Steve Shebuski, VP of Digital Strategy
The wave 2 release plan for Microsoft Dynamics 365 is set to deliver new capabilities to transform your business. The D365 release plan includes new capabilities across business applications including Finance and Operations, Customer Service, and more.
New feature trials begin August 2, with marked October 1 as general availability. Listening to user feedback, Microsoft is specifying when each new feature will be available as well as highlighting how each feature is enabled (like automatically, by admins, or end user).
Here's a quick rundown of what's coming in Dynamics 365. Please keep in mind delivery timelines and functionality is subject to change. You can see the entire wave 2 release plan here.
Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
The key driver for all of the new core capabilities in D365 FO is to increase productivity, enhance the user experience, and boost return on investment. This includes:
- Data feeds for third party integrations
- Intelligent insights in financial to help business optimize cash flow
- The ability to trigger and monitor a flow directly from Finance and Operations
- Embedding Microsoft Power BI reports directly into analytical work-spaces
- Improved experience on mobile devices
Supply Chain Management in D365 for Finance and Operations
Wave 2 of D365FO includes new warehouse and inventory management functionality, many of which are licensed through Blue Horseshoe.
- Advanced allocation strategies
- Zone-based replenishment
- System directed clustering & cluster picking
- Advanced cross-docking
- Receive sortation and cluster put-away
Power Platform Features - PowerBI, PowerApps, Microsoft Flow
Here are the highlights:
PowerApps improvements allow you to easily build more high quality applications without compromising enterprise or administrator requirements. Existing concepts were also simplified to improve productivity.
Microsoft Flow will leverage business process capabilities to create smarter and more powerful experiences. Microsoft is also adding more tools for administrators such as PowerShell and the Power Platform Admin Center.
Power BI will bring new reporting capabilities, data-curation features, and AI aimed at simplifying the process of getting more insights into your business from transactional and observational data. Microsoft also focused their updates on giving users a more intuitive experience, unifying the platform, and adding big data analytic capabilities.