D365 User Group April Meeting - another all online event.
Another useful list of virtual meetings is https://www.virtualeventshub.com/
This time I didn’t attempt to keep detailed session notes, the recordings will be available within a few days on the D365 Youtube channel.
Sessions that I “attended” and which I think merit a second look are:
lots of useful reminders, plus callouts to:
- Jonas Rapp’s CanaryTracer plugin
- Daryl Lebar I’ve Been Doing Plugin Parameters Wrong For 7 Years
As usual the Microsoft Roadmap session was too packed to follow in detail as Power Apps continues to grow, although useful to add @thatguymarko / @lucyalicebourne / @anademeny / @chris_haley83 to follow lists if they aren’t already there.
The standout things for me were:
the release of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) as a free tool for Windows 10 users (free licence allows local, manually-triggered flows, paid licences needed for company-wide sharing, cloud services, access to AI etc) - see also forthcoming technical workshops
the closer integration of Teams (including phone calls) within the Dynamics for Sales interface
my experience with setting up the Dynamics365 app inside Teams is it takes a couple of goes, and you have to wait for all the permissions to sync
the launch of Power FX - the language used in Canvas Power Apps (based on Excel) now has a name, has been open-sourced, and has the beginnings of a pro-dev source-control story too
other useful links to presentations / events: