Enhancements to the Intelligent Cloud for Dynamics SMB and Dynamics 365 Business Central


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).

The April '19 release of Business Central adds a number of new business value opportunities in the intelligent cloud for our customers.

Dynamics SL 2018 and the intelligent cloud

With Dynamics SL 2018 CU1, existing customers can leverage the features and functionality that the Business Central Intelligent Cloud provides.
Customer can replicate open transactional and master record data from their existing Dynamics SL 2018 on-premises solution to their Business Central cloud tenant. Once data replication is completed, the Dynamics SL data can be used in cloud services such as PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, Power BI, and Azure.

Dynamics GP 2018 R2 historical data available in the intelligent cloud

The April '19 release adds support for additional data from Dynamics GP 2018 R2 to be replicated to the Business Central intelligent cloud.
The October '18 release introduced the availability for Dynamics GP 2018 R2 customers to replicate open transactional and master record data to their Business Central cloud tenant. We have heard your feedback, and beginning in with the April '19 release, historical data will also be supported in the data replication process.

Dynamics NAV 2018 and the intelligent cloud

To complete the data replication support for all Dynamics SMB products in the intelligent cloud, Dynamics NAV 2018 will be fully supported as part of the April '19 release for Business Central. Dynamics NAV 2018 customers can replicate virtually all on-premises tables to their Business Central cloud tenant, except for customized tables.

Improved data replication services

We are also hardening the data replication service and improve performance and telemetry of the same service.


We're adding SmartLists for simplified business intelligence within Business Central (online) and build a foundation for creating a SmartList Designer tool in a later release.

With SmartLists, users can view query information within Business Central (online) list pages that dynamically renders data on the page based on the query definition.

We expect the October '19 release to introduce the SmartList Designer that will enable users to create new queries or modify existing queries.