What's new or changed in Dynamics 365 Human Resources (March 10, 2020)

Applies to these Dynamics 365 apps:
Human Resources

This article describes features that are either new or changed in Dynamics 365 Human Resources. Changes apply to build number 8.1.2985. The numbers in parentheses in some headings refer to LCS support numbers for reference.

Can't access skill gap analysis report (394460)

This report isn't supported in Dynamics 365 Human Resources. The menu item to print the SSRS report is removed.

Incorrect message accessing the Getting Started page (417950)

With this change, security hides this menu item if you don't have access to the form.

Streamlined task maintenance for employees (380538)

The worker task maintenance form lists all tasks for an employee across onboarding, offboarding, transitions, and business processes. You can delete, reassign, or update the status of tasks.

Example: Benjamin Martin is a benefits administrator. During employee onboarding, tasks are created for Benjamin to review the new employee’s benefit selection. Benjamin has completed the past tasks, and future tasks that need to be completed. Benjamin decides to leave the company, so Benjamin's tasks need to be either re-assigned or removed. The task maintenance form (in the action pane of the Worker form) allows all of Benjamin’s tasks to be re-assigned to another worker or removed.

Dataverse solution is now available with the following changes:

Description Change
Job/Position entity changes
  • Compensation region added
Job position dimension entity added
  • Financial dimensions added
Worker entity changes
  • Name sequence added
  • Works from home added
  • Language added
  • Seniority date added
  • Anniversary date added
  • Original hire date added
Employment entity changes
  • Financial dimensions added
  • Termination reason added
  • Termination date renamed from Transition date
  • Probation date added
Worker address entity changes
  • Street address added
  • Address line 1, Address line 2, and Address line 3 marked for deprecation
New variable compensation setup entities
  • Compensation variable plan type
  • Compensation variable plan
  • Vesting rules
  • Compensation variable plan level
New Worker calendar employment entity
  • Work calendar entity added
New Payroll position detail entity
  • Payroll position detail added
New Title entity
  • Title added
The new Title entity is included in Dataverse but isn't referenced from the Job Position or Job entities at this time.


Financial dimensions for both positions and employment provide one-direction integration for updates from Human Resources to Dataverse. Financial dimensions updates don't currently synchronize from Dataverse to Human Resources.

Over the next few weeks, these entity changes will be available in all environments. To manually install the latest Dataverse solution for Human Resources:

  1. Go to the Power Platform Admin Center.

  2. Select Environments.

  3. Find the environment you want to upgrade. The environment should correspond to Environment name in the Dataverse information section in the About form in Human Resources.

  4. Select the environment to view the environment details.

  5. In the action bar at the top, select Manage Solutions. A new browser window will open and navigate to Dynamics 365 Administration Center in the context of your environment.

  6. In the Solution list, select Dynamics 365 Human Resources Anchor.

  7. Select Upgrade to apply the latest solution.

In preview

The following preview features are available on February 3, 2020:

Coming Soon

Platform update 33

  • Full page apps (Preview) - This preview feature, which requires you to enable the Saved views feature, allows Power Apps and third-party apps to be added as full-page experiences via the dashboard.

  • Saved views (Preview) - This preview feature enables saved views, which is a significant enhancement to the personalization subsystem. This feature allows users to have multiple named sets of personalizations per page. You can also publish views to security roles.

  • Optimized "is one of" filtering experience - This feature enables an optimized "is one of" filtering experience that makes it easier to enter multiple filter values, has a simpler mechanism to remove individual or all filter values, and has a more compact and intuitive visualization of filter values.

  • Recommended fields - Users often need to add fields to a grid or page. This can be difficult with so many available fields. Instead of having to search through a large list, this feature enables the system to surface a set of recommended fields based on what other users most often add in similar scenarios.

  • Sticky default actions in grids - This feature ensures that the default action in a grid is linked to a specific column in a grid, regardless of whether that column is moved or hidden.

See also

What's new or changed in Human Resources
Overview of Dynamics 365 Human Resources 2019 release wave 2
Update process
Manage features