Microsoft has announced the latest updates coming to the Power Platform suite in the upcoming release wave, which covers new features releasing from April 2023 to September 2023.
In addition to Power Platform, Microsoft also unveiled what’s in store for Dynamics 365 users in the 2023 release wave 1, which you can read about here.
Power Platform 2023 Release Wave 1: What’s New?
Microsoft Power Platform is a comprehensive suite of tools that empowers users and organisations to transform their businesses through data analysis, automation, and action. The suite consists of four core products, namely Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents The latest release wave, which covers April 2023 to September 2023, promises to introduce hundreds of new features across the suite’s applications, including Microsoft Dataverse, Power Platform capabilities for governance and administration, pro-development, ISV experiences, and data integration.
Let’s dive in and find out what’s in store.
One of the highlights of this release is the enhancement of Power BI’s creation experience, as it continues Microsoft is bringing more parity on the web and adding the Power Query diagram view into Power BI. Teams will also benefit from enhancements to meetings and multitasking, aiding users to work with data wherever they are.
Power Apps is placing a strong emphasis on mitigating risks for organisations by implementing advanced governance capabilities, streamlining onboarding processes, and utilising low code capabilities in a scalable and manageable way. This approach will enable makers and developers of all levels of expertise to enhance their productivity with modern experiences for building apps, managing data, and logic. Additionally, users will reap the benefits of enhanced modernization of web and mobile experiences, ensuring that their app usage is both modern and fast.
Power Automate is releasing new capabilities to simplify creating new flows by describing them in natural language. This new feature will save a lot of time for developers, who can now describe their flows in plain language, without the need for technical jargon. These improvements also include introducing work queues where automatable tasks can be viewed and managed simultaneously, and providing more effortless connectivity to a machine for desktop flows – gone is the need for extra installs and password management.
Power Virtual Agents
In addition to these new features, Power Virtual Agents offers a new unified authoring canvas: Microsoft’s single conversational AI studio for all bot-building needs. The advanced authoring canvas will be widely available in this release wave.
Microsoft’s Power Platform release plan for the 2023 release wave 1 is a significant development for organizations looking to improve their productivity and efficiency. With new features across Power Platform applications, governance and administration, pro-development, ISV experiences, and data integration, organisations can leverage low-code and no-code tools, as well as advanced capabilities, to build and scale applications that meet their unique needs.
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