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2023 Release Wave 1Check out the latest updates and new features of Dynamics 365 released from April 2023 through September 2023
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We’re continuously developing new capabilities to enable your digital transformation. See the Dynamics 365 first party apps, Power Platform and Portal roadmap below.
Important Note: There were some features pushed out of Wave 2 and other minor updates.
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Power Platform: Learn more details and highlights on what’s coming on this page on Dynamics 365 blog and on Microsoft docs page
Portals: Learn more on this page on what’s coming for Portal.
The Power Apps October release wave 2 makes discovering data much easier and comes with enhanced UI experiences that are modern.
How to try out the Power Apps October 2021 Release Wave 2 updates?
Finding data in Power Apps continues to get easier with every major release.
New Global search
Global search is moved to a prominent place in the header, and it can be found easily on any page in all model-driven apps, consistently. It is powered by Relevance Search, which is now enabled by default for all production environments. The new search is fast, more accurate and more intelligent than ever.
Customizable quick actions
As an extension of new search, customizable quick actions help you find and act on your information with ease and without losing context of your work.
Lookups are a core component of model-driven apps, as they help bring underlying data relationships in Microsoft Dataverse to life. With 2021 release wave 2, model apps have advanced lookup – a set of usability enhancements to help you explore and find that data easily, so you are more productive with data entry tasks.
Power Apps grid
Model-driven apps are first to feature the new Power Apps grid, a new read-only grid control, both inside the view page and inside forms (sub-grids). The new grid control follows Microsoft Accessibility Standard.
With this release, several accessibility compliances updates have been done for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1, including core shell and page support for zoom up to 400%, improved progressive collapse, and keyboard support access.
Users will experience a new and streamlined Unified Interface experience when sharing rows with other users and teams in a model-driven app. This provides a Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 accessible experience by using modern dialogs and controls.
Users can now edit multiple rows quickly by using the Unified Interface dialog experience, which meets all WCAG 2.1 requirements and supports reflow across all viewport sizes. The new experience lets users choose the form most familiar to them or easily switch between forms if needed to edit fields on a record. It’s also supporting mobile experiences.
Model-driven apps now support the ability to have multiple app-level side panes. This new feature creates a collection of tabs, each with a different pane. Omnichannel for Customer Service and Dynamics 365 Customer Service products have a similar experience of multiple tabs within the single pane. That experience is moving into the app side pane and allowing additional panes to be added.
Custom pages in a model-driven app provide flexibility and ease of authoring which are difficult to accomplish within existing model pages. App creation in Power Apps is no longer an upfront decision between the canvas and model. When you start with the model-driven app you can easily add custom pages to take advantage of the power of canvas authoring.
It is now easier and faster than ever to get started and build model-driven apps. With just a few clicks, you can get robust, powerful grids and forms on top of Dataverse, and preview your app changes directly in the authoring experience.
Power Apps is supporting the latest browsers so you can experience and create apps with the speed you expect in these modern times. We recommend you check out Microsoft Edge if you are running a legacy browser. The legacy custom app is now removed so end users do not get confused when selecting their Model-driven app.
Learn more on this page on Power Apps blog.
A new batch of task based, and overview videos have been published for Dataverse and Dataverse for Teams.
These videos offer a helpful starting point for new users and provide some tips and tricks that could benefit existing users.
New topics include:
Check out our Dataverse playlist on YouTube to see all our videos
Learn more on this page of Power Apps blog.
We have three new security topics added to our growing list of tasks based and overview videos.
This is a commonly requested area for additional content to help managing users, teams, and roles easier.
Newly added content includes:
Power Platform and Dataverse admins can now manage their application users, Security roles, Teams, and Users in the Environment Settings on the Power Platform admin center.
This provides a centralized place for admins to perform all their user management without having to access the Dataverse environment directly.
See the following for details:
Learn more on this page on Power Apps blog
Model-driven apps now can notify users while working within the web or mobile app.
Important Changes coming in Dynamics 365 Apps and Power Platform
IMPORTANT NOTICE : UPCOMING 2021 RETIREMENTS
IE 11 support for Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform is deprecated
The Analyze section, in mobile offline profiles is deprecated
OCTOBER 2021 deprecations and retired/unsupported features
Low-density headers in model-driven apps won't be supported with the 2021 release wave 2
Form footers in model-driven app won't be supported with the 2021 release wave 2
IMPORTANT NOTICE : UPCOMING 2022 RETIREMENTS
FEBRUARY 2022 RETIREMENTS
FEBRUARY 2022- Support for Microsoft 365 Groups and Yammer in Dynamics 365 is deprecated
APRIL 2022 RETIREMENTS
APRIL 2022 – Start notifying customers, partners, and ISV on the upcoming WS-TRUST\OrganizationServiceProxy Authentication Type Shutdown in the spring of 2022
APRIL 2022 deprecations and retired/unsupported features
Important Changes coming in Power Apps Portals
Table permission changes for forms and lists on new portals
SameSite mode changes
For the full list on deprecations and Important changes coming, bookmark and check out these articles below regularly.
