Enable Early Access Wave 1 2023 | Power Platform

Like every 6 months, enabling Early Access is one of the best things to look forward to as Microsoft announces Release Plans! So, here’s how you can enable Early Access for Wave 1 2023 if you are new to managing Power Platform environments!

It is recommended to enable Early Access features only for Sandbox environments as it is not GA [General Availability] yet.

Power Platform Admin Center

Given that you are a Power Platform Administrator / Dynamics 365 Administrator, here’s how you can enable Wave 1 2023 access for your Sandbox environment –

  1. Select the Sandbox environment

  2. Then, see the Updates section where you’ll now see 2021 Wave 1 updates available in Off mode.

  3. On the right hand side, you can select the U

  4. Then, enter the Display Name of the environment correctly in order to ensure you are enabling this on the correct environment.

  5. Once you confirm, you’ll see that the Updates have started applying in the background.

  6. And when you click or refresh, you’ll see what’s being Activated in the background based on how your environment is set up.

  7. It takes a few hours based on the environment for the Wave 1 2023 Updates to be applied.

And you’re set! Here’s Microsoft Learn Documentation for Wave 1 2023 for Power Platform / Dynamics 365: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/release-plans/?WT.mc_id=DX-MVP-5003911

Hope this helps!

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Thank you!


Wave 2 2021 Early Access is now available | Opt-in

As per MS Docs, the Key Dates for the Wave 2 Features are as below –

Reference Link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2021wave2/?WT.mc_id=DX-MVP-5003911

Note: Since these are Early Access Features, not all features would necessarily make it to the final Wave 2 2021 release. Kindly try these features in a Sandbox environment only and test the same.

Microsoft Docs for details on Opt-in Features

Dynamics 365 Release Plan 2021 Wave 2 Early Access –

Power Platform Release Plan 2021 Wave 2 Early Access –

Here’s how you can Opt-in

  1. Navigate to https://admin.powerplatform.microsoft.com/ in your tenant and go in one of the Sandbox environments you want to enable the Wave 2 2021 Features on.

  2. Click Update now as seen and enter the name of the Org in the prompt

  3. Once you confirm, the update will start applying. It’ll take about 20 mins to an hour based on how large your environment is.

Check updates

Once completed, you’ll see that the status is now On for Wave 2 2021 Updates Early Access.

Navigate to About in your App selection screen –

And you’ll see that the Updates have been applied

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