Dynamics 365 October Release – 2021

In a few days we expect that Microsoft will announce their new releases for all Dynamics 365 solutions as we are used to. In a meantime until we wait for this new release, you can look what you can expect to get.

The October release for Dynamics 365 and industry clouds brings new innovations that provide you with significant capabilities to transform your business. The release contains hundreds of new features across Dynamics 365 applications, including Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, Field Service, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Human Resources, Commerce, Fraud Protection, Business Central, Connected Store, Guides, Remote Assist, Customer Insights, Customer Voice, and Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, Financial Services, and Nonprofit. You can reed about all these news here.

But there is also release plan for the Power Platform features summarized in a separate document. Microsoft Power Platform today comprises four products: Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents. It also has two add-ins: AI Builder and Power Apps portals and completely release plan can be found here.

Looking forward to see those news in a practice.

Intuit to acquire MailChimp

Yesterday we got an info announced on September 13, that Intuit is acquiring MailChimp for approximately $12 billion in cash and stock advances. This acquisition will be definitely the largest made by intuit to date as the biggest one previously was Credit Carma for significantly less amount. Intuit is already one of the biggest players in business software world that makes QuickBooks, Mint, TurboTax ant other service, but this will help them to advance their goals of becoming an AI-driven expert platform as well as to become the center of small business growth and to disrupt the small business mid-market.

We think that the most of you already know what MailChimp is, but if not, MailChimp is Atlanta-based digital marketing and automation company with 1.200+ employees and pioneer in this industry. The company started out offering email marketing solutions before evolving u=into a global leader in customer engagement and marketing automation powered by a cutting-edge AI-drive technology stack. And what is important and non so usual is that MailChimp is one of bootstrapped startups founded in 2001.

(Image credit: Intuit)

By their words, together, Intuit and MailChimp will work to deliver on the vision of an innovative, end-to-end customer growth platform for small and mid-market businesses, allowing them to get their business online, market their business, manage customer relationships, benefit from insights and analytics, get paid, access capital, pay employees, optimize cash flow, be organized and stay compliant, with experts at their fingertips. Delivering on the promise to be the single source of truth, small and mid-market businesses will have the power to combine their customer data from MailChimp and QuickBooks’ purchase data to get the actionable insights they need to grow and run their businesses with confidence.

Dynamics 365 Ecosystem Map August 2021

Recently we republished an article about Dynamics 365 Ecosystem from October 2020, but as we know this is already obsolete as Microsoft is publishing new versions of their Dynamics 365 solutions two times per year. In a meantime, thanks to Vadim Korepin we have new version of Dynamics 365 Ecosystem. On the following picture you can find an overview of this ecosystem:

But what is more interested is to see full one page poster about Dynamics 365 Ecosystem as this business solutions’ ecosystem is really great. You can see and, of course download this unique ecosystem from our blog:

Enjoy in this poster and reed our blogs.

Public Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021 Wave 2 environments are here…

Stefano Demiliani

Starting from today, you can create new Dynamics 365 Business Central environments based on the 2021 Wave 2 release (version 19):

Please remember that the newly created preview sandbox environment contains demonstration company data only. Trying the preview on a copy of your current production data is not yet supported and also testing the upgrade from your current version to the preview is not possible.

The preview version as well as all sandbox environments that are based on it will be removed 30 days after the official release becomes available.

Also Docker artifacts for the public preview are now available. You can create a new v19 preview container with the following command:

Get-BcArtifactUrl -storageAccount BcPublicPreview -country <country> -type <type>

where <country> is the localization you need (w1, us, it, etc) and <type> is OnPrem or Sandbox based on whether you need the OnPrem release…

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Dynamics 365 Finance & SCM Tip: Setup an alternate email ID for workflow notifications for your users

Dynamics 365 Finance & Project Operations Blog

There is a new feature under the Feature management area that you can enable to setup an email ID for your users dedicated for workflow related notifications in D365 Finance and Supply Chain.

When you enable this new feature, you will see a new field named “Alternate email” on the User Options page under the Workflow tab. When you specify an email ID here for the user, all their workflow related notifications will be sent to this email ID.

If you leave this field blank, the workflow emails will be sent to the email ID setup under the sender email field.

How will this feature help you?: Let’s say you have setup D365 Finance to send Payment advices to vendors for ACH payments and users in the Accounts Payable team would like these payment advices to be sent from the Accounts Payable email alias, instead of their…

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Dynamics 365 Ecosystem Map October 2020

Totovic Dynamics 365 Blog

Recently I published a blog post about Dynamics 365 Ecosystem for April 2020 release. As I see many of you downloaded these images, but I also got a comments that this was outdated as a few days ago Microsoft announced October 2020 release (2020 Wave 2 release). Because of that I started with updating these graphics and I’ve just finished with all news.

Again, I want to mention and to say ‘thanks’ to Vadim Korepin who made this initial graphics. I used his initial slides and added all news from the last release. But even more, I found that one important part of Dynamics 365 ecosystem was not there – Industry Accelerators. They are very important parts of ecosystem and it can be very useful for some specific industries. This time I added them, and I hope we will have more and more partners using them.

If you want…

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