Plan and prepare for Dynamics 365 Human Resources in 2023 release wave 2


The 2023 release wave 2 plan covers all new functionalities planned to be delivered to market from October 2023 to March 2024. In this article, you'll find the product overview and what's new and planned for Dynamics 365 Human Resources.


How we work and the workplace has fundamentally changed—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 comprised of multiple vendor solutions. Many processes are still manual, and the employee experience needs to be connected. Employee disruption ultimately impacts the organization by lacking product innovation, expensive operational errors, less satisfied customers, and suboptimal financial results.

We aim to help 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 2023 release wave 2, our focus will be on:

  • Improve recruiting experiences with functionally rich and intuitive experiences that target recruiters, candidates, and hiring managers.
  • Expand the HCM ecosystem to include learning management system integration through public APIs leveraging Dataverse along with expanding our payroll partner network.
  • Build better together experiences that cross the Dynamics 365 space.

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Investment areas

Investment areas

Optimize human resource operations
Every new release wave of the Dynamics 365 Human Resource application brings new enhancements for corporations to optimize their human resource operations from personnel management, compensation, benefits, and performance management. Improvements in recruiting operations, skills and competency management, and succession management bring efficiencies in the hire-to-retire lifecycle. Core employee experiences around leave and absence, learning, and training management will benefit from investments bringing core HR data and processes to meet employees where they are.

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

Helpful links Description
Release plan View all capabilities included in the release.
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.