As part of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 2021 release wave 1 program, Microsoft announced several features. One of them is a Visual update for wizards which is restyling the wizard type forms in Dynamics 365 to align a similar look and feel with other Dynamics 365 apps. Apart from the user experience update, you should be aware of two minor topics when enabling this feature.

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secure by project responsible

Recently, I was speaking about eXtensible Data Security (XDS) at a meetup session for the Pakistan Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform Community. I did a similar session several years ago and created three examples back then as part of the demonstrations of what would be possible to achieve with this framework for record-based security. For this recent session, based on a question on the Dynamics Community forum, I created a new example for restricting access to the projects and related information for a person who is one of the responsible persons. In this post, I will provide some more background information on the functional and technical details.

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while select statement

During my career, I have had to deal many times with performance issues. There are many different causes for this. It can be related to hardware, software, configuration and more. In this post, I will explain two scenarios where a while select statement caused performance issues and how to mitigate them.

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Inventory transactions archive

In March 2021, Microsoft released a preview for the archival of inventory transactions. The feature is useful for customers having a lot of inventory transactions. To prevent having performance issues when querying inventory transactions or using them in calculations for summary, Microsoft now made the option to archive inventory transactions. I spent some time reading the documentation and trying out the solution. In this post, I will share my findings related to testing the feature and what exactly is happening under the hood.

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