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Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2022-06-17


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

What’s New in CE:

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC/Project:

What’s New in F&SCM:

What’s New in Solution Updates:

  • Sales Insights to 9.0.22051.10009
  • Virtual Connectors in Dataverse to 9.0.0.453
  • Enterprise Sales to 9.0.22052.10003
  • Guides to 700.3.0.1
  • Field Service to 8.8.67.16
  • Service Scheduling to 9.0.22054.1004
  • Project Service Automation to 3.10.75.142
  • Marketing to 1.83.2009.0

Featured Content:

  • We will skip the show on July 1 due to the 4th of July Holiday Weekend

Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2022-06-03

(Sorry, no video this fortnight)

Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

What’s New in CE:

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC/Project:

What’s New in F&SCM:

What’s New in Solution Updates:

  • Omnichannel Service to 1.5.16.8258
  • Project Operations to 4.42.0.70
  • Project Service Core to 1.0.42.59
  • Flow Extensions to 1.3.0.1
  • Remote Assist to 1.0.0.371
  • Sales Insights to 9.0.22041.10004
  • Service Scheduling to 9.0.22052.1003
  • Agent Productivity Tools to 9.2.22051.1011
  • App Profile Manager to 10.1.22051.1011
  • Field Service to 8.8.66.27

Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2022-05-20


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC/Project:

What’s New in F&SCM:

What’s New in Solution Updates:

  • Flow Extensions to 1.2.4.38 then 1.3.0.0
  • Enterprise Sales to 9.0.22042.10004
  • Sales Insights to 9.0.22041.10002
  • Omnichannel for Customer Service to 1.5.16.8257
  • Service Scheduling to 9.0.22042.1003 then 9.0.22043.1002
  • Process Mining to 1.2.0.16
  • Agent Productivity Tools to 9.2.22043.1003
  • App Profile Manager to 10.1.22043.1018
  • Banking Customer Intelligence to 1.2.3.4
  • Collaboration Manager for Loans to 1.3.0.0
  • FSI Loan Onboarding to 1.2.3.4
  • FSI Loan Tracker to 1.2.3.4
  • Retail Banking Data Model to 1.2.3.4
  • Retail Banking Unified Customer Profile to 1.2.3.4
  • Field Service to 8.8.65.10
  • Project Service Automation to 3.10.74.200
  • Dynamics Marketing to 1.82.2021.0

Featured Content:

Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2022-05-06


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Power FX gets some new functions – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-fx-string-interpolation-index-function-and-randbetween-function/
* SharePoint connector update to handle list images – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-apps-supports-the-new-sharepoint-list-image-column-type/
* PAD improvements – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-automate-for-desktop-april-2022-update/
* Expansion of virtual table connectors – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-apps/developer/data-platform/virtual-entities/create-virtual-tables-using-connectors
and https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-new-data-sources-for-the-virtual-connection-provider/
* Model-Driven App Notifications are GA – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-general-availability-ga-for-in-app-notifications-in-model-driven-apps/
* Customer Lockbox – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/about-lockbox
* May release of PP COE Starter Kit is out – https://github.com/microsoft/coe-starter-kit/releases/tag/CoEStarterKit-May2022
* Great tips on Delegation within Canvas Apps – https://joyofpowerapps.com/2022/04/19/a-deep-dive-into-delegation/

What’s New in CE:

* Good comprehensive guidance on best practices for deployments – https://community.dynamics.com/365/dynamics-365-fasttrack/b/dynamics-365-fasttrack-blog/posts/announcing-the-dynamics-365-implementation-guide-v1-3

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC/Project:

* Shopify Connector for Business Central Going GA – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2022wave1/smb/dynamics365-business-central/shopify-connector
* Consistent environment management and integrations between HR and F&O apps going Public Preview – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2022wave1/human-resources/dynamics365-human-resources/consistent-environment-management-integrations-between-human-resources-finance-operations-apps
* Edit customer information asynchronously in POS and e-commerce channels – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2022wave1/commerce/dynamics365-commerce/edit-customer-information-asynchronously-pos-e-commerce-channels

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Manage F&O ALM in PPAC – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2022/05/03/manage-finance-and-operations-apps-in-power-platform-admin-center/
* What’s new in 10.0.26 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/finance/get-started/whats-new-changed-10-0-26
* Feature Call-Out: Display total amount in invoice journal – https://community.dynamics.com/
* Service protection API limits – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/data-entities/service-protection-api-limits
* Upcoming FastTrack TechTalk on API limits – https://learning.eventbuilder.com/event/60768?source=Dynamics365FastTrackTechTalks
* Export to Azure Data Lake – Scenarios and Architecture Patterns – https://community.dynamics.com/365/dynamics-365-fasttrack/b/techtalks/posts/export-to-azure-data-lake—scenarios-and-architecture-patterns-april-26-27-2022
* Subscribe to Tech Talks – https://community.dynamics.com/login?ReturnUrl=/365/dynamics-365-fasttrack/b/techtalks
* Teams-based collaboration tool for Supply Chain Insights – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2022wave1/supply-chain-insights/teams-based-collaboration-tool

