Base application delivered as AL applications

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Enabled for Public preview General availability
Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically August 01, 2019 October 2019

Business value

All code customization on-premises is now in AL and the modern Visual Studio Code developer environment, finally unifying the tools for code customization and creating extensions, and enabling much richer developer scenarios going forward.

Feature details

The 2019 release wave 2 marks the first release of the base application on AL, and code customization on-premises now happens in AL and Visual Studio Code, unifying the tools for code customization and extensions. With the volume of investments in Visual Studio Code, and the stronger compiler support for AL, this allows much richer developer scenarios.

The 2019 release wave 2 is the first version that does not include the classic development environment (also known as C/SIDE) or the Dynamics NAV Client connected to Business Central (also known as the Windows client). The modern developer experience based on Visual Studio Code now supports developing large apps such as the base application from Microsoft, and so C/SIDE is discontinued for Business Central going forward.