What's new and planned for Dynamics 365 Human Resources

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.

For a list of the previous wave's release plans, go to 2020 release wave 1 plan.

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.

Benefits management

Benefits management provides you with a flexible solution that supports a wide variety of benefit options. Human Resources also includes an easy-to-use employee experience that showcases your offerings.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Benefits management workspace Users by admins, makers, or analysts Dec 2020 Feb 2021
Custom field support in Benefits management Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Feb 2021 Mar 2021
Benefits notifications Users by admins, makers, or analysts Jan 2021 Mar 2021

Employee and manager self-service

Employee and manager self-service allows both employees and managers to view and maintain their own information or information for their directs and extended reports.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Custom links in manager self-service Users by admins, makers, or analysts Nov 2, 2020 Dec 2020
Employee leave and absence experience in Microsoft Teams Users by admins, makers, or analysts May 18, 2020 Feb 2021
Restrict employees from editing business contact details Users by admins, makers, or analysts Mar 2021 To be announced

Integrations and extensibility

Integrations and extensibility in Human Resources.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Expand Dynamics 365 Human Resources core data in Microsoft Dataverse Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Oct 5, 2020 Nov 2, 2020
Integration with LinkedIn Talent Hub Users by admins, makers, or analysts Oct 19, 2020 Dec 2020
Enable simplified integration with recruiting providers Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Dec 2020 Jan 2021
Enhanced candidate profile in personnel management Users by admins, makers, or analysts Dec 2020 Jan 2021
Manager can submit a recruiting request for open positions Users by admins, makers, or analysts Dec 2020 Jan 2021

Leave and absence

Leave and absence workspace.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Provide additional insight in leave calendar views Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Oct 9, 2020
Cross-company view of employee leave for managers Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Nov 2, 2020 Jan 2021
Provide additional insight into leave balances Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Nov 2, 2020 Jan 2021
Leave and absence workflow experience enhancements Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Jan 2021 Mar 2021

Organization and personnel management

Organization and personnel management in Human Resources.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Organization and personnel management workflow experience enhancements Users by admins, makers, or analysts Sep 8, 2020 Nov 2, 2020

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.

For a list of the countries or regions where Dynamics 365 business applications are available, go to the International availability guide. For more information about geographic areas and datacenters (regions), go to the Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform availability page.