Plan and prepare for governance and administration in 2022 release wave 2

Important

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 governance and administration.

Overview

Microsoft Power Platform offers a range of governance and administration capabilities that span Power Platform and Dynamics 365 applications and Microsoft Dataverse. These capabilities are designed to help administrators and IT professionals set up, secure, manage, govern, and monitor the use and adoption of Microsoft Power Platform and its components across the enterprise. The Power Platform admin center is the unified user experience we provide for Microsoft Power Platform administrators. A unified API surface and rich tooling like PowerShell cmdlets are also available to provide fully automatable management capabilities beyond the out-of-box portal experience.

Key investments for this wave include:

  • Improve admin's ability to understand organization use of licenses and easily assign licenses to users.
  • Continue adding more products available to be "paid per use" using an Azure subscription.
  • Bring Finance and Operations trial support into the Power Platform admin center for unified trial management.
  • Deliver EU Data Boundary compliance across services.

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Investment areas

Investment areas

Admin settings
Admins use a range of settings to govern and manage apps and services. These settings span across all the products in the Dynamics 365 product families.

Managed Environments for Power Platform
Enabling Managed Environments on some or all environments in the Power Platform admin center offers Power Platform administrators a growing set of new premium administration capabilities. Managed Environments is a new simple way for administrators to easily get more visibility and more control to govern their low code assets.

Managed Environments offers a set of premium management capabilities that are available only on enabled environments. These premium management capabilities require admins to assign licenses to all active users in that environment. This is an on going investment as Microsoft will continue to add more powerful and simple-to-use capabilities to govern Managed Environments.

Licensing and billing
In 2022 release wave 2, we're adding new licensing and billing features to help customers manage all of their Dynamics 365 and Power Platform products. These features help you manage payments for your Azure subscription, review and assign licenses, and report on the use of entitlements.

To learn more about the entire set of capabilities being delivered during this release wave, check out the release plan for governance and administration 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.