Microsoft Business Application summit kicked off today few hours ago and it is up and running live now and there were some great announcements came through so far from the sessions. I will be going to cover some of the announcements that I was able to capture today for the benefit of the community.

James Phillips, President of the Microsoft Business Applications group and Alysa Taylor, CVP of Business Applications marketing discussed about what businesses need from a technology partner today and how Microsoft is helping the organizations around COVID-19 pandemic situation.

Hear from James Phillips and Alysa Taylor

Dona Sarkar, Elaiza Benitez , Jon Levesque , Adam Saxton , Patrick Leblanc covered and hosted this sessions and they were doing such a fantastic job.

Key announcements and key facts captured from the session are below.

Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Related Announcements

AI Driven Finance

Finance Insights: How AI driven finance applications help employees make better decisions

There are vast amount of data to work with and carrying out AL/ML using these data gives real insights to the customers and they can leverage on these insights to add value to their customers

Democratization of AI for Finance

Intelligence in finance – Architecture

Customer Payment Predictions

D365 Commerce

Accelerate your business with Dynamics 365 Commerce

Commerce in a day this is good for the enthusiasts in this area to go and attend this event

Using Human Resources inside Teams

Leave and Absence Dashboard

Dynamics 365 Guides and Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management

Optimize your operations with the use of Dynamics 365 Guides and Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management

Connected Manufacturing , Guides , Asset Management and Overall Equipment Effectiveness

Planning optimizations this involves with in memory MRP for frequent planning runs

Asset Management

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Project Operations

Introducing Microsoft Dynamics 365 Project Operations

Power Platform Announcements

Charles Lamanna CVP, Low Code Application Platform at Microsoft announced following features for the Power Platform.

The two of the features below are one of favorites from the session which are Adding direct query support in Power BI for the CDS and connecting to T-SQL users directly to the Common Data Service.

Empower your organization with the Microsoft Power Platform

Direct Query Support for CDS in Power BI. This feature will be a game changer for me and this will provide the insights to the users near real time.

Power Apps

New Capability Highlights such as Mixed Reality , Microsoft Teams and Converged mobile apps

Power Apps in 2020: What you should already be using and what’s still to come in 2020

Converged mobile player with all app types and advanced offline CDS-based apps

Power Apps Team Mobile

Power Apps + Common Data Service

Easily configurable portals is in public preview.

More Powerful data tools for CDS is coming soon.

Rich Images and files for CDS , Including Annotation.

Custom Pages converge canvas + model is coming soon.

Customize Teams with Power Apps Studio Embedded this is another great feature which is coming up soon.

Power BI

Arun Ulag Corporate Vice President at Microsoft Shared the Power BI related MBAS announcements.

Empower your organization with the Microsoft Power Platform

Modern Enterprise BI

Enterprise reports will bring the row level security and subscription-based bursting.

Enterprise Reports

Support exporting Power BI content to PDF and programmatically sending it to the printer.

Christian Wade announced that In the coming days ALM will be available this is going to really great addition for the deployment pipelines.

Admin and governance

Common Data Service

What’s new in the common data service

Improved Image Capabilities

File Datatype

Mobile Offline Preview

This announcement is going to be amazing and just thinking Dynamics 365 Operations apps data in CDS is mind blowing.

These were what I was able to capture but I can guarantee their are so much more and please share with community what you gathered from today’s #MSBizAppsSummit 😊

Global Hackathon Winners also announced by Ryan Cunningham please check out the below video and for more information on #Hack4good check out my previous article It’s All About Hack4GoodΒ 

And to end with some music using Power Apps Ochestra !!!

Thanks to the Japan Power Apps Orchestra Team πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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