Microsoft Ignite 2022

Microsoft Ignite 2022 recently finished with lot of updates. Summary as under,

  1. Introduced Azure Arc
  2. Elastic SAN in Preview
  3. Azure Cosmos DB for PostGreSQL is now GA
  4. Introduced Microsoft Designer
  5. Introduced Natural Language to Cloud flow in Power Automate
  6. AI Builder enhancements in Power Platform
  7. Introduced Microsoft Syntex
  8. Cisco is now a certified Microsoft Teams device Partner
  9. Introduced Mesh Avatars for Microsoft Teams in Private Preview
  10. Introduced Microsoft Places
  11. Introduced Edge Workspaces

For more details pls refer below ignite 2022 book of news links –

Microsoft Ignite 2022 Book of News

Regarding Power Platform updates in ignite 2022 please refer below link –

Leverage low-code to do more with less at Microsoft Ignite 2022  – Microsoft Power Platform Blog

Regarding Microsoft Dynamics updates in ignite 2022 please refer below link –

Dynamics 365 release wave 2 at Microsoft Ignite – Microsoft Dynamics 365 Blog

Microsoft Ignite | October 12-14, 2022 – Microsoft Partner Community

Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform Data Centre Regions

1North America (NAM)
2United States Government Community Cloud
(US GCC) High
3Microsoft Cloud Germany (DEU)
4China (CHN)
5South America (LATAM/ SAM)
6Canada (CAN)
7Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA/ EUR)
8Asia Pacific (APAC/ APJ)
9Australia (OCE)
10Japan (JPN)
11India (IND)
12North America 2 (US Gov GCC)
13United Kingdom (UK/ GBR)
14France (FRA)
15South Africa (ZAF)
16United Arab Emirates (UAE)
17Germany (GER)
18Switzerland (CHE)
19Norway (NOR)
20Singapore (SGP)
21Korea (KOR)

New ways to innovate with AI and Microsoft Power Automate

At Microsoft Ignite 2022, Microsoft announced some exciting innovations for Microsoft Power Automate, empowering makers and pro-coders with new ways to automate and scale enterprise-wide with AI.

Creating flows is the foundation of Power Automate, and now you can describe what you want to automate in a sentence, and an AI-based copilot will build your flow in seconds. No searching or guesswork, just describe it and let the copilot work its magic.

This new way to create flows runs on OpenAI Codex, an AI model descendant of GPT-3 that can translate natural language to code, in this case, Power Automate cloud flows. This is the same technology behind GitHub Copilot and Power Apps Ideas (preview). At launch, Microsoft supporting key Microsoft 365 connectors and in the coming months, Microsoft expand to include more.

To learn more and how to start using the copilot, see the description to flow documentation page.

Screen where a user has typed a description of a scenario to automate, and a suggested flow generated by AI is shown.

Please refer below blog for more information –

New ways to innovate with AI and Microsoft Power Automate | Power Automate Blog

Commonly used sales Components in Dynamics 365 Sales

Here are some of the most commonly used sales components.

AccountAn account represents a business or organization. Sometimes this is a customer or a vendor. In some organizations, this might be a different grouping, such as a family. Typically, an account will have related contact rows.
ActivitiesAn activity is a type of table that offers tracking and scheduling options. By default, the system will have activities such as email, appointment, and
phone call already configured. An administrator can add additional custom activities to meet additional business needs.
Business process flowA business process flow (BPF) is a type of automation in Microsoft Power Platform. The BPF is placed on an table and offers users guidance and a predictable action plan for gathering data. Administrators can add additional automation based on triggers from the user’s interaction with the BPF.
ContactA contact represents a single individual. A contact will often have many related rows such as an account and activities.
CustomerA customer can be either an account or a contact. Typically speaking, in a business to business scenario, this is an account. In a business to
consumer scenario, this is a contact.
InvoiceAn order or row of a sales including details about products or services purchased that has been billed to the customer.
OpportunityLike a lead, an opportunity is a potential sales transaction. Typically speaking, an opportunity is a more viable prospect than a lead, and it will contain more information and be tracked for a longer period of time.
OrderA confirmed request for delivery of goods and services based on specified terms, or a quote that has been accepted by a customer.
Product catalogA collection of rows that interact with opportunities, quotes, orders, and invoices to facilitate management of products, price lists, discounts, and product families for sales transactions.
QuoteA formal offer for products or services, proposed at specific prices and related payment terms to a customer.