Microsoft Power Platform: 2023 release wave 2 plan
The Microsoft Power Platform release plan for the 2023 release wave 2 announces the latest updates to customers as features are prepared for release. You can browse the release plan here online, view it in the Release planner, or download the document as a PDF file (updated monthly). The plan for 2023 release wave 2 covers new features for Power Platform releasing from October 2023 through March 2024.
Download the 2023 release wave 2 PDF for Power Platform or select the option at the bottom of the table of contents.
2023 release wave 2 overview
Microsoft Power Platform enables users and organizations to analyze, act on, and automate the data to digitally transform their businesses. Microsoft Power Platform today comprises five products: Power BI, Power Apps, Power Pages, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents. It also includes the AI Builder add-in. The 2023 release wave 2 release contains hundreds of new features across Power Platform applications, including Power BI, Power Apps, Power Pages, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, and AI Builder, as well as Microsoft Dataverse, Power Platform capabilities for governance and administration and pro development.
Power BI is improving the creation experience for individuals by improving and aligning our experiences with Microsoft 365, bringing more parity on the web, and bringing the Power Query diagram view into Power BI Desktop. For teams, we are bringing enhancements to meetings and multitasking. For organizations, we are enabling GIT and source control integration to help developers maintain and collaborate on their BI solutions.
Power Apps is expanding the use of Copilot to bring AI assisted experiences to increase developer productivity, bring natural language to all users, and give insights to admins. We will bring modern controls and rich collaborative experiences to users, as well as improved deployment and governance support to ensure low code can be enabled organization wide.
Power Pages continues to make strides in the copilot maker experience to enable building a site. Managed environments will include Power Pages capabilities for maker usage and onboarding. For Data you can connect easily to data where it exists today. Low-code makers can collaborate and detect co-presence.
Power Automate will continue to make it easier to get started building new flows by using natural language across cloud flows and desktop flows, and by improving process mining to jumpstart creation of automation and authoring experiences. Additionally, we're making it easier to manage work at scale by introducing unified activity view and deeper notifications on capabilities across the product.
Power Virtual Agents
Power Virtual Agents will bring General Availability for capabilities including Multi-Lingual bot support, Generative Answers and Actions, Standalone IVR and IVR integration with Dynamics 365 Customer Service, and our integration with the Conversational Language Understanding service. Additionally, we will continue to enhance our offering for customers by delivering on new Enterprise Trust capabilities.
Microsoft Dataverse continues to make investments focusing on enhancing maker experience by improving app building productivity infused with Copilot experiences, seamless connectivity to external data sources, and enabling integration into the Microsoft 365 Copilot ecosystem.
AI Builder will allow makers to easily process structured and unstructured documents. Using the power of GPT, responses to customer requests can be pre-generated according to enterprise guidelines and will be available in a human validation station allowing makers to easily review and enhance content that is automatically generated from intelligent Copilots.
Governance and administration, pro development, and ISV experiences
Governance and administration continues to provide more tools and insights for Admins. Managed Environments give administrators additional controls and more visibility into their low code adoption, and enhancements to the Power Platform admin center help make management at scale easier than ever before.
Pro development is offering an extension for VS Code in addition to a native Visual Studio experience. Additionally, the team’s launch of the new Developer Hub will simply onboarding for developers new to the platform and allow them to get straight to writing cod & setting up CI/CD.
Data integration will continue to enhance Power Query experiences with several new capabilities across Get Data and the Data Transformation experiences in the Power Query Editor, enhance on-premises and VNet data gateways capabilities, and release improvements to offer a new generation of Dataflows to Microsoft Data Cloud, supporting Power Platform, Dynamics 365, and beyond. In addition, we'll also deliver various big data performance and high scale improvements to connectivity scenarios from Azure Synapse, Dataverse, Snowflake, Databricks, Google BigQuery, and Amazon Redshift as well as many other Power Query connectors.
Key dates for the 2023 release wave 2
These release plans describe functionality that may not have been released yet. Delivery timelines and projected functionality may change or may not ship (go to Microsoft policy).
Here are the key dates for the 2023 release wave 2.
|Release plans available||July 18, 2023||Learn about the new capabilities coming in the 2023 release wave 2 (October 2023 – March 2024) across Microsoft Power Platform, Dynamics 365, and Microsoft Cloud for Industry.|
|Early access available||July 31, 2023||Test and validate new features and capabilities that will be a part of the 2023 release wave 2, coming in October, before they get enabled automatically for your users. You can view the Microsoft Power Platform 2023 release wave 2 early access features now.|
|Release plans available in 11 additional languages||August 7, 2023||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.|
|General availability||October 1, 2023||Production deployment for the 2023 release wave 2 begins. Regional deployments will start on October 1, 2023.|
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 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 into the 2023 release wave 2.
Let us know your thoughts. Share your feedback in the Microsoft Power Platform community forum. We'll use your feedback to make improvements.