Today the NDA is lifted on 2020 Release Wave 1 for Dynamics
365 and Power Platform.
In this blog I will be covering the User Experience (UX) enhancements within this release focusing particularly on the new visualisations, user interface improvements, and extensibility of controls across Model-Driven, Canvas, Mixed Reality, and Portals.
The updated PCF CLI tooling has just been released (July 2019), and one major enhancement is supporting mock datasets (Your Data within PCF Test Harness).
This Powerapps Component Framework (PCF) control takes a string variable, and then if there is a value will start pulsing the message against a blue background. This is to ensure the user doesn’t miss this message.
The Progress Bar control takes a number value (whole number, floating point, decimal) and then renders an animated progress bar. A value between 0 and 100 must be provided.
It feels like Christmas to me, and I’m tearing open my presents. Welcome to my ‘unboxing’ blog series on the upcoming D365 and Power Platform April 2019 Release. Over the next few weeks I’ll be going through the April 2019 release, module by module.
I’ll be specifically looking for those gold nuggets that I think will make a big impact, as well the leaps in innovations that haven’t been seen before in the industry.
Today let’s delve into Microsoft Dynamics 365 – Marketing suite.
Connectors form the core of Microsoft Flow. Connectors allow your workflows to span across different systems. This means that you can quickly build business processes that span across all your systems allowing you to further automate your work.
Microsoft has, as of August 2018, 213 connectors, most are available with the free version of Flow, and some only available with Flow Plan 1 and Flow Plan 2. These are known as Premium connectors.
I’ve had several queries from my colleagues in the past couple of months about what they should do about their legacy ADX Studio Portal once official support ends. So decided to summarise all the relevant options and facts surround this in a single blog post and capture it for future reference if others want to understand this further. Most of the information you see here is presented in greater detail on Adoxio and Microsoft’s own websites (links are included below). This will be a (very) quick summary with my analysis and interpretation of the options.
In September 2015 Microsoft announced the acquisition of the Adoxio Inc, the makers of ADX Studio Portals for Dynamics CRM and 365. Break fix support continued to be supported by Microsoft.
However, as of August 1st 2018, Microsoft support for what is known as legacy ADX Studio Portal will be coming to an end.
PowerApps has certainly come a long way, and no doubt the innovation and investment in the latest release will change the way businesses operate in the future. This is a major update, and there is a lot to get your head around – so I decided to give a detailed summary of the changes in the latest release of PowerApps (Spring Release 2018) in the form of a short 10 minute video.
If you have any questions on PowerApps, please do comment below and i’ll endeavour to come back to you with some answers.
I wanted to show customers how quickly they can set up the new Microsoft Dynamics 365 App for Outlook, and so decided to write a very quick 5 step guide to show how you can get started in minutes.
The new Microsoft Dynamics 365 App for Outlook replaces the outgoing Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Outlook client. Yes, this might be confusing having two very similarly named outlook connectors but this won’t be an issue going forward as the client is deprecated.
I’ll write a separate blog about the benefits of the new Dynamics 365 App for Outlook, for which there are many, but the intention of this blog is to show how streamlined the new installation experience is and also to get you started immediately.
Microsoft have released the new 9.0.2 version, and the release notes should be live in the next 24 hours. (Update release notes are now available: https://aka.ms/businessappsreleasenotes 18.1mb).
Here’s more about what’s new in 9.0.2.