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Dual-Write Core for F&O to 1.0.34.1 then 1.0.34.2
* App Profile Manager to 10.1.22033.1014 then 10.1.22041.1013
* Flow Extensions to 1.2.4.36
* Higher Ed Apps to 4.0.3.0
* Healthcare Codable Concepts to 4.0.3.1
* FHIR Data Model to 4.0.3.1
* Process Mining to 1.2.0.13 then 1.2.0.15
* Enterprise Sales to 9.0.22034.10005
* Customer Insights Customer Card to 0.9.3
* Virtual Connectors in Dataverse to 9.0.0.453
* Customer Voice to 2.0.0.30
* Collaboration Manager for Loans to 1.2.1.2
* Remote Assist to 1.0.0.351
* Field Service to 8.8.64.13
* Agent Productivity Tools to 9.2.22041.1002
* Service Scheduling to 9.0.22042.1003

Featured Content:

* Make sure you register for Build (May 24-26) at https://mybuild.microsoft.com/en-US/home

Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2022-04-22


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

What’s New in CE:

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC/Project:

What’s New in F&SCM:

What’s New in Solution Updates:

  • Enterprise Sales to 9.0.22032.10005 then 9.0.22033.10002
  • Flow extensions to 1.2.4.34
  • Process Mining to 1.2.0.12
  • Dual-Write Core to F&O to 1.0.34
  • Virtual Entity for F&O to 2.7.1.82
  • Education Accelerator to 4.0.3.0
  • Nonprofit Accelerator to 3.0.3.5
  • Project Service Core to 1.0.41.52
  • Project Operations to 4.41.0.45
  • Project Service Automation to 3.10.73.61
  • Service Scheduling to 9.0.22033.1005
  • Field Service to 8.8.63.22

Featured Content:

Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2022-04-08


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* More connectors and updates – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/starting-2022-with-the-release-of-twenty-three-new-and-updated-connectors/
* Good read on groups and sharing – https://forwardforever.com/how-groups-teams-work-in-power-apps-dataverse/
* Configure read-only grid control – https://linnzawwin.blogspot.com/2022/03/disable-hyperlink-for-lookup-columns-in.html?m=1
* Localization in code components – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/runtime-localization-support-for-code-components-on-custom-pages-and-canvas-apps/
* One Power Platform API to rule them all – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-microsoft-power-platform-api-preview/
* Power Automate Azure Virtual Desktop Integration Kit – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-automate/desktop-flows/avd-overview
* Power Automate Desktop March Updates – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-automate-for-desktop-march-2022-update/
* Even better process mining coming soon – https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2022/03/31/microsoft-acquires-minit-to-strengthen-process-mining-capabilities/
* Great walkthrough of using Datasource Environment Variables – https://forwardforever.com/power-platform-managing-data-sources-with-environment-variables/
* Nice tip on populating lookup values in Cloud Flows within Dataverse – https://debajmecrm.com/how-to-get-entitysetname-while-setting-lookup-value-in-power-automate/
* Better visibility into Dataflow refresh info – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/monitor-all-your-dataflow-refreshes-with-a-power-bi-dashboard/
* New security role options in Data Gateways – https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/additional-gateway-security-roles-for-power-bi/
* April release of COE Starter Kit –https://github.com/microsoft/coe-starter-kit/releases/tag/CoEStarterKit-April2022
* Share Process Advisor results easier – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/get-quality-process-insights-by-sharing-analytics-and-inviting-tenant-users/
* Better ways for developers to make PCF controls – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/virtual-code-components-for-power-apps-using-react-and-fluent-ui-react-platform-libraries/
* Great way to list all tables in an environment – https://crmtipoftheday.com/1433/how-to-list-all-dataverse-tables-in-style/
* 4 more connectors in March – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/4-incredible-new-independent-publisher-connectors-in-march-2022/

What’s New in CE:

* 2 new sales reports you can turn on – https://d365goddess.com/new-sales-reports-in-dynamics-365-sales/

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC/Project:

