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A Shot of Business Central and A Beer | Ep 49


Welcome, welcome, folks, to another electrifying episode of “A Shot of Business Central and A Beer!” Today, on episode 49, we’ve got a tantalizing lineup for you. We’ll be diving into the juiciest Business Central news, sampling the delightful Voodoo Ranger Hoppy Pack beers, and exploring the impact of Artificial Intelligence in the realm of Business Central. And hey, we'll even sprinkle in a Business Central feature segment that focuses on Microsoft Copilot.





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A Shot of Business Central and A Beer Podcast Show Notes


Beer we're drinking



We’ve had other New Belgium Brewing beers on this podcast. In fact, one of the first beers we had on the podcast was their Fat Tire beer.

From website: “This variety pack ensures that no ranger roams alone.”


Beers in the pack

  • Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze

    • From website: Packed with bright tropical aromas and brilliant citrusy flavors, this hazy IPA wraps up with a pleasantly smooth finish

    • Alcohol Count: 7.5

    • IBU: 42

    • Yeast: American Hefeweizen

    • Hops: Citra, Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe, Nugget

    • Malt: Pale, Wheat, C-80, Oats

  • Voodoo Ranger Juice Force

    • From website: Juice Force IPA is a fruit forward, highly drinkable, 9.5% ABV blast. Buckle Up. With this hazy IPA, you’ll be buzzing the tower in no time.

    • Alcohol Count: 9.5

    • IBU: 30

    • Yeast: Ale

    • Hops: Mosaic, Chinook, Phato, Galazy, Strata, Lotus, and Sabro

    • Malt: Pale, Oats, and Wheat

  • Voodoo ranger Voodoo Vice

    • From website: Bursting with neon-bright citrus flavors, Voodoo Vice is vying to be the next Voodoo Ranger rotating IPA

    • ABV: 7.1

    • IBU: 28

  • Voodoo Ranger Xperimental IPA

    • From website: Our next experiment is a hazy IPA brewed with Citra hops. Only available in Voodoo Ranger Variety packs

    • ABV: 6.6

    • IBU: 32

    • Yeast: Ale

    • Hops: Citra

    • Malt: Pale, Honey, Pilsner



Shot of Business Central (Latest News)


Business Central version 22.1 began rolling out this month.

Feature Changes
  • Turn off event-based sync for specific integration table mappings

    • When someone changes coupled records, Business Central automatically synchronizes the data with Dataverse. In most cases, automatic synchronization is what you'll want. However, if people frequently change data for many coupled records, synchronization might be slower.

  • Synchronize returns, refunds from Shopify

    • You can synchronize to include returns and refunds that were recorded in Shopify Admin or Shopify POS.

  • Save time with automatic account codes

    • You can use customized posting groups to automate recurring transactions in journals, sales documents, or purchase documents. These posting groups can be used throughout Business Central to trigger automatic postings and allocations across different accounts or dimensions.

  • Swedish localization delivered as extension

  • Attach AL debugger to active session or next session

    • The legacy C/AL debugger supported attaching to an existing session or to the next session for a specific user. While this has been possible with the AL snapshot debugger for some time, the standard, more powerful AL debugger in Visual Studio Code is still missing this capability, and it's been a partner ask to fill this gap for a while. With the introduction of service-to-service (S2S) authentication, this has become more important, since it's now much harder to debug important web service scenarios, which are only possible with snapshot debugger.

  • Non-deductible, partly deductible VAT expands functionality

    • Users in all relevant regions have improved VAT functionality with non-deductible and partly deductible VAT enabled.

  • Partners can control welcome banner texts

    • When a user signs in to a new company for the first time, Business Central shows a welcome banner that provides a clear call-to-action. You can now control which CTA’s you’d like to be displayed.

  • Measure onboarding time of customers, apps and features

    • Geared toward the onboarding of users to help assist with feature and functionality issues.


Dynamics 365 Business Central 2023 Wave 1 release (version 22) officially supports SQL Server 2022.

  • Introduction of ordered clustered columnstore indexes

  • More efficient and reduced file logs

  • Improved security through the integration with Microsoft Defender

  • Always on and High Availability

  • Improved Azure Active Directory Authentication

  • Integration with Microsoft Purview (data governance solution)

  • Access to the new SQL Server Ledger


AI Snack-Time

Microsoft has a new AI Page: https://news.microsoft.com/ai/

This page provides you with useful background on Microsoft’s approach, newest tools and features, the latest news and more.


If there was any misconception as to where Microsoft stood on the use of AI here’s a quote from Satya Nadella, “The age of AI is upon us, and Microsoft is powering it. We are witnessing nonlinear improvements in the capability of foundation models, which we are making available as platforms.”


Microsoft AI Stats
  • Azure AI is already used by over 85% of Fortune 100 companies today.

  • A recent Microsoft survey found that 89% of employees and business decision makers that have access to automation and AI-powered tools feel more fulfilled because they can spend time on work that truly matters. As a result, 9 in 10 hope they can apply AI solutions to even more tasks and activities.

  • GitHub Copilot is already writing 46% of code and helps developers code up to 55% faster.

  • Over 9 billion slides have been improved by AI in PowerPoint Designer so far.


Microsoft Customer Examples
  • NBA uses Personalizer, part of Azure Cognitive Services, to turn billions of data points into insightful metrics to further engage fans.

  • PepsiCo uses Azure Machine Learning to identify consumer shopping trends and produce store-level actionable insights. They used Azure AI to improve predictions by more than 40% for product recommendations.

  • Progressive Insurance used Azure Text to Speech and Custom Neural Voice, part of Azure Cognitive Services, to bring their Flo chatbot to life.

  • CarMax used Azure OpenAI Service to help summarize 100,000 customer reviews into short descriptions that surface key takeaways for each make, model and year of vehicle in its inventory.


Outro


Well, you’ve reached the end of another episode of A Shot of Business Central and A Beer podcast. Connect with us at www.solsyst.com and on all major social media channels. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you always know when the latest episode is available.


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