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Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 release wave 2.

Hi Readers,

Today Microsoft have released "What's new and planned for Dynamics 365 Business Central"  next Release.

Its always interesting to see how product is growing and also get ready to what's new coming in product.

With these improvement there are also new possibility to solve  customer issues or requirements.

Here is detailed List of titles what's you should expect in next release.

#msdyn365bc #2020Releasewave2

Administration - 

The 2020 release wave 2 delivers a set of features that are designed to simplify and improve the way partners administer tenants, and the way administrators carry out administration tasks for licensing and permissions.

  • Deprecation of the legacy Dynamics NAV Help Server component
  • Improved overview and management of the available database and file capacity
  • Service-to-service authentication for Automation APIs
  • Support for an unlimited number of production and sandbox environments
  • Database access intent changed to read-only for frequently used reports

Application - 
With Business Central 2020 release wave 2, we deliver enhancements that were suggested through the website.

  • Business Central Company Hub extension
  • Group VAT reporting
  • Default unit cost for non-inventory items
  • Track packages from more types of sales documents
  • Bank reconciliation improvements
  • Consolidation file format support for Dynamics 365 Finance
  • Auto-resolve Common Data Service conflicts
  • Notify users of high-risk changes in selected setup fields
  • Use conversion templates to convert contacts to vendors and employees
  • Use recurring journals to allocate balances by dimension values
  • Use the Copy Journal function on general journals and G/L registers when reversing entries
  • Use Word document layouts to customize outgoing customer documents
  • Use contact Mobile Phone Number and Email consistently across application

Better with Microsoft 365 - 
In 2020 release wave 2, we enable better cross-app productivity by using Teams as a way to interact in business processes.

  • Business Central in Microsoft Teams

Country and regional - 
Global availability of Dynamics 365 Business Central has been expanding regularly with every release wave. Here we describe the plans for expansion going forward and new regulatory features and enhancements.

  • Four new countries are added in 2020 Release Wave 2.

Migrations to Business Central online - 
Features for migration from Dynamics on-premises products to Business Central online.

  • Continued enhancements for migrating from Dynamics GP to Business Central
  • Historical data migration from Dynamics GP to Azure Data Lake
  • Migrate from Business Central 14.x on-premises to Business Central 16.x online
  • Migrate from Business Central 15.x on-premises to Business Central 16.x online

Modern clients -
In 2020 release wave 2, we shift our focus toward maturing the reliability and usability of current productivity features, including more user options for printing, and ensuring clients are accessible to our diverse set of users.

  • Pages with FactBoxes are more responsive
  • Improved accessibility for low-vision users
  • Role Centers open faster
  • Access multiple production or sandbox environments from the mobile apps
  • Basic auth settings deprecated for Contact Sync and Outlook Add-in
  • Changes to the action bar in dialogs
  • Update the navigation experience terminology to improve usability
  • Updates to page styling
  • Page Inspector supports temporary tables

Modern development tools - 
As we have made the move entirely to Visual Studio Code, we continue to invest in areas that enhance productivity for developers.

  • Performance Regression and Application Benchmark tools

Seamless service - 
No matter the industry type of a small or medium-sized business (SMB), business users expect a dependable service and platform on which to run their business.

  • Data audit system fields are added to every table
  • Log of admin operations in the Business Central admin center
  • On-demand joining of companion tables
  • Renaming environments in the Business Central admin center
  • Restoring environments to a point in time in the past
  • Attach to user session when debugging in sandbox
  • Debug extension installation and upgrade code
  • Sandbox environments can be updated to a Public Preview version
  • Developers can emit telemetry to Application Insights from AL code
  • Extension publishers can get telemetry in Azure Application Insights

Hope you find information useful.

Stay connected for more updates.

Saurav Dhyani


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