Whats New in Dynamics 365: 2020 wave release 1

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Everyone Microsoft would do two release of Dynamics 365, one from April till September and October till March next year.

For the year wave 1 release will happen from April 2020 to September 2020 and Wave 2 release will happen from October 2020 till March 2021.

Wave 1 release plan: 

There are so many things are changing in this release and the complete list can be read online 

Few things are updated in wave 1 release involves

  • Dynamics 365 for Sales
  • Dynamics 365 Sales insights
  • Dynamics 365 Marketing
  • Dynamics 365 customer Services
  • Dynamics 365 Customer Insights

Wave 2 release plan:

Read wave release plan online or you can download it as pdf

Power Platform release plans:

Wave 1 realse

Wave 2 release

New Dynamics 365 CE Admin Center

Yes, this is what we have seen last week when we log in to Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement (CE). The administration area( admin center ) has been merged with Power Platform admin center now. Yes you heard it correct!!

We have seen the Power Platform admin center before and get used to it. Now it is part of Dynamics 365, that means when you try to access ‘Advanced settings’ from navigation what you see the new admin center.


How to access Dynamics 365 Admin area from navigation



New Dynamics 365 CE Admin area is shown below:



How to access the security settings of Dynamics 365 CE



Hope this helps!



New Dynamics 365 CE+ PowerApps Certification exams for Developers

There is a good news for Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement (CE) developers. There are new certification exams are launched which are specific to development.


Following are the two new certifications:

Microsoft Power Apps + Dynamics 365 Developer

Microsoft Dynamics 365: Finance and Operations Apps Developer




The complete list of Dynamics 365 + PowerApps Certifications are here.

As of now there are 12 certifications exams coming under Dynamics 365 + PowerApps Certifications including the two new certifications in beta ( the ones mentioned above).


Hope this article is useful to you!






Power Platform Licensing and Pricing – PowerApps and Power Automate

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Microsoft have released new pricing models Microsoft Power Platform applications. And also we can see that there are new licensing packages are started seeing in the office 365 admin center( portal.office.com -> subscriptions).

In this article, I am going to explain about Microsoft Power Platform licensing – majorly PwoerApps and Power Automate( yes, that is the new name of Microsoft Flow).

PowerApps plans:

Microsoft PowerApps platform pricing licensing

  • PowerApps per app plan which allows individual users to run applications (2 apps and a single portal) for a specific business scenario based on the full capabilities of PowerApps for $10/user/app/month. This plan provides an easy way for customers to get started with the platform before broader scale adoption.
  • PowerApps per user plan which equips a user to run unlimited applications (within service limits) based on the full capabilities of PowerApps for $40/user/month.

More details can be found here

Power Automate Plans:

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  • Power Automate per user plan which equips a user to run unlimited flows (within service limits) with the full capabilities of Power Automate based on their unique needs for $15/user/month.
  • Power Automate per flow plan which enables organizations to implement flows with reserved capacity that serve teams, department, or the entire organization without having to license each end user. This plan starts at $500/month for 5 flows.

Read about Power Automate plans more here.


Hope this article is useful to you. If you have any questions ask in the comment box below. You can reach me out at firoz@magnifez.com

New Dynamics 365 Pricing from 1st October 2019

Microsoft has launched new licensing plan for Dynamics 365 and its effective from 1st October 2019.

There are licensing plans for each of the following apps:


  • Dynamics 365 for Sales
  • Dynamics 365 for Marketing
  • Dynamics 365 for Customer Service
  • Dynamics 365 for Field Service
  • Dynamics 365 for Operations
  • Dynamics 365 for Retail
  • Dynamics 365 for Talent




New Dynamics 365  for Sales licensing plan:

There are two different packages for Dynamics 365 for Sales.

Sales Professional

Sales Enterprise


How to Install Sales Insights in Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement

In this blog I will walk you through the steps of configuring Sales Insights for Dynamics 3565 Customer Engagement (CE)

Step 1: Go to Sales hub -> Sales Insights Settings


Step 2: Go to Sales insights global settings and click on Try Sales Insights button.


If Sales Insights solution is not installed for your Dynamics 365 organization you have to contact your admin to get it done or you can configure as below.

Step 3: Access Dynamics 365 CE admin center. URL: https://port.crm8.dynamics.com/G/Applications/Index.aspx


Step 4: Navigate to ‘Applications’ and click on Sales Insights to install.Click manage to install the solution.


Once the solution is installed then you can continue with Sales Insights installation.

Step 5: On Sales Insights setting page you have to select your Dynamics 365 CE organization to install Sales Insights.


Step 4: Check the status of installation. Once it is finished you can navigate to the configuration section.