Overview of Dynamics 365 Portal October '18 release

Note

These release notes describe functionality that may not have been released yet. To see when this functionality is planned to release, please review Summary of what’s new. Delivery timelines and projected functionality may change or may not ship (see Microsoft policy).

Dynamics 365 Portal enables organizations to easily extend entities, features, and functions of Dynamics 365 to external audiences like customers and partners.

In the October '18 release, we have invested in a tool that can aid in diagnosing portal settings and customization. We have also invested in integrating the portal with other Microsoft services and in simplifying the customization experience of the portal.

Fundamentals

With a series of platform changes over the last few months, Dynamics 365 Portal is now more reliable and performant than ever. You will see improvements across the board spanning provisioning and solution updates to improvements in cache latency. In this release, we continue to prioritize improving the fundamentals of the product with a self-serve tool to diagnose potential issues with portal settings and customization.

Integration with other Microsoft services

We have focused on providing a seamless and consistent experience to portal users using Office 365 and other Microsoft services. With our SharePoint Integration, portal users can upload and view documents from the SharePoint online document library, enabling businesses to leverage their investments in SharePoint. In addition, we are providing the ability to embed Power BI charts within a portal, allowing users to benefit from the interactive visualizations of Power BI.

Usability

Most, if not all, customers end up customizing their portal to meet their unique look and feel and process needs. We have reimagined key customization experiences, making them simple, intuitive, and modern.