It’s that time of the year again: Microsoft has launched yet another release wave for Dynamics 365. We’ve listed the most notable updates in the 2022 release wave 2 for Power Platform in general, as well as for the Power Platform Admin Center.
Release wave 2 brings a number of general changes to Power Platform that span across all modules, such as enhancements to the user interface and advanced integration capabilities. For other future capabilities, check out the highlights in the video from Microsoft below!
Release wave 2 further enhances the advanced find experience, allowing users to:
From now on, all of the aforementioned features will be enabled by default.
Having to leave your model-driven app every time you want to collaborate in Teams is a real hassle. The new release wave makes it easy to find existing Teams chats or start new conversations with your colleagues to collaborate on the same records from within your app. Chats are displayed in a side panel on the right and tracked as chat activities in the timeline and activities views.
Over the years, virtual tables have proven themselves to be an incredibly useful tool within Microsoft Dataverse, but setting them up can be difficult. Release wave 2 empowers users to easily create tables in Dataverse that surface external data – from SQL servers, Excel files or Microsoft lists, among others – by leveraging simple connections to find that data.
No one likes endlessly scrolling through irrelevant activities. Release wave 2 includes a New Activity drop-down list that only shows activities that are relevant to your application and hides irrelevant activities that aren’t included in the app metadata from the New Activity command. Previously, this feature was an opt-in setting in the environment. Now, it’s automatically enabled for all apps.
In model-driven apps, users can view their colleague’s pictures and online presence in multiple places to ensure smooth collaboration. While previously, this feature was only available in preview, with the new release wave, it’s generally available and turned on by default.
Release wave 2 further expands the Power Platform Admin Center with tasks from the legacy web client, providing functional administrators with a less cluttered, more user-friendly experience.
Release wave 2 replaces the legacy web client with a modern, intuitive and centralized user experience, allowing users to manage business units and Dataverse teams, as well as access team templates. Instead of having to navigate to the legacy web client, administrators can perform all management operations from the Power Platform admin center.
Similar to the previous feature, admins also no longer need to turn to the legacy web client to manage security roles and privileges. From now on, they can manage roles and privileges in the modern, simplified and streamlined security role editor from within the Power Platform admin center.
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