Dynamics 365 & Power Platform get early-access feature previews

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  • Microsoft released some of the Wave 2 features in early access form, on the 2nd of August, ahead of the start of their rollout on October 1.
  • The tech company will add an impressive number of new features to its Dynamics modules in Wave 2, according to officials.
  • There will also be extra features to some of its Industry Clouds, including the Cloud for Healthcare and Cloud for Nonprofits, as part of Wave 2.
  • These new additions will be rolling out via Teams, due to the fact that they are trying to integrate Dynamics and Teams increasingly tighter.
Dynamics 365

If you remember, Microsoft revealed some of its release plans for the 2021 Wave 2 set of features coming to Dynamics 365 ERP/CRM and the Power Platform, a couple of months ago.

On the 2nd of August Microsoft is releasing some of the Wave 2 features in early access form, ahead of the start of their rollout on October 1, which will continue into March 2022.

Hundreds of new features coming to Dynamics 365

The Redmond-based tech company is adding a lot of new features to its Dynamics modules in Wave 2, among which are Finance and Operations, Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Commerce, Business Central, Field Service, Supply Chain Management, Human Resources, Connected Store, Customer Insights, Customer Voice and Project Operations.

They’ve also decided to add some extra features to some of its Industry Clouds, including the Cloud for Healthcare and Cloud for Nonprofits, and Cloud for Financial Services as part of Wave 2.

Also, as part of this wave of features, Microsoft is adding more to Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, and AI Builder.

The tech giant is rolling out a number of these new features via Teams, due to the fact that they are trying to integrate Dynamics and Teams increasingly tighter.

Another interesting fact is that Microsoft announced it would make Dynamics 365 data available to Teams users for no additional cost.

Redmond officials are discontinuing Dynamics 365 field support

Yes, you’ve heard well. Microsoft is going to discontinue Dynamics 365 Field Service starting with June 30th, 2022.

The company is advising its customers to move to Dynamics 365 Field Service in the cloud before that time.

And that’s mainly because after June 30 next year, users will still be able to access the on-premises version if they’ve installed it already but no new Field Service on-premises installations will be available.

Since we are on the topic of Power Apps, know that as of October 1st, Microsoft is introducing new prices for both Power Apps per user (from $40 per month to $20 per month) and Power Apps per app (from $10 per month to $5 per month).

Power Platform pricing and licensing have been among the strangest of any Microsoft product family. So the coming price cut may help with customer adoption.

Are you excited about these new features coming to Dynamics 365? Share your opinion with us in the comments section below.

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