Steve Shebuski, VP of Digital Strategy
Guiding businesses through their digital transformation journey
The wave 2 release of Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform promises new features that increase productivity, enhance user experience, and boost return on investment. This release adds new capabilities across the Microsoft business process applications including: Finance, Supply Chain Management, Sales, and Business Central.
The Power Platform, which includes Power Apps, Power Automate (formerly known as Flow), and Power BI, has its own wave 2 release plan.
The Blue Horseshoe team looked at some of the new functionality and examined key features that will transform your business. We reviewed:
Advanced Performance Monitoring - allows for increased frequency and volume of information from the system, as well as access to that same information in development/test environments
Contextual Email in D365 Sales - sales professionals will be able to create their email while simultaneously accessing templates for commonly used communication formats, relevant content materials, and attachments
Improving Report Generation Times - server-side rendering and direct-to-PDF preview tools allow you to dramatically reduce report generation time. This enables personnel of all types to get back to business faster
New Deployment and Development Experience in D365 Wave 2 - Microsoft is rolling out self-service deployment to existing customers with the D365 wave 2 release. This allows users to deploy their own environments within Lifecycle Services (LCS)
Outbound Sorting and Pallet Building - this feature gives you the ability to build a pallet after packing giving you more control over your outbound pallet building process
Power BI in D365 for Finance and Operations - Microsoft is making Power BI improvements that enhance the capacity of administrators, analysts, and technical team members to more easily deploy and use these rich analytics features
Release wave 2 includes features released between October 2019 through March 2020.
As you look through Microsoft's release notes, keep in mind that delivery timelines and projected functionality could change.