Plan and prepare for pro development in 2022 release wave 2
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 pro development.
Microsoft Power Platform offers a rich spectrum of extensibility points and tooling capabilities that provide professional (pro) developers with a great experience for Power Platform application development. This experience enables enterprises to iterate faster and establish Fusion development as a new standard where low-code and code-first developers can collaborate and build without limits.
For 2022 release wave 2, we'll invest in improvements to the Visual Studio Code extension, GitHub Actions, and Azure DevOps build tools to support building and deploying custom connectors and deeper integration with Microsoft Azure. In addition, we'll enable new capabilities for developers to publish to a central catalog for a much simpler and scalable experience across environments.
Fusion development is where low code and code first intersect. Fusion development offers great experiences for the professional developer when extending Microsoft Power Platform and provides a true no-cliffs application development and automation experience.
Microsoft Power Platform connectors
Microsoft Power Platform provides connectivity to over 600 external data sources. The connector platform has two key objectives:
- Provide a platform that allows partners and customers to develop connectors efficiently.
- Provide a rich set of connectors for customers.
As part of platform investments, we provide a rich set of tools, samples, and documentation to help partners and customers build connectors. In 2022 release wave 2, we're enabling seamless application lifecycle management for custom connectors and connections to ease the rollout of various solutions to different environments. We've improved our certification processes and tools for connectors so partners can get their connectors certified and make them available on the platform. A key investment is to leverage the larger community through the Independent Publisher connector program.
Along with strengthening the ISV community's ability to create their own connectors, we plan to continue to invest in enterprise-grade data connectors like SQL Server, SAP, Oracle Database, and Outlook.
To learn more about the entire set of capabilities being delivered during this release wave, check out the release plan for pro development 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.