Dynamics 365 and Power Platform 2023 release wave 1 plans available now!

Today, we published the 2023 release wave 1 plans for Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform which is a compilation of new capabilities that will be released between April 2023 through September 2023. The new features and enhancements provide you with significant capabilities to help transform your business using our applications.


Announcing General Availability for Release planner

We are excited to announce that the Release planner is now generally available (GA) to users. The Release planner for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform enables users to view and manage release plans across all active release waves in a unified and interactive interface while giving them the option to personalize, filter, sort, and collaborate on release plans.

Under the hood, the Release planner is powered by the Power Apps portal. It is created based on customer feedback to address the constraints of content suitability, discoverability, and personalization.


[Updated] Important information about Microsoft Power Automate emails

This retirement will not affect Exchange Online and Exchange on-premises. Customers using basic authentication to connect to Exchange on-premises/Exchange Online can continue to use basic authentication without any changes to Exchange.

There is a separate effort to retire Outlook connecting to Exchange Online using Basic Authentication. Please see Exchange Online – September 2022 Update.


Microsoft Power Automate – DocuSign premium connector

Microsoft recently announced a new pay-as-you-go program where Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) can pay for the usage of their connectors by customers.

We are excited to announce that DocuSign has entered this program and as a result, the DocuSign connector, which is a premium connector, is available to be used by any users in your organization.


Announcing General Availability for Customer Lockbox

We are excited to announce that Customer Lockbox for Power Platform and Dynamics 365 is now generally available (GA) in public clouds. Customer Lockbox provides a set of capabilities to help you govern Microsoft access to your data.

When will this happen?

The progressive rollout of the GA enhancements started this week and will be complete by January 20, 2023. Depending on the home region of your tenant, you can use the newly announced capabilities starting right away!


Important information about Microsoft Power Automate emails

Microsoft Power Automate emails are moving to a new internal email provider. This change will result in emails from an additional Microsoft email account and IP addresses.


Important Information about your Microsoft Power Automate service

Starting on January 10, 2023, support for the “Submit as a template” button will no longer be available. This functionality enables users to submit flow templates as candidates for Power Automate’s public template gallery. As a result, users will no longer be able to submit their flows as templates using the “Submit as template” button.


Important information about your Microsoft Dynamic 365 service

This message is to inform you that the Microsoft Dynamic 365 service is updating how User Management background jobs created within your environment will be processed.


Managed Environments for Power Platform Public Preview

We are excited to announce the preview of Managed Environments for Power Platform. Managed Environments offer a set of enhanced governance capabilities that will simplify, automate, and streamline IT administration of the Power Platform at scale.


Select Lists templates include Power Automate flows

Lists ready-made templates are getting a boost. As part of our efforts to evolve Lists and enable more users to take advantage of automations, you now have the option to install pre-created Power Automate flows whenever you create a list from select list templates. The following templates will have reminder flows available to provision after you create your list: Work progress tracker, Content scheduler, and Recruitment tracker.

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