Early access to 2019 release wave 2 capabilities is now available

We have now enabled early access to new capabilities included in the 2019 release wave 2, October update including end-user impacting features that will be enabled by default. Early access allows customers and partners to try and validate these new features in a non-production environment. To prepare for these changes with confidence, we’re making additional readiness assets available to application administrators. These include release overview guides and videos outlining the important new capabilities that are delivered as part of the 2019 release wave 2.

Early access is now available

During August and September 2019, customers and partners will be able to validate the latest capabilities that are part of the upcoming release updates early in the cycle. These features include user experience enhancements that will be automatically enabled for users in production environments in October 2019. Therefore, we encourage application administrators to review these changes to understand their impact in case you need to update training resources for your users.

A total of 74 features are available for early access across Dynamics 365 applications (including Dynamics 365 for Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Field Service, Finance and Operations, and Retail) and the Power Platform (PowerApps, Flow, and Power BI). You can learn about all the features available as part of the early access and how to enable them in the 2019 release wave 2 documentation. 

Overview guides and videos

We’ve enhanced our pre-release readiness experience for you to learn about the upcoming release wave capabilities in a simple and easy to use product updates page. Application administrators and other technical roles can find release wave plans, key milestones, and release overview guides and videos for Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform.

You can learn more about the updates at your own pace by watching the overview videos and reading the overview guides. These will help you assess productivity and efficiency gains of the new capabilities, as well as equip your end users with new capabilities. Start by downloading the Dynamics 365 for Sales, Dynamics 365 for Customer Service, and Power BI overview guides. Additional guides and videos for other products will be coming soon later this month.

Take advantage of the early access period, try out the latest updates in a non-production environment, and get ready to roll out updates to your users with confidence. And as a reminder, you can find the complete list of features in the 2019 release wave 2 plans for Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform.

If you have any questions or feedback, please join the discussion in the Release Readiness forum in the Dynamics community.