The alternative title for this blog post would have been something like… TempBlob, why did you waste my time! Or waste thousands of hours accross our community.
The topics of my blogs tend to be about what happens in the freelance projects I work on, and last week this was two extensions that have a substantial size (1000+ objects) that had to be BC19 Compatible.
BC19 is the first version of Business Central where warnings about obsoleted objects became errors. The most commonly used are TempBlob and Language.
Language is easy. Functions that used to exist in the table moved to a codeunit and the codeunit has the same name.
In both projects doing a Find/Replace on Language: Record with Language: Codeunit was enough.
Unfortunately for those who use Hungarian Notation, You also have to change your variable names.
A few days ago, Tounca Marketplace Platform has been launched. What is new with this marketplace platform? Is this only one new online marketplace or something more?
This time we are witnesses of something new. As there are many different marketplace in recent years, we didn’t have Project Marketplace until now. This is the first global Project Marketplace… currently only for business software implementations. Founders want to make business software available for everybody who needs it. If you need any type of ERP, CRM, HRM, SCM, BI, or similar solution, you can contact them and they will help you first to find the most fit solution and after that company or individuals in virtual team who will implement such solution.
What is interesting here? Completely process of evaluation of customers’ needs is absolutely free for customers. Tounca Platform will help you to evaluate your requirements, to choose solution you really need, to prepare Request for Proposal, to provide a few really comparable offers and to choose implementer… and all of these for free. They don’t have any interest in choosing some specific solution, and because of that they will provide really and valuable support to find solution the most fit with your requirements. When you start with the project with chosen implementers, Tounca Platform will provide project management portal where you can track progress, but Tounca will provide additional project management supervision for free, to provide out-of-the risk environment. If you just want to check what you can get and what steps you can expect, we will suggest to start with ‘How it works’ page: Tounca | How it works ?
On the other side if you are an expert, you can easily make registration and wait to be engaged for full project or some specific task, depends what customer needs. Register here: Tounca | Join expert community.
Depends on your interest, we will write more about this new unique project marketplace as this is something really worthy of your attention.
Microsoft publishes its Dynamics and other business applications’ updates and new solutions/features two times per year. Near a month ago Microsoft announced as they call it – 2021 Wave 2 update.
Thanks to Vadim Korepim who prepared and posted this great poster with Dynamics 365 ecosystem, we can have insight in an overview of Microsoft business applications portfolio. This picture represent just part of whole product portfolio, and you can download whole poster on a link at the bottom of this article.
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.
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:
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:
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.