2020 release wave 2 features available for early access

This topic lists the features that can be enabled for testing in your environment beginning August 3, 2020.

Features from the following apps are available as part of early access:

  • Dynamics 365 Marketing
  • Dynamics 365 Sales
  • Dynamics 365 Customer Service
  • Dynamics 365 Field Service
  • Dynamics 365 Finance
  • Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management
  • Finance and Operations cross-app capabilities
  • Dynamics 365 Human Resources
  • Dynamics 365 Commerce
  • Dynamics 365 Business Central

The features from these apps update the existing user experiences. You can opt in early to enable these features in your environment. This will allow you to test these features and then adopt them across your environments. For information on how to enable these features, see Opt in to 2020 release wave 2 updates.

Important

If you are using Unified Interface or Power Automate, there might be early access features that could impact your users. For Microsoft Power Platform early access features, see 2020 release wave 2 features available for early access.

Dynamics 365 Marketing

For a complete list of the Dynamics 365 Marketing features, see What's new and planned for Dynamics 365 Marketing.

Feature Enabled for Early access General availability
Build customer journeys more efficiently using the new canvas experience End users, automatically This feature is released. Sep 1, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Create and manage content-rich social media posts and easily monitor performance End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 Oct 2020
Create engaging, customized emails faster End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 1, 2020 Oct 2020

Dynamics 365 Sales

For a complete list of the Dynamics 365 Sales features, see What's new and planned for Dynamics 365 Sales.

Feature Enabled for Early access General availability
Be more productive with new capabilities for the enhanced email experience End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Enterprise-grade, fully customizable forecast End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 Oct 2020
Simplify your document workflows with enhanced PDF capabilities End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Usability improvements to streamline the user experience End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 Oct 2020

Dynamics 365 Customer Service

For a complete list of the Dynamics 365 Customer Service features, see What's new and planned for Dynamics 365 Customer Service.

Feature Enabled for Early access General availability
Enable silent, seamless migration from legacy to Unified Interface service scheduling experience End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 Oct 2020
Enhanced knowledge articles editing and view experience End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Familiar, modern email template experience for agents and administrators End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Insert knowledge articles into an email End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Intuitive email file attachment experience for agents End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Main form dialog editing experience for queue item End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 Oct 2020
New forms and dashboards for Customer Service End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Usability enhancements for timeline End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020

Dynamics 365 Field Service

For a complete list of the Dynamics 365 Field Service features, see What's new and planned for Dynamics 365 Field Service.

Feature Enabled for Early access General availability
Asset hierarchy and location on work order enhancements End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 2, 2020
Calendar view for booking work orders End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 Oct 2020
Connected Field Service on Dynamics 365 Field Service mobile app End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 2, 2020
Dashboard for key field service metrics End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 Oct 2020
Dynamics 365 Field Service mobile app updates for field technician efficiency End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 Oct 2020
Enhanced work hours calendar for requirements End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 Oct 2020
Field Service inspections End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 Oct 2020
Technician time tracking on Dynamics 365 Field Service mobile app End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 Oct 2020
Travel outside of working hours End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 1, 2020 Oct 2020
Usability improvements for the field technician booking form End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 Oct 2020
Work order metrics End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 Oct 2020

Dynamics 365 Finance

For a complete list of the Dynamics 365 Finance features, see What's new and planned for Dynamics 365 Finance.

Feature Enabled for Early access General availability
Barcode generation data source for configurable business documents Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 Oct 2020
Configurable business documents conversion to PDF End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Apr 3, 2020 Oct 2020
Configurable business documents direct printing End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Apr 3, 2020 Oct 2020
Country/region expansion – Bahrain End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 Oct 2020
Country/region expansion – Hong Kong SAR End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Country/region expansion – Kuwait End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Country/region expansion – Oman End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Country/region expansion – Qatar End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 Oct 2020
Electronic reporting – Legal entity-specific parameters enhancements Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 Oct 2020

Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management

For a complete list of the Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management features, see What's new and planned for Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management.

Feature Enabled for Early access General availability
Confirm outbound shipments from batch jobs End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 Oct 2020
Enter serial numbers while reporting as finished from the job card device End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
New inventory dimensions for product version tracking and enhanced extensibility End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Order-committed reservation based on license plates End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 Oct 2020
Outbound workload visualization End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 Oct 2020
Planning optimization support for materials requirements planning (MRP) End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Apr 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Work pick line overview End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Work policy enhancements for inbound work End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 Oct 2020

Finance and Operations cross-app capabilities

For a complete list of the Finance and Operations cross-app capabilities features, see What's new and planned for Finance and Operations cross-app capabilities.

Feature Enabled for Early access General availability
New grid control – general availability End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 2, 2020
New task recorder capabilities End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 2, 2020
Saved views – general availability End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 2, 2020
Upgrade three jQuery components libraries End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 2, 2020

Dynamics 365 Human Resources

For a complete list of the Dynamics 365 Human Resources features, see What's new and planned for Dynamics 365 Human Resources.

Feature Enabled for Early access General availability
Employee leave and absence experience in Microsoft Teams End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. May 18, 2020 Oct 2020

Dynamics 365 Commerce

For a complete list of the Dynamics 365 Commerce features, see What's new and planned for Dynamics 365 Commerce.

Feature Enabled for Early access General availability
Abandoned cart capabilities for e-commerce End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 5, 2020
Consistency in payments management across retail channels End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 2, 2020
Extensibility to support incremental capture during back office invoicing End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Review function in POS inventory operations End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 2, 2020
Site builder WYSIWYG improvements Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 2, 2020

Dynamics 365 Business Central

For a complete list of the Dynamics 365 Business Central features, see What's new and planned for Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Feature Enabled for Early access General availability
Auto-resolve Common Data Service conflicts End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Changes to the action bar in lookup dialog boxes End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Jul 31, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Check financial journals in background End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Code documentation comments Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Aug 1, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Code region compiler directive Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Aug 1, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Consolidation file format support for Dynamics 365 Finance End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 1, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Database access intent changed to read-only for frequently used reports End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Default unit cost for non-inventory items End users, automatically This feature is released. May 1, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Delete extension data Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Aug 1, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Deprecation of the legacy Dynamics NAV Help Server component End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Enhanced email capabilities End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 Nov 2020
Improved accessibility for low-vision users End users, automatically This feature is released. Jul 31, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Improved control over how and when you post WIP entries for jobs to the general ledger End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Integrate Business Central and Common Data Service with fewer synchronization conflicts End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Manage irreversible features Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Jun 10, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Notify users of high-risk changes in selected setup fields End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 Nov 2020
Obsolete implicit and explicit use of 'with' Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Aug 1, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Page Inspector supports temporary tables End users, automatically This feature is released. Jul 31, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Pages with FactBoxes are more responsive End users, automatically This feature is released. Jul 31, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Speed up low-level code calculations End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Support for latest Microsoft Dynamics 365 SDK End users, automatically This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Suppress AL warnings Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Aug 1, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Track packages from more types of sales documents End users, automatically This feature is released. May 1, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Updates to page styling End users, automatically This feature is released. Jul 28, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020
Write longer item references End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Aug 3, 2020 This feature is released. Oct 1, 2020