Plan and prepare for Microsoft Dataverse in 2022 release wave 1

Important

The 2022 release wave 1 plan covers all new functionalities planned to be delivered to market from April 2022 to September 2022. In this article, you'll find the product overview and what's new and planned for Microsoft Dataverse.

Overview

Microsoft Dataverse is a low-code data platform that allows you to easily build scalable and interconnected applications, automations, and agents using common data, security, and business logic.

Deliver services with agility

Quickly add business value with an extensible data platform that uses out-of-the-box common tables, extended attributes, semantic meanings, and an open ecosystem enabled by Common Data Model.

Increase scale and efficiency

Boost productivity and reduce costs by quickly developing applications, processes, and reusable data schemes. Repeatably build, validate, and deploy your applications using GitHub and Azure DevOps.

Make your data work smarter

Get accurate insights by adding low-code AI tools to your process automation. Identify and resolve duplicated and conflicting data with a managed data platform that includes built-in business logic and rules.

Rely on the security of a trusted platform

Protect your data with a robust security management infrastructure that provides critical security and compliance capabilities—advanced encryption, rich access control, and deep integration with Azure Active Directory.

Investment areas

Investment areas

Bridge Microsoft Power Platform to Azure data
Our customers have asked for a single, end-to-end way to work with data in Microsoft Dataverse, from running AI and machine learning and integrating with external datasets to slicing and dicing large volumes of Microsoft Dataverse data. Now, instead of using multiple tools to get the job done, you can accelerate time-to-insight with a single comprehensive solution Azure Synapse Link for Dataverse that can help you deliver on these goals end-to-end; something that is built-in and available out-of-the-box.

Azure Synapse Link for Dataverse enables Dataverse integration with Azure Synapse Analytics. With a few clicks, you can bring your Microsoft Dataverse data to Azure Synapse Analytics, visualize data in your Azure Synapse workspace, and rapidly start processing the data to discover insights using advanced analytics capabilities for serverless data lake exploration, code-free data integration, data flows for extract, transform, load (ETL) pipelines, and optimized Apache Spark for big data analytics. Seamless integration of Dataverse with Azure Synapse Analytics empowers our customers to analyze data in the lake.

Enterprise customers are now able to use the familiarity of T-SQL to analyze big data and gain insights from it, while optimizing their data transformation pipeline to leverage the deep integration of Azure Synapse with other Azure services such as Power BI Embedded, Azure Cosmos DB, and Azure Machine Learning.

Microsoft Dataverse data
Microsoft Dataverse is the data store for Microsoft business applications and Power Platform. Dataverse allows the storage of many types of data in customizable tables. Depending on your data needs, it's possible to store structured and unstructured data in one or many environments. Dataverse provides extensive security, filtering, and search capabilities within environment bounds. The Dataverse API and logic capabilities are used to build and maintain workflows for your application needs.

Microsoft Dataverse provides a cloud-based storage option for your data with these benefits:

  • Easy to manage: Both the metadata and data are stored in the cloud in Dataverse logical tables.
  • Easy to secure: Data is securely stored so that users can see it only when you grant them access. Role-based security allows you to control access to information within your organization.
  • Access your Dynamics 365 data: Dynamics 365 applications data is stored within Dataverse, allowing you to quickly build apps that use your Dynamics 365 data and extend your apps with Power Apps, Power Automate, and more.
  • Logic and validation: Define calculated columns, business rules, workflows, and business process flows to ensure data quality and drive business processes.
  • Productivity tools: Seamlessly connect data with Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, Azure, Visual Studio, Excel Power Query, and third-party services.

Microsoft Dataverse plug-ins
Microsoft Power Platform depends on compute capabilities included in Microsoft Dataverse. Developers can write custom code, known as plug-ins, that respond to events raised by the Microsoft Dataverse event framework. These plug-ins are the foundation of the capabilities of Microsoft Dynamics 365 solutions.

To learn more about the entire set of capabilities being delivered during this release wave, check out the release plan for Microsoft Dataverse below:

For application administrators

User-impacting features to the user experience enabled automatically
User-impacting features should be reviewed by application administrators. This facilitates release change management and enables successful onboarding of new capabilities released to market. For the complete list, look for all features tagged "Users, automatically" in the release plan.

Features that must be enabled by application administrators
This release wave contains features that must be enabled or configured by administrators, makers, or business analysts to be available for their users. For the complete list, look for all features tagged "Users by admins, makers, or analysts" in the release plan.