Exploring the Dynamics 365 Product Roadmap

Dynamics Roadmap

In addition to its weekly and monthly updates, Microsoft releases two major updates each year for Dynamics 365 and the Power platform (covering Power BI, Microsoft Flow and PowerApps).

Several months prior to these releases, detailed update guides are published to help CRM administrators understand what's coming soon and prepare. A preview guide for the October 2018 release was shared in July 2018 and April 2019 preview notes will be available this month. 

With all Dynamics 365 Online instances moving to a single supported version it's never been more important to keep up to date with how the product and platform are evolving. Release guides provide a detailed preview and while these aren't a short read, the main points will always be quickly highlighted and shared within the Dynamics community. 

CRM admins can also carry out hands-on testing of selective new features and important changes by previewing updates in a non-production environment ahead of main rollout. 

Aside from these resources, we also recommend the revamped Dynamics 365 and Power platform roadmap site as this provides a high level look at Microsoft's development plans. If you are considering implementing Dynamics 365, or if you are looking for a greater steer about Microsoft's plans, this is an excellent starting point. 

For each Dynamics app including Sales, Customer Service and Field Service, the main priorities are shown together with new capabilities that are due to ship during the next 12 months. These are marked for release as either general availability, or an initial public preview.

The Power platform unifies data across Microsoft business apps and the roadmap promotes separate sections for Power BI, Flow and PowerApps that outline the new capabilities arriving in each. 

From the roadmap site you can also provide feedback and share ideas for how you'd like to see Microsoft's products and solutions develop. Check out the Dynamics 365 and Power platform roadmap site.