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2021 Release Wave 2Discover the latest updates and new features releasing from October 2021 through March 2022.
2021 release wave 2 plan
The FastTrack program is designed to help you accelerate your Dynamics 365 deployment with confidence.
FastTrack Program | Finance and Operations TechTalks | Customer Engagement TechTalks | Upcoming TechTalks | All TechTalks
Sign up and explore the full line-up of learning sessions, featured speakers, Q&A sessions, and networking opportunities.
The packed line-up will stream to you live and on-demand, at no cost, on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, starting at 7:30 AM Pacific Time.
Register now for Microsoft Business Applications Summit
Why attend Microsoft Business Applications Summit?
Explore the tech that will move your business forward.
Fine-tune your skills and Learn and explore many of the new capabilities across Microsoft Power Platform.
Connect with the community.
Check out more details on what to expect at the event here.
Sessions will include and much more:
Opening key segments with James Phillips and Alysa Taylor
James Phillips, President, Digital Transformation Platform, and Alysa Taylor, Corporate Vice President, Business Applications and Global Industry Marketing.
Learn how Power Platform governance and security capabilities can help you strike the proper balance between faster solution delivery and safeguarding company data.
Microsoft Power BI vision, roadmap, and special announcement
Get an in-depth look at the new features and capabilities in the 2021 release wave 1 for Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform
Now that 2021 Release Wave 1 has started rolling out to Production instances, review the highlights of the 2021 Release Wave 1:
Power Platform 2021 release wave 1 | Security and new Enhanced Governance for administration capabilities
Power Platform 2021 release wave 1 | UX improvements
Power Platform 2021 release wave 1 | AI capabilities
Power Platform 2021 release wave 1 | Legacy Applications Automation & Task Automation
Power Platform 2021 release wave 1 | New open-source language based on Excel
Power Platform 2021 release wave 1 | Overview of capabilities and release wave 1 plan
Dynamics 365 | Highlights from 2021 release wave 1
Dynamics 365 | Overview of capabilities and release wave 1 plan
Customer Insights | Highlights | Microsoft customer data platform (CDP)
Dynamics 365 Customer Voice | Highlights |
Explore Dynamics 365 and Power Platform product roadmap
The combination of Microsoft Teams, LinkedIn, and Microsoft Dynamics 365 generates insights directly into Dynamics 365 mobile and desktop workflow.
As part of release wave 1, updates for Dynamics 365 Sales showcase:
Keep sellers closing deals with an integrated workflow
Level up sellers with intelligence across the deal cycle
Activate a mobile safety net for successful customer engagements
Personalize your customer outreach for a seamless brand experience
For detailed information about the features listed above, check out this page on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Blog.
For additional information:
For more information, read this page on Microsoft Dynamics 365 blog.
Improve data density with High-Density Headers in model-driven apps.
IMPORTANT CHANGES – Removing low-density headers.
We are making this change because:
For more information, read this page on Power Apps blog.
Read this page on Power Apps blog for full details.
Why data source environment variables?
For more details, check this page on Microsoft Power Apps blog.
April 2021 deprecations and retired/unsupported features
Dynamics 365 Gamification is deprecated
More information: HERE
Dynamics 365 Home is deprecated
Deprecation of Office365 authentication type and OrganizationServiceProxy class for connecting to Dataverse
June 2021 deprecations and retired/unsupported features
App Source: Deprecation of Attachment Management Add-on for Dynamics 365 using Azure Blob storage
By June 2021, this solution will deprecate from App Source.
July 2021 deprecations and retired/unsupported features
Skype for Business Online retirement
August 2021 deprecations and retired/unsupported features
IE 11 support for Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform is deprecated
FAQ: Internet Explorer 11 deprecation for Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform Products.
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
April 2022 deprecations and retired/unsupported features
Some client APIs are deprecated
More information HERE
Reminder | For the full list on deprecation check out the Important changes (deprecations) coming in Power Apps, Power Automate, and model-driven apps in Dynamics 365 page on Microsoft docs.
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General Availability deployment
Dynamics 365 release schedule
For the latest Microsoft Dynamics 365 release notes, visit Released Versions of Dynamics 365 for Customer Engagement
Following Service Update 270, we are updating the version numbering format from 9.1.0.xxxxx to 9.2.xxxxx.xxx.
We are making this change to better differentiate the version numbering for each deployed version.
Service Update numbering will now reflect the third numerical group within the version number.
For example, version 9.2.20122.xxx will correspond to "Service Update 20122"
Latest service Update:
For the latest Service Updates for Dynamics 365 on-premise version 8.2 and 9.0, visit Service Updates
Cumulative updates available for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 9.0
A portal consists of the following components Portal Solutions and Portal website Host.
Portal Website Host and Portal Solution: Update Information
Portals Version Updates:
This is the Release updates page where you can learn about the new features that have recently released and new features that will be releasing over the next few months on Power Apps Portal.
2021 Release Wave 1 | Check out what’s new and planned for Power Apps Portals in 2021 Release Wave1 Plan
This Release includes:
Get notified about new releases
Test Updates Early
Terminology changes in Power Apps portals
Approvals in Microsoft Teams enables everyone, from frontline workers to corporate headquarters employees, to easily create, manage, and share approvals directly from your hub for teamwork.
We’ve been listening to your feedback and have added lots more capabilities to make creating, managing, and sharing Approvals even easier!
Get the most out of approvals in Microsoft Teams using these resources: Training videos and check this page on Power Automate blog.
Learn more on this page from Power Automate blog.
Check this page on Microsoft Power Apps for more details.
Power CAT Adoption Maturity Model: Repeatable patterns for successful Power Platform adoption
Learn more on these updates on this page of Power Automate blog.
The April 2021 update of Power Automate Desktop has been released!
New features and updates have been added, it includes:
Learn more about Power Automate Desktop in our documentation
REMINDER on Power Apps Portal Portal Security
When editing a Power Apps portal, there are a couple of different interfaces that one will work with.
One recurring question, is when to use the Portal Studio versus when to use Portal Management.
Learn more about this, on this page on Dynamics 365 Community.
Learn more here about SmartMatching to drive Smart Matching usage intent or not for your environments and how to disable it efficiently.
Learn more about the Application Insights Availability Tests on this page of Dynamics 365 Community.
EP18: May 2021 Monthly Update
Business Applications communities