2024 Power Platform Release Wave 1: Key Updates
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Jan 29, 2024 7:00 AM

2024 Power Platform Release Wave 1: Key Updates

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Power Platform 2024 Release Wave 1 Highlights:
The 2024 Release Wave 1 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform, announced by Daniel Christian [MVP], introduces a suite of new features and improvements set for release between April and September 2024. This release aims to enhance digital transformation efforts through hundreds of new features across the board, focusing on user experiences, productivity, app development, automation, and advanced AI capabilities.

  • Enhanced user experiences and productivity enhancements are central to this release, alongside innovative app development and advanced AI capabilities.
  • Customization and organization are simplified with the release planner, enabling users to more effectively navigate and plan for the numerous features being introduced.
  • Dynamics 365 sees numerous upgrades, such as Dynamics 365 Sales focusing on improving customer understanding for sales, and Dynamics 365 Customer Service enhancing agent efficiency.
  • Microsoft Power Platform introduces significant updates, with Power Apps integrating AI to speed up app development, and Power Automate incorporating Copilot capabilities for optimizing automations.
  • The early access period begins on February 5, 2024, allowing customers and partners to test new features in a non-production environment ahead of the official rollout in April 2024.

The Evolution and Impact of Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform Releases

Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform continue to evolve, significantly impacting how businesses operate and innovate. With each release wave, Microsoft introduces a plethora of advancements designed to propel digital transformation, enhance productivity, and streamline operations across various industries. These platforms empower organizations to break down data silos, gain insightful analytics, and leverage AI to make informed decisions and automate complex processes. By constantly refining user experiences and expanding capabilities, Microsoft ensures that businesses can respond more agilely to market changes and customer needs. The integration of AI and machine learning across Dynamics 365 applications and Power Platform not only drives innovation but also enables businesses to provide personalized customer experiences, optimize operations, and accelerate growth. As we move forward, the continued enhancements and additions to these platforms will no doubt play a pivotal role in shaping the future of business technology, fostering more connected, efficient, and intelligent enterprises.

Power Platform 2024 Release Wave 1 Plan, presented by Daniel Christian [MVP], offers an insightful look into the new features and improvements across Power Apps, Power Automate, Dataverse, and Power Platform Administration. This release, spanning April to September 2024, focuses on fueling digital transformation by bridging the gaps between data, insights, and people. It highlights advanced AI capabilities, innovative app development, automation, and enhanced user experiences.

The video emphasizes the convenience of exploring Dynamics 365 and Power Platform release plans with a customizable release planner. This tool allows users to efficiently sort, filter, and share plans, maintaining organization and control over their navigation through the release waves. Daniel Christian's commentary brings attention to key updates in Dynamics 365 applications, including sales, customer service, and finance, among others, showcasing their contributions to improved functionality and productivity.

 

Hey Everyone, This video goes over the features announced in the 'Power Platform 2024 Release Wave 1 Plan' that caught my attention. I focused primarily on Power Apps, Power Automate, Dataverse and Power Platform Administration.

On January 25, 2024, Daniel Christian [MVP] published the 2024 release wave 1 plans for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform, showcasing our ongoing commitment to fueling digital transformation. This wave introduces enhancements across various business applications, emphasizing improved user experiences, productivity, innovative app development, automation, and advanced AI capabilities.

Explore the release planner for Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform for a heightened level of convenience. Enjoy unmatched flexibility as you customize, filter, and sort plans, effortlessly sharing them. Maintain organization and stay informed while smoothly navigating through various active waves of plans.

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Sales enhances customer understanding and boosts sales through data, intelligence, and user-friendly experiences, focusing on providing timely customer information.
  • Microsoft Copilot for Sales continues to deliver cutting-edge generative AI capabilities, enriching the Copilot in Microsoft 365 with sales-specific skills.
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Service empowers agents through Copilot, enhancing voice channel and unified routing assignment accuracy and prioritization.
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Field Service transforms service operations with modern experiences, Microsoft 365 integrations, and vendor management.
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance focuses on autonomous finance, enhancing business performance planning, analytics, and automation in financial operations.
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management improves efficiency and accuracy in demand planning and warehouse processes.
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Project Operations enhances usability, performance, and scalability in project planning and invoicing.
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Guides introduces new capabilities including high-detail 3D model support and mobile content support.
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Human Resources expands recruiting experiences and integrates with external job portals.
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Commerce invests in omnichannel retail experiences, enhancing mobile and offline capabilities.
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central focuses on productivity through Copilot, enhancing reporting, data analysis, and workflow automation.
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Insights – Data and Journeys utilize AI to unify customer data and optimize marketing interactions.

For enterprise-scale solutions, Microsoft Power Platform brings Copilot capabilities across cloud flows, desktop flows, and process mining, enhancing automation and experience management. Early access period starts February 5, 2024, allowing users to validate the latest features in a non-production environment.

For more detailed insights and to engage in the community, check out the Dynamics 365 2024 release wave 1 plan and the Power Platform 2024 release wave 1 plan, sharing feedback in community forums.

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