Dynamics 365F&O – Enabling new hidden functionality (SYSFlighting)

With Dynamics 365 version 10, the innovation wave from Microsoft is continuing to accelerate. All customer will use the same base source code of the Dynamics 365 solution, and it will be maintained and updated every month. But for many customers, stability also have its value. New functionality every month is not always what existing customers want to implement. New functionality could mean new trainings and new testing. Me on the other hand loves new features, because it enables new possibilities and solutions.

Microsoft have a solution for this, and that not all new functionality is enabled by default. Instead, the new functionality must be manually enabled based on support request through LCS. Two specific functionalities that is already documented is new functionality in Data Management framework and Business events. In the documentation pages you can see how to enable this hidden functionality, but the essence is that you have to run a SQL commend (only available for non-production environments) :

INSERT INTO SYSFLIGHTING (FLIGHTNAME, ENABLED, FLIGHTSERVICEID) VALUES (‘XXXXX’, 1, 12719367)

PS! This is NOT something you can enable by your self in a production system.

A small tip, to search for in Docs.microsoft.com is the term “SYSFLIGHTING“. And then you will see the articles on documented hidden features.

But there are more, but undocumented features in two categories; Application and Platform. And these can be seen as two macro’s in the source code, named ApplicationPlatformFlights and ApplicationFoundationFlights. I have taken a snapshot of them here and based on the names we do get some indication of what they are used for. What they are, and how to use them I expect will be documented in the future.

PS! I look forward in exploring the “AnalyticsRealTimeReporting“, “DMFEnableAllCompanyExport“, “AnalyticsReportWebEditor“, “BusinessEventsMaster“, “ApplicationPlatformPowerAppsPersonalization“.

Happy Flighting

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