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AI ChatGPT & 2023 R1 Update | A Shot of Business Central and A Beer | Ep 45


Happy New Year and welcome to episode 45 of A Shot of Business Central and A Beer podcast! In this episode, we’ll be discussing Ken’s choice for this month’s beer and what we think its rating should be. We’ll also be sharing the latest news and updates on Business Central, as well as diving into the hot topic of Artificial Intelligence, specifically ChatGPT and how it relates to Microsoft. So, grab a cold one and join us!






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A Shot of Business Central and A Beer Podcast Show Notes


What we're drinking


Beer

P3 Japanese-Style Rice Lager by Phase Three Brewing out of Lake Zurich, IL.

Brewery

Phase Three Brewing has some really interesting choices of beer that I recommend people check out. It’s located in northwestern Lake Zurich, IL at 932 donata court our brewery has grown from two leased tanks to a modern 21,000 square facility complete with reverse osmosis water processing, 3-vessel 15bbl steam-powered brewhouse, gea centrifuge, counter-pressure codi packaging line, full quality control lab, and 3,000 square foot taproom with outdoor seating.

Beer

Style: Japanese Rice Lager

Alcohol: 4.2%

Notes: Built from a mash of premium pilsner malt with a heavy hand of jasmine rice and spiced with noble hops in the kettle. Incredibly clean with notes of toasted cereal, delicate, but fragrant rice and herbal hops. Also, it’s a very thing lager.


Beer Ratings
  • Ken: 78

  • Michael: 72



Shot of Business Central (Latest News)


Update 21.3 for Business Central 2022 Release Wave 2

Feature Changes

Business Central Mobile App for Android and iOS

· iOS/iPadOS on App Store: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=734847

· Android on Play Store: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=734849


2023 Release Wave 1

2023 Release Wave 1 plan is now live and there’s also a new release portal that provides details on all of the feature updates.

  • Adapt faster with Microsoft Power Platform Feature Changes: 6

  • Application Feature Changes: 13

  • Country and Regional Feature Changes: 2

  • Development Feature Changes: 8

  • Governance and Administration Feature Changes: 4

  • Legislation Feature Changes: 2

  • Onboarding Feature Changes: 3

  • Productive with Microsoft 365 Feature Changes: 2

  • User Experiences Feature Changes:7

Total Feature Changes: 47




⭐ WHAT IF you, as a #businesscentral partner, could allow your potential customers to start a trial with your app pre-loaded?


⭐ WHAT IF you could profile potential customers on your web site and spin up a trial that match the individual business' needs?


⭐ WHAT IF you could build an app that could handle both the trial and onboarding experience, based on the business' needs?


⭐ WHAT IF you could bring the customer to a productive live state with almost no human interaction?


⭐ WHAT IF all of this could be automated, so you don't have to spend time spinning up trials for potential customers?


From the 2023 wave 1 release of #msdyn365bc, this is possible.


Soon, you'll be able to offer the prospects to start an unmanaged (no CSP relationship) trial from your website, and pivot the experience for the desired types of businesses you want to serve.


Action for you:

- Think about how to build this into your web site

- Think about how your app could work that takes prospects through trial, buying and onboarding with an in-app experience.


This didn't make the release plans fresh off the press, but will be added soon.


General Business Central News

There’s a new Business Central quarterly news update newsletter available for partners.


Important: Take action before March 1 to retain your delegated admin access to your customers

Earlier this year, Microsoft Partner Center introduced Granular Delegated Administration Privileges (GDAP) as replacement for Delegated Administration Privileges (DAP) to enable partner-customer relationships that are time-bound and have more granular access rights. The timeline to migrate your existing DAP relationships to GDAP has been moved to March 1, 2023. If you do not take action by this date you will lose access to your customers' Business Central environments.

More Information here.


Modern Action Bar documentation update

The following documents have been updated:


Upcoming Business Central Office Hours

· February 7: Power Platform integrations

· March 14: Onboarding your customers to Business Central

Register here.


Top 10 Hot Ideas Last Quarter


Business Central Ideas


One Link for Everything Business Central

There is finally one link that let’s you access everything Business Central: aka.ms/BCLinks


What is ChatGPT?

