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Microsoft Dynamics 365 MVP

Dynamics 365 Solution Checker Preview available

The PowerApps team has released a preview of the Solution Checker which allows you to inspect your solutions against a set of best practice rules related to customising and extending the CDS for Apps platform.

The benefits provided include detailed reports listing issues identified, the severity, location and in some cases the line of code to improve. The result set also includes detailed prescriptive guidance on how to resolve or improve the issues.

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/make-higher-quality-apps-with-solution-checker/

For now you need to install the solution into your environment from the PowerApps Solution list by choosing to Install. This will take you to AppSource where you can review and install the feature.

The prescriptive documentation is presented from within the online PowerApps Documentation Best Practices site which is being continuously updated with new content.

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Dynamics 365 April Release Notes

Microsoft has released information regarding the April 19 release. You can find more information here.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/business-applications-release-notes/April19

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Microsoft ha publicado información sobre el lanzamiento del 19 de abril.

Dynamics 365 Channel Integration Framework GA

Microsoft today released for general availability the Dynamics 365 Channel Integration Framework. This framework enables you the ability to integrate third party channel providers or channel aggregators into Unified Interface Apps.

You can find the full release article on MSDN  https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/crm/2018/12/10/dynamics-365-channel-integration-framework-bring-your-own-channel-provider-with-ease/

Learning Microsoft Dynamics 365

There are a number of ways to learn about Dynamics 365 and its family of products. Whether you are technical or business focused, a solution architect,  developer, product owner, business analyst or QA/tester. Microsoft and the community have a wealth of material available for you to discover and explore.

Here are a few reference points I recommend for you.

LinkedIn Learning – Dynamics 365

Microsoft Virtual Academy – Dynamics 365

Microsoft Learn – Business Apps

Official Microsoft Dynamics 365 YouTube Channel

Dynamics 365 Community videos on YouTube

For MS Partners or Customers who have access to PartnerSource and CustomerSource you may find additional training material to meet your needs.

You can see further training details on Microsoft Docs regarding Dynamics 365 Training. For developers, Microsoft Docs also hosts a number of other useful resources.

Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement Developer Guide

Programming reference for Customer Engagement

Model-driven Apps Developer Guide

Common Data Service for Apps Developer Guide

Microsoft Flow

if you choose to get certified in Dynamics 365 then read about this on the Microsoft Learning Website MCSA in Microsoft Dynamics 365

 

PowerApps Community Plan: a free development environment for individual use

Microsoft offer a free community plan for developers to play with PowerApps at no cost. I recommend you take a look at the following links and get yourself setup.

Dynamics XRM Tools for CRM

Overview

Dynamics XRM Tools brings you a quality range of applications that provide a useful set of features to enhance your experience while using and developing against Microsoft Dynamics 365. This release provides an updated solution file that is supported for import into newer version of Dynamics.

The ODATA Query Designer has had an update to support the Image attribute.

Also all of the modules are now included in the one solution file which helps with networks and browsers where security does not allow modules to be downloaded from our hosted servers.

http://dynamicsxrmtools.codeplex.com/