Looking for the On-Screen Printing Option in On-Premise Dynamics 365 for F&O?
The simple answer to the issue is to stop, as it’s no longer available.
For those with an On-Prem Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations installation, you may have noticed that since updating, the ‘Screen Print Destination’ option has vanished and you are now no longer able to preview reports. Without this feature users now must save the document as a PDF, then open it in order to preview.
This handy feature has only been removed for those with On-Premise installations of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations, those using Azure/Cloud versions still have the option and are not affected. A simple way to bring this feature back is with Lasernet, the leading document management solution for output and data transformation.
The Lasernet Connector for Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations is compatible with all versions (On-Premise, Azure/Cloud) and allows the user to preview reports at the click of a button. Lasernet reinstates the preview option via the ‘Lasernet Screen’ button where users can simply click the option to preview reports without the need to save and re-open the document – a far more user friendly approach compared to standard D365FO/AX.
In addition to this, those requiring printing to remote printers will also find On-Premise Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations falls short as the standard features only allow printing to printers on the same network. To overcome this, the Lasernet Cloud Print Connector enables users to print to remote printers that are not located on the network. Perfect for those remotely printing documents such as labels and shipping notes.
With no plans to implement these features in future On-Premise deployments, if you want to reinstate them, a third party connector such as Lasernet is your only option. To learn more about how Lasernet solves this issue along with many others, please get in touch.
Many of our customers have come to Formpipe because they need to add additional fields to the mobile app in the warehouse module – in short using the out of the box standard Dynamics 365 it can take hundreds of hours to do this! Time that could be spent on other tasks in the business.
At Formpipe we have managed to solve this problem by providing the option to add fields through our connector making this process a simple and quick task. Adding fields such as number of copies can be done in a few simple clicks.
Further to this, we are also providing the option to reprint labels from the mobile app to any printer. Standard Dynamics 365 does not provide an option for selecting a destination when printing/re-printing from the mobile app.
Simply showing the function of printing in the following will add a printer-selection at the mobile App through the Lasernet connector.
When reprinting a label it is exactly the same!
Selection of the destination/printer is closely integrated with the ‘Default printer’ in Lasernet connector – And provides the option only to show printers valid for the warehouse/user – If required.
The fields Note, Reference, Print quantity and Printer are added through the Lasernet connector.
The reference field is a function we have added to help with selection of different Labels. For instance one for a rotated label and another one containing information like a ‘copy’ background.
The way Microsoft delivers Dynamics 365 updates changed on January 31st 2019 and if you haven’t updated to the latest version, you need to do so now to ensure you’re not left behind.
Dynamics 365 is moving to a true SaaS model, something that has proven to be a huge success for other Microsoft products such as Office and Azure. Microsoft’s ‘One Version’ way of thinking will result in everyone using the same version of software, which for customers will result in better support, reliability and performance. Partners will benefit from lower support costs along with earlier visibility and access to updates through Microsoft’s new release structure, so it’s good news all round.
We’re saying farewell to Customer Driven Updates in favour of new features and code being sent via weekly updates which will run in the background. The real game changer will be the two new versions of Dynamics which will be launched every April and October. It’s in these bi-annual new versions that users will be able to physically see the new features they have available. Admin Driven Opt-In controls the user experience and can switch on new features as they arrive but can also switch them off should they cause unwanted changes to the user experience.
Moving forward to the release of Version 10 in April 2019, updates from Version 10 and beyond will be available in sandbox environments for the pre-testing of integrations, customisations and ISV apps. Microsoft are making the release notes available even earlier to ensure the market is aware of what’s coming.
The First Release Program is where new versions begin their journey by being deployed to Microsoft employee and selected customers and partners for testing. Formpipe Lasernet is amongst the first to test new versions ensuring compatibility before they become available.
However you decide to manage your Dynamics 365 upgrades, rest assured that Formpipe Lasernet will be compatible with any version, both past and present.
Formpipe Lasernet is gearing up to tackle the rapidly changing market in 2019 as it looks to build upon and utilise its collaboration with Microsoft US.
The goal follows Formpipe Lasernet’s attendance at the Microsoft Executive Briefing in Seattle, USA, which gathered a number of Independent Software Vendors (ISV) to discuss trends in the industry in preparation for the year ahead.
As the industry continues to advance at a rapid pace, the event provided Formpipe Lasernet with the opportunity to engage with partners and customers from across the Microsoft partnership network and discuss how best to work with Microsoft as an ISV. Discussions arose around the newest technology trends the industry is currently experiencing, such as artificial intelligence, and how these will affect current processes. Participants also got access to live demonstrations on customer cases, as well as debating how to scale a business efficiently.
Looking back on the event, Anders Terp, Managing Director Formpipe Inc., commented: “The Microsoft event presented us with an excellent platform to discuss the major challenges the industry is currently facing. As we begin to adapt to new technology trends, it is important we continue to understand opportunities to improve our processes. At Lasernet, we are proud to have adapted positively to changes in the industry, and we are looking forward to continuing our collaboration with Microsoft US.”