – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/tag/supply-chain-insights/
* Advance Production with Supply Chain – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2021/11/03/optimize-production-processes-with-dynamics-365-supply-chain-management/
* Priority based planning for supply Chain – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2021/11/03/optimize-your-supply-chain-with-priority-based-planning/
* Integrate D365 Supply Chain with a 3rd party MES – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2021/11/03/break-down-data-silos-with-an-integrated-manufacturing-solution/
* Manufacturing Cloud Preview – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/industry-blog/manufacturing/2021/11/02/announcing-the-microsoft-cloud-for-manufacturing-preview/
* Small Parcel Shipping – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/warehousing/small-parcel-shipping

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Agent Productivity Tools to 9.2.1.1272 then 9.2.1.1275
* App Profile Manager to 10.1.1.456 then 10.1.1.474
* Project Service Core to 1.0.25.91
* Omnichannel Service to 1.5.16.7636
* Customer Voice to 2.0.0.27
* F&O Dual-Write Core to 1.0.30
* F&O Dual-Write Orchestration to 2.3.1.15
* LinkedIn Sales Navigator to 3.0.1.1090
* Service Extended to 9.0.21103.1004 then 9.0.21101.1005
* Sales Insights to 9.0.21101.10007
* Marketing to 1.35.10077.2009
* Channel Integration Framework (CIF) to 9.1.0.491
* Field Service to 8.8.53.36
* Enterprise Sales to 9.0.21101.10001
* Service Scheduling to 9.0.21102.1004

Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2021-10-22


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Big files and images in Power Apps and Dataverse – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/ga-release-of-large-file-and-image-support-in-power-apps-canvas-and-uci/
* Process Advisor updates – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/process-advisor-application-analytics-and-automation-recommendation-features-are-now-generally-available/
* Power Fx update to ease blank value handling – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-fx-blanks-conversions-and-errors/
* Beginning a journey to faster loading Canvas Apps – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/app-startscreen-a-new-declarative-alternative-to-navigate-in-app-onstart/
* Great tip for pasting Excel data into a Power App and updating things – https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Apps-Community-Blog/Pasting-Excel-data-displaying-and-patching-to-data-source/ba-p/1313138
* Custom help panes in model-driven apps – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/general-availability-of-custom-help-pane-in-model-driven-apps/
* Welcome to the family Clear – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/powerplatform/2021/10/22/microsoft-acquires-clear-software-to-enhance-connectivity-to-systems-of-record/

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* HR Training Series – https://learning.eventbuilder.com/TechTalkFY22HRSeries
* Updates for Project Operations Lite – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/project-operations/pro/whats-new/whats-new-oct-2021-lite
* Project Operation Non-stocked Updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/project-operations/whats-new/whats-new-oct-2021-resource-based
* Business Central October Updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2021wave2/smb/dynamics365-business-central/planned-features
* Shopify now part of Business Central Ecosystem – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2021/10/13/microsoft-partners-with-shopify-to-expand-dynamics-365-business-central-ecosystem/
* Commerce 10.0.23 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/commerce/get-started/whats-new-commerce-10-0-23

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Platform Updates 10.0.23 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/get-started/whats-new-platform-updates-10-0-23
* Finance 10.0.23 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/finance/get-started/whats-new-changed-10-0-23
* Supply Chain Updates – 10.0.23 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/get-started/whats-new-scm-10-0-23

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Marketing to 1.35.10077.2005
* Process Mining to 1.2.0.1
* Virtual Connectors to 9.0.0.379
* Customer Voice to 2.0.0.26
* F&O Virtual Entity to 2.7.1.6
* Service Scheduling to 9.0.21101.1006
* Enterprise Sales to 9.0.21093.10001
* Sales Insights to 9.0.21094.10002
* Field Service to 8.8.52.127
* Project Service Automation to 3.10.57.152
* LinkedIn Sales Navigator to 3.0.1.1060

Featured Content:

* Reminder that Wave 2 functionality turns on automatically this weekend in all
North American Power Platform environments!
* Reminder to register for Ignite coming up Nov 2-4 – https://register.ignite.microsoft.com/auth/login

Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2021-10-08


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Great advice on streamlining Patch functions in Power Fx – https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Apps-Community-Blog/Supercharge-your-Patch-Function/ba-p/1279620
* Downloadable template for a PVA BOT to help answer internal questions and escalate to specialists – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/pva-employee-faq-bot-template/
* Dev Tools Update – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/august-update-power-platform-developer-tools/
* Preview Solution Management Enhancements – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/managing-solutions-has-a-new-look-public-preview/
* Best Practices with Connection References – https://community.dynamics.com/crm/b/crminthefield/posts/considerations-when-using-connection-references-with-power-automate-flows
* New Power Fx functions allow Dataverse permissions checks – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/permissions-support-in-datasourceinfo-and-new-recordinfo-functions-for-dataverse/ with some additional great tips – https://www.itaintboring.com/powerapps/datasourceinfo-checking-table-permissions/
* Oct release of COE Starter Kit is out – https://github.com/microsoft/coe-starter-kit/releases/tag/CoEStarterKit-October2021
* New connectors – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/new-21-service-owner-connectors-in-august-and-september/
* Power Automate Desktop now included in Windows 11 – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/powerplatform/2021/10/04/automation-in-windows-11-enables-users-to-reduce-repetitive-tasks-and-boost-productivity/
* Nice update to search configuration for Dataverse – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/goodbye-relevance-search-hello-dataverse-search/

