Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations version 8.0 (April 2018)

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations version 8.0 (April 2018)

Microsoft’s Digital Transformation movement continues with a new version of Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations (build number of 8.0.30).

A new version calls for a new product name!

Luckily, the change isn’t so drastic this time around. The updated product will now be simply known as “Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations”. Microsoft is no longer offering separate “Business” and “Enterprise” editions.

Release details

The 2018 Spring release delivers significant investments designed to help customers transform their businesses. Areas impacted by the update include:

Business productivity

  • Alerts
  • Optimization advisor
  • Project timesheet mobile
  • Edit default project fulfillment hours
  • Reserve project resources past the task end date
  • Person search report
  • Data sharing for customer and vendor tables
  • One voucher deprecation

Extensibility and customization

  • Customizations through extensions only
  • Extensibility requests
  • Extensible project work breakdown structure
  • Embedding PowerApps in workspaces and forms
  • Custom fields

Integration

  • Integration with Common Data Service (CDS)
  • Integration with Dynamics 365 for Field Service
  • Integration with Dynamics 365 for Project Service Automation

Improved support experiences

  • Telemetry-based KB recommendation
  • KB recommendations when entering a support case
  • Report production outage

Supply chain management

  • Vendor collaboration – RFQ process
  • Partial shipment of a load (split load)
  • Immediate replenishment of locations
  • Reason codes added to warehouse counting and adjustment
  • Batch balancing enabled for advanced warehousing processes
  • Analytical workspaces with embedded Power BI for Cost management

Globalization

  • India localization – project and upgrade
  • Enhanced configurability

Servicing, performance, and deployment

  • Improved delivery of platform and financial reporting updates
  • Upgrade automation
  • Service hardening
  • Lifecycle Services sandbox self-service automation and RDP lockdown

Compliance

  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Accessibility enhancements

Additional Resources

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