Dynamics 365 Business Central Wave 2: 2021 Highlights

Overview of Dynamics 365 Business Central Wave 2

Microsoft ensures 2 releases every year for Dynamics 365 Business Central. The first release is already revealed in April 2021 and the second release i.e., Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021 Wave 2 is expected in the upcoming month. So, let’s explore what’s new or what is going to be updated in the October release and how businesses can leverage the updated features to drive innovation and continuity throughout their enterprise.

source: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2021wave2/

Before we initiate, let’s navigate the flow of this blog from the core of Business Central.

What is Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Dynamics 365 Business Central is a comprehensive ERP solution designed for small to mid-sized enterprises to manage their entire business processes from sales to service, finance, operations, and inventory to warehousing and manufacturing. Specifying your business practices, Business Central can be configured, customized, or integrated to connect with across your teams in a seamless manner.

Since it’s a cloud-based solution, it helps businesses to drive real-time efficiency, enables them to streamline their processes while reducing overall costs and redundant tasks. With real-time business insights, it helps businesses to make productive decisions faster.

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Now, it’s time to uncover feature updates expected with the Dynamics 365 Business central Wave 2 release.

Dynamics 365 Business Central Wave 2 Release


In terms of Administration, the 2021 Wave 2 release adds new capabilities to improve how our partners administer tenants. Administrators will have a new experience while managing their licenses and permissions.


October release will help businesses with better explanations and guidance whenever an error occurs caused by problems that arise while posting setup and dimensions. Business Central will come with improved reporting capabilities, bank reconciliation, and a supply chain model. Updates in these areas will help users to improve their efficiency and productivity level.

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Better Tuning with Microsoft 365

Sharing a record from the browser client would be possible in Microsoft Teams. This wave will come up with an improved cross-app experience that will help businesses to interact seamlessly for their business processes.

Country & Region

Microsoft is planning to continuously increase its expansion with more countries. With the 2021 Business Central Wave 2 release, they will come up with 10 or more new market expansions including Argentina, Bulgaria, Chile, Myanmar, Puerto Rico, Slovakia, and Ukraine.

Update for Developers

With the October release, Developers will be able to leverage more developing capabilities. Further too, Microsoft is planning to continuously increase and deliver new development opportunities to developers.

Governance & Administration

This Wave will fulfill you with more operation updates that can be navigated through the operation log section of the Business Central admin center.

Microsoft Power Platform

October release will enable virtual entities for users. Microsoft Dataverse virtual tables can be enabled for users by admins, makers, or analysts.

Migration to Business Central Online

Dynamics 365 Business Central Wave 2 release will enable an opportunity to migrate from on-premises products to Dynamics 365 Business Central online.

Here is the detailed information:

  • Enabled right to migrating from Dynamics GP to Business Central for users. These users will be enabled by the admins, makers, or analysts.
  • Historical data can be migrated by the users to Azure Data Lake. Again, these users will be enabled with this access or right by the admins or analysts only.
  • Migration from Microsoft Dynamics Business Central 14.x on-premises to Business Central 16.x online can be performed by the users. Admin or analysts can allow users to perform so.
  • Users will be able to migrate from Business Central 15.x on-premises to Business Central 16.x online. Merely, admin, makers, or analysts can allow users to perform such migration.

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Modern Clients

This Wave will enrich the existing productivity features wherein you will see more users option for printing as well as client accessibility to the number of available users in your organization.

Improved Onboarding

This update will also unwrap more standard entities to improve and enhance the onboarding experience. Onboarding more business roles will be possible now. Thereby, enterprises will enjoy this onboarding experience. There would be a new help pane that will enable users to get unblocked faster whenever they get blocked while experiencing any issue.

Service & Platform Related

Microsoft is continuously working toward improving the overall performance of Business Central to deliver optimum experience now and further.


Microsoft enriches