General availability deployment

After a release cycle has been made "generally available" to users, environments are typically automatically turned on. This is so users can receive ongoing mandatory updates. These updates enable early access features, as well as the current available features that are included in a release.


Check out Dynamics 365 and Power Platform Release Plans to learn more about new features to be released in the release waves.

Throughout a release cycle, your environments are updated during one of the weekend maintenance windows. These windows are based on your environments' region. The specific dates when the updates occur are published to the Message Center.

Each notification from the Message Center includes dates, the maintenance window, and the Release Plan reference. In addition, included is a list of optimizations, fixes, and enhancements. Each environment should see the new features and build numbers by Monday morning, local time. See Policies and communications.


If you have enabled the early access updates in your environments, you'll continue getting updates throughout the release wave.

If you did not opt in for the early access updates in your environments, your environment will be automatically updated to receive the new release based on the general availability deployment schedule for your region.

Deployment schedule

The general availability deployment is based on the regions where environments are created.

Regions Schedule for 2022 wave 2 general availability deployment
South Africa
South America
South Korea
Friday, September 30th to Sunday, October 2nd
Asia Pacific
Great Britain
United Arab Emirates
Friday, October 7th to Sunday, October 9th
Europe Friday, October 14th to Sunday, October 16th
North America Friday, October 21st to Sunday, October 23rd
China Friday, October 28th to Sunday, October 30th
GCC High
Friday, October 28th to Sunday, October 30th
See Dynamics 365 US Government.

See also

Dynamics 365 release schedule
Dynamics 365 and Power Platform Release Plans
Policies and communications