What's new in Dynamics 365 Guides

This page provides details about the latest releases of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Guides organized by release date. To see a comprehensive list of released and upcoming features, take a look at Dynamics 365 and Power Platform release plans, which summarize early access features, preview features, monthly general availability enhancements, and bug fixes.

Important

An update to the Dynamics 365 Guides Common Data Service solution was released on April 28, 2020. This update includes a foundational change to the Dynamics 365 Guides data model that will enable new features in upcoming releases of the PC and HoloLens apps.

You must have the System Administrator role to upgrade the solution, and all Dynamics 365 Guides applications must be closed during this update. If you author a guide while the solution upgrade is in progress, the guide will become corrupted.

All versions of the PC and HoloLens apps that were released on or after May 26 will be backward-compatible only up to the April 28, 2020, version of the solution.

If you choose not to update your PC and HoloLens apps and the Dynamics 365 Guides solution, there will be no impact. You will be able to continue to use Dynamics 365 Guides with your existing feature set.

To schedule a solution update, work with your IT admin.

August 4, 2020

Version 403.2008.3001.0 of the PC and HoloLens apps and solution version 400.0.3.36 include the following new feature.

Feature Solution update required?
Use voice to operate your guides on HoloLens No

Note

If you have feature requests or suggested improvements, you can send them to the Dynamics 365 Guides team at https://aka.ms/GuidesIdeas.

July 7, 2020

Version 402.2007.7001.0 of the PC and HoloLens apps and solution version 400.0.2.66 include the following new features.

Feature Solution update required?
Operators can use any previously opened guides on HoloLens when offline No
Filter Power BI dashboard data by Author or Operator role No
Improved hologram alignment with real world during Mixed Reality Capture on HoloLens 2 No

Other update

This release also includes the following fix:

  • Embedded link in QR code. There was an issue with the deeplink functionality where the embedded link in a QR code didn't link to the correct guide or step.

May 26, 2020

Version 401.2005.21001 of the PC and HoloLens apps and solution version 400.0.0.18 include the following new feature. Version 401.2005.21001 of the HoloLens and PC apps are only compatible with version 400.0.0.18 (April 28th) or later. See the apps and solution compatibility table for more details.

Feature Solution update required?
Improved user experience with audio feedback No

May 14, 2020

Version 400.2005.13001.0 of the PC and HoloLens apps fixed a bug introduced in the April 28 release that prevented some model animations from playing on HoloLens. You don't need to update the Dynamics 365 Guides solution to get this update.

April 28, 2020

Version 400.2004.24002.0 of the PC and HoloLens apps and version 400.0.0.18 of the Dynamics 365 Guides solution include the following new features.

Feature Solution update required?
Access Dynamics 365 Guides content through Common Data Service entities Yes
Integrate the Asset Management module of Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management with Dynamics 365 Guides No
Rename guides in the PC app No

Other updates: Example guide is deprecated

From the April 28, 2020 release onward, the Example guide is deprecated and no longer deployed to new instances. If users have already installed the Example guide in a non-English deployment, they won't be able to open the guide. When attempting to open a localized Example guide, users will be redirected back to the Guides list.

April 1, 2020

Version 305.2003.28001 of the PC and HoloLens apps and version 300.0.5.127 of the Dynamics 365 Guides solution include the following new features.

Feature Solution update required?
Restrict access to guides that aren't ready to share with operators No
Sort items in the PC app gallery by recently added, or by name No

February 25, 2020

Version 304.2002.25001 of the PC and HoloLens apps and version 300.0.4.139 of the Dynamics 365 Guides solution include the following new features.

Feature Solution update required?
Anchor guides by using QR codes Yes
Create and copy a link to a guide or step No
Open an app created in Power Apps from a step Yes
Deactivate, reactivate, or delete a guide No

January 28, 2020

Version 303.2001.21001 of the PC and HoloLens apps and version 300.0.3.137 of the Dynamics 365 Guides solution include the following new features.

Feature Solution update required?
Instinctual interactions for authors on HoloLens 2 No
Open a website from the HoloLens app Yes
Assign Author and Operator roles to users Yes
Drag and drop multiple files to the PC app gallery No
Additional resources in Help menu for PC app No

Other updates

  • The media panel is automatically resized to fit the attached media, which is optimized for the HoloLens field of view.

  • The Recent guides list now shows only your recently opened guides.

  • Hologram stabilization has been improved and optimized for HoloLens 2.

  • Documentation has been reorganized so that it's easier to find information for specific roles (admin, author, and operator).

October 29, 2019

Version 301.1910.24001 of the PC and HoloLens apps and version 300.0.1.115 of the Dynamics 365 Guides solution include the following new features.

Feature Solution update required?
Support for node-based animations No
Turn animations on or off No
Support for STL and PLY file formats for 3D models No

Other updates

  • Removed different sizes for the same model from the 3D toolkit (this change requires a solution update). Because authors can now resize models, the different sizes are no longer required.

  • Updated the Follow (tag-along) behavior of the Step card to be consistent with the Windows Holographic OS (Shell) behavior where the Step card follows you when the option is turned on.

October 1, 2019

Version 200.1909.24001 of the PC and HoloLens apps and version 200.0.0.107 of the Dynamics 365 Guides solution include the following new features.

Feature Solution update required?
Try a demo of Dynamics 365 Guides Yes
Customer satisfaction surveys No
Opt out of collecting Dynamics 365 Guides data Yes

Other updates

The October 1 release also includes refactoring of code for hologram positions to enhance overall performance and enable future improvements. You may notice that the position of some imported models, which have had scale applied to them, might be shifted. You will need to re-position those 3D models. This does not impact the position of models from the 3D toolkit.

August 27, 2019

Version 104.1908.24001 of the PC and HoloLens apps and version 104.1908.0.117 of the Dynamics 365 Guides solution include the following new features.

Feature Solution update required?
Accessibility enhancements for PC app No
Improved hologram manipulation No
Support for additional languages Yes

August 6, 2019

HoloLens app version 104.1908.2001.0 fixes an issue in the July 23 release of the HoloLens app that prevented the list of guides from being shown in the HoloLens application for Europe, Middle East, and Asia-based customers. We also released an updated version of the Power BI reporting template that fixes a bug related to missing data causing the report to break.

To get this update, you just have to update the HoloLens app from Microsoft Store. You don't have to update the Dynamics 365 Guides solution. For the Power BI report, visit https://aka.ms/guidesreport.

July 23, 2019

Version 104.1907.19001 of the PC and HoloLens apps and version 104.1907.0.33 of the Dynamics 365 Guides solution include the following new features.

Feature Solution update required?
Integration with Dynamics 365 Field Service Yes

Customers interested in previewing integration with Dynamics 365 Field Service need to have an existing Dynamics 365 instance with Dynamics 365 Field Service version 8.6.0.183 or later installed.

Visit aka.ms/getguides for steps to upgrade.

July 9, 2019

Version 103.1907.4001.0 of the PC and HoloLens apps includes the following new features.

Feature Solution update required?
PC app is fully responsive across various screen sizes No
Left navigation menu makes navigation faster No
Gaze-dwell interactions consistently placed for easier selection No
3D models loaded for each step to improve performance on HoloLens No
What's New panel No

June 3, 2019

Version 103.1905.31001 of the PC and HoloLens apps include the following new features.

Feature Solution update required?
Switch anchoring method at any time Yes

See also