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In this video, we would like to discuss some special considerations when deploying workflows and flows as part of your solution. So what is so special about workflows and flows? They both designed to automate business processes without the user interface. And they both are part of the solution framework. They can have dependencies on other components that would need to be resolved before the solution is distributed. Both frequently include references to specific records, such as [INAUDIBLE],, where manual corrections are required for solution deployment. The ownership of the workflows and flows, when included within the solution, can change and defines the execution security context and the scope of execution. They can also both be shared post-deployment, expanding the scope.
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As you can see, when it comes to distributing them with the solutions, there are a lot of commonalities, but also there are some subtle differences we would like to discuss. Most of the differences are due to the nature of the environment where the process is created and run. Workflow has always been an integral part of [INAUDIBLE] and now of common data services for apps. Flow, on the other hand, is part of the Power Platform, but is, in the essence, a sibling component to CDS and Power Apps. Post-deployment. In most of the post-deployment situations, workflows are ready to run. Flows, on the other hand, if they use connectors, require those connectors to be configured. Targets entity.
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Since flow is external, it doesn’t have to have connectors at all. And while workflows are always dependent on the target entity that cannot be changed, flow can be configured as required. The only explicit entity dependencies we see is if unselected trigger is used, but even then the entity can be changed. Settings. Both workflows and flows run in controlled environments. Workflows have a lot of settings designed to fine-tune the execution to suit the needs. It can be background to real time, can use child workflows, and so on. Flows, on the other hand, run an environment external to CDS. Less control over the execution of individual flows is balanced by flexibility of the internals of each individual flow. And, finally, dependencies.
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When included with a solution, workflows are thoroughly checked for the dependencies. At this time, the content of the flows is not deeply analysed for the dependencies. For example, if you use an entity with CDS connector, the dependency of this entity is not included automatically. As a result, flow will instal but may fail in the target environment. We expect these challenges to be resolved as the solution framework matures to accommodate other parts of the Power Platform. As we can see, workflows have much tighter integration with CDS, but flows provide more deployment flexibility. Both approaches have their advantages and disadvantages. And, in this topic, we will dive into deployment details for each of them.

Previously we learned about encryption keys and how to manage them.

In this step, we focus on mobile configuration. In this video, we’ll learn a little more about what configuration settings for mobile are available in relation to Dynamics 365.

Mobile devices can be used to access the Dynamics 365 data while they are out in the field. At this stage, offline access is not supported, so you need to be connected to the internet to access information.

Tab, Sections and Fields can be turned on or off for phones. Dashboards can also be enabled or disabled for mobile.

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