What's new and planned for Dynamics 365 Business Central

This topic lists features that are planned to release from October 2021 through March 2022. Because this topic lists features that may not have released yet, delivery timelines may change and projected functionality may not be released. For more information, go to Microsoft policy.

For a list of the previous wave's release plans, go to 2021 release wave 1 plan.

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 date of release.

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

Application

With Business Central 2021 release wave 2, we'll deliver updates in some of the most requested areas for improvement, such as the finance and supply chain areas.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Add additional columns through personalization in various pages to gain more insight Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Add non-inventory items on requisition and planning worksheets Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Bank and payment reconciliations Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Couple records between Business Central and Dataverse (and apps for Dataverse) in bulk Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Delegated admin can create job queue entries and request approval by a licensed user Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
List of trusted partner apps Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Locations for non-inventory items Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
More educational app tours for standard roles Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
New automation API to create user groups Users by admins, makers, or analysts Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Production BOMs and routes on stockkeeping units in planning scenarios Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Remove obsolete reports 204, 205, 206, and 207 Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Rounding for base unit of measure Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Tour of Business Central to help users know the basics Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Use multiple units of measure when synchronizing items and resources to Dynamics 365 Sales Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021

Better with Microsoft 365

In Business Central 2021 release wave 2, we invest in better integration with Excel. We also further improve support for collaborative business processes in Microsoft Teams so you can bring Business Central pages into a Teams channel.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Enhancements to Microsoft Teams integration Users, automatically - Oct 2021
Centralized Deployment of Office add-ins Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Aug 2021 Oct 2021
Enhancements to the Outlook add-in Users, automatically Aug 2021 Oct 2021
Enhancements to working with Microsoft Excel Users, automatically Aug 2021 Oct 2021
Share a record link to Microsoft Teams Users, automatically Aug 2021 Oct 2021
AL API for sharing files in Microsoft 365 Users by admins, makers, or analysts Sep 2021 Oct 2021

Country and regional

There is a large demand for Dynamics 365 Business Central online. We are increasing the global availability to cover more countries and regions so that small and midsized businesses across the world can achieve more.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Country and regional expansion – Argentina Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Country and regional expansion – Bulgaria Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Country and regional expansion – Chile Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Country and regional expansion – Myanmar Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Country and regional expansion – Puerto Rico Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Country and regional expansion – Slovakia Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Country and regional expansion – Ukraine Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021

Development

We continue to invest in a rich spectrum of extensibility tooling capabilities for developers, including making the AL language even stronger, providing developers with a great experience.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
AL compiler diagnostic messages includes URLs Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Aug 2021 Oct 2021
Force sync of customer-specific extensions in online environments Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Aug 2021 Oct 2021
Generated documentation for AL language Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Aug 2021 Oct 2021
Profiling AL performance with Snapshot Debugger Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Aug 2021 Oct 2021
Richer access control for extension source in cloud environments Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Aug 2021 Oct 2021
Transactional installing and syncing extensions on-premises Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Aug 2021 Oct 2021

Governance and administration

The 2021 release wave 2 delivers a set of admin and governance capabilities designed to help admins and IT pros set up, secure, manage, govern, and monitor customer environments.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Manage access to environments using Azure Active Directory groups Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Oct 2021
Copying environments of different types Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Operations log enhancements Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Restarting environments Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021

Microsoft Power Platform

With Business Central 2021 release wave 2, we improve the integration with Microsoft Dataverse and Microsoft Power Platform.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Show reports from named and shared Power BI workspaces in Business Central Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021

Modern clients

In Business Central 2021 release wave 2, we make improvements to our extensive portfolio of clients with the focus on better usability, accessibility, performance, and stability.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Unhindered data entry across rows Users, automatically Oct 2021
Performance improvements to the Business Central web client Users, automatically Aug 2021 Oct 2021
Usability improvements to the Business Central web client Users, automatically Aug 2021 Oct 2021
Discovering reports and administration areas in Role Explorer Users, automatically Sep 2021 Oct 2021
Support for localized decimal separator on numeric keypads Users by admins, makers, or analysts Dec 2021 Feb 2022

Service and platform

No matter the industry type of a small or medium-sized business (SMB), business users expect a dependable service and platform that they can run their business on.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
OData read-only intent Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Oct 2021
Protect the Business Central Server against excessive background sessions for an environment Users, automatically Aug 2021 Oct 2021

Description of Enabled for column values:

  • Users, automatically: These features include changes to the user experience and are enabled automatically.

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

  • 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 users.

For a list of the countries or regions where Dynamics 365 business applications are available, go to the International availability guide. For more information about geographic areas and datacenters (regions), go to the Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform availability page.