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Power Platform 2023 release wave 1

In April, the rollout of the next upgrades of the applications that make up the Power Platform will start. During Power Platform 2023 release wave 1, Microsoft will release hundreds of upgrades to the apps and services that make up Power Platform.

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Microsoft Power Platform

Microsoft Power Platform is a business platform made up of a number of applications for, among other things, business intelligence, app development and automation. The Power Platform contributes to users being able to use their data for business analysis, act on insights and automate business processes and thus digitally transform their companies.

Microsoft Power Platform today consists of the four solutions, Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate and Power Virtual Agents, as well as the two add-in applications, AI Builder and Power Pages.

Power Platform 2023 release wave 1 overview

With Power Platform 2023 release wave 1, Microsoft is releasing hundreds of new features across the Power Platform applications, including Power BI, Power Apps, Power Pages, Power Automate, Power Virtual Agents, and AI Builder, as well as Microsoft Dataverse, Power Platform features for management and administration, pro development, administration for ISVs and data integration.

 

 

 


Power BI

Power BI is a business analytics application provided by Microsoft that enables users to visualize and analyze data with interactive dashboards, reports, and other data visualization tools.

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With Release Wave 1 in 2023 upgrades to Power BI, Microsoft continues to empower every business user, team, and enterprise to foster and drive a data-driven business culture. For single users, Microsoft is optimizing the creator experience, bringing more parity and equality to the web, and also adding the Power Query chart view to Power BI. To support enterprise teams, Microsoft is bringing improvements to meetings and multitasking, helping users work seamlessly with their data, no matter where they work and on what device.

Power BI Premium

With Power Platform 2023 release wave 1, Microsoft is introducing new features to Power BI Premium that help enterprises accelerate the delivery of insights at scale and meet enterprises' most demanding business needs.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Send a unique report per recipient with paginated report email subscriptions Users, automatically September 2023 -
Automate your migration from Azure Analysis Services to Power BI Premium Users by admins, makers, or analysts - April 2023
Balance user queries with query scale-out Users, automatically - September 2023

 

Power BI Pro

Power BI Pro helps companies to create a data-based corporate culture by giving each business team and individual employee the opportunity to dive into data and collaborate on the insights into the company that are revealed.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
In the data hub you can navigate by workspaces Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically April 2023 -
Calculation groups for authors Users, automatically June 2023 -
Integrate Power BI to Teams meetings Users, automatically July 2023 -
More easily multitasking in the Power BI app for Teams Users, automatically July 2023 -
Use sensitivity labels to restrict access to content in the Power BI service Users by admins, makers, or analysts September 2023 -
Handle visual formatting with improved capabilities Users by admins, makers, or analysts September 2023 -
Activate Microsoft Purview DLP policies for Power BI datamarts* Users by admins, makers, or analysts September 2023 -
With quick create you can explore single visuals Users by admins, makers, or analysts September 2023 -
Use accessibility features to navigate the model view Users, automatically September 2023 -
Within Power BI Desktop you can view files from Power BI service Users by admins, makers, or analysts September 2023 -
In the properties pane you can edit relationships Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - April 2023
Improve your presets in Power BI Desktop Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - April 2023
With Azure Maps you can combine existing mapping visuals into one Users by admins, makers, or analysts - September 2023
Create and share paginated reports on the service Users, automatically July 2023 September 2023

*Datamarts er analyseløsninger, der gør det muligt at gemme og udforske data, som er indlæst i en fuldt administreret Azure SQL database


Power Apps

Power Apps is a low-code/no-code platform developed by Microsoft that allows users to create custom business applications without writing code.

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With Power Platform 2023 release wave 1, Microsoft is introducing new features to Power Apps that focus on reducing risk for companies with advanced management capabilities, ensuring easy onboarding for new users, and leveraging low-code capabilities in a transparent way so businesses can easily scale as needed. Content creators and developers of all skill levels become more productive with the new modern user experiences for building apps, managing business data and logic. Power Apps users will be able to benefit from the modernization of web and mobile experiences, ensuring modern and fast experiences across apps.

Effective maker experiences

With Power Platform 2023 release wave 1, creators can build higher quality apps more efficiently.

Feature Enabled for Public preview Tidlig adgang General availability
Activate canvas apps to work offline when using Power Apps mobile apps Users by admins, makers, or analysts May 2023 - -
Run automated tests for user defined pages and model-driven apps Users by admins, makers, or analysts May 2023 - -
Test Microsoft Power Apps in CICD pipelines Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically May 2023 - -
Reuse Power Fx formulas with user defined custom functions Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically June 2023 - -
Enhanced delegation for UpdateIf and RemoveIf Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically April 2023 - April 2023
Co-author with other creators in the modern app designer Users by admins, makers, or analysts September 2022 - April 2023
Automatically add table columns to forms and views Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically March 2023 - April 2023
With Express design in Figma you can turn existing artifacts into working apps Users by admins, makers, or analysts May 2022 - April 2023
Work more effective with the improvements to the modern app designer Users by admins, makers, or analysts - - April 2023
Easily create virtual tables in Maker Portal Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically January 2023 - September 2023
Build responsive pages more easily with drag and drop functionality Users by admins, makers, or analysts July 2023 - September 2023

 

Modern user experiences in Power Apps

With the Power Platform 2023 release wave 1 upgrades, Microsoft brings modern and easy user experiences to Power Apps that promote maximum productivity for solution users.