For Power Platform and Dynamics 365 Apps :
Important changes (deprecations) coming in Power Apps, Power Automate, and model-driven apps in Dynamics 365
For Power Apps Portals:
Important changes coming in Power Apps portals
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Dynamics 365 release schedule
Dynamics 365 and Power Platform Release Plans contents to learn more about new features to be released in the release waves. After a release wave is generally available, all environments will be automatically turned on to receive mandatory updates which will enable the early access features and the general available features of a release.
Tips: Stay Informed with Message Center notifications for Dynamics and PowerApps HERE
For the latest Microsoft Dynamics 365 release notes, visit Released Versions of Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement
Latest service Update:
For the latest Service Updates for Dynamics 365 on-premise version 8.2, 9.0 and 9.1 visit Service Updates
New release June 2021: Cumulative updates available for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 9.1!
Cumulative updates available for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 9.0
Cumulative updates available for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 8.2
A portal consists of the following components Portal Solutions and Portal website Host.
Portal Website Host and Portal Solution: Update Information
Get notified about new releases
Test Updates Early
Terminology changes in Power Apps portals
2021 Release Wave 1 Plan & 2021 Release Wave 2 Plan
Power Apps portals: Edit portal with Power Platform VS Code Extension (public preview)
The feature provides the following capabilities during this public preview:
Power Apps portals: Introducing Power Virtual Agents integration using “Chatbot” component (public preview)
Power Apps portals allow you to add a Power Virtual Agents chatbot to answer questions posted by a visitor on your portal page. A chatbot (bot) configured with different topics, and trigger phrases, can automatically respond to questions posted by a visitor in a chat conversation.
Portals Web API enhancements | Public Preview August 2021
Support for CI/CD of Power Apps portals configuration using Power Apps CLI | Public Preview April 2021
Power Apps Portals | Start using code components with portals | Preview
We are excited to announce that support for code components within Power Apps portals is now available with portals version 9.3.3.x and package version 9.2.2103.x. as these updates are rolling out.
In this release the feature provides support for Field type of code components allowing fields on portal forms to be replaced with code components.
Support for Microsoft Azure Analysis Services live connections and CustomData function | GA April 2021
We are thrilled to announce that the new real-time customer journey orchestration capabilities in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Marketing are now generally available to all businesses, beginning in select regions and rolling out worldwide in the months ahead.
To learn more, check this page and this other one on Dynamics 365 blog.
Our key focus has been on protecting your data on the Microsoft cloud and ensuring secure and authorized access to this data.
To learn more, check out this page on Power Apps blog
Until now, canvas components have been properly encapsulated and could not access information and resources from the app. Everything needed to be passed into the component through input properties. We did this to make it easier to share components across apps by using a component library. Strict encapsulation ensures maximum sharing.
But sometimes you want to define a component just for this app. You want to reuse a UI widget or create a user defined function as an output property. No need to worry about sharing. And to make it easier to write and maintain, let it share in the app’s scope. We have introduced a new component setting that does exactly this Access app scope.
The August 2021 update of Power Automate Desktop has been released! New features and updates have been added, it includes:
Learn more about the August 2021 Update here on Power Automate blog.
Learn more about Power Automate Desktop in our documentation
We are happy to announce the public preview of being able to set connection references and environment variables by providing a deployment settings file. We know a lot of customers having been asking for this capability, so without further ado, Check here the details of this new capability.
With the announcement at this year’s Build conference, you may have already heard about Power Apps Ideas, an AI-powered assistance to help anyone create apps using natural language. Now we’re excited to tell you that this feature is now in public preview.
Custom connector developers can now add C# code directly within the Custom Connector wizard! This new experience is currently available in public preview.
Prior to this new experience, payload transformations were limited to policy templates. Now, you can support more transformation scenarios without having to worry about hosting your code. Some examples include:
Learn more on this page of Power Automate blog.
To learn more, go to Write Telemetry to your Application Insights resource using ILogger (Preview).
Learn more about our service and guidance on this page of Dynamics 365 Customer Engineer on the Field blog.
Product Updates | Learn more
Check-out these on-demand videos for best practices in Administering Apps in Dynamics 365:
You can check the various topics covered on this page on Microsoft docs.
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