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Scaling Data Load with Azure

Scaling Data Load with Azure Data Factory
Fine tuning an integration to optimize speed is more of an art than a science, especially when you are looking for the sweet spot of diminishing returns. One of the biggest challenges when migrating large data sets is optimizing the integration to run as fast as possible, without running into resource limitations.

Dynamics Unified Interface Upgrades are Here!

Changes Are Coming to Dynamics
You may have recently received an email from Microsoft stating that change is coming and your Dynamics 365 environments will be automatically transitioned to the Dynamics Unified Interface within the next 30 days. While this may seem alarming, this is only an optional early transition; you still have control over when your environments are transitioned to the new interface before the final deadline of October 1, 2020.

What is the Dynamics Unified Interface?
As you may already know, the Unified Interface is the new user experience that Microsoft is mandating all Dynamics 365 environments put into use by October 2020. This interface ensures a smooth, consistent experience across all devices, whether you access Dynamics from your PC, phone, or tablet.

Channel Properties in Dynamics

Channel Properties in Dynamics
Automatic Record Creation Rules are a great way to evaluate and take action on items that enter queues in Dynamics. They allow you to create and update records, send emails, and start child workflows. This functionality is powerful enough on its own, but if you've ever worked with Automatic Record Creation Rules in Dynamics you've probably noticed the option to use Channel Properties in Dynamics.

Best Practices for Fields in Microsoft Dynamics 365

Fields
Dynamics makes it easy to extend its out of box standard field set to meet your company's needs. You can add your own custom fields to the out of box entities as you need, but you'll want to be sure to follow these best practices!
No Duplicates
The system will not allow you to create two fields with the same field name however, you can create two fields with the same display name.

Best Practices for Forms in Microsoft Dynamics 365

Multiple Forms
If you're familiar with using multiple forms in Dynamics, then you know that you can create different forms and assign security roles so that different users see a different form for a specific entity.  This can get rather complicated depending on how many forms you are using and if you are using a layered security approach where a user may have multiple security roles that are applied to different forms.