Microsoft UpdatesIntro 

Ah, Spring.  We talked about it during last month’s Digest; depending on where you live, we may have been a bit premature – it certainly was for me in Wisconsin.  Regardless, it is finally starting to warm up consistently in the Midwest, and people are beginning to return to normal.

We’ve heard that some people are getting tired of virtual events, but we don’t think they’re going anywhere soon.  A great example was the recent Microsoft Build 2021.  It took place Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  If you missed it, you can register here and watch some of the sessions.

Build has historically been billed as a developer-focused event.  For business analysts, IT managers, or other business users that only had the budget to attend a single event per year, this event was usually lower on the list.  Not because the content was bad, but because of the focus on the technical aspects of Microsoft products.

Herein lies the benefit of virtual events.  Virtual events are natively much more inclusive.  People in other countries, people without the budget, people not currently able to travel, working parents, disabled people, and everyone else can attend these events from the comfort of their own home.  Additionally, these events are usually recorded and viewable after the event completes.

Long story short, look at this event.  These days, even people that aren’t historically “technical” have a lot to learn from Build.  The Power Platform, focused on citizen developers, and Microsoft Teams, the darling of the last 12 months, are both featured heavily.  Make sure you register and take a look at some of the sessions if you didn’t watch while it was going on.

As my 6-year old says, Jake out.


News You Should Know 

#MSDyn365FO:  The budget plan narrative feature is now live for general availability! Learn how to add information to budget documents to help others understand the reasoning and data that a budget plan is based on here.

#MSDyn365CE:  The legacy “Field Service Mobile” application built on Resco will be deprecated for new implementations beginning June 2021 and replaced by the “Field Service (Dynamics 365)” mobile app. Learn more here.

#MSDynGP The mid-year update for GP is targeted for the middle of June and will include Canadian tax updates and a number of bug fixes.  This will be the last update released for GP 2016. 

#MSDyn365BC:  With the Business Central April 1 release, you can now search for customers, vendors, and other contacts from Microsoft Teams.

#PowerPlatform: Learn more about enabling intelligent experiences with Power BI for developers, data scientists, and data engineers here.

#Microsoft365: Introducing Webinars in Microsoft Teams: Easy, professional webinars to engage customers.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any of the topics above, please reach out to your Practice Manager or fill out the Contact Us form on our website.  


Upcoming Events 

DynamicsCon – a FREE, 4 half-day virtual learning experience 

  • September 20 – 23, 2021 
  • Register now here 
  • Submit a session here  
  • Become a sponsor here 

Community Summit North America – Houston, TX 

  • October 12 – 14, 2021 
  • Register now here 


Blog Posts 

Top 3 New Features for Business Central 

There are dozens of new features and enhancements to Microsoft’s Business Central April 2021 Wave 1 release (v 18). Most items are generally available as of April 2021, while others will be released over the next few weeks, here are our top 3! 

Business Central

Dynamics GP DC and Me 

John Kirsch welcomes you to his first blog with! He goes into depth on future blog topics like GP functionality and more. 

Dynamics GP

New Fonts You Say? 

A new year means new beginnings! Microsoft introduces a set of new fonts that will soon replace Calibri.  

Microsoft New Fonts

LinkedIn Sales Navigator and Outlook Mobile App 

A quick, useful tip from our President, Jonathan Stypula, on how to set a contact as a lead in LinkedIn Sales Navigator using the standard Outlook Mobile app! 

Linkedin Sales Navigator and Outlook Mobile


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