2021 release wave 1 plan - First Look – Power Apps Model-Driven Apps

A few days, on January 27th, Microsoft release the documentation for the 2021 release wave 1 plan. As there are hundreds of doc pages containing the features that will be released between April and September 2021. You will be able to get access to some of these features starting the beginning of February (in preview mode), and then it will be rolled out to the different regions in April.

Power Platform 2021 Wave 1 Release Plan


I will go over just some of the items that made it to the Power Apps Model-Driven Apos. Future posts will discuss Dynamics 365 enhancements, and the other Power Platform Apps. I had to add the picture that was part of the release notes.

In-app notifications for Model-driven apps

In-app notifications are shown to users as a notification toast or within the notification

center. Notifications are directed to a specific user and can be sent through external systems,

Power Automate, or from within the system

2021 release wave 1 plan - In App Notifications toast

2021 release wave 1 plan - In App Notifications notification center

Multi-line text controls expand in Quick View forms

Prior to this release, Multi-line text controls that were added to Quick views had to be clicked on and scrolled through in order to see the entire content. In this release, users will no longer have to follow that logic, and the fields will automatically expand to show the full content when a Quick View form is loaded on the page.

2021 release wave 1 plan - Multiline text controls expand in Quick View Forms

Duplicate detection Unified Interface experience

The new experience for duplicate detection was introduced in the previous release, but required to be enabled by the admins. In the upcoming release, this will be the default experience.

The updated experience dialog is integrated seamlessly with merging records to help you manage data integrity when duplicate records are found. With this new duplicate detection experience you can quickly find and manage records with easier access to merge the duplicates and keep the record you want. When you merge a record, any related or child records are also merged.

2021 release wave 1 plan - Duplicate detection in UCI

Merging records Unified Interface experience

The new experience for merging records was introduced in the previous release, but required to be enabled by the admins. In the upcoming release, this will be the default experience. Not much has changed in the functionality with the exception of the design, and the ability to call merge functionality when duplicate records are detected

2021 release wave 1 plan - Merging records in UCI

I will publish more as I go on reading about enhancements to Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform.