D365 and the Power Platform 2020 Wave 1

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Microsoft Dynamics 365

Microsoft announced key dates for the 2020 wave one release of Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform. The Microsoft Power Platform includes Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents.

2020 Wave 1 Schedule

  • January 27, 2020 
    Microsoft will share release plans for new capabilities for Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform.

  • February 3, 2020
    Access new features that will be part of the April update of 2020 wave 1.

  • April 1, 2020
    Microsoft will begin 2020 release wave 1 production deployment.


Microsoft will publish a detailed roll out schedule in March with production deployment schedule to begin in April 2020. 

2020 Wave 1 Features

Microsoft is starting to announce the new features in 2020 wave 1. The functionality adds more capabilities across the Microsoft business process applications to increase productivity, enhance the user experience, and boost return on investment. Here are just a few:

  • Embedded Web Apps - Microsoft is adding the ability to embed web apps into the Dynamics 365 for Finance user interface. This extends the capabilities of your IT infrastructure and provides greater continuity with Power Apps. Learn more about how embedding apps provides a better data experience here.

  • Planning Optimization - manage your master planning executions in Dynamics 365 with Planning Optimization. This provides planning of orders for raw materials, manufacturing orders, and capacity planning. It replaces the existing Master Planning night batch process. Read more about the Planning Optimization Tool here.

Microsoft deploys 2 release waves per year for the Power Platform and Dynamics 365. Wave 1 covers features releasing from April through September and wave 2 covers October through March.

If you want to learn more about what's being released in Wave 1 and how it can help your business, fill out the questions form below and we will be in touch.

As Vice President of Digital Transformation at Blue Horseshoe, Steve, guides businesses through their digital transformation journey. Steve has 20+ years of experience as a Program Manager/Design Lead/Project Manager implementing both Microsoft Dynamics AX / Dynamics 365 as well as tier I and tier II warehouse management and transportation software solutions. Steve's deep knowledge within the distribution industry and his innovative approach to solution architecture are the backbone of the solutions being implemented and deployed by Blue Horseshoe.

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