* What’s New in BC – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2022wave1/smb/dynamics365-business-central/planned-features
* What’s New in Fraud Protection – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2022wave1/fraud-protection/dynamics365-fraud-protection/planned-features
* What’s New in Project Operations Lite – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/project-operations/pro/whats-new/whats-new-mar-2022-lite
* What’s New in Project Operations Resource/non-Stock Based – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/project-operations/whats-new/whats-new-mar-2022-resource-based
* Connected Spaces Wave 1 2022 – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2022wave1/connected-spaces/dynamics365-connected-spaces/

What’s New in F&SCM:

* What’s New in Supply Chain Insights – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2022wave1/supply-chain-insights/planned-features
* Good Q&A on Troubleshooting Workflow – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/fin-ops/organization-administration/workflow-faq
* Setting up Legal Entities in Europe – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/finance/localizations/europe
* Data Management : Learn Training – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/work-data-management-finance-operations/
* Build Forms and Optimize Performance: Learn Training – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/build-forms-optimize-finance-operations/
* Data Package API: Learn Training – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/data-package-api-finance-operations/
* Build Reports: Learn Training – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/build-reports-finance-operations/
* Learn about Fasttrack – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/fasttrack-customer-success-program/
* Learn About Planning Optimization – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/learn/modules/planning-optimization/
* Dynamics ERP Fundamentals – Virtual Training – https://mktoevents.com/Microsoft+Event/330182/157-GQE-382
* How to Build a Sustainable Supply Chain – https://mktoevents.com/Microsoft+Event/306078/157-GQE-382

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Sales to 9.0.22024.10005
* Sales Insights to 9.0.22031.10014
* Return to Workplace Apps to 1.7.707.1 then 1.7.715.1
* Return to Workplace Portal to 1.7.664.1 then 1.7.667.1
* Flow Extensions to 1.2.4.31 then 1.2.4.32
* Process Mining to 1.2.0.9 then 1.2.0.10
* Channel Integration Framework to 9.1.0.549
* Guides to 700.2.0.1
* Customer Care Intelligence Bots to 2.0.0.142
* Field Service to 8.8.62.26
* Service Scheduling to 9.0.22032.1005

Featured Content:

* Wave 1 2022 Release should hit US environments 1 fortnight from today on 4-22-22

Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2022-03-25


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Power Apps App for Windows – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/mobile/windows-app-install
* Join Teams Meetings directly from Appointment records in Model-Driven Apps – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/user/join-teams-meeting-from-appointments
* Change the owner of Cloud Flows in UI – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-automate/change-cloud-flow-owner
* More connectors – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/23-new-independent-publisher-connectors-in-february-2022/
* Power Platform Tools for VS Code goes GA – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/general-availability-of-power-platform-tools-for-visual-studio-code-and-february-refresh-for-power-platform-cli/
* Disable “Share with Everyone” in your tenant – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform/admin/powerapps-powershell#display-tenant-setting-for-ability-to-share-apps-with-everyone

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC/Project:

* Simplified learning management – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2022wave1/human-resources/dynamics365-human-resources/enable-simplified-integration-learning-management-system-lms-providers
* HR Migration to F&O Infrastructure – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2022wave1/human-resources/dynamics365-human-resources/migration-finance-operations-infrastructure
* Chat with PVA Chatbots in Commerce – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2022wave1/commerce/dynamics365-commerce/chat-commerce-power-virtual-agents-omnichannel-customer-service

What’s New in F&SCM:

* IOM Dual Write Configuration – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/intelligent-order-management/set-up-finops-provider
* Vendor invoice OCR – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2022wave1/finance-operations/dynamics365-finance/vendor-invoice-ocr–advanced-configurations-ocr-service
* Subscription Billing – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2022wave1/finance-operations/dynamics365-finance/subscription-billing-recurring-contract-billing
* Enhanced Budget Planning Integration with Excel – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2022wave1/finance-operations/dynamics365-finance/update-budget-plans-excel-template-upload
* Priority Based Batch Scheduling – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2022wave1/finance-operations/finance-operations-crossapp-capabilities/batch-priority-based-scheduling
* Manufacturers Mitigating Disruptions with HoloLens & D365 – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2022/03/24/manufacturers-are-mitigating-disruptions-with-hololens-2-and-dynamics-365-mixed-reality-solutions/

