At the start of the month, Microsoft announced its much anticipated 2021 release wave 1 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform. The news included new solution updates while providing businesses with the necessary time to get prepared for those changes.
Release wave 1 for automatic production deployment begins in April 2021, continuing until September 2021. Microsoft have already published these plans to give customers visibility of the new and upcoming changes.
Overview: What’s new?
The 2021 release wave 1 for Dynamics 365 provides new innovations that will help deliver significant capabilities to transform your business. The new features will enhance your Dynamics 365 applications including Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, Finance, Field Service, Human Resources, Supply Chain Management, Commerce, Business Central, Customer Insights, Fraud Protection and Customer Voice. Here are a few highlights of the new features:
So, what does this mean for your business?
If you are a Dynamics 365 or Power Platform user, this release will directly affect you. As of April 2021, Microsoft will automatically apply wave 1 updates to production environments that will in turn create new opportunities to maximise productivity and improve decision making.
Our advice would be to start thinking about your adoption strategy now to make sure your organisation is equipped to ensure a seamless rollout to production for users and environments. In order to support the rollout of wave 1, you’ll be required to conduct training and internal communication and testing and validation to ensure this will not affect the end-user experience.
If your business requires any assistance or advice on how to roll out Microsoft’s 2021 release wave 1 across Dynamics 365 or Power Platform, give us a call on 01698 844 600 or visit our website.
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