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Power Platform 2021 Release Wave 2: Experts note developer improvements, simplified Dataverse access

by Jason Gumpert

The plans for 2021 release wave 2 of the Power Platform reveal a maturing set of developer tools, more document automation capabilities, new entry points for non-developers and non-BI experts, and, as usual, a whole lot more.

Fortunately, experts in the Power Platform community have been writing about various planned updates in the release that they will be watching for. The release wave covers new features arriving from October 2021 to March 2022.

Just like the Power Platform itself encapsulates many tools and services for use by various roles, the highlights noted below demonstrate the diversity of the enhancements, from developer-focused capabilities to reporting, integration, and more.

Power Automate

Microsoft MVPs Lisa Crosbie and Megan Walker talked about their top picks across both Dynamics 365 and Power Platform for 2021 release wave 2. They noted a Dynamics 365 Marketing tie-in for Power Automate that can trigger events in external systems as part of a customer journey.

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Prior to co-founding, Jason was a Principal Software Consultant at Parametric Technology Corporation (PTC), where he implemented solutions, trained customers, managed software development, and spent some time in the pre-sales engineering organization. He has also held consulting positions at CSC Consulting and Monitor Group.

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