Microsoft D365 & Power Platform Wave 2 Release

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Looking for D365 2021 Wave 1? Click here.

Looking for 2020 Wave 2 info? Check it out here or keep reading to learn about what was released in 2019 Wave 2.

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.

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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.

As Vice President of Digital Transformation at Blue Horseshoe, Steve Shebuski 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 solution implementation and deployment by Blue Horseshoe.

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