What's new and planned for Dynamics 365 Business Central

This topic lists features that are planned to release from October 2021 through March 2022. Because this topic lists features that may not have released yet, delivery timelines may change and projected functionality may not be released. For more information, go to Microsoft policy.

In the General availability column, the feature will be delivered within the month listed. The delivery date can be any day within that month. Released features show the full date, including the date of release.

This check mark ( ) shows which features have been released for public preview or early access and for public preview, early access, and general availability.

Application

In 2021 release wave 2, we deliver updates based on the most popular requests for improvement, such as the finance and supply chain areas.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Use new templates with same flexibility as configuration templates Users by admins, makers, or analysts - Oct 1, 2021
Account schedules – Budget Name filter for columns and more templates added Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Add additional columns through personalization in various pages to gain more insight Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Add non-inventory items on requisition and planning worksheets Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Advance Payments localization for Czech (extension) (Czechia) Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Bank and payment reconciliations Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Banking Documents localization for Czech (extension) (Czechia) Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Chart of Accounts Overview page – aligning columns with Chart of Accounts page Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Couple records between Business Central and Dataverse (and apps for Dataverse) in bulk Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Default line type in the sales and purchase documents Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Edit in Excel in recurring general journals and intercompany general journals Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Enable or disable Item References from Inventory Setup Users by admins, makers, or analysts Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Improved user experience to keep posting setup and dimension issues from going wrong Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Integrate Business Central and Microsoft Dataverse with more efficient synchronization of multiple records Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Item variant code on demand forecasts Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Keep track of historical IBAN number when vendor bank account number changes Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
List of trusted apps Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Locations for non-inventory items Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
More control over address information data entry Users by admins, makers, or analysts Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
More control over currency exchange rate adjustment Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
New automation API to create user groups Users by admins, makers, or analysts Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Posting Preview can now show G/L and VAT entries in hierarchical view and is easily extensible Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Production BOMs and routes on stockkeeping units in planning scenarios Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Remove obsolete reports 204, 205, 206, and 207 Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Rounding for base unit of measure Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Support alternative units of measure in warehouse documents for items that are tracked by serial numbers Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Tour of Business Central to help users get to know the basics Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Unlock time sheets in Business Central using assisted setup and data entry on mobile devices Users by admins, makers, or analysts Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Use multiple units of measure when synchronizing items and resources to Dynamics 365 Sales Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Send mail from entities using Word templates as body or attachment Users, automatically Sep 2, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Customer Consent capabilities for all features that exchange data with third-party services Users, automatically Sep 12, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Document attachments are available on mobile devices Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 10, 2021
Shipping agent information is copied from sales orders to warehouse shipments Users, automatically - Nov 22, 2021
Use currency symbol in data synchronization with Dataverse Users by admins, makers, or analysts - Nov 30, 2021
Delegated admin can create job queue entries and request approval by a licensed user Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Jan 2022 Feb 2022

Better with Microsoft 365

In 2021 release wave 2, we invest in better integration with Excel. We also improve the support for collaborative business processes in Teams so you can bring Business Central pages into a Teams channel.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Enhancements to Microsoft Teams integration Users, automatically - Oct 1, 2021
Centralized Deployment of Office add-ins Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Aug 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Enhancements to the Outlook add-in Users, automatically Aug 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Enhancements to working with Microsoft Excel Users, automatically Aug 10, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
AL access to viewing and sharing files in OneDrive Users by admins, makers, or analysts Sep 6, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Share a record link to Microsoft Teams Users, automatically Sep 6, 2021 Oct 1, 2021

Country and regional

We increase the global availability to cover more countries and regions so that small and midsized businesses across the world can achieve more.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Country and regional expansion – Argentina Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Nov 15, 2021
Country and regional expansion – Bulgaria Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Nov 15, 2021
Country and regional expansion – Chile Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Nov 15, 2021
Country and regional expansion – Puerto Rico Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Nov 15, 2021
Country and regional expansion – Slovakia Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Nov 15, 2021
Country and regional expansion – Ukraine Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Nov 15, 2021

