On October 1, 2020, Microsoft will launch Dynamics Business Central 365 2020 release wave 2 with new features for online and on-premises customers.
New features will improve performance, handling of file storage, and geographic expansion with support for Group VAT. Microsoft has taken into account top customer-requested features and has crated a deeper integration with Microsoft Teams.
Seamless service: Performance, reliability, and supportability are essential to ensure that the service quality remains ahead of the growth in usage. Accessibility, already in a strong position, must be preserved, and better support for resizing pages is added. The 2020 release wave 2 also incorporates the results of a material top-to-bottom investment in Business Central service security. Partners are a critical component of the Business Central ecosystem; this release wave enables further telemetry visibility for partners through Azure Insights, and it brings improvements in conflict handling for synchronization with Common Data Service.
Productivity: This release continues Microsoft’s focus on world-class productivity with enhancements to the modern clients, and requested features.
Microsoft Power Platform integration: This release includes further investments in integration with Microsoft Power Platform. Microsoft is investing in existing connectors as well as enabling virtual entities.
Modern development tools: Microsoft has made the move to Visual Studio Code, they continue to invest in areas that improve productivity for developers.
Better with Office 365: Integration with Microsoft Teams to assist teams collaboration and to make decisions faster by accessing business data from Teams channels.
Geographic expansion: The 2020 wave 2 release is focused on future onboarding of more countries and regions. Microsoft plans to include Brazil, Ireland, and Lithuania for the Business Central 2020 release wave 2.
Customer-requested enhancements: Microsoft focuses on responding to top customer enhancement requests. In addition to multiple features submitted to the product Ideas portal, top feedback areas such as email setup and use is enhanced. Make suggestions for changes you would like to see in the future!
Customer migration tools: Microsoft is focused on making migrations easier than ever. To simplify the transition to Business Central support has been added for migration from a broader set of Dynamics GP and Dynamics NAV versions.
These enhancements are designed to drive further service growth by empowering the migration from various versions of Dynamics on-premises, activating partners that bring their vertical solutions to Business Central online, and further accelerating the growth of net-new customers to Dynamics 365. All of this comes with improved service quality, supportability, end-user productivity, and improved experiences for customers and partners.
For an in-depth look at the 2020 wave 2 plan you can download: dynamics365-2020-release-wave-2-plan