Automatic Update Policy for Project Service
The Project Service (PS) solution will enable system-driven, automatic updates, in alignment with other Microsoft announcements that have highlighted the improved update process for Dynamics 365.
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So, in terms of high-level changes - following are the things changed mojorly -
1. PSA v3 is completely in the Unified Interface. This is the biggest change.
2. Entities like Role is deprecated.
3. If you're using using Maintain Bookings inside a Project from PSA v2, then that has been replaced from a simple Maintain Booking view to Schedule Board Maintain Booking view (which is basically a Scheduled Board but only for that project with those resources).
4. WBS is replaced with Schedule feature.
Here are some of the links on deprecation and changes other than what I highlighted above-
(The first link has all the important changes you'll need to know)
Hope this helps!
Thank you so much for your answer!
Is it possible for you to tell me any other benefits apart from unified interface as I need to know other benefits in order to choose to upgrade the existing PSA version. Also if I don't upgrade then what would happen. How long can I continue using existing PSA?
I'm glad my answer was helpful to you.
Just because this is going to Unified Interface, there are several of it's own benefits in terms of usability. And in terms of features in particular, smaller aspects of PSA v2.x have been either improvised or been changed in PSAv.3.x. Core aspects remain the same.
Regarding Updates - You can continue to use PSA v2.x for quite some time now. But remember, there are automatic updates happening on the PSA versions. But this will continue to happen only within PSA v2 and withing PSA v3. It won't go from PSA v2.x to PSA v3.x automatically.
I'm not sure on what all you use in PSA v2.x today, but if you have certain customization, please review what all is being deprecated so that it doesn't come in your way of upgrade and stop working once you upgrade. I think one of the approaches is to take your customization to a PSA v3 trial environment and see if you can use all the features you are using in PSA v2.x today or you have that equivalent alternative in PSA v3.x.
Also, PSA will soon go away by next year. Microsoft is coming up with a new Project Service based on CDS capabilities. Here's a quick article based on that - www.preact.co.uk/.../what-microsofts-new-project-service-means-for-dynamics-365-psa
Hope this helps.
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