Dynamics 365: 2024 release wave 1 plan
The Dynamics 365 release plan for the 2024 release wave 1 announces the latest updates to customers as features are prepared for release. You can browse the release plan online (updated throughout the month), view it in the Release planner, or download the information as a PDF file, which is updated with every publish. The plan for 2024 release wave 1 covers new features for Dynamics 365 releasing from April 2024 through September 2024.
Download the 2024 release wave 1 PDF for Dynamics 365 or select the option at the bottom of the table of contents.
2024 release wave 1 overview
The 2024 release wave 1 for Dynamics 365 brings new innovations that provide you with significant capabilities to transform your business. The release contains hundreds of new features across Dynamics 365 applications, including Sales, Customer Service, Field Service, Finance, Supply Chain Management, Project Operations, finance and operations cross-app capabilities, Human Resources, Commerce, Business Central, Guides, Customer Insights - Data, and Customer Insights - Journeys.
Dynamics 365 Sales, the leading sales application, enhances customer understanding and boosts sales through data, intelligence, and user-friendly experiences. The 2024 release wave 1 focuses on providing sellers timely customer information, expediting deals with actionable insights, improving productivity, and empowering organizations through open configurability and expanded generative AI leadership.
Microsoft Copilot for Sales continues to deliver and enhance cutting-edge generative AI capabilities for sellers by enriching the Copilot in Microsoft 365 capabilities with sales-specific skills, data, and actions. Additionally, the team will focus on assisting sellers on the go within the Outlook and Teams mobile apps.
Dynamics 365 Customer Service will continue to empower agents to work more efficiently through Copilot filtering response verification, diagnostic tools for admins and agents, and usability improvements to multisession apps. Additionally, we are making enhancements to the voice channel, and improving unified routing assignment accuracy and prioritization.
Dynamics 365 Field Service is a field service management application that allows companies to transform their service operations with processes and experiences to manage, schedule, and perform. In the 2024 release wave 1, we are introducing the next generation of Copilot capabilities, modern experiences, Microsoft 365 integrations, vendor management, and finance and operations integration.
Finance and Supply Chain
Dynamics 365 Finance continues on its journey of autonomous finance, building intelligence, automation, and analytics around every business process, to increase user productivity and business agility. This release focuses on enhancing business performance planning and analytics, adding AI-powered experiences, easing setup of financial dimension defaulting with AI rules guidance, increasing automation in bank reconciliation, netting, expanding country coverage, tax automation, and scalability.
Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management enhances business processes for increased insight and agility. Copilot skills improve user experiences, while demand planning transforms the forecast process, and warehouse processes are optimized for greater efficiency and accuracy.
Dynamics 365 Project Operations is focused on enhancing usability, performance, and scalability in key areas such as project planning, invoicing, time entry, and core transaction processing. The spotlight is on core functionality improvements, including support for discounts and fees, enhanced resource reconciliation, journals, approvals, and contract management, with added mobile capabilities to handle larger projects and invoices at an increased scale.
Finance and operations cross-app capabilities continues to invest in capabilities that apply to all finance and operations apps, including Dynamics 365 Finance, Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management, Dynamics 365 Commerce, and Dynamics 365 Project Operations, infusing Copilot experiences across applications, and bringing additional value and insights to finance and operations apps data.
Dynamics 365 Human Resources will continue to improve recruiting experiences with functionality to integrate with external job portals and talent pools. We will continue to expand our HCM ecosystem to include additional payroll partners and build better-together experiences that span the gamut of what Microsoft can offer to improve employee experiences in corporations of any size and scale across the globe.
Dynamics 365 Commerce continues to invest in omnichannel retail experiences through advancements in mobile point of sale (MPOS) experiences like Tap to Pay for iOS and offline capabilities for Store Commerce on Android. The B2B buying experience is enhanced with new capabilities and a streamlined order management solution for buyers who work across multiple organizations.
Dynamics 365 Business Central is delivering substantial enhancements, with a central emphasis on harnessing the power of Copilot. Available in over 160 countries, the team is focused on Copilot-driven capabilities to streamline and enhance productivity through enhanced reporting and data analysis capabilities, elevated project and financial management, and simplified workflow automation. We've also upgraded our development and governance tools and introduced improvements in managing data privacy and compliance.
Dynamics 365 Guides is bringing several new capabilities and enhancements including high-detail 3D model support through Azure Remote Rendering and greatly improved web content support that enables customers to build mixed-reality workflows that are integrated with their business data. Additionally, support for Guides content on mobile will be generally available in the coming wave through a seamless integration with Dynamics 365 Field Service mobile application.
Dynamics 365 Customer Insights - Data empowers every organization to unify and enhance customer data, leveraging it for insightful analysis and intelligent actions. With this release we are making it easier and faster to ingest and manage your data. AI enables quick insights and democratized access to analytics. Real-time data ingestion, creation, and updates further enable the optimization of experiences in the moments that matter.
Dynamics 365 Customer Insights - Journeys brings the power of AI to revolutionize how marketers work, enabling businesses to optimize every interaction with their customers with end-to-end journeys across departments and channels. With this release we empower marketers with a deeper customer understanding, we enable them to create new experiences within minutes, reach customers in more ways, and continuously optimize results. Thanks to granular lead qualification, we continue to boost the synergy between sales and marketing to achieve superior business outcomes.
Key dates for the 2024 release wave 1
These release plans describe functionality that may not have been released yet. Delivery timelines and projected functionality may change or may not ship (see Microsoft policy).
Here are the key dates for the 2024 release wave 1.
|Release plans available
|January 25, 2024
|Learn about the new capabilities coming in the 2024 release wave 1 (April 2024 - September 2024) across Dynamics 365, Microsoft Power Platform, and Microsoft Cloud for Industry.
|Early access available
|February 5, 2024
|Test and validate new features and capabilities that will be part of 2024 release wave 1, coming in April, before they are enabled automatically for your users. You can view the Dynamics 365 2024 release wave 1 early access features now.
|Release plans available in additional languages
|February 19, 2024
|The Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics 365 release plans are published in 11 additional languages: Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, and Swedish. Microsoft Cloud for Industry release plans are published in 4 additional languages: French, German, Dutch and Spanish.
|April 1, 2024
|Production deployment for the 2024 release wave 1 begins. Regional deployments will start on April 1, 2024.
Just like the previous release waves, we continue to call out how each feature will be enabled in your environment:
- Users, automatically: These features include changes to the user experience for users and are enabled automatically.
- Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically: These features are meant to be used by administrators, makers, or business analysts and are enabled automatically.
- Users by admins, makers, or analysts: These features must be enabled or configured by the administrators, makers, or business analysts to be available for their users.
You can get ready with confidence knowing which features will be enabled automatically.
We’ve done this work to help you—our partners, customers, and users—drive the digital transformation of your business on your terms. We’re looking forward to engaging with you as you put these new services and capabilities to work, and we’re eager to hear your feedback as you dig in to the 2024 release wave 1 plans.
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