Elevate Your HR Strategy: Microsoft 2023 Second Release for Dynamics 365 Human Resouces

October 29, 2023

The world of workforce management is constantly evolving. But are you staying ahead in managing your human resources? Take a look at some of the new and recent feature updates from Microsoft 2023 second release for Dynamics 365 Human Resources. This handful of updates comes as a game-changer that HR professionals have been waiting for.  

In this blog, we’ll delve into the key highlights of this release, unveiling an HR transformation that promises to reshape how businesses manage, nurture, and optimise their most valuable asset – their people! 

Note: Microsoft previously offered two sets of powerful HR solutions: the standalone Dynamics 365 Human Resources, and the HR module in Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations. But as Microsoft has announced Dynamics 365 Human Resources infrastructure merger, the infrastructure for the standalone Dynamics 365 HR will cease to exist after 31 December 2023.   

Access employee leave and absence in Teams for Dynamics 365 Human Resources (merged infrastructure) 

Public Preview Oct 2023 

Are your employees struggling to manage their time-off balances and leave requests efficiently? Do they find it time-consuming to switch between different systems or fill out paper forms? 

In the Teams environment, as part of the merged Dynamics 365 Human Resources infrastructure, Microsoft has made it effortless for your employees to access their time-off balances and submit leave requests. This feature simplifies the process by eliminating the need to navigate between various platforms or deal with traditional paperwork. 

Employees can now swiftly review their time-off balances and request leaves directly within Microsoft Teams. This streamlined approach removes any guesswork when requesting leave. It’s a seamless experience, given that Teams is already the central hub for collaboration. Additionally, managers gain the capability to promptly address leave requests that require their attention, right within Teams. The app is intricately woven into the Human Resources system, providing employees with real-time updates on the status of their leave requests. 

This merged feature significantly improves transparency and efficiency within your organisation. Employees benefit from the convenience of managing their leave right where they collaborate daily. By eliminating unnecessary back-and-forth and paperwork, it saves valuable time and effort. Plus, it enhances overall transparency across your workforce, making leave management easier and more efficient. 

Overall, these benefits contribute to more efficient leave management, increased productivity, and a smoother workflow within the organisation, ultimately resulting in a positive impact on the business’s bottom line. 


More About the Dynamics 365 HR Infrastructure Merger 

The Dynamics 365 HR infrastructure merger aims to bring the standalone HR application onto the Finance and Operations infrastructure, thereby, eliminating the need for two separate infrastructures. This helps customers gain the benefits of the enhanced features and functionality of Dynamics 365 Human Resources, as well as the integration and compatibility with Finance & Operations apps.  

Customers Using Impact 
Stand-alone Dynamics 365 HR No impact from the infrastructure merge. Can continue to use their existing licences and environments without any change.  
D365 Finance & Operations HR module Can also continue to use their existing licences until February 2025 or until their current licensing agreement lasts, whichever comes earlier, at which point they will need to migrate to the Dynamics 365 Human Resources licences. 
Both Will be able to consolidate their HR data and processes into one environment but will need to migrate their licences from the legacy HR module to D365 Human Resources before February 2025. 

Time for HR Transformation! 

These Microsoft 2023 second release updates for Dynamics 365 Human Resources are here to elevate your HR management! Should you need any help or guidance in realising their full potential for levelling up your HR game, feel free to reach out to our experts. Dogma can assist you in leveraging these updates for efficient and effective HR management, so you have the right people in the right positions.