Microsoft recently held a Microsoft Business Applications Launch Event, where it detailed what's new across Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform. The free-to-attend event (which is now on-demand) featured Charles Lamanna, Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Business Applications & Platform, along with senior Microsoft engineers and leaders. These folks all detailed some new features for Microsoft Power Platform coming throughout the rest of 2022. Here's what you need to know.
The new features for Microsoft Power Platform are set to come out from April through September 2022. Products covered in the list include Power BI, Power Apps, Power Apps portals, Power Automate A full PDF and a website are available with complete details of what you can expect if you're a Microsoft customer, but here's a quick summary.
- Power BI: We're improving the create experience through the creation of measures using natural language and work sharing for easy collaboration using OneDrive. For teams, we're bringing enhancements to goals focused on enterprise needs, integration with PowerPoint, and new capabilities to the Power BI experience in Teams. For organizations, we're improving our experience with big data through automatic aggregations, data protection capabilities
- Power Apps: New built-in collaboration features will enable teams to work on an app simultaneously as well as merge and track changes for faster and more seamless development. Key updates will ensure that organizations can deliver flagship apps across the entire company faster and safer than ever. Makers and developers will be more productive over Dataverse by leveraging intelligence to assist development with natural language to code powered by advanced AI models such as GPT-3 and PROSE.
- Power Automate: Power Automate is more accessible than ever before with robotic proccess automatic integrations in Windows 11, and Microsoft Teams, which helps in automating tasks no matter where you are in Microsoft 365.
- Power Virtual Agents: Power Virtual Agents brings improvements in the authoring experience with commenting, Power Apps Portals integration, data loss prevention options, proactive bot update messaging in Microsoft Teams, and more
Outside of those core apps, Microsoft also detailed some new features for Microsoft Dataverse and AI Builder. On these fronts, Microsoft Dataverse is investing in Azure Synapse Link so customers can unlock insights from Dataverse using Azure Synapse. With AI builder, there are new capabilities centered around document automation and extracting key information from documents, and processing unstructured contracts and emails.
If you're interested in learning what's coming with Dynamics 365 and industry clouds, you can check out a dedicated roadmap from Microsoft. There are several new features around Marketing, Sales, Service, Finance and Operations, HR, Fraud Protection, and more. A PDF is also available, too. And remember, you can sign up to watch the keynote and see all these features in action, too.