2021 release wave 1 features available for early access

This topic lists the features that can be enabled for testing in your environment beginning February 1, 2021. Features from the following apps are available as part of early access:

  • 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 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 2021 release wave 1 updates.

Important

If you are using UCI or Power Automate, there might be early access features that could impact your users. For Microsoft Power Platform early access features, see 2021 release wave 1 features available for early access.

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
Enhance personal settings Users, automatically Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021

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
Enhancements to service scheduling in Unified Interface (non-URS based) Users, automatically Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Knowledge article subgrid improvement Users, automatically Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Status reason filter for timeline Users, automatically Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Visual improvements for multisession apps Users, automatically Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Weekly and monthly view support in new schedule board inside of core service scheduling solution Users, automatically Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021

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
Capture work order resolution details Users, automatically Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Enhancements to the embedded optimizer within schedule board Users, automatically Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Improve service account address usability Users, automatically Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Knowledge management articles to enhance technician productivity Users, automatically Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Map view and weekly and monthly view support in new schedule board Users, automatically Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021

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
Configurable business documents – additional barcode type support Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Configurable business documents – preview support for print management Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Country and region expansion – Egypt Users, automatically Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Electronic Invoicing Add-on – configurable Egyptian e-invoice Users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021

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
Apply rules for grouping work orders while running a maintenance plan Users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Asset Management capabilities in the production floor execution interface Users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Bill customers for maintenance work Users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Coverage time fence support for Planning Optimization Users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Enable change management on existing products Users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Integration framework for material handling equipment for automated warehouse processes (previously MHAX) Users by admins, makers, or analysts Mar 10, 2020 Apr 2021
Inventory Visibility Add-in for Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management Users by admins, makers, or analysts Nov 30, 2020 Apr 2021
Landed cost Users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Manufacturing execution with scale units in the cloud Users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 1, 2021 Jun 2021
Override the default reservation principle for materials in production Users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Plan maintenance based on accumulated asset counter values Users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Purchase requisition support for Planning Optimization Users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Schedule warehouse work creation Users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Set default financial dimensions for inventory standard cost revaluation vouchers Users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Small parcel shipping (SPS) Users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 3, 2020 Apr 2021
Warehouse execution with scale units in the cloud Users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021

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
Freeze columns in grids Users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Translation support for organizational saved views Users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 1, 2021 Sep 2021
Updates to client feature states Users, automatically Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Upgrade to React 17 Users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021

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
Archive credit card transaction data Users by admins, makers, or analysts Jan 28, 2021 Apr 2021
B2B e-commerce Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Jan 14, 2021 Apr 2021
Create discounts that apply after all other periodic discounts are applied Users by admins, makers, or analysts Nov 9, 2020 Apr 2021
Edit partially fulfilled customer orders in POS Users by admins, makers, or analysts Jan 28, 2021 Apr 2021
Email receipt improvements and new features Users by admins, makers, or analysts Jan 29, 2021 Apr 2021
Improved POS ordering and fulfillment experiences for serialized items Users by admins, makers, or analysts Jan 28, 2021 Apr 2021
Improved user experience for pickup order processing in point of sale Users by admins, makers, or analysts Jan 29, 2021 Apr 2021
Shop similar looks Users by admins, makers, or analysts Oct 5, 2020 Apr 2021

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
Client performance improvements Users, automatically Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Getting started checklists for guided and faster initial setup Users, automatically Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Improved company setup experience Users, automatically Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
In-app contextual help improvements Users, automatically Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Interface - Handling removed enum extension value Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Interface – obsolete support Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Look up Business Central contacts from within Microsoft Teams Users, automatically Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Return record link instead of name when using lookups Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Returning complex types Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021
Usability enhancements for the Business Central web client Users, automatically Feb 1, 2021 Apr 2021