Enhanced Email or Not
With the Wave 1 2020 release, Microsoft rolled out an option called "Enhanced Email". This feature updates the current email experience in Dynamics 365. However, it only updates the experience from the timeline. So, you will need to decide if the enhanced email experience is right for you or not. I will cover this below to allow you to decide the direction to take.
How Do I Access the Settings?
The enhanced email experience is set up within the "Sales Hub" app in Dynamics 365. Before updating the settings, you need to ensure you have the appropriate access. Afterwards, navigate to the "App Settings" option in the toggle menu.
The settings menu will load for the "Sales Hub".
How Do I Enable Enhanced Email?
Now that the settings menu has loaded, choose the "Overview" option or the "Productivity Tools" option. Both options have a listing named "Enhanced email for timeline".
Next, click on the "Manage" link/button. This will load the "Enhanced Email" settings.
Now, toggle the switch option from "No" to "Yes" and click "Save".
How Do I Use the Enhanced Email?
After you have enabled the enhanced email functionality, navigate to an entity such as "Accounts". Next, open any account record and click the "+" button at the top of the timeline and choose "Email".
You will now see a new compose pop-up window appear. This new pop-up will overlay the Dynamics 365 application. Now, you can navigate around the system to different areas, if needed. The purpose is to provide an opportunity to look up information needed for the email being composed.
You can minimize the compose window which will drop it down to the bottom left corner.
The compose window allows you to craft an email with a full, rich text experience. Additionally, you can insert images, add attachments, utilize a template, and insert your signature.
The "Enhanced Email" feature adds a new layer of functionality. However, it's up to you if this is something to enable or not. Since the experience is different than before, you will need to keep your end users in mind.
I would recommend you try this out in a Sandbox environment, or spin up a trial of Dynamics 365 and try it there.
Until next time...
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