Useful Features from the April 2020 Updates

March 28, 2020

Following the announcement about the Dynamics 365 2020 release wave 1 plan,

I enabled the new features on a Dynamics 365 Trial and here are the features which I found useful from a user perspective.

Improved filtering capabilities on the columns within views.

Here are a few examples which compare Release Wave 2 2019 and Release Wave 1 2020.

Text column – Release Wave 1 2020
Text column – Release Wave 2 2019
Optionset column – Release Wave 1 2020
Optionset column – Release Wave 2 2019
Date column – Release Wave 1 2020
Date column – Release Wave 2 2019

The filter on Activity Type is now available on the Activity View.

Activity Type Filtering – Release Wave 1 2020
Activity Type Filtering – Release Wave 2 2019

Visualise Activity and Opportunity views as Kanban Boards.

All Activities – Readonly Grid
All Activities – Kanban Board

This functionality is only enabled for these two entities but hopefully this will be soon available for other out of the box and custom entities.

More intuitive filter design for views

Edit Filter – Release Wave 2 2019
Edit Filter – Release Wave 1 2020

Viewing of related information using Modal windows

Primary contact viewed from the Account form