Update 16.4 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central online 2020 release wave 1

Would you like to know what has changed in update 16.4? Below you'll find an overview and relevant links to what has been done on hotfixes and regulatory features in this update. In addition, we have gathered some good to know information and links that you might find interesting.


Find an overview of hotfixes in this article.

Release Plan

If you want to get a comprehensive overview of what's new and planned for Business Central online for the entire 2020 release wave 1 (release from April 2020 through September 2020), find the link to the release plan here.

For a list of next wave release plans, see the 2020 release wave 2 release plan.

Upgrade to 16.4

Please note that new customers will automatically get the latest builds of Business Central (16.4). If you are an existing partner/customer, you will receive an email notification as soon as your environment has been upgraded.

Good to know

Running a Container-Based Development Environment
From 16.4 and onwards Microsoft will stop producing docker images and instead publish builds as artifacts, which can be used together with the generic Docker image to run the image you want. Read more here.

Want to improve the performance of Business Central?
Visit aka.ms/bcperformance and learn about best practices, dos and don'ts and different ways to make changes with a performance impact. The Performance Tuning Guide will help you understand and improve the performance of Business Central whether you are a functional consultant, a developer, or an administrator.

Virtual sessions of what is new in 2020 release wave 1?
Did you attend the #MSDyn365BCVirtualEvent on June 3rd? Don't forget to watch the 15+ virtual on demand sessions featuring new innovations, tools, and in-depth product demonstrations from the experts. You just need to register to view the sessions, but it’s free.