Software Lifecycle Policy and Dynamics 365 Business Central On-Premises Updates

This article outlines the lifecycle and support policies for Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises updates.

Fixed Lifecycle Policy

Dynamics 365 Business Central (on-premises) October'18 and April '19 Update software is covered by the Fixed Lifecycle Policy.

Licensed customers must stay current with updates to the Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises software in accordance with the following servicing and system requirements. This policy requires the customer to maintain an Enhancement Plan and deploy updates as noted later in this article.

Release Version Build number Availability Mainstream support ends
Dynamics 365 Business Central (on-premises) October'18 Update (version 13.x) 24630 November 1, 2018 **
Dynamics 365 Business Central (on-premises) April '19 Update (version 14.x) 29537 April 1, 2019 October 10, 2023

** In order to obtain mainstream support after April 14, 2020, customers must update to the April 2019 release or a later update for the April 2019 version

Modern Lifecycle Policy

Dynamics 365 Business Central (on-premises) 2019 release wave 2 and newer updates are covered by the Modern Lifecycle Policy.

The customer is in full control of its on-premises deployments and must follow this policy. The customer is in control of installing updates in its on-premises environments. Microsoft will support the Dynamics 365 Business Central (on-premises) software as indicated on the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy for Business Central on-premises page, but only if the customer keeps the deployed software current according to this policy. By keeping current, you're getting all the latest feature and bug fixes.

The following image illustrates the update schedule for Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Update schedule for Dynamics 365 Business Central

See Also

Microsoft Lifecycle Policy for Business Central on-premises
Configuring Technical Support
Welcome to the Developer and IT-Pro Help for Dynamics 365 Business Central
Upgrading to Dynamics 365 Business Central
Deployment of Dynamics 365 Business Central