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Power Platform 2023 release wave 2

In October, the rollout of Power Platform 2023 release wave 2 will begin. During the upgrade wave, which starts in October 2023 and ends in March 2024, Microsoft will release hundreds of upgrades and new features to the apps that make up Power Platform.

Power Platform 2023 release wave 2 overview

The applications in Microsoft Power Platform enable companies and business users to analyze data, act on insights from data and use data to automate workflows, which contributes to digital transformation of the business.

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The Power Platform consists of a number of apps that increase the value of your data

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

With release wave 2 in 2023, Microsoft will release hundreds of new features and improvements across the Power Platform applications and Microsoft Dataverse.

Power BI

With Microsoft Power BI, business users all over the world have an effective and user-friendly business intelligence tool that contributes to creating a data-based corporate culture, where all employees at all levels and across professional groups and departments can make qualified and data-based decisions at any scale.

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Power BI is an easily integrable business intelligence solution

With Power Platform 2023 release wave 2, Microsoft is improving and customizing the authoring and user experience for the individual business user by improving and customizing the integration with Microsoft 365 and adding the Power Query chart view to Power BI Desktop.

Power Apps

Power Apps makes it possible for everyone in the company to easily build business apps, thereby streamlining and modernizing a wide range of business processes and accelerating innovation in the company.

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Power Apps makes it easy to build business apps

With thw Power Platform 2023 release wave 2 upgrade to Power Apps, Microsoft is expanding the user's ability to use Copilot in their work, bringing additional AI-assisted help to the application. In this way, AI increases developers' productivity and administrators gain insight into business data.

With the update to Power Apps, Microsoft brings control and collaboration capabilities to enterprises, as well as improved implementation and management support to ensure that low-code development capabilities can be initiated for all users across the entire company.

Power Automate

Microsoft Power Automate (formerly Microsoft Flow) makes it easy to automate a number of business processes and thus increase the company's productivity.

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Power Automate makes it easy to automate business processes

With the upgrade to Power Automate released with Power Platform 2023 release wave 2, Microsoft continues to make it easier for users to get started building new flows with natural language across cloud and desktop, as well as by improving process mining, that is, the process of discovering, validating, and improving workflows and thus initiating the creation of the automation and constitution processes in Power Automate.

By introducing a unified view of activity and deeper notifications about features across Power Automate, with the new upgrade, Microsoft will make it easier for users to manage their work at scale.

Power Pages

Microsoft Power Pages is a low-code online platform from which you can create, host and manage modern websites.

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Build, host and manage websites websites with Power Pages

With Power Platform 2023 release wave 2, Microsoft continues to optimize the AI-based copilot in Power Platform to improve the user experience for creators building websites and help them work more efficiently.

Managed environments in Power Pages 2023 release wave 2 will include new Power Pages capabilities for developer use and onboarding.

With the 2023 release wave 2 upgrade for Power Pages, you can easily connect to your business data where it exists right now.

Power Virtual Agents

With Microsoft Power Virtual Agents, it is easy to create intelligent conversational bots and thus provide a personalized service for your customers and solve their problems quickly.

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Build intelligent chatbots with Power Virtual Agents

Power Virtual Agents Release Wave 2 in 2023 delivers general availability for a range of business capabilities such as multilingual bot support, generative responses and actions, stand-alone Interactive Voice Response (IVR) and IVR integration with Dynamics 365 Customer Service, as well as integration to Microsoft's own Conversational Language Understanding service.

Microsoft has also enhanced Power Virtual Agents by providing new Enterprise Trust capabilities.

Microsoft Dataverse

Microsoft Dataverse is the low-code data foundation from which Power Platform users can store their data dynamically in a fully managed, secure and scalable environment that efficiently adapts to the ever-changing needs of the business.

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Microsoft Dataverse is a fully manageable data platform

With a combination of improved Copilot experiences, effortless connectivity to external data, and seamless integration to Microsoft 365 Copilot, Microsoft continues to optimize the user experience for developers with 2023 release wave 2, the upgrade to Dataverse.

AI Builder

With AI Builder, Microsoft makes it easy and convenient for both professional and self-taught developers in Power Platform to process structured and unstructured documents, as well as to adapt and manage AI models across the enterprise with the code-free configuration engine.

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Customize and manage AI models with AI Builder

With the enhancements released with Power Platform release wave 2 in 2023, Microsoft continues to improve AI Builder in a number of areas.

Completely new possibilities for AI-based intelligent document processing enable users in Power Platform to handle an even wider range of document types and with increased precision.

By leveraging the power and potential of Chat GPT, AI Builder can, in accordance with your company's guidelines, generate responses to customer inquiries in advance. The responses generated will also be available in a human validation station, allowing developers to review and improve the content generated automatically from the AI-based Copilots.

When it comes to governance and administration, you can move trainable AI models across environments, increasing flexibility in deploying models across the enterprise.

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