At the Microsoft Business Applications Summit (MBAS) in Atlanta, Microsoft announced its plan to release new features for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform. The new features include advancements in the Power Platform, particularly PowerApps, Flow, and Power BI, as well as new capabilities to its Dynamics 365 ERP and CRM applications.
One of the biggest announcements is the introduction of AI Builder for Power Platform. It will allow users to easily add AI capabilities to PowerApps and Microsoft Flow.
It will come with common AI scenarios and provide point-and-click solutions to app developers. AI builder will allow users to leverage AI and machine learning to make their apps and automations more intelligent.
The tech giant is also leveraging blockchain for PowerApps and Flow to bring trust and transparency to business processes that span multiple business partners.
“Applications built on blockchain using PowerApps and Microsoft Flow can easily create attestable workflows that bring together data from every point in the business process across the value chain,” the company said.
Another important announcement was the arrival of PowerApps Portals that will have an option for customers to create websites. With this feature, the external users will be able to view filtered and secured data specific to their role only from a CDS system.
The Power BI is getting a number of new AI capabilities, including new AI visuals, text and image analytics, entity detection and text and handwriting recognition, etc.
Besides this, Microsoft will release a new look for Power BI. The new look will offer similar experience as Office 365. Dynamics 365 is getting a few enhancements and new AI capabilities across the business process applications.
“And finally, we are extending Power BI’s natural language capabilities. The new updates include the ability to train Q&A so it understands and adapts to company-specific language like synonyms, phrasings, or specific domains, and the ability for report authors to see every natural-language question asked so they can make adjustments to how Power BI responds,” wrote James Philips, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft in a blog post.
The early access of some of the features will be available on August 2, 2019. Microsoft plans to make the 2019 release wave 2 features generally available on October 1, 2019.
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