Dynamics 365 2019 release wave 2 plan

June 10 Microsoft announced release plans for its next major update across Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform from October 2019.

2019 release wave 2 plan describes all new features releasing from October 2019 through March 2020 for Dynamics 365. New for wave 2: The Power Platform (PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, and Power BI) features coming in the 2019 release wave 2 have been summarized in a separate release plan.

Key dates for the 2019 release wave 2

Milestone Date Description
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 managementImplementation metricsGeo 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 OperationsFinance 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 devicesEmbed PowerBI.com solutions directly into Analytical WorkspacesPriority-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.

Video overview

Learn detailed list of features that are planned in 2019 release wave 2 for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations:

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