What's new and planned for audience insights in Dynamics 365 Customer Insights

This topic lists features that are planned to release from October 2020 through March 2021. Because this topic lists features that may not have released yet, delivery timelines may change and projected functionality may not be released. For more information, go to Microsoft policy.

In the General availability column, the feature will be delivered within the month listed. The delivery date can be any day within that month. Released features show the full date, including the date of release.

This check mark ( ) shows which features have been released for public preview or early access and for public preview, early access, and general availability.

Activities

This section lists changes to activities in Customer Insights.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Additional semantics for activities Users by admins, makers, or analysts Mar 31, 2021 To be announced

Data ingestion

This section lists updates to the data ingestion capabilities in Customer Insights.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Connect to your Azure Data Lake Storage account using a service principal Users by admins, makers, or analysts Nov 30, 2020
Flexibility to enable data profiling on selected entities and fields from your storage account Users by admins, makers, or analysts Nov 30, 2020
Incremental data ingestion from customer's Azure Data Lake Users by admins, makers, or analysts Mar 31, 2021
Enable numerical primary keys for entities Users by admins, makers, or analysts Oct 30, 2020 Oct 30, 2020
Enable match output for source entities Users by admins, makers, or analysts Dec 31, 2020 Jan 31, 2021
Connect to on-premises data Users by admins, makers, or analysts Mar 31, 2021 To be announced

Data unification

This section lists updates to the data unification scenarios in Customer Insights.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Persist all values after deduplication Users by admins, makers, or analysts Mar 31, 2021
Enable and disable match rules Users by admins, makers, or analysts Nov 20, 2020 Feb 1, 2021

Enrichment

This section lists updates to the data enrichment enhancements in Customer Insights.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Import enrichment data using SFTP Users by admins, makers, or analysts Nov 30, 2020
Control which profiles to enrich Users by admins, makers, or analysts Dec 31, 2020
Improved scores and configuration for brand and interest affinity enrichment Users by admins, makers, or analysts Jan 31, 2021

Extensibility

This section lists updates to the extensibility scenarios in Customer Insights.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Mailchimp integration Users by admins, makers, or analysts Oct 31, 2020
Dotdigital integration Users by admins, makers, or analysts Nov 30, 2020
Enrich your customer data with location data from HERE Technologies Users by admins, makers, or analysts Nov 30, 2020
Google Ads integration Users by admins, makers, or analysts Nov 30, 2020
Marketo integration Users by admins, makers, or analysts Nov 30, 2020
AutopilotHQ integration Users by admins, makers, or analysts Dec 31, 2020
SendGrid integration Users by admins, makers, or analysts Dec 31, 2020

Intelligence

This section lists updates to the intelligence scenarios in Customer Insights.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Predictive transactional churn Users by admins, makers, or analysts Nov 20, 2020 -
Use the latest Azure Machine Learning endpoints Users by admins, makers, or analysts Dec 3, 2020
Predictive product recommendations Users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 28, 2021 -
Customer segment based on predictions Users by admins, makers, or analysts Mar 31, 2021 To be announced
Explanations for product recommendations Users by admins, makers, or analysts Mar 31, 2021 To be announced
Product filtering for product recommendations Users by admins, makers, or analysts Mar 31, 2021 To be announced

Measures

This section lists updates to measures in Customer Insights.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Build measures based on existing measures Users by admins, makers, or analysts Nov 20, 2020 To be announced
Customer lifetime value predictive model Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Feb 5, 2021 To be announced
Quick start measure templates Users by admins, makers, or analysts Mar 31, 2021 To be announced

Segments

This section lists updates to new and updated capabilities around segments in Customer Insights.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Create a copy of a segment Users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 28, 2021 To be announced

System administration

This section lists improvements to administration in Customer Insights.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Copy instance configuration improvements Users by admins, makers, or analysts Dec 31, 2020
Reset an environment Users by admins, makers, or analysts Oct 31, 2020 Dec 7, 2020
Azure Private Link connection Users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 28, 2021 To be announced

Description of Enabled for column values:

  • Users, automatically: These features include changes to the user experience and are enabled automatically.

  • Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically: These features are meant to be used by administrators, makers, marketers, or business analysts and are enabled automatically.

  • Users by admins, makers, or analysts: These features must be enabled or configured by the administrators, makers, or business analysts to be available for their users.

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