What's new and planned for Dynamics 365 Business Central

This topic lists features that are planned to release from April 2020 through September 2020. Because this topic lists features that may not have released yet, delivery timelines may change and projected functionality may not be released (see 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 day of release.

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

Application enhancements

The aka.ms/bcideas site is a constant source of suggestions for improving the application. For this release we have updated minor features based on the feedback in the Ideas site and made several improvements to the bank reconciliation functionality.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Multiple languages Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Apr 2020
Auto-insert recurring sales and purchase lines End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 Apr 2020
Bank reconciliation improvements End users, automatically Feb 2020 Apr 2020
Enhanced customer and vendor document layout End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 Apr 2020
Manage direct-debit collections in Service Management End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 Apr 2020
Notify requester about all changes for an approval request Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 Apr 2020
Print to attachment End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 Apr 2020
Receive more items than ordered End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 Apr 2020
Register capacity in seconds End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 Apr 2020
Revert Qty. to Invoice when canceling order End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 Apr 2020

Country and regional availability

Availability of Dynamics 365 Business Central is expanding regularly; here we describe the plans for expansion going forward.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Expanded country and regional availability Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - Apr 2020

Migrations to Business Central online

Moving from an on-premises solution to Business Central online is a major area of focus for our partners and customers. With the 2020 release wave 1, we further enhance the scenarios for migrating data from Dynamics GP, Dynamics SL, and Business Central (on-premises) to Business Central online.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Enhanced Dynamics GP Chart of Accounts migration End users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 2020 Apr 2020
Migrate all or only active customer master records from Dynamics GP End users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 2020 Apr 2020
Migrate all or only active vendor master records from Dynamics GP End users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 2020 Apr 2020
Enhanced Dynamics GP inventory data migration End users by admins, makers, or analysts Apr 2020 Apr 2020
Migrate data from Business Central 14.x on-premises to Business Central 15.x online End users by admins, makers, or analysts Apr 2020 Apr 2020

Modern clients

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Collapse and expand document lines End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 Apr 2020
Disable export of data to Excel Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 Apr 2020
Enable non-interactive printing with advanced printer selection End users, automatically Feb 2020 Apr 2020
Enhanced mobile accessibility related to device orientation End users, automatically Feb 2020 Apr 2020
Enter data more easily End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 Apr 2020
Import profiles and UI customizations Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 Apr 2020
Improved load time for pages End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 Apr 2020
Improvements to pages composed of multiple parts End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 Apr 2020
Navigate trees more easily End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 Apr 2020
Unhide parts on a page End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 Apr 2020
Use filters and views more easily End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 Apr 2020

Modern developer tools

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
AL interfaces Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Feb 2020 Apr 2020
Application version for aliasing base application Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Feb 2020 Apr 2020
Camera/location AL API available in the browser End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 Apr 2020
Look up events and insert event subscriber in code Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Feb 2020 Apr 2020
Multiple variable declarations of the same type in the same line Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Feb 2020 Apr 2020
Obsolete tag and URL properties Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Feb 2020 Apr 2020
Ability to refactor a field from a table to a table extension Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Mar 2020 Apr 2020

Onboarding

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Improved onboarding experience End users, automatically Feb 2020 Apr 2020

Partner acceleration

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
API for continuous delivery of the AppSource apps via Azure DevOps services Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Apr 2020 Jul 2020

Power Platform

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Business Central integration with Common Data Service End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 Apr 2020

Service fundamentals

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Resource limits for reports and web service calls End users, automatically Feb 2020 Apr 2020
Performance of web service requests and reports added to Azure Application Insights telemetry for partners End users by admins, makers, or analysts Feb 2020 Apr 2020
Read scale-out Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically Mar 2020 Apr 2020

Description of Enabled for column values:

  • End users, automatically: These features include change(s) to the user experience for end users and are enabled automatically.

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

  • End 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 end users.

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

For more information about geographic areas, data centers (regions), data storage, and replication, click expand all on the Where your data is located page and find the Microsoft cloud service for this feature.