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Plan and prepare for Dynamics 365 Human Resources in 2023 release wave 1

In this article
  1. Overview
  2. Investment areas
  3. For application administrators
  4. Get the most out of Human Resources


The 2023 release wave 1 plan covers all new functionalities planned to be delivered to market from April 2023 to September 2023. In this article, you’ll find the product overview and what’s new and planned for Dynamics 365 Human Resources.


The way we work and the workplace has fundamentally changed—and yet, for many businesses, HR processes have not. Today people are connected via mobile devices, plugged into their network, have higher career path expectations, and want to work for organizations aligned with their values.

Legacy HCM systems are disconnected, and data is siloed across HR architectures, typically made up of multiple vendor solutions. Many processes are still manual, and the employee experience is disconnected. Employee disruption ultimately impacts the organization by lacking product innovation, expensive operational errors, less satisfied customers, and suboptimal financial results.

We aim to help you limit the number of manual processes and connect your employee experiences. We also aim to bring systems together to ensure data is readily available and not siloed. Our goal is to enable employees to focus on their work, inspire managers to help employees grow, and help HR business partners focus on strategic areas of the organization.

For 2023 release wave 1, our themes are:

  • Improve efficiency by limiting manual decisions and tasks for HR business partners, managers, and employees.
  • Expand the HCM ecosystem to include learning management system integration through public APIs leveraging Dataverse along with expanding our payroll partner network.
  • Build better together experiences that cross the Dynamics 365 space.

 Updates to Dynamics 365 Human Resources 2023 release wave 1

Investment areas

Investment areas

Integrations and extensibility
Integrations and extensibility are critical for customers needing to fill in the white space of their business processes. By leveraging Dataverse, public APIs are made available for customers and partners to build out the integrations required to optimize HR business processes.

In this wave, customers will be able to integrate with their learning management providers to leverage learning enrollment and status within Dynamics 365. Customers will also be able to leverage worker information in universal resource scheduling to ensure the right resources are allocated to the right projects.

Benefits management
Benefits management provides a flexible solution that supports a wide variety of benefit options. Human Resources also includes an easy-to-use employee experience that showcases your benefit offerings.

This wave continues the investment in helping benefit administrators enroll employees or confirm employee selections by quickly selecting and confirming benefits through different data pivots and other custom filter criteria.

To learn more about the entire set of capabilities being delivered during this release wave, check out the release plan for Dynamics 365 Human Resources below:

Check out the release plan

For application administrators

User-impacting features to the user experience enabled automatically
User-impacting features should be reviewed by application administrators. This facilitates release change management and enables successful onboarding of new capabilities released to market. For the complete list, look for all features tagged “Users, automatically” in the release plan.

Features that must be enabled by application administrators
This release wave contains features that must be enabled or configured by administrators, makers, or business analysts to be available for their users. For the complete list, look for all features tagged “Users by admins, makers, or analysts” in the release plan.

Get the most out of Human Resources

Helpful linksDescription
Release planView all capabilities included in the release.
Product updatesStay up to date on latest product updates.
Release calendarKnow important release milestones.
LicensingImprove your understanding of how to license Human Resources.
Product documentationFind documentation for Human Resources.
User communityEngage with Human Resources experts and peers in the community.
Upcoming eventsFind and register for in-person and online events.
Product trialsGet started with Human Resources.

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