Plan and prepare for Dynamics 365 Human Resources in 2022 release wave 2


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The 2022 release wave 2 plan covers all new functionalities planned to be delivered to market from October 2022 to March 2023. In this article, you'll find the product overview and what's new and planned for Dynamics 365 Human Resources.


The way we work, and the workplace has fundamentally changed—and yet, for many businesses, HR processes have not. Today people are connected via mobile devices, plugged into their network, have higher career path expectations, and want to work for organizations aligned with their values.

Legacy HCM systems are disconnected, and data is siloed across HR architectures typically made up of multiple vendor solutions. Many processes are still manual, and the employee experience is disconnected. Employee disruption ultimately impacts the organization by lacking product innovation, expensive operational errors, less satisfied customers, and suboptimal financial results.

We aim to help you limit the number of manual processes and connect your employee experiences. We also aim to bring systems together to ensure data is readily available and not siloed. Our goal is to enable employees to focus on their work, inspire managers to help employees grow, and help HR business partners focus on strategic areas of the organization.

For 2022 release wave 2, our themes are:

  • Improve efficiency by limiting manual decisions and tasks for HR business partners, managers, and employees.
  • Expand the HCM ecosystem to include learning management system integration through public APIs leveraging Dataverse.
  • Build better together experiences that cross the Dynamics 365 space and Microsoft Viva.

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Investment areas

Investment areas

Benefits management
Benefits management provides a flexible solution that supports a wide variety of benefit options. Human Resources also includes an easy-to-use employee experience that showcases your benefit offerings.

Integrations and extensibility
We're making new integrations available and providing features that streamline custom integrations through Microsoft Dataverse and other Microsoft products.

Leave and absence
The leave and absence workspace provides a flexible framework for creating new leave plans, workflows for managing requests, and an intuitive self-service page for employees to request time off. Analytics help your organization measure and monitor leave balances and usage for your leave plans.

Improved user experience
We're enhancing our user experience and providing general improvements to Human Resources that apply to multiple workspaces and pages.

To learn more about the entire set of capabilities being delivered during this release wave, check out the release plan for Dynamics 365 Human Resources below:

For application administrators

User-impacting features to the user experience enabled automatically
User-impacting features should be reviewed by application administrators. This facilitates release change management and enables successful onboarding of new capabilities released to market. For the complete list, look for all features tagged "Users, automatically" in the release plan.

Features that must be enabled by application administrators
This release wave contains features that must be enabled or configured by administrators, makers, or business analysts to be available for their users. For the complete list, look for all features tagged "Users by admins, makers, or analysts" in the release plan.

Get the most out of Human Resources

Get the most out of Human Resources

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Release plan View all capabilities included in the release.
Product updates Stay up to date on latest product updates.
Release calendar Know important release milestones.
Licensing Improve your understanding of how to license Human Resources.
Product documentation Find documentation for Human Resources.
User community Engage with Human Resources experts and peers in the community.
Upcoming events Find and register for in-person and online events.
Product trials Get started with Human Resources.