Here are some key takeaways from this release wave from Matt Ballard, Dynamics 365 Consultant here at Wattle.
New Grid controls
Microsoft will be releasing a new read-only grid control which will have ‘infinite’ scrolling capabilities. This means that users will no longer have to navigate across pages in a sub grid, but will be able to scroll until they get to the desired record/s, which essentially means less clicking when they try scrolling through hundreds of records.
Also included in this update is the ability to configure customer notifications in D365 to alerts users when specific actions happen (i.e. a phone call created for them). See below as an example.
Teams integration – Create and join Teams meetings from appointments
This shows that Microsoft is really investing in the integration between Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Teams.
With this feature users are able to create an appointment in Dynamics 365 and add a Microsoft Teams meeting to the appointment. This will save users a lot of time, as they are no longer forced to create Microsoft Teams meetings outside of Dynamics 365. Besides the ability to add Microsoft Team’s meetings to appointments, users will also have the ability to join a Team meeting from a Dynamics 365 appointment or the timeline directly!
Modern Advanced Find
It seems as though Microsoft is finally getting rid of the legacy advanced find in Dynamics 365. The new modern advanced find functionality will be available as a public preview starting in February. It looks like the new advanced find will be accessible from the Dataverse search bar on top of model-driven apps.
According to the information in the release notes, this modern advanced find experience will allow us to create queries and views just like we were able to do in the legacy advanced find. On top of that, we will be able to search view selectors for views. So this may mean the end of the current advanced find.