Feature Enabled for Public preview Tidlig adgang General availability
Easily look up records with modern advanced find Users, automatically - January 2023 April 2023
Power BI quick reports in Power Apps enabled by default Users, automatically - January 2023 April 2023
Improved UX (User Experience) for sharing records Users, automatically - January 2023 April 2023
See which of your colleagues are viewing the same records as you are Users, automatically - January 2023 April 2023
Get a view of the offline sync icon in the navigation bar Users, automatically - January 2023 April 2023
Enjoy the new enhanced look and feel of the model-driven Power Apps Users by admins, makers, or analysts January 2023 - April 2023
Build canvas apps by using the new and refreshed controls Users by admins, makers, or analysts March 2023 - June 2023

 


Power Automate

Power Automate, formerly known as Microsoft Flow, is a cloud-based service developed by Microsoft that allows users to create automated workflows between different applications and services.

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With the Power Platform 2023 release wave 1 upgrades to Power Automate, Microsoft is releasing a number of new capabilities and features that simplify the creation of new workflows by describing them in natural language. This, along with a number of other improvements to the user experience for creating and editing flows, means it's easier than ever for new business users to get started with Power Apps. These new enhancements and capabilities include the introduction of work queues, where automated tasks can be viewed and managed together, as well as the ability to provide simpler connection to a machine for desktop flows, removing the need for additional installations and password management.

Cloud flows

Use the new features and capabilities for cloud flows introduced in Power Automate with Power Platform 2023 release wave 1 to automate tasks across hundreds of connectors.

Feature Enabled for Public preview Tidlig adgang General availability
The flows you create with natural language can now understand parameters Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically May 2023 - -
Opportunity to get explanations and suggestions when you create a flow with natural language Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically May 2023 - -
Push cloud flow execution data into Application Insights Users by admins, makers, or analysts June 2023 - -
For solution cloud flows you can make changes in draft mode Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically June 2023 - -
Use versioning for solution cloud flows Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically June 2023 - -
Monitor the performance for your cloud and desktop flow activities Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically September 2023 - -
Store the cloud flow execution history in Microsoft Dataverse Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically September 2023 - -
Use natural language when you create flows Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - - May 2023
Generate expressions based on examples Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically October 2022 - May 2023
Define sequential approvals in Microsoft Power Automate Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - - May 2023
Use native integration for workflows in Excel Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically March 2023 - May 2023
Connect to other environments from the Dataverse connector Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically April 2023 - August 2023

 

Desktop flows

Use the new desktop flows features introduced to Power Automate with Power Platform 2023 release wave 1 to automate tasks on your Windows PC.

Feature Enabled for Public preview Tidlig adgang General availability
Without passwords you can create desktop flow connections Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically April 2023 - -
Monitor the ROI performance for the desktop flows Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically September 2023 - -
Pass complex data between the parent and child desktop flows Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically September 2023 - -
Support of direct connectivity with Power Automate for desktop Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically September 2023 - -
Actions pane refactoring Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - - April 2023
Connectivity troubleshooter in Power Automate for desktop Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - - April 2023
Correct the selector of a UI (User Interface) element Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - - April 2023
Improved runtime error messages for Excel actions Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - - April 2023
Introduction of UISpy to work along with UI elements Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - - April 2023
Performance improvements in Power Automate for desktop Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - - April 2023
Use troubleshooter for UI (user interface) automation Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - - April 2023
Opportunity to use web automation to access cross-domain iframes Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - - April 2023
Validate the selectors of UI (user interface) elements Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - - April 2023
Learn about Power Automate for desktop on the login screen Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - - May 2023
Manage work queues for desktop flows Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically May 2023 - September 2023

 

Power Virtual Agents

Power Virtual Agents is a low-code chatbot development platform developed by Microsoft. With Power Virtual Agents, users can create intelligent chatbots that can interact with customers and employees through a conversational interface.

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Power Virtual Agents allow companies to create effective AI-powered chatbots for a wide range of requests – from providing simple answers to common questions to solving problems that require more complex conversations. With Power Platform  2023 release wave 1, Microsoft is introducing a new unified authoring canvas that is their only conversational AI studio for all bot building needs. With continued integration with Bot Framework capabilities and Azure Cognitive Services, bot creators—from subject matter experts to developers—are empowered to start building bots right from the public preview. The advanced authoring canvas will become generally available with Power Platform  2023 release wave 1.

Bot configuration

Configure your bots to be tailored to your company's individual business needs and also provide additional extensibility with other services and features.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Trigger bot topics by events Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically November 2022 May 2023
Use Power Fx expressions in authoring canvas Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically November 2022 May 2023

Core authoring

Configure your bots to be tailored to your company's individual business needs and also provide additional extensibility with other services and features.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Conversations is enriched with Adaptive Cards Users by admins, makers, or analysts November 2022 May 2023
Users get a natural experience with multi-modal response authoring Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically November 2022 May 2023
Use looping and list variables in conversations Users by admins, makers, or analysts November 2022 May 2023

 

FAQ

If your question about Power Platform 2023 release wave 1 is not answered here, you are of course very welcome to contact us. You will find our contact information here.

When will Power Platform 2023 release wave 1 start?

The rollout of the Power Platform 2023 release wave 1 upgrade wave starts in April 2023 and continues until October 2023.

Do I need to do anything in connection with the upgrade?

If you are running the cloud-based applications, you do not have to do anything. Your Power Platform apps are upgraded for free and automatically.

What apps make up Power Platform?

Currently, Power Platform consists of four apps, Power BI, Power Automate, Power Apps and Power Virtual Agents, as well as the two add-ins, AI Builder and Power Pages.

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