Whether you are live on Business Central, in the throws of
implementation or considering an upgrade from your legacy
environment - NAV or otherwise - Microsoft is delivering an
exciting bundle of updates with the shipment of Dynamics 365 2020
Release Wave 2. And it's worth paying attention.

Interestingly, the main focus is on adapting the platform to
support the demands of a rapidly growing customer base. Business
Central has one of the fastest growing user bases of any Microsoft
app which has caused some problems in the past.  We are excited for
the promise of improved performance!  Other highlights include:
handling of file storage, geographic expansion, top customer
requested features, and deeper integration with
Microsoft Teams

Get Ready For...

  • Seamless service: Performance, reliability,
    and supportability are all three 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 Business Central
    2020 release wave 2 also incorporates the results of a material
    top-to-bottom investment in Business Central service security
    enabling 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 a
    commitment toward world-class productivity with enhancements to the
    modern clients, and requested features such as returning to the
    request page after previewing a report, and the ability to change
    the assigned printer before printing a report.
  • Microsoft Power Platform integration: This
    release includes further investments in the integration with
    Power Platform.
    Microsoft is investing in both existing
    connectors as well as enabling virtual entities. Cannot stress
    enough how important this is!  As an experienced implementor, we
    recommend our clients save time, money and headaches by ditching
    custom coded apps where possible in favor of the Power Platform and
    Microsoft Flow to deliver required functionality that's unique to
    your business.
  • Better with Office 365: Integration with
    Microsoft Teams helps teams collaborate and make decisions faster
    by accessing their business data from Teams channels.  When you try
    this out you will be amazed at how easy, and therefore useful, this
    can be.
  • Geographic expansion: The 2020 release wave 2
    lays the foundation for future onboarding of more countries and
    regions. Next up: Brazil, Ireland, and Lithuania.
  • Customer-requested enhancements: Business
    Central continues to focus on responding to top customer
    enhancement requests. In addition to multiple features harvested
    from the product Ideas portal, top feedback areas such as email
    setup and use is enhanced.


Last, but certainly not least:

  • Customer migration tools: To simplify the
    journey for existing Dynamics customers to Business Central online,
    support is added for migration from a broader set of Dynamics GP
    and Dynamics NAV versions. Improvements are also made for selective
    migration of Dynamics GP customers and vendors along with enhanced
    migration of Dynamics GP Chart of Account setups.

Together, these enhancements are designed to empower the
migration from various versions of Dynamics on-premises,improve
service quality, supportability, end-user productivity, and provide
better experiences for customers.

If you're using BC Online already, these updates will roll out
seamlessly in the background of your existing environment at no
cost to you.  If you're considering a move to BC, you may be
eligible for a transition credit or discount.  Email
sales@admiral-usa.com to learn more or click here to
schedule your free implementation consultation

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Business Central 2020 Release Wave 2 – What’s New?
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