Joint Dynamics 365 and Office offering for project-based organizations

Important

Some of the functionality described in this release plan has not been released. Delivery timelines may change and projected functionality may not be released (see Microsoft policy). Learn more: What's new and planned

Enabled for Public preview General availability
End users by admins, makers, or analysts - Feb 2020

Feature details

Built on Common Data Service, the new project service solution will be released by Office in the third quarter of 2019. This solution will introduce the Project Scheduling Service, a cloud-based version of Microsoft Project’s highly performant scheduling engine. We have designed a set of core project entities based on the intersection of key Project Service Automation entities and Microsoft Project capabilities. This experience will be delivered only through the new project service user interface, and only include the capabilities shipping with that product, including work breakdown structure (WBS), Gantt, and task scheduling.

Our 2019 release wave 2 will build on this new project service and will deliver the Dynamics 365 Project Service Automation capabilities with Microsoft Project in a single experience. This will include capabilities such as bookings, sales, pricing, costing, time and expense capture, and approvals and project actuals. These capabilities will be packaged as a solution representing Dynamics Sales Extension for Projects. New customers will have the ability to build on these joint features at this time. We will be releasing an upgrade strategy for existing Project Service Automation customers after this new experience is available.