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Power Apps Checker to 1.2.0.122
* Customer Insights Customer Card to 0.9.0
* Sales Insights to 9.0.21091.10007
* Cosmos DB Virtual Entity Provider to 9.0.0.371
* Dynamics Service Scheduling to 9.0.21091.1003
* Field Service to 8.8.50.13
* Enterprise Sales to 9.0.21091.10001

Featured Content:

* Reminder to register for Ignite coming up Nov 2-4 – https://register.ignite.microsoft.com/auth/login

Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2021-09-24


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Asset exemptions from DLP – https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/power-platform-governance-create-dlp-policy-exception-amber-weise
* SQL Connector security guidance for Power Apps – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/best-security-practices-for-power-apps/
* Dataverse custom columns using Power Fx – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-fx-formula-columns-in-dataverse/
* Quarantine Canvas Apps (through PowerShell) – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/admin-manage-apps#manage-app-quarantine-state-preview
* Cloud Flows now support co-editing – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-co-presence-in-power-automate/
* Give individual Apps Conditional Access rules – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-public-preview-of-power-apps-respecting-conditional-access-on-individual-apps/
* Invoke SOAP Web Services in Desktop Flows – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-automate-desktop-september-2021-update/
* Cleaner UI to manage machine connectivity for Desktop Flows – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-power-automate-machine-runtime/
* AI makes Power Fx statements by giving it examples – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/generating-power-fx-formulas-from-examples/
* Sept release of ALM for Advanced Makers out – https://github.com/microsoft/coe-starter-kit/releases/tag/ALMAcceleratorForAdvancedMakers-September2021

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* What’s New in Commerce 10.0.22 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/commerce/get-started/whats-new-commerce-10-0-22
* Business Central September Updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2021wave2/smb/dynamics365-business-central/planned-features

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Good tech talk videos – https://community.dynamics.com/365/dynamics-365-fasttrack/b/techtalks
* Platform Updates 10.0.22 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/get-started/whats-new-platform-updates-10-0-22
* What’s New in 10.0.22 for Finance – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/finance/get-started/whats-new-changed-10-0-22
* What’s New in 10.0.22 for Supply Chain – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/supply-chain/get-started/whats-new-scm-10-0-22

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Marketing to 1.35.10076.2003
* Power Apps Checker to 1.2.0.118
* Power Automate Process Mining to 1.1.0.9 then 1.1.0.10
* Field Service to 8.8.49.21
* Project Service to 3.10.56.110
* Adobe Sign to 9.5.8.0
* Virtual Connectors in Dataverse to 9.0.370
* Customer Insights Customer Card to 0.8.2
* Omnichannel for Customer Service to 1.5.16.3263
* Customer Voice to 2.0.0.25
* Sales to 9.0.21084.10003
* Project Core to 1.0.14.98

Featured Content:

* Register for Power Apps Portals Bootcamp (tomorrow – Sept 25) – https://events.powercommunity.com/power-portals-bootcamp/

Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2021-09-10


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* How to leverage COE Starter Kit Flows to find and manage assets without a current owner – https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/power-platform-center-excellence-highlight-request-orphaned-weise/?trackingId=7Nt1QgnSTW2b%2BSyjD1cw6w%3D%3D
* New options when hosting Portals in an IFrame – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-apps-portals-samesite-mode-and-its-use-when-hosting-your-portal-in-an-iframe/
* Power Platform configurable maintenance windows – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-public-preview-of-maintenance-window-management/
* Access to developer resources from maker portal – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/developer-resources/
* Model-driven apps get configurable side panes – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/app-side-panes-available-for-public-preview-with-model-driven-apps/
* New Independent Publisher connectors – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/15-independent-publisher-connectors-in-july-and-august/
* Sept release of PP COE Starter Kit is out – https://github.com/microsoft/coe-starter-kit/releases/tag/CoEStarterKit-September2021
* PVA BOTs can now have skills – https://powervirtualagents.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-virtual-agents-bots-as-skills-with-bot-framework-bots-public-preview/
* Change some column (attribute) types as needed in Dataverse – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/change-the-format-of-existing-text-integer-and-datetime-data-types-to-compatible-formats-2-new-formats/

What’s New in CE:

* Step by step training for using the Field Service mobile app – https://aka.ms/fsmobile-inaday

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC:

* Nice IOM article – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2021/09/08/dynamics-365-intelligent-order-management-accelerates-adaptability/
* IOM Webinar – https://info.microsoft.com/ww-landing-Turn-Fulfillment-Competitive-Advantage.html?lcid=en-us
* Business Central Updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2021wave2/smb/dynamics365-business-central/planned-features
* Project Operations non-stocked updates – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/project-operations/whats-new/whats-new-august-2021-resource-based
* September update for HR – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/human-resources/hr-whats-new-2021-09-06

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Multiple VAT registrations – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/finance/localizations/emea-multiple-vat-registration-numbers
* On premises local agent update – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/lifecycle-services/update-local-agent
* Deprecated platform features – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/get-started/removed-deprecated-features-platform-updates

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Guides to 600.4.0.2
* Field Service to 8.8.48.30
* Dual-Write with F&O to 2.3.0.15
* Virtual Entity with F&O to 2.5.1.14
* Service Scheduling to 9.0.21082.1003
* Omnichannel to 1.5.16.3262
* Enterprise Sales to 9.0.21082.10002
* Process Mining to 1.1.0.8

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 2021-08-27


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/