Development

We continue to invest in a rich spectrum of extensibility tooling capabilities for developers, including making the AL language even stronger, providing developers with a great experience.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Extend general ledger posting aggregations (Invoice Post. Buffer refactoring) Users, automatically Oct 1, 2021 -
Generated documentation for AL language Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Oct 1, 2021
Profiling AL performance with snapshot debugger Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Aug 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Transactional installation and sync of extensions on-premises Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Aug 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Richer access control for extension source in cloud environments Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Componentization of Image module Users, automatically Sep 2, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Module to integrate Azure Blob service REST API Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Change publisher or extension name Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Oct 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Collectable errors in AL Users, automatically Oct 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Error dialogs with detailed messages for better troubleshooting Users, automatically Oct 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Force sync of customer-specific extensions in online environments Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Oct 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Performance – support for included columns in keys Users, automatically Oct 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Performance – support for non-clustered column store indexes Users, automatically Oct 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Use two-dimensional barcodes in reports (Business Central online) Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Dec 1, 2021
AL compiler diagnostic messages includes URLs Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Dec 7, 2021 Dec 7, 2021

Governance and administration

The 2021 release wave 2 delivers a set of admin and governance capabilities designed to help admins and IT pros set up, secure, manage, govern, and monitor customer environments.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Automatic installation and update of dependencies when updating apps in the Business Central admin center Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Oct 1, 2021
Manage access to environments using Azure Active Directory groups Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Oct 1, 2021
Admins can handle scheduled tasks after a point-in-time restore Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Data archive extension and archiving entries before deleting in Date Compress batch jobs Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Copying environments of different types Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Nov 15, 2021
Operations log enhancements Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Nov 15, 2021
Restart environments Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Nov 15, 2021
New license file format to support larger licenses Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Nov 16, 2021
Manage access to environments using Azure Active Directory Conditional Access Users by admins, makers, or analysts - Dec 14, 2021

Microsoft Power Platform

With Business Central 2021 release wave 2, we improve the integration with Microsoft Dataverse and Microsoft Power Platform.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Enhanced security in synchronizing data between Business Central and Dataverse Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Oct 1, 2021
Show reports from named and shared Power BI workspaces in Business Central Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Enhance Power Automate and Power Apps connector to support filter and search Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Nov 21, 2021 Nov 26, 2021
Use secondary read-only database for Power BI reporting Users by admins, makers, or analysts Jan 2022 Feb 2022

Modern clients

In 2021 release wave 2, we make improvements to our extensive portfolio of clients with the focus on better usability, accessibility, performance, and stability.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Unhindered data entry across rows Users, automatically Aug 9, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Usability improvements to the Business Central web client Users, automatically Aug 10, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Additional accessibility improvements for mobile and tablet mode Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Decimal separator on numeric keypad matches region setting Users by admins, makers, or analysts Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Discovering reports and administration areas in Role Explorer Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Introduce updated desktop installable app Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Open a file in OneDrive to view and share reports from Report Inbox and Attachments Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Refreshed peek experience on related records Users, automatically Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Search from the Help pane Users, automatically Sep 6, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Share a Business Central report or attachment Users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 2022 Mar 2022

Onboarding

In Business Central 2021 release wave 2, we continue to improve the onboarding experience for Business Central.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Expanded coverage of in-app tours to more controls Users by admins, makers, or analysts Sep 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021

Service and platform

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

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
OData callers can specify read-only intent in GET requests Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Oct 1, 2021
Job queue entries are more resilient toward failures Users, automatically Oct 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Performance – partial records on list pages Users, automatically Oct 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Performance – partial records on TableRelation lookup pages Users, automatically Oct 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Protect the Business Central Server against excessive background sessions for an environment Users, automatically Oct 1, 2021 Oct 1, 2021
Signal about the usage of read scale-out in reports added to Application Insights telemetry Users by admins, makers, or analysts - Nov 15, 2021

Description of Enabled for column values:

  • Users, automatically: These features include changes to the user experience and are enabled automatically.

  • Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically: These features are meant to be used by administrators, makers, marketers, or business analysts and are enabled automatically.

  • Users by admins, makers, or analysts: These features must be enabled or configured by the administrators, makers, or business analysts to be available for their users.

For a list of the countries or regions where Dynamics 365 business applications are available, go to the International availability guide. For more information about geographic areas and datacenters (regions), go to the Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform availability page.