The Next Microsoft Wave Begins Now
Microsoft announced sweeping additions and updates to the Power Platform and Dynamics 365, giving manufacturers a robust selection of useful tools – and some will be available for preview as soon as today.
The official launch of this next wave of features will roll out in piecemeal from April to September of this year, and on top of general Power Platform updates, it includes updates to Dynamics 365 Sales, Field Service, Supply Chain Management, Marketing, Finance and Operations, Commerce and Business Central, Finance, Human Resources, Customer Service, and Customer Insights.
I’m including a list of features I think you may consider implementing in your long-term strategy for apps and reporting, as well as smaller new features to be taken advantage of as soon they’re turned on. And since these are release notes, these features are subject to change.
These feature previews are designed specifically for a non-production environment and will give you ample time to test before they go live.
Here are some highlights for Power Apps:
The Model-Driven and Canvas App
Convergence is slowly drifting nearer as both Canvas and Model-Driven apps will begin to run on the same mobile app. Also, more offline capabilities are coming to Model-Driven apps. This means you’ll have a one-stop shop for all Power Apps on mobile, regardless of whether it is a task-based Canvas app, or a Model-Driven app for sales and customer service.