In the video, Nistler talks about Microsoft's new commitment to major releases every 6 months. This enables Microsoft to get customer-requested features and enhancements into Microsoft Dynamics GP as soon and as often as possible. If a feature or enhancement is finished, it goes out in the next release. For each release, Microsoft focuses on finishing major features, but any smaller features that happen to be done in time also go in.
Nistler demonstrates some of the major new features as they would be utilized by four different user roles: payroll administrator, purchasing agent, purchasing manager, and HR manager. She also talked about the "limited user" role, which has been extended in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013 R2 for the requisition process and time entry, and she noted that Business Portal is being phased out, and its functionality built into the core Microsoft Dynamics GP system.
The video then features lots of demonstrations of the new features and enhancements available for Microsoft Dynamics GP, so you can get an idea how the solution would work on a day to day basis. The major new features in the latest release are new requisitions functionality, a new workflow framework, the first phase of streamlined identity management, and a new procurement application. Other new features include Microsoft Azure cloud backup, an improved user interface, email approval, and much more.
And with Microsoft's new biannual release schedule, you can expect even more in the Fall.