What's new and planned for Dynamics 365 Business Central

This topic lists features that are planned to release between April and September 2019. Previews for some features will start in February 2019.

These release notes describe functionality that may not have been released yet. Delivery timelines and projected functionality may change or may not ship (see Microsoft policy).

When a month is used in the Date column, the feature will be delivered sometime within that month. The delivery date can be any day within that month, not just on the first day of the month.

For a list of the regions where Dynamics 365 business applications are available, see the International availability guide.

Application enhancements

Feature Release type Online vs on-premises Date
Write longer names and descriptions General Availability Both April 2019
Use physical inventory orders to better structure your physical inventory counting General Availability Both April 2019
Select multiple items to add to a sales or purchase document General Availability Both April 2019
Use a sales quote validity policy to control when sales quotes expire General Availability Both April 2019
Control item creation from lookups on documents General Availability Both April 2019
Copy customer dimensions to jobs created for the customer General Availability Both April 2019
Copy templates used to create customers, vendors, and items General Availability Both April 2019
Merge duplicate customers, vendors, or contacts General Availability Both April 2019
Dynamically set shortcut dimension columns in lists, documents, and journal lines General Availability Both April 2019
Bulk import item pictures General Availability Both April 2019
View payment information on customer and vendor statistics FactBoxes General Availability Both April 2019
Look up SWIFT codes General Availability Both April 2019
Ensure that approval users are set up to run approval workflows General Availability Both April 2019
Configure reports for warehouse documents General Availability Both April 2019
View vendor invoice number on purchase invoice and credit memo lists General Availability Both April 2019
View time information on registers General Availability Both April 2019
Reference external document numbers on posted sales documents General Availability Both April 2019
View item description, customer name, and vendor name in ledger entries General Availability Both April 2019
Find G/L account setup fields in base, local, and custom features General Availability Both April 2019
View document attachments on customer and vendor ledger entries and during payment application General Availability Both April 2019
Set up default ship-to addresses General Availability Both April 2019
Schedule background jobs with a date formula General Availability Both April 2019
Check for total amount credited when creating a corrective credit memo for a posted sales invoice General Availability Both April 2019
Change descriptions on G/L entries General Availability Both April 2019
Add ISO codes as attributes for countries and currencies General Availability Both April 2019
Review and export errors in RapidStart configuration packages General Availability Both April 2019
Review data imported from Excel to a configuration package General Availability Both April 2019
Preview prepayment posting General Availability Both April 2019
Email and resend remittance advice from the payment journal and vendor ledger entries General Availability Both April 2019
Show all G/L accounts on posting setup pages and in G/L account lookups General Availability Both April 2019
Use more Role Center activity groups General Availability Both April 2019
Personalize the UI to skip over the Address field on documents General Availability Both April 2019
Check the Business Central platform version number General Availability Both April 2019

Productivity enhancements for business users

Feature Release type Online vs on-premises Date
Save and personalize list views General Availability Both After April 2019
Notes and links General Availability Both After April 2019
Focus mode on document pages General Availability Both April 2019
Work date indicator General Availability Both April 2019
Context or system indicator General Availability Both After April 2019
Quick Entry General Availability Both April 2019
New keyboard shortcuts General Availability Both April 2019
Autosave indicator General Availability Both April 2019
Improvements to scrolling in lists General Availability Both April 2019
Improved contextual search experience General Availability Both April 2019
Improved all-product navigation General Availability Both After April 2019
Personalization enhancements General Availability Both April 2019

Self-help and support

Feature Release type Online vs on-premises Date
Simplified Help and Support experience General Availability Both April 2019
Page inspection (formerly 'About This Page') General Availability Both April 2019

Productivity enhancements for administrators

Feature Release type Online vs on-premises Date
Hardening the integration between Business Central and Dynamics 365 for Sales General Availability Both April 2019
Customize the theme for your organization General Availability Cloud April 2019
Enhancements for application lifecycle management General Availability Both April 2019
Enhancements to the intelligent cloud for Dynamics SMB and Dynamics 365 Business Central General Availability Both April 2019

Powerful features for developers

Feature Release type Online vs on-premises Date
Designer enhancements for developers General Availability Both April 2019
Visual Studio Code and AL General Availability Both April 2019
New list views API General Availability Both April 2019
Application as an app General Availability Both April 2019
Standard Web API General Availability Both April 2019

Performance improvements

Feature Release type Online vs on-premises Date
Support for SQL Server data compression General Availability Both April 2019
Configuring query hints for optimizing SQL Server performance General Availability Both April 2019
Removed unnecessary companion table joins General Availability Both April 2019
OData performance improvements General Availability Both April 2019
RDLC Report performance improvements on sandboxes General Availability Cloud April 2019
Event runtime optimization General Availability Both April 2019
RapidStart optimization General Availability Both April 2019
Power BI report improvements General Availability Both April 2019
Application performance improvements General Availability Both April 2019

Server improvements

Feature Release type Online vs on-premises Date
Multiple unique keys General Availability Both April 2019
Relaxed requirement on 8 KB row size General Availability Both April 2019
Increased maximum length of text and code fields, variables, and text constants General Availability Both April 2019

See also

Summary of what's new in Dynamics 365 Business Central October 2018