Overview of Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 release wave 2.

What’s new and planned for Dynamics 365 Business Central

The new features planned for the October 2020 wave 2 release will provide improved performance, handling of file storage, and geographic expansion, with support for Group VAT, top customer-requested features, and deeper integration with Microsoft Teams.

Some of the planned functionality for this major release has been deferred to later in the year and will be included in the ongoing minor updates through to March 2021.


Bringing together the Dynamics 365 applications

With a strong focus on enhancing usability with Office 365, Power Platform, and Microsoft Teams, you can understand more Microsoft’s drive for a complete connected business.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform are helping organisations adapt to changing market conditions and position themselves for agility and resilience.

Learn more about the planned feature wave 2 release.


New capability highlights

BC wave 2 highlights

Microsoft Power Platform integration: This release includes further investments in the integration with Microsoft Power Platform. Microsoft have invested in both existing connectors as well as enabling virtual entities.

Modern development tools: With the move to entirely Visual Studio Code complete, Microsoft will continue to invest in areas that enhance productivity for developers.

Better with Office 365: Integration with Microsoft Teams will help teams collaborate and make decisions faster by accessing their business data from Teams channels.

Productivity: This release continues with requested features such as returning to the request page after previewing a report, and the ability to change the assigned printer before printing a report.

Geographic expansion: The 2020 release wave 2 lays the foundation for future onboarding of more countries and regions. Brazil, Ireland, and Lithuania are planned for Business Central 2020 release wave 2.

Customer-requested enhancements: Business Central continues to focus on responding to top customer enhancement requests. In addition to multiple features harvested from the product Ideas portal, top feedback areas such as email setup and use is enhanced.

Customer migration tools: To simplify the journey for existing Dynamics customers to Business Central online, support is added for migration from a broader set of Dynamics GP and Dynamics NAV versions.

Overview of Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 release wave 2

In this guide, you will be able to learn the most important things about this release wave. If the PDF does not load automatically, you can download it as a PDF here.


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