Ever since Microsoft started publishing the Dynamics 365 product roadmap, there is that part of me who checks eagerly to see is some of the ideas have turned into features or not.
With the 2021 wave release, following are some of the key items which made me super excited and I want to try them as soon as the preview lands.
ILMerge - Thanks for being there, but we don't need you anymore
Microsoft is bringing in the new concept of
Dependent Assemblies which will allow developers to register third-party libraries along with the plugin assembly.
Arguably the most used third-party assembly is Newtonsoft's Json.net, we don't need to use ILMerge for using it in our project 😁
Multi-Table Lookup fields
Yes, you heard it right, you will soon be able to create lookup fields which references multiple tables in Dataverse.
In-App Notifications on Model-driven apps
This feature has been requested for so long now, am so happy to see it making its place into the platform.
Anytime we had requirements for a notification, the only simple solution was to send out an email to people, well not anymore. Soon we will be able to add notifications to the Xrm.Panel, (see screenshot below)
Application Insights and Plugin Trace
Centralized place to track all of the application logs, including the ones that gets generated from plugins, no longer required to fiddle with
Trace Log Table