Well according to GhatGPT, ChatGPT (short for "Chat Generative Pre-training Transformer") is a language generation model developed by OpenAI. It is based on the GPT (Generative Pre-training Transformer) architecture, which is a type of transformer-based neural network.


The model is trained on a large dataset of text and is able to generate human-like responses to a given prompt. ChatGPT can be used for a variety of natural language processing tasks such as text generation, conversation simulation, language translation and question answering.


One of the main advantages of ChatGPT is its ability to generate highly coherent and fluent text, making it well-suited for applications such as chatbots, virtual assistants, and language-based games. It can be fine-tuned for specific tasks and domains, and also be integrated with various platforms and applications.


In summary, ChatGPT is a state-of-the-art language generation model that can be used to generate human-like text, making it useful for a variety of natural language processing tasks such as text generation, conversation simulation, language translation and question answering.


How will Business Central customers be able to use ChatGPT

First, full disclosure, we are not ChatGPT experts. This is what we think the future holds once an integration is established with Business Central. That being said, a few ways I think GhatGPT can be beneficial to Business Central users are:

  1. Virtual Assistant

    1. Can assist employees with tasks such as scheduling, inventory management and order tracking.

    2. Use it to crate automated responses for frequently asked questions from customers.

      1. For Example: What steel is used to manufacturer and O Ring?

      2. ChatGPT answer:

        1. O-Rings are typically made from rubber or a synthetic elastomer, not steel. These materials are preferred for their flexibility, durability, and resistance to heat, chemicals, and other environmental factors.

        2. Rubber materials that are commonly used to manufacture O-rings include Nitrile (Buna-N), Viton, Silicone, and EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer). Nitrile is the most commonly used material due to its low cost and good resistance to oil, while Viton is known for its excellent chemical resistance. Silicone is a popular choice for high-temperature applications and EPDM is resistant to weathering and ozone.

        3. It is worth noting that there are also metal O-rings which are used in certain applications where rubber or elastomeric O-rings may not meet the requirements. Stainless steel, Inconel and Monel are some examples of metals that are used to manufacture metal O-rings. These metal O-rings are used in high-pressure and high-temperature applications, chemical processing and other applications that require the strength and durability of metal.

    3. ChatGPT can assist sales teams in analyzing Business Central data and recommending potential leads. ChatGPT will also be able to automate the follow up process for these potential leads and for other potential customers.

  2. Data Automation.

    1. Example: Inputting customer information or order details into Business Central

    2. Example: Reading emails and entering accounting information

  3. Marketing Campaigns

    1. Example: You’ll be able to use ChatGPT to analyze data from Business Central and to create strategies. ChatGPT can then use this data to create highly effective emails, social posts, and blog articles.

  4. Reports

    1. ChatGPT can be used to generate and analyze financial reports, inventory reports, or sales reports based on the data within Business Central.

  5. Business Central Help for Users

    1. This may not always be accurate but it can be beneficial.

    2. For Example: I asked ChatGPT how do you create a sales quote in Business Central?

    3. ChatGPT replied: In Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, you can create a sales quote by following these steps:

      1. Go to the "Sales & Marketing" menu and select "Sales Quotes".

      2. Click the "New" button to create a new sales quote.

      3. Enter the customer information and the shipping and billing addresses.

      4. On the "Lines" tab, add the items that you want to include in the quote by clicking the "New" button.

      5. Fill in the required information such as item number, quantity, unit price, and discount.

      6. Once you have added all the items to the quote, you can calculate the total by clicking the "Calculate Total" button.

      7. If you want to add any additional information to the quote, you can use the "Notes" tab.

      8. Once you have finished creating the quote, you can either "Post" it to create a sales order or "Print" it to send it to the customer.

      9. You can also customize the sales quote layout and add new fields or remove existing fields by using the Development Environment of Dynamics 365 Business Central.

  6. Business Central help for developers

    1. For Example: I know nothing about development so I saw on the internet that Dmitry Katson asked ChatGPT this question: Add a new field "Description 3" to the sales line table and Sales Order page and when user post the sales order copy this field to the item ledger entries. Write this code in AL Language and put into a code block. I entered this into ChatGPT and got the following code printed out:
















I don’t know if this code is correct but it’s a good starting point for developers.


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.


See you next month!

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