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Reporting Tools for Dynamics 365

For any organization, reports are an integral part to helping your team’s function whether it's to pass information to your clientele or to discover realities.

There are many reporting tools for Dynamics 365. Some of the most common tools are:

The built-in Report Wizard in Dynamics 365
SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) and the Dynamics 365 Report Authoring Extension
Flow
Power BI

Which tool should you use? Well, that entirely depends on your use case.

Power Platform 2022 Release Wave 2, Customer Service and AI Builder

The Dynamics 365 & Power Platform new releases are here, and they bring new innovations that provide you with significant capabilities to transform your business.

Microsoft's latest Dynamics 365 release contains hundreds of new features across Dynamics 365 applications, including Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, Field Service, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Intelligent Order Management, Project Operations, Human Resources, Commerce, Fraud Protection, Business Central, Connected Spaces, Guides, Customer Insights, and Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, Financial Services, Nonprofit, Sustainability, and Retail.

Moving Dynamics 365 On Premise Reports to Online

As you may be aware, Microsoft is sunsetting Dynamics 365 on premise in favor of Dynamics 365 cloud.  If you are currently on premise and not yet in the process of migrating to the cloud, here is a good article to help get you started. As part of the transition, one important component that you want to add to your checklist is the migration of your custom reports.

Integrating External Services using Cloud Flows

Do you leverage data from multiple applications or services? If you haven't already found a way to integrate the data between them, you should check out Microsoft Cloud Flows, which are part of Power Automate and part of the overall Power Platform.
What are Cloud Flows?
Cloud Flows allow power users to build workflows that integrate a diverse set of apps and services, including Dynamics 365, SharePoint, SQL Server, SalesForce, Act!, Twitter, MailChimp and many more! Each workflow can have one trigger, such as a timer or an incoming email or tweet, and one or many actions, such as creating a Lead in your application of choice and sending a text message to a user.

Power Platform 2022 Release Wave 1, Customer Service and AI Builder

Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform 2022 Release Wave 1 is here, and it brings new innovations that provide significant capabilities to transform your business.

The Microsoft Dynamics 365 release contains hundreds of new features across Dynamics 365 applications, including Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, Field Service, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Insights, Human Resources, Commerce, Fraud Protection, Business Central, Connected Spaces, Guides, Remote Assist, Customer Insights, Customer Voice, and Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, Financial Services, Sustainability, and Nonprofit.

Azure DevOps Pipeline Stages, Jobs, Steps and Tasks Oh My

First off, what is Azure DevOps?
Azure DevOps is a collection of modern development services provided by Microsoft.  These services include Azure Boards, Pipelines, Repos, Test Plans, Artifacts and an Extensions Marketplace.  These services together allow for better collaboration between developers and teams as well as time-saving automated deliverability to your business(es).
What are Azure Pipelines?
Specifically, Azure DevOps Pipeline allow developers to automate builds and deployments using the CI/CD approach (Continue Integration/Continuous Delivery).  This frees up time to allow developers to address more new features and bug fixes to your applications.