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Predictable and continuous updates

Dynamics 365 and Power Platform delivers new capabilities and functionalities in two release waves a year—wave 1 (April-October) and wave 2 (October-March). In addition, continuous updates are delivered throughout the year providing additional security, reliability, and performance improvements.

Early visibility and access

Customers and partners can validate the new features that will get enabled automatically months in advance. Release plans and key milestones are published months prior to the upcoming release wave to help customers and partners plan and onboard the new capabilities with confidence. Early access to the 2019 release wave 2, October update, will start on August 2, 2019.


All customers on the latest available version of the product

Companies no longer need to go through long and involved upgrade projects. Our continuous update approach ensures that they are always on the latest version of the product, just like any other modern SaaS. Our customers will be able to opt-in to new features early as well as experience better performance, reliability, and supportability, as we continually make these improvements to the product. Every customer is always current in this model.

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