Business Central 2022 Wave 1: Unveiled What’s New and Planned
Recently, Microsoft has officially announced the release of Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022 Wave 1 embedded with new features and upgrades starting from April 2022 through September 2022. So, let’s understand – what is the latest version of Business Central? Or What sort of functional enhancement are there to be revealed with this release.
As we know Microsoft comes up with a new set of features and functionalities twice every year in the form of Wave 1 and Wave 2. So, this year’s first wave is ready to be released by the April month of 2022. Business Central Wave 1 comprises all the information about what’s new and planned along with what is yet to be released.
With this Business Central Wave 1, Microsoft has included numerous vital functionalities to improve several areas covering from reporting, supply chain, onboarding, integration capability, scaling scope in more countries to development and industrial area. So, let’s have a sneak peek at Business Central 2022 release wave 1.
For a list of the previous wave’s release plans, go to Dynamics 365 Business Central Wave 2, 2021 release plan.
So, What’s New in Business Central 2022?
The release comprises a long list of features covering and ensuring improvements in different areas. So, let’s unfold what is planned and about to release in Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022 Wave 1.
New and planned features for Dynamics 365 Business Central, 2022 release wave 1
Since there were several things to be improved in finance and supply chain areas. With Business Central 2022 Wave 1, Microsoft included functions to ensure seamless and efficient flow. Well, there is a long list of features comprising blocking deletion of G/L accounts, auto-accept transactions for intercompany journals, improved bank reconciliation, allowing sell-to and bill-to customers for different jobs, consolidating customer and vendor balances, fixed quantity in Bill of Materials, and the list goes on.
Improved Compatibility with Microsoft 365
Through Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022 Wave 1, Microsoft is continuously working toward improving the Microsoft 365 experience by ensuring compatibility when it comes to integrating with the Excel database. To support seamless and improved collaboration via Teams, Microsoft enabled users to retrieve Business Central pages into the Teams platform.
Country & Regional Scope
In its current version, Business Central already offers scope for global expansion. With Business Central Wave 1, more countries are added to its initial scope. Business Central is now available to be leveraged in more than 70 countries.
In terms of Development
This new release will enrich developers with extensive tools and capabilities in terms of stronger AL language, allowing new permission set capabilities, an option to export a report dataset to the XML, starting and stopping the user flow capture, data monitoring, snapshot downloading, set of GitHub templates, etc.
Governance & Administration
The new version of Business Central will also enrich the administrators in terms of security wherein they will be able to define different permissions for different users or user groups according to different product licenses and plans. This will also enable the Business Central security users to set assignments for a specific user or user groups whenever the user signs up.
So, these were the highlights of added features. There is so much to be added and that will be available for public review soon since Microsoft will continue releasing the features till September.
Improved Scope for Power Platform
With Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022 Wave 1, Microsoft improved the Business Central integration capabilities with Dataverse and Power Platform. You will experience improved Power Automate and Power Apps connector. This will enable the users to set up more improved work procedures and workflows denoting their organization’s specific needs. For improved reporting and analytics experience, new capabilities are also added to Microsoft Power BI.
Modern Clients Improvement
In 2022 Dynamics 365 Business Central Wave 1, there will be an improvement in client portfolios to ensure better accessibility, usability, performance, and stability. This update is also adding a copy link from the Share menu.
The new PWA app replaces the Windows Desktop, introduces usability improvements, and adds new resiliency controls to eliminate the effect of misbehaving features on the performance. However, a few of the functionalities are still in the plan and are yet to be released.
Better Onboarding Capability
As always, this 2022 Wave 1 will also help to improve your onboarding experience wherein you will be able to faster your customer’s and new users’ onboarding. You will see context-aware links from Microsoft and Partners in the help pane. Moreover, the added guided tour will Business Central support the users find and leveraging useful settings and required personalization tools.
With 2022 Business Central Wave 1, users can expect new financial reporting capabilities facilitated with account schedules. There will be the addition of new pages for report layout administration. Users will be able to use Excel designs or layouts in their reports to attain interactive reports and enjoy a seamless user experience.
Service & Platform
In terms of Service & Platform, Business Central users can expect numerous additions or enhancements. Developers and Administrators will be able to access performance-based insights into the performance database. This year’s Wave 1 release will help users with features enhancements like accessing insights into database wait statistics.
Moreover, whenever the user gets an error dialog, it will be logged to telemetry. Partner will be able to get insights into errors that users get during their setup as well as can help them to get unblocked. A support engineer will be able to effortlessly find data in telemetry, particularly for a given user.
After the official announcement made by Microsoft, Business Central users might be curious to know and can come up with a question such as – What’s new in Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022? So, this blog will help them to understand the new features’ upgrades and enhancements made through Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022 Wave 1.
So, Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022 Wave1 will reveal so much in the upcoming days and months gradually. Users will start embracing a long list of vital features in different functional areas of Business Central.
However, a public preview for feature enhancements has already been made available and in general, it is expected from April 2022.