Release Plans

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New features comes to the Power Platform on a regular basis. Twice per year Microsoft presents a new upcoming Release Wave and to each Release Wave there is documentation which describes what is coming. That documentation is called a Release Plan.

The current and past Release Plans for Power Platform and Dynamics 365 are found here.

The following chapters describe what makes up a Release Plan and what is good to know when reading it.

Finding the Release Plans

Release Plans are found here.

Timeline

A Release Plan is released four months before a Release Wave starts to roll out. See Release Waves for more information.

Change Log

There is a chapter in the Release Plans which is called Change Log. Keep an eye here in order to know what has been added to the plan and what have been removed. The plans are updated continuously throughout the roll out and it is common that a certain feature presented is removed from the plan and moved to the next Release Wave.

Type of features

Features are presented as being targeted for different type of users.

  • Users, automatically These features include changes to the user experience and are enabled automatically.
  • Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically These features are meant to be used by administrators, makers, or business analysts and are enabled automatically.
  • Users by admins, makers, or analysts These features must be enabled or configured by the administrators, makers, or business analysts to be available for their users.[1]

Feature Dates

A Release Plan includes dates for when featured are planned to be rolled out. These dates might change. There are three type of dates. Public Preview, Early Access and General Availability. See Release Waves for more information.

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