June 10 Microsoft announced release plans for its next major update across Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform from October 2019.
Key dates for the 2019 release wave 2
|Release plans available||June 10, 2019||Learn about the new capabilities coming in the 2019 release wave 2 (October 2019 – March 2020) across Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform.|
|Early access available||August 2, 2019||For Partners only.|
|General availability||October 1, 2019||Production deployment for the 2019 release wave 2 begins. Specific deployment dates for each country or region or instance will be communicated in advance.|
Overview of D365 for F&O 2019 release wave 2
The core capabilities introduced with the 2019 release wave 2 will be persona opt-in enabled, which allows customers to implement new features at their own cadence. The key driver for all of the new core capabilities is to increase productivity and return on investment.
This release also focuses on fundamentals to enhance the user experience. The targeted areas of these enhancements include performance, compliance, automation, and supportability of service.
|Topic||Description of new features|
|Cloud operations and Lifecycle Services||Migration to self-service deployments Cross-project management Implementation metrics Geo expansion to UAE, France, South Africa,|
|Data and Process Integration||Data feeds for third-party integrations Trigger and monitor a Flow directly from Finance and Operations Finance and Operations data in Common Data Service|
|Financial Management||The release focuses on insights and digital transformation in finance and supporting a data driven economy|
|Globalization – continuous regulatory updates to respond to legislation changes in 37 supported||Configurable Business Documents Reporting in Word, Excel and PDF|
|Countries/regions. Also customers can now easily adjust their business documents in Office formats to meet local requirements and route the generated documents to different distribution channels.||Expanded regional coverage of Regulatory Configuration Service to China & Europe Simplified localization configuration management in Regulatory Configuration Service, etc.|
|Platform||User productivity: New grid, Filtering & Personalization Enhancements Improved experience on mobile devices Embed PowerBI.com solutions directly into Analytical Workspaces Priority-based scheduling for batch jobs|
|Supply Chain Management||Almost 60 new features, including Advanced transportation planning, Quality management – Item sampling, Sales process control via enhanced order holds, Self-Billing Invoice control for procurement and sales, Location product dimension mixing, Advanced cross-docking, Advanced allocation strategies - FIFO LIFO, etc.|
Learn detailed list of features that are planned in 2019 release wave 2 for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations:
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