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The web client migrations to UCI are about to be scheduled.
There will be some scheduled for December 2019, and significantly ramping up in early 2020.
To help support team this transition, a RunOne App has been created, and this can be found here
Found below the procedure to gain access to the portal and see the date assigned for auto-transition:
Visit this page for FAQs on Unified Interface Transition process.
We recently announced the public preview of Custom Help Panes for Unified Interface available with version 126.96.36.19900.
Custom help panes provide the following key features that are not available with learning path:
Custom help panes don’t provide the following key features that are available with learning path:
For more details, check the PowerApps Community blog.
Learn more of the major updates to the Microsoft Power Platform that unlock new possibilities introduced at Microsoft Ignite 2019 from these sources:
Several updates in the month of October and November 2019 have come:
· The new Power Automate name for Microsoft Flow
· The new UI flows feature, bringing Robotic Process Automation (RPA) into the platform.
There are several other updates in the month of October that we would like to share including:
Learn more about each one of these updates for Microsoft Flow on this page on Power Automate blog.
One of the biggest challenges’ organizations face is scaling and automating business processes—from digitizing pen and paper processes, to automating complex processes that span legacy and modern applications.
Robotic process automation (RPA) has rapidly become a key technology to address many of these scenarios but generally requires a patchwork of automation services that need integration and management before the real work can get done.
Today, we are announcing more major features and updates to the Microsoft Power Platform that unlock new capabilities in the Robotic Process Automation in Power Automate with the new UI Flows.
These new features include:
Take a closer look at UI flows in Power Automate and sign up today for the UI flows preview.
Microsoft Power Virtual Agents is a no-code/low-code offering that allows anyone to create and deploy intelligent AI-powered virtual agents.
As introduced in our last newsletter:
Learn more about Power Virtual Agents here from Microsoft docs website and sign up for the preview.
We are announcing brand new capabilities in Power BI data protection.
As customers empower every employee with Power BI, it is critical for them to ensure that they better protect their data no matter where it is accessed. These enhancements take advantage of Microsoft world-class security capabilities, enabling organizations to:
Read more about all of these Power BI security enhancements and to learn how to gain invaluable insights while keeping sensitive data more secure here from Dynamics 365 blog.
Bringing Power Platform applications to Teams means users’ dashboards, apps, and automations are available within Teams, so they are easier to find, share, and use on an everyday basis.
The conversational nature of Teams enhances how users interact with Power Platform applications.
Learn more about the enhanced Power Platform integration within Teams here on Microsoft Teams blog.
AI Builder AI Builder is a new low-code Power Platform capability to easily automate processes, predict outcomes, and improve business performance bringing the power of Microsoft AI to a simple point-and-click experience.
For business users, having prebuilt AI models means they don’t have to gather data, build, or train their models.
We are introducing a new set of prebuilt AI models for the Power Platform.
Now available in preview, these prebuilt scenarios include:
Learn more about the new prebuilt scenarios on Power Apps blog
The Service Updates for Dynamics 365 online version 9.1 are now available in some regions and coming soon to others.
To determine which version your organization has applied, check your Microsoft Dynamics 365 Online version number.
Click the gear icon in the upper-right corner, then click About.
Service Update 114 (188.8.131.5203 or higher) resolved issues including:
Service Update 111 (184.108.40.20602 or higher) resolved issues including:
Service Update 109 (220.127.116.1108 or higher) resolved issues including:
The Service Updates for Dynamics 365 on-premise version 8.2 and 9.0 are now available in some regions and coming soon to others. These cumulative update rollups include all the hotfixes that were released for limited distribution.
Cumulative updates available for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 9.0
Service Update 0.10 (18.104.22.168) resolved issues including:
Service Update 0.9 (22.214.171.124) resolved issues including:
Cumulative updates available for Microsoft Dynamics 365 8.2
Service Update 8.2.12 (8.2.12) resolved issues including:
Service Update 8.2.11 (8.2.11) resolved issues including:
Version Check and Upgrade Information
Latest Portal Capabilities Update
The latest Portal host Version 126.96.36.199 resolves the following issues and more:
For more information about the export to data lake service, see this page on Power Apps Blog.
We are introducing the ability to transport your application configuration data from one environment to another with solutions!
Historically, configuration data was stored in custom entities as record data and required various tools such as the configuration migration utility to migrate.
Because they’re solution components, they can be managed in source control along with your other customizations. As an added benefit, performance is much better than using data import.
For more details, see this page on PowerApps blog.
Omnichannel for Customer Service is a configurable, high-productivity interface that extends the power of Dynamics 365 Customer Service. It provides contextual customer identification, real-time notifications, integrated communications, and agent productivity tools, including knowledgebase integration, search, and case creation.
Additional capabilities are coming to Dynamics 365 Customer Service over the next few months:
For more details see this page on Dynamics 365 blog.
The new canvas insert pane is the new way to add components to your app.
You can find it by selecting the plus icon in the sidebar. The improvements include:
For more information see this page on PowerApps blog.
Since initial release, solution-awareness for the Flow has been enhanced to improve Application Lifecycle Management of Flows using CDS.
This ALM improvement partially addresses a common concern from using Flow.
The concern: “Each Flow needs wiring-up connections for trigger(s) and action(s) while importing in target environments”.
Here is the take from experts in the field:
Flows that use Common Data Service (current environment) connector can be automatically activated after you import a Solution into an environment.
Read this post on Dynamics 365 Community to learn more from experts on the field perspective.
EasyRepro is a framework that allow automated UI tests to be performed on a specific Dynamics 365 organization.
You can use it to automate testing such as Smoke, Regression, Load, etc.
The framework is built from the Open Source Selenium web drivers used by the industry across a wide range of projects and applications. The entire EasyRepro framework is Open Source and available on GitHub.
The purpose of this series of article is to walk through the setup of the EasyRepro framework and deep dive into the larger scope of Easy Repro. It includes:
With the solution checker feature, you can perform a rich static analysis check on your solutions against a set of best practice rules and quickly identify these problematic patterns.
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