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The event may be over, but you can watch our featured expert-led sessions on demand and continue learning with even more brand new content across Power Platform and Dynamics 365.
The Business Applications Summit 2020 includes featured sessions including:
A categorized ready list of all the session for quick reference HERE.
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The sessions show how pro developers can harness the capabilities of a no-code/low-code platform to rapidly create applications and work with citizen developers to accelerate an organizations development efforts.
The Build Developer Virtual Conference 2020 has multiple sessions including:
For a more complete view of sessions for the entire Power Platform, please visit Microsoft Build reference catalog below.
The 2020 On-demand session catalog is available
For feature summary, see this page on PowerApps blog.
For detailed overview and instructions on how to add and work with control, see this page on Microsoft docs.
Microsoft Digital Sales turned to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales and Sales Insights to scale for increased demand, engage customers remotely, and increase seller productivity.
For detailed instructions on how to configure and enable your sales teams with Sales accelerator, check this page on Microsoft docs.
For more details into driving improved sales engagements, check this page on Dynamics 365 blog.
Effective May 5, 2020 the Dynamics 365 connector used for Flows, Logic Apps and Canvas Apps is officially deprecated.
Learn more difference between Common Data Service connector and Common Data Service (Current Environment) connector from these sources:
For more details about deprecated features, check the Important changes (deprecations) coming in Power Apps, Power Automate, and model-driven apps in Dynamics 365 page.
One of the most requested updates is to bring the Microsoft Power Apps and Unified Interface experience on the desktop to the mobile experience.
The new mobile app has the following capabilities:
This new app is recommended for organizations doing new field service mobile implementations which have basic mobile requirements.
Check out the Field Service (Dynamics 365) app here.
For more details on feature roadmap, check this page on Dynamics 365 blog.
We have aimed to create a guide that covers:
As part of our overall effort of healthy ALM across teams building on the Power Platform, we are pleased to announce that comprehensive ALM documentation is available on Microsoft docs HERE.
For more details, check this page on PowerApps blog.
Power Platform admin center is unified admin experience for all Power Apps applications.
With this feature, we’re bringing the portal management options in the same view.
For detailed overview and instructions, check out this page on Microsoft docs.
For the latest Microsoft Dynamics 365 release notes, visit Released Versions of Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement.
Service Update naming convention has been revised to clarify the link between the version number and Service Update number. For example, Service Update 150 will now correspond to version number 150xx.
Occasionally a Service Update will be canceled, and all associated fixes will be rolled into a subsequent Service Update. For this reason, Service Update numbers may not always increase incrementally.
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 186 (126.96.36.19901 or higher) resolved issues including:
Service Update 183 (188.8.131.5201 or higher) resolved issues including:
Service Update 180 (184.108.40.20602 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 0.16 (220.127.116.11 – May 2020) resolved issues including:
Cumulative updates available for Microsoft Dynamics 365 8.2
Service Update 2.18 (18.104.22.168- May 2020) resolved issues including:
This article describes the features and enhancements that were included in this update, as well as the scope of the release. For a full list of all portal updates released to date and their corresponding KB articles, please reference this KB article.
Last June, we launched the Center of Excellence (CoE) Starter Kit – a set of templates that are designed to help you get started with developing a strategy for adopting, maintaining and supporting the Power Platform, with a focus on Power Apps and Power Automate.
One of the key principles of administering the Power Platform is having full visibility into how your organization is using Power Apps and Power Automate. Insights into your adoption will help you govern and secure the platform, identify patterns, and enable you to nurture your makers to accelerate adoption.
We have recently updated the CoE Starter Kit Power BI Dashboard – The dashboard provides analytics and data for the following areas:
For more details, read this page on PowerApps blog.
Common Data Service (CDS) is a native data store for Power Platform applications. Historically, the CDS OData endpoint served as the single access point for all types of operations.
We are introducing a preview of an additional way to access read-only data in CDS.
For this preview of TDS, we are limiting this endpoint to read-only actions.
However, current support is limited to SSMS (v18.4 and higher) and Power BI applications.
For details, check out this page on PowerApps blog.
AI Builder Invoice Processing Starter Kit is a solution package that provides a reference implementation to help automate invoice processing, and deployment bootstrapping.
AI Builder prediction models now support a preview capability to predict multiple outcomes.
You can refer to this document for guidance about how to import the sample data set so you can try it on your own!
Review this page on PowerApps blog for more details.
Since the release of Power Virtual Agents in December of 2019, a lot of new features have been added.
What is new and exciting for Power Virtual Agents Webinar May 15th is available here.
With Power Automate & PowerApps growing at a rapid rate, here are some interesting monitoring guidance put together by Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement in the Field Engineer on various topics.
Collaborate and debug an app together in real-time with Invite Feature in Monitoring
We’re rolling out a new feature in the Monitor that enables app makers to collaborate and debug an app together in real-time.
For detailed instructions, check out this page on PowerApps blog.
Topic discussed: Nested expansion using the $expand query option via the Web API.
Common question being asked on the field: Can I perform nested queries using $expand query option with the Dynamics 365 Web API?
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