M365 Changelog: Announcing General Availability for Release planner

MC502768 – Microsoft is excited to announce that the Release planner is now generally available (GA) to users. The Release planner for Dynamics 365 and Power Platform enables users to view and manage release plans across all active release waves in a unified and interactive interface while giving them the option to personalize, filter, sort, and collaborate on release plans.

Under the hood, the Release planner is powered by the Power Apps portal. It is created based on customer feedback to address the constraints of content suitability, discoverability, and personalization.

Who is it for?
Release planner is for anyone who wants to know more about what’s new and upcoming in Dynamics and Power Platform.

What are its capabilities?
The following features are aimed at helping users improve their release planning and change management process:

  • Personalization through ‘My Release plans’: Users can create a curated list of release plans they would like to follow. All the release plans across various products can be viewed under a single view.
  • Collaboration on release plans: This feature allows the users to share their curated list of release plans with their stakeholders. Additionally, users can collaborate on the release plans effortlessly and securely through comments. User comments are shown only to the stakeholders with whom the owner of the release plan has shared their curated list. The owner of the comment has complete control over editing and deleting the comment.
  • Filter, sort ,and group plans based on multiple criteria: Users can customize their view by using filters, sorting, and grouping by criteria. These criteria are available for both All release plans and My release plans views. Users can also view the plans grouped by product theme or timeline.

Microsoft encourages you to explore the Release planner and spread the word! Please reach out to us if you have any questions or feedback.