Improved contextual search experience
These release notes describe functionality that may not have been released yet. To see when this functionality is planned to release, please review What's new and planned for Dynamics 365 Business Central. Delivery timelines and projected functionality may change or may not ship (see Microsoft policy).
Search results from AppSource
We have improved the Tell me (Alt+Q) feature by allowing more flexible terms and surfacing results for partner solutions on AppSource. This allows users to seek help and easily extend Business Central with the many solutions that are available from the partner community.
Additional search terms
New users often use different business terms than those used to name the related entities in Business Central. For example, they may use "product" instead of "item" or "client" instead of "customer".
Developers can now add alternate search terms to pages and reports to make it easier for users to find what they are looking for. In the AdditionalSearchTermsML property on pages and reports, developers can add company-specific terms that users can then enter in the Tell me box to find the page or report in question.
Business Central is published with around 200 of such alternate search terms for selected pages and reports, such as "product" to find the Items page and "kit" to find the Assembly BOM page.