What's New with Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Thoughtware Article Published: Aug 14, 2018
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Is it that time of year again already? Yes, Dynamics 365 Business Central’s new release was announced in July at the Microsoft Inspire conference in Las Vegas. The weather wasn’t the only thing heating up there! All the new features and improvement of the Business Central solution make it a hot commodity in the small to midsize business enterprise resource planning world.

As a true software as a service application, Business Central updates are performed automatically without intervention from the users or partner support. This is great because you’re instantly provided with any new features or fixes without any additional consulting or software costs. Get ready to make a smooth transition by learning about the new features and updates.

With the October 2018 release, Business Central is available in the cloud, on-premises and in hybrid deployments. Users connecting to on-premises, hybrid or cloud deployments of Business Central—regardless of how they connect—will all benefit from the same productive and refreshed user interface and features.

The user experience also is updated on this next release. The refreshed desktop experience focuses on improved layout of data, taking advantage of screen space, better data visibility and readability and easier navigation through the entire application. Details pages—such as the customer card—also get a new look and feel, completing the visual refresh of all application areas with further refinements across the application.

In addition, there are many more useful new features that are easy to use and will further enhance your Business Central experience. These enhancements are listed below. Implementing or upgrading also is a great opportunity to migrate up to Office 365, Microsoft’s cloud offering. We encourage you to contact us so we can help you take advantage of this significant release.

The following have general availability in October 2018:

  • Productivity features for desktop users
  • Accessibility features for desktop users
  • Refreshed experience on major desktop screens
  • Business Central everywhere
  • Combined mobile/companion app for Business Central
  • Enhanced Power BI embed experience
  • Permission sets are editable
  • Tenant administration for VARs
  • Improved Visual Studio Code AL experience
  • Localization apps and translation apps
  • Intelligent edge for Dynamics GP, Dynamics SL and Dynamics NAV

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