In August, Microsoft brought Dynamics 365 2019 release wave 2 to early access. Initially, 74 new capabilities were showcased, targeting various applications that are part of Microsoft's enterprise resource planning suite of services. These applications include Dynamics 365 for Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Field Service, Finance and Operations, and Retail, as well as the Power Platform which comprises of PowerApps, Flow, and Power BI.
Today, this release wave has hit general availability, introducing over 400 new capabilities and feature updates to users - making it one of the largest ever update plans for Dynamics 365. As such, many of Microsoft's recently released cloud applications are being enhanced as well.
Last week, several new AI-powered insights applications targeting business users were released, including Dynamics 365 Product Insights, Commerce, and Connected Store. Along with this, additional capabilities for already existing services were also introduced. Moreover, Dynamics 365 Fraud Protection is also generally available starting today.
With regards to Power BI, there are also a bunch of new features, primarily concerned with a unified platform for enterprise BI, and self-service analytics for all. You can read more about these here, and also watch a 2019 release wave 2 overview video for the data visualization service at the same link. Other apps on the Power Platform are also getting plenty of updates, with AI Builder for PowerApps and Flow reaching general availability as well.
You can read in more detail about the slew of new capabilities that have arrived to Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform today. Notably, some of these features will also be highlighted at the Business Applications Virtual Launch Event on October 10.