Dynamics 365 Business Central Upgrade Compatibility Matrix

You can upgrade Business Central Spring 2019 (version 14) directly to 2019 release wave 2 (version 15) or to 2020 release wave 1 (version 16). And, of course, you can upgrade 2019 release wave 2 directly to 2020 release wave 1 (version 16). For an overview of the supported paths, see Supported Upgrade Paths.

However, minor updates are regularly made available for each major release, like 14.1 or 15.2. When upgrading, it's important you target an update version is compatible with your current version.

Version 14 compatibility

The following table lists the Business Central 14 versions and the minimum version 15 or version 16 that is compatible for upgrade.

Version 14 Version 15 Version 16
14.0 (GA and cumulative update 01) 15.0 16.0.
14.3 (cumulative update 02) 15.0 16.0
14.4 (cumulative update 03) 15.0 16.0
14.5 (cumulative update 04) 15.0 16.0
14.6 (cumulative update 05) 15.1 16.0
14.7 (cumulative update 06) 15.2 16.0
14.8 (cumulative update 07) 15.3 16.0
14.9 (cumulative update 08) 15.3 16.0
14.10 (cumulative update 09) 15.4 16.0
14.11 (cumulative update 10) 15.5 16.0
14.12 (cumulative update 11) 15.6 16.1
14.13 (cumulative update 12) 15.7 16.2
14.14 (cumulative update 13) 15.8 16.3
14.15 (cumulative update 14) 15.9 16.4

For example, you can upgrade version 14.0 to any 15 or 16 version. You can only upgrade version 14.11 to version 15.5 (or later) or version 16.0 (or later).

To see the available updates for Business Central 2019 Release Wave 2, see Released Updates for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 Release Wave 2 on-premises.

Important

For the latest Business Central 14 version, the compatible Business Central 15 version might not yet be available. If you are currently operating on the latest Business Central 14 version, you will have to wait until the compatible Business Central 15 version is available before you upgrade.

Version 15 compatibility

The following table lists the Business Central 15 versions and the minimum Business Central 16 version that is compatible for upgrade.

Version 15 Version 16
15.0 to 15.4 16.0
15.5 16.1
15.6 16.2
15.7 16.3
15.8 16.4

To see the available updates for Business Central 2020 Release Wave 1, see Released Updates for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Release Wave 1 on-premises.

See Also

Upgrading to Business Central