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* Core Service Scheduling to 9.0.22022.1005 then 9.0.22023.1009
* Power Apps Checker to 1.2.0.176
* Return to the Workplace to 1.7.692.1
* Return to the Workplace Portal to 1.7.649.1 then 1.7.695.1 then 1.7.658.1
* Field Service to 8.8.60.21
* Virtual Connectors in Dataverse to 9.0.0.513
* Flow Extensions to 1.2.4.29 then 1.2.4.30
* Process Mining to 1.2.0.7 then 1.2.0.8
* Project Service to 3.10.72.4
* Field Service to 8.8.61.21
* Agent Productivity Tools to 9.2.22033.1003
* App Profile Manager to 10.1.22033.1012
* Project Operations to 4.30.0.99
* Healthcare FHIR CDM to 3.0.3.3
* Marketing to 1.81.2003.0

Featured Content:

1st Half 2022 Launch Event on Wednesday, April 6 – https://msbizappslaunchevent.eventcore.com/?ocid=AID3046088_QSG_580198

Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2022-03-11


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

What’s New in CE:

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC/Project:

What’s New in F&SCM:

What’s New in Solution Updates:

  • Agent Productivity Tools to 9.2.22015.1003
  • App Profile Manager to 10.1.22015.1005
  • Customer Voice to 2.0.0.29
  • Enterprise Sales to 9.0.22015.10003
  • Omnichannel to 1.5.16.8009
  • Flow Extensions to 1.2.4.28
  • Process Mining to 1.2.0.6
  • Sales Insights to 9.0.22021.10005
  • CRM Hub to 9.0.22025.10001

Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2022-02-25


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

* Track activity (even IP addresses) or restrict use of Power Platform assets – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-network/service-tags-overview
* PA Portals as mobile apps (PWA) is GA – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-general-availability-ga-of-power-apps-portals-as-mobile-apps/
* Cross-tenant security configuration – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/external-identities/cross-tenant-access-settings-b2b-collaboration#before-you-begin
* Awesome new way to perform tenant-wide comprehensive administration – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/powerplatform/2022/02/18/north-star-architecture-and-landing-zones-for-power-platform/ with the tool itself in Azure at:  https://aka.ms/ppnorthstar
* Cloud Flow logic tips and tricks – https://crmtipoftheday.com/pages/power-automate-gymnastics-reference-guide/ and power-platform-snippets/power-automate.md at main · mathyousee/power-platform-snippets (github.com)
* Many updates to Power Automate Desktop – https://powerautomate.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-automate-for-desktop-february-2022-update/
* For Fusion Teams, the PP CLI has some updates – https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-platform-cli-january-update/

What’s New in CE:

* AI based lead deduplication – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/sales/enable-duplicate-lead-detection

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC/Project:

* Intelligent Talent Management – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2022wave1/human-resources/dynamics365-human-resources/planned-features
* Business Central What’s New – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2022wave1/smb/dynamics365-business-central/planned-features
* Online vs. Offline POS guide – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/commerce/pos-operations
* Commerce In Store Preview – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/it/2022/02/14/plan-for-updates-to-in-store-apps-in-dynamics-365-commerce/

What’s New in F&SCM:

* Cross Company Data Sharing – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/fin-ops-core/dev-itpro/sysadmin/srs-overview
* Dynamics Supply Chain – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2022/02/17/dynamics-365-drives-improvement-in-manufacturing-supply-chains/
* Composable Supply Chain Control Tower – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2022/01/31/dynamics-365-composable-approach-enables-rapid-deployment-of-a-supply-chain-control-tower/
* FedEx and Intelligent Order Management – https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2022/02/09/fedex-and-dynamics-365-reimagine-commerce-experiences/

What’s New in Solution Updates:

* App profile manager to 10.1.22013.1008
* Field Service to 8.8.59.26
* Project Service to 3.10.61.61
* Enterprise Sales to 9.0.22013.10002
* Sales Insights to 9.0.22021.10003 then 9.0.22021.10004
* Service Scheduling to 9.0.22013.1004
* Virtual Connectors in Dataverse to 9.0.0.453
* Flow Extensions to 1.2.4.27

Dynamics Fortnight Fridays Episode for 2022-02-11


Show Notes

What’s New in Power Platform:

What’s New in CE:

What’s New in HR/Retail/BC/Project:

What’s New in F&SCM:

What’s New in Solution Updates:

  • Dynamics for Talent to 6.217.26
  • Virtual Connectors in Dataverse to 9.0.0.453
  • Field Service to 8.8.58.9
  • Project Service to 3.10.60.170 then 3.10.71.4
  • Flow Extensions to 1.2.4.26
  • Agent Productivity Tools to 9.2.21123.1004
  • App Profile Manager to 10.1.21123.1010
  • Process Mining to 1.2.0.4
  • F&O Virtual Entity to 2.7.1.43
  • Sales Insights to 9.0.22011.10003
  • Virtual connectors in Dataverse to 9.0.0.459