The Dynamics 365 for Marketing July 2019 update is available now

The July 2019 update of Dynamics 365 for Marketing is now released and available to all customers! This update includes a few new features, plus plenty of performance and stability improvements.

This update installs version 1.35.4825.0 of the Dynamics 365 for Marketing solution.

Keep reading to learn how to get this update and which new features it includes. For more information about this product version, including known and recently fixed issues, see the Dynamics 365 for Marketing readme page.

For more information about recently released and planned new features, please see the Dynamics 365 and Power Platform Release Plan.

How to get the update

To benefit from this update, you must apply it to each of your Dynamics 365 for Marketing instances manually. As soon as the update is available in your region, you’ll be able to see and apply it as described in Keep Marketing up to date.

Dynamics 365 for Marketing receives regular incremental updates (released every month or so) and major updates (released about twice a year). The most recent major update was released in April 2019.

  • Incremental updates (including this release) must be applied manually between major releases. Each update includes all previous updates, so you will always move up to the current version when you update manually.
  • Major updates can be applied manually any time after they are released, but Microsoft will eventually apply the most recent major update for you to make sure all of our customers are running the minimum supported version. Updates applied by Microsoft provide the oldest supported major release only, which includes all previously released updates, but not subsequently released updates (even if they are already available at the time of the update).
  • New installs and trials will always get the most recent incremental update available in their region.

Prevent sending emails from unauthorized domains

Domain authentication with DKIM is an increasingly important part of making sure your messages land in recipients’ inboxes rather than getting filtered away as junk. It requires that the from-address for each message you send shows a domain that you’ve authenticated for DKIM.

Microsoft is dedicated to helping our customers achieve maximum email deliverability, so we’ve added a few features to help make sure you don’t overlook or inadvertently work around your DKIM setup:

  • The error check for email messages will show a warning if you try to go live with an email message that has a from-address not associated with any of your DKIM domains.
  • You can now set a default sending domain for your instance. If this is set, then the from-address for all of your email messages will automatically be adjusted to show the default domain (if it initially uses a non-authenticated domain) each time you create a new email message or change the user shown in the From
  • All new instances and trials will automatically authenticate the instance domain with DKIM and set that domain as the default sending domain for your instance.

To set your default sending domain, go to Settings > Advanced settings > Marketing settings > Default marketing settings. Then open the marketing settings record here and go to the Marketing email tab to set the Default sending domain.

More information: Authenticate your domains

Accurate member counts for draft segments

The segment designer already offered a feature where you could request an estimate for the size of your segment while still working in the draft state. However, this feature previously provided only a very rough estimate. With the July 2019 update, you’ll now receive a much more accurate estimate—in nearly every case, you’ll get a fully accurate member count based on your current segment settings.