Dynamics 365 and Power Platform – 2021 Release Wave 1 Timeline.

Microsoft has now released the timeline for the Dynamics 365 and Power Platform 2021 Release Wave 1.

Each year, Microsoft delivers new capabilities in two six-month release waves. The last wave to be release was released in October 2020 (which you can read more about here), bringing hundreds of new and updated features to the Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform. Once again, this next wave will bring new functionality, rolling out from April 2021 until September 2021.

Key dates for the 2021 Release Wave 1:

dynamics 365 and power platform 2021 wave 1 release timeline

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    Dynamics 365 and Power Platform 2021 Release Wave 1 Timeline

    Release Plans

    On January 27th 2021 the release plans will be published, detailing the initial list of features for Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform. This will also state any legacy features which might be deprecated, giving partners and customers early visibility to get ready for the upcoming changes.

    Similar to the previous releases, we will cover the key functionality in a blog post, reviewing the best of what’s to come across the applications – this article will also be updated accordingly.

    *UPDATE 27/01/2021 – the release plans are now available. See our blogs detailing the key features below:

    Dynamics 365 plans: click here to read

    Power Platform plans: click here to read

    Early Access

    From the February 1st 2021, early access will then be enabled to test certain capabilities in a sandbox instance, prior to being rolled out automatically in April 2021.

    General Availability

    Deployment of the 2021 Release Wave 1 will begin on the April 1st 2021 and will continue until September 2021. A more detailed scheduled of the rollout will be published nearer the time, which we will continue to monitor and update you on.

    View the official Microsoft Product Roadmap here.

    Contact Us

    We are excited to see what new features will be covered during this new release and will be posting further blogs and guidance when more details become available.

    If you have any more questions about your current system or the upcoming release, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via the contact form below, or email us at [email protected] / call us on 01908 038110.