Functionality aside, Microsoft is adding more features to improve user experience in D365 Human Resources. I know am late to the party of exploring these new cross-app features (completely) are also available in D365 Finance & operations.
Here are some of the new productive features released:
- Saved views
- Full page apps
- Optimised “is one of” filtering experience
- Recommended fields
- Sticky default actions in grids
- Attachment recovery
For D365 analysts or consultants, these features may not excite but for end users who uses D365 for their day-to-day activities, definitely these will make some difference in terms of productivity.
I have already covered “Saved views” feature in my first blog post. You can click here to refer the functionality. Currently am facing some challenges to save the personalizations done in Employee self service, into a custom view. If there is no custom view, I cannot publish this to a security role. I will explore more and come back to you. For more info, you can refer MS docs.
Full page apps
You cannot enable this feature till you enable “saved views”. This has dependency with personalisation feature. This is the feature that will excite the analysts/consultants too. With this feature, instead of opening a site in a new browser tab, you can open in D365 HR directly. You can:
- Embed Internal intranet portals in ESS
- Create a new workspace
- Embed PowerApps or webapps
- Embed 3rd party external sites too
Example (adding 3rd party website in D365 HR):
Health & Safety team in an organisation submits RIDDOR report to UK govt site periodically for all the injury records that are created in D365 HR (under Compliance > Links > Injury and illness > Injury or Illness incidents).
Isn’t it great??? If you want to refer to any incident record in D365, you can duplicate the tab >> go to Injury or illness incident record and update required details in the former tab.
Optimised “is one of” filtering experience
This has become a mandatory one (from 30/3/2020) and will be enabled automatically if you do not enable it. I was wondering that this feature already exists, what else Microsoft has done improvisations here. This is a simple yet useful feature.
Example: In positions form, I want to filter our all the positions that are associated to 4-5 jobs only, then I can copy them directly (later screenshot) in the search criteria instead of one by one by adding every time (former screenshot).
Based on the usage data from other users, D365 will tell you intelligently what fields you need to add in a particular form/page. As far as I understood and tested, this is applicable when you want to add fields in any form/page. For example, if few users have added a field in a particular page, then that field will be recommended to any other user who wants to any field to the page or form.
Example – I opened a worker record and wanted to add a field to it, recommended fields will tell me most added field by other users (that includes my list too).
You need to enable this feature manually. Let’s say, you have deleted an attachment by mistake from a respective record (can be worker or Job or anything). The only way to put it back is to add from front end. Post enabling this feature, you will get a prompt to undo the deletion (if its unintended).
Example: Select a worker record and go to attachments. Select the file and click on delete.
You will get a prompt like this (you may see a delay for this notification)
By expanding notification, you may undo as shown below:
System will restore as soon as you click undo as shown below:
Lets say, you have ignored notification, then in that case, you can go to deleted attachments button in the attachments form. Here you can see the deleted record and can restore too.
Remember that by default you can restore only the file that is deleted in 30 days. The cap can be increased in document management parameters as shown below.
If you click on deleted attachments button as shown above, system will display list of all documents that were deleted.
Sticky default actions in the grid
This feature is made mandatory by Microsoft. Before this feature exists in D365 HR, the hyperlink to open any record was always pointed out to first column only. In the below example, CourseID is the link to open detailed record. After you move the column, Course type became the main hyperlink record to open it.
Post this feature is available, course ID will always be the main hyperlink record irrespective of its place in the listpage. Not sure if anyone is more interested to use this in real-time, nevertheless a feature is always good to have.
That is all from my side in this post. Will come back soon with another article.