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 for making improvements to the application. For this release, we 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
Extend ListPlus pages previously based on the Date virtual table Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Extend price calculation End users by admins, makers, or analysts - This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
QR-Bill management for Switzerland End users, automatically - This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Auto-insert recurring sales and purchase lines End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Enhanced customer and vendor document layout End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Manage direct-debit collections in Service Management End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Multiple languages Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Notify requester about all changes for an approval request Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Print to attachment End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Productivity improvements in permissions management Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Receive more items than ordered End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Register capacity in units of seconds End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Revert Qty. to Invoice when canceling order End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Advanced planning parameters included in the Essentials experience End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 19, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Use resources in purchase documents Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Mar 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Use modern authentication to connect to Common Data Service and Dynamics 365 Sales End users by admins, makers, or analysts - This feature is released. Jun 5, 2020
Improved user experience to keep things from going wrong End users by admins, makers, or analysts - This feature is released. Jun 19, 2020
Use modern authentication to set up email logging End users by admins, makers, or analysts - This feature is released. Jul 3, 2020
Bank reconciliation improvements End users, automatically - Sep 2020

Application lifecycle management

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Start immediate environment updates in the administration center End users, automatically - This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Sandbox environment picker Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - This feature is released. Apr 23, 2020
Installing AppSource apps updates in the Business Central administration center Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020 This feature is released. Jun 26, 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 This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020

Microsoft 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 This feature is released. Apr 2, 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 This feature is released. Mar 2, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Migrate all or only active customer master records from Dynamics GP End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Mar 2, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Migrate all or only active vendor master records from Dynamics GP End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Mar 2, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Enhanced Dynamics GP inventory data migration End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Migrate data from Business Central 14.x on-premises to Business Central 15.x online End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Jun 1, 2020 This feature is released. Jun 1, 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 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Disable export of data to Excel Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Enable non-interactive printing in the cloud End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Enhanced mobile accessibility related to device orientation End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Enter data more easily End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Import profiles and UI customizations Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Improvements to filter expressions End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Navigate trees more easily End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Optimized use of space on a page End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Pages open faster End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Resiliency of UI customizations Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Sharing links to records End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Show and go to related records from a list End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Unhide parts on a page End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Use the Find function on the Role Explorer End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Long-running operations can be canceled from the legacy web client End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 2, 2020
New URL parameter hides web client header End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Apr 17, 2020 This feature is released. Jun 10, 2020

Modern developer tools

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Application version for aliasing base application Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Camera/location AL API available in the browser End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Multiple variable declarations of the same type in the same line Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Ability to refactor a field from a table to a table extension Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
AL interfaces Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 2, 2020
Look up events and insert event subscriber in code Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 2, 2020
Obsolete tag property Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Feb 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 2, 2020

Onboarding

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Improved onboarding experience End users, automatically This feature is released. Feb 2, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020

Partner acceleration

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Design for extensibility Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Feb 7, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
API for continuous delivery of the Business Central apps via Azure DevOps services Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020 This feature is released. Jul 14, 2020

Service fundamentals

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Enable features ahead of time Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically - This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Ability to see current database locks Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Ability to see table sizes Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Ability to view a list of sessions and cancel one or more of them Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Performance of web service requests and reports added to Application Insights telemetry for partners End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Read scale-out Admins, makers, or analysts, automatically This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Resource limits for reports and web service calls End users, automatically This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020 This feature is released. Apr 1, 2020
Database lock timeout telemetry in Application Insights for partners End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. May 1, 2020 This feature is released. May 1, 2020
Company lifecycle telemetry in Application Insights for partners End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Jun 1, 2020 This feature is released. Jun 1, 2020
Signal from web service requests includes HTTP headers and HTTP status code End users by admins, makers, or analysts - This feature is released. Jul 1, 2020
Client pageview telemetry in Application Insights for partners End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Jul 1, 2020 This feature is released. Jul 1, 2020
Extension lifecycle telemetry in Application Insights for partners End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Jul 1, 2020 This feature is released. Jul 1, 2020
Update error telemetry in Application Insights for partners End users by admins, makers, or analysts This feature is released. Jul 1, 2020 This feature is released. Jul 1, 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 and data centers (regions), go to the Dynamics 365 and Power Platform availability page.