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Intro to JSON and Power Automate

If you've played with Power Automate, Microsoft's new workflow tool, you've likely come across some JSON-related content.  If you've never worked in software development, this may be the first time you've seen data formatted this way; you've likely only seen XML-formatted data in applications like Microsoft Dynamics 365.  In this blog, we'll break down the key things to know about JSON and how you can use it to create powerful Flows for your business.

Dynamics 365 System Views

Dynamics 365 is known for its plethora of components and subcomponents, including entities, forms, views, charts, fields, and much more.  Many of these components have had their administration functionality altered, or have had their names changed altogether (e.g., "entities" are now "tables"; "fields" are now "columns"), with the introduction of the Power Platform.

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.

Dynamics 365 2022 Release Wave 2 Customer Sales and Power Automate Updates

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.

2022 Release Wave 2 – Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform

The 2022 Release Wave 2 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform 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, Intelligent Order Management, Project Operations, Human Resources, Commerce, Fraud Protection, Business Central, Connected Spaces, Guides, and Customer Insights.

The Dynamics 365 & Power Platform new releases are here

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

The 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.

Reducing Microsoft Dynamics 365 Storage Costs

With the Microsoft Power Platform Dataverse storage price increases in full effect, you should ask yourself if you are truly getting value from ALL of the data in your Dataverse.  I'm sure you leverage most of your active core records like Accounts, Contacts, Leads, Cases, Opportunities and Activities, but now is the time to ask yourself some difficult questions like:

Do I interact with ALL of my data?
Do I need to retain INACTIVE records?
Should I keep ACTIVITY history if it's older than a couple years?
Can I delete devalued data, or ARCHIVE it for compliancy purposes?

Your answers will vary from mine, but inevitability you will find that you are paying a PREMIUM  for data that has little value in your Dataverse.