Business Applications release overview, October 2018

The Business Applications October ’18 release brings significant capabilities to enable you to transform your business. These new services and capabilities become available starting in October 2018.

  • Enhancements to Dynamics 365 applications include hundreds of new capabilities across Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Portals, Omni-channel Engagement Hub, Field Service, Project Service, Social Engagement, Finance and Operations, Talent, Retail, and Business Central. We’re introducing a new set of mixed reality experiences using Microsoft Layout and Microsoft Remote Assist.
  • New intelligence applications employ decades of AI work pioneered by Microsoft Research to make Dynamics 365 more intelligent. You can enhance sales performance and planning with the new Dynamics 365 AI for Sales applications
  • New Power platform capabilities combine Power BI, PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, the Common Data Service for Apps, and Power BI dataflows into an unmatched palette of tools to extend, customize, and integrate Dynamics 365 and Office 365 into your environment.
  • Data integration provides built-in connectivity to the Power platform and more, with data across hundreds of business systems, enabling rich and intelligent experiences. The Common Data Model provides semantic consistency for canonical business entities across Dynamics 365, Common Data Service for Apps, and Power BI dataflows, increasing time to value for application developers, ISV partners, and integrators.
  • Deeper integrations with other Microsoft products offer seamless experiences with Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, Stream, Azure, and LinkedIn. We’ve enhanced Dynamics 365 with data and signal from Office 365 and Bing.
  • Performance, usability, and supportability enhancements improve the applications and underlying platform, and provide a better experience for you to run your businesses.


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  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations now supports mandatory regulatory requirements in Russia for on-premises deployment only. The October ’18 release of the Russian localization covers the following functional areas: accounts payable/accounts receivable, advanced holders, bank and cash, fixed assets, general ledger, financial reporting, electronic reporting, inventory, tax registers, addresses/FIAS, and VAT.
    The remaining Russian localization functionalities are targeted for general availability by the end of calendar year 2018, including: cash flow management, alcohol sales declaration, inventory management enhancements: bailment, goods in transit, optional posting of transfer orders, inventory owner, third-party miscellaneous charges, and tax declarations in electronic format.
  • The plan for Russia Retail localization and Russian Payroll is not available yet. In the October ’18 release, we also make several enhancements in our global electronic reporting (GER) and global tax engines (GTE) to provide a better regulatory feature configurability experience for power users.
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Marketing will also be available in October, in Russian language apparently.
  • Adyen payment services. A new omni-channel “out of the box” payment connector to Adyen payment services is available, providing credit/debit (EMV) “card present” payment processing for Retail Modern POS and Cloud POS (through hardware station), and “card not present” payment processing for e-commerce/call center. The shared omni-channel token enables seamless flows such as buy online and pick up or return in store. The Adyen payment services are available globally, Russia included.

Full document is available at Docs Microsoft.

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