Microsoft Power Platform: Latest Updates and Features in the 2023 Release Wave 1

Are you eager to learn about the most recent Microsoft Power Platform upgrades and features in the first wave of the 2023 release? Let’s explore the offerings Microsoft has for us! 

Microsoft Power Platform offers amazing tools to transform businesses by analyzing, automating, and acting on data. It consists of four products: Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents. In addition to these, it also has two add-ins: AI Builder and Power Pages.  

The 2023 release wave 1 contains hundreds of new features across Power Platform applications, including Dynamics 365 Business Central, and promises to enhance the overall user experience. 

Power BI: Empowering Every Individual, Team, and Organization 

Microsoft continues to invest in empowering every individual, team, and organization to drive a data culture. More web parity and the inclusion of the Power Query diagram view in Power BI are improving the creation experience for individuals. Enhancements are being made to meetings and multitasking for teams so that users can work with their data conveniently wherever they are employed. 

Power Apps: Low-Code Capabilities and Advanced Governance 

Power Apps is focusing on reducing risk for organizations with advanced governance capabilities, ensuring easy onboarding, and leveraging low-code capabilities in a manageable way for the organization to scale.  

Modern tools for building apps, managing data, and logic will increase productivity for makers and developers of all skill levels. Consumers will gain from the modernization of web and mobile experiences, which will ensure contemporary and quick app experiences. 

Power Pages: Out-of-the-Box Capabilities for Low and No Code Development 

Power Pages will bring more out-of-the-box capabilities to support low and no-code development as well as professional developers. The Design Studio will have new features and solution templates to enable makers to have additional capabilities.  

Skilled developers can conduct extra tasks and efficiently work with code by using the Power Platform CLI tools and Visual Studio Code. It will be easier for administrators to oversee and control their Power Pages sites. 

Power Automate: Creating Flows in Natural Language 

Another exciting update is the release of new capabilities in Power Automate that will simplify the creation of new flows by describing them in natural language. This will make it easier than ever for new users to get started.  

There will also be improvements for creating and authoring flows, including introducing work queues where automatable tasks can be viewed and managed together. There will also be simpler connectivity to a machine for desktop flows, eliminating the need for additional installs and password management. 

Power Virtual Agents: Empowering Bot Creators with Advanced Authoring Canvas 

Microsoft’s single conversational AI studio, Power Virtual Agents, offers a new unified writing canvas for all needs related to bot development. Subject-matter experts and developers alike may start building bots right away with the public preview thanks to the Bot Framework’s continued interaction with Azure Cognitive Services. This wave will see the general availability of the advanced authoring canvas. 

Microsoft Dataverse: Enhancing Makers’ Experiences 

Microsoft Dataverse is also making investments focusing on enhancing makers’ experiences by improving app building productivity, seamless connectivity to external data sources, and easier data stewardship with low code tools like Power Fx.  

AI Builder: Document Processing Improvements 

Document processing will be improved with the help of AI Builder, which will include more pre-built model features like contract processing, the ability to recognise personal information, and the capacity to extract field kinds from documents. Also, the admin interfaces for AI Builder will be enhanced to simplify model licencing and governance. 

The 2023 release wave 1 contains many exciting updates and features across the entire Power Platform, including Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents. With these updates, users and organizations can continue to analyze, act on, and automate their data to digitally transform their businesses. 

Microsoft also published their complete 2023 Release Wave 1 Plan with their milestones and descriptions of each release.  

To Summarize 

Microsoft Power Platform is constantly improving and evolving with each release. In the 2023 Release Wave 1, Microsoft has introduced several new features and updates that enhance the functionality and usability of the platform. These updates include enhanced integrations, improved workflows, and added automation capabilities.  

Additionally, Microsoft has announced plans to invest in future updates that will bring even more value to Business Central users. With these latest updates and future plans, Business Central remains a strong choice for businesses looking to streamline their operations and improve their financial management.  

LogixCare SB: Our Implementation Solutions for Businesses! 

LogixCare SB offers implementation, migration, and customization services for Dynamics 365 Business Central, CRM, and Power Platform. These services can help businesses optimize their operations, improve their customer relationship management, and streamline their workflows.  

Implementation services involve setting up the Dynamics 365 solutions for businesses. This includes configuring the software to meet the unique needs of the business and integrating it with other systems used by the company. The team at LogixCare SB can help businesses migrate their data from legacy systems to Dynamics 365, ensuring a smooth transition. 

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