Early Access Now Available for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform: 2021 Release Wave 1.
Last week, Microsoft published the Dynamics 365 and Power Platform – 2021 Release Wave 1 plans, detailing the new features within the first major update of the year. The new wave will begin to roll out from April 2021 until September 2021.
From today –1st February 2021 – some features will be enabled for Early Access, meaning these can be tested in a testing environment (sandbox), prior to being rolled out automatically in April 2021.
You can find out which features are available for access here:
- Dynamics 365 early access features: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2021wave1/features-ready-early-access
- Power Platform early access features: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-platform-release-plan/2021wave1/features-ready-early-access
If you wish to learn more about the release plans in full, we have put together an overview which details the key features across D365 and the Power Platform. These can be found here:
- Dynamics 365 2021 Release Wave 1 Overview: https://www.pragmatiqsolutions.co.uk/blog/new-releases/an-overview-of-dynamics-365-2021-release-wave-1-plans/
- Power Platform 2021 Release Wave 1 Overview: https://www.pragmatiqsolutions.co.uk/blog/new-releases/an-overview-of-the-power-platform-2021-release-wave-1-plans/
How do I enable the early access features?
You should take advantage of the early access period to try out the latest updates in a non-production environment, and ensure you are prepared for the general availability rollout from 1st April 2021.
For step-by-step instructions about how to opt-in to early access updates, click here – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/power-platform/admin/opt-in-early-access-updates
For additional information, you can view the Microsoft Release Wave 1 FAQ page here – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/dynamics365/get-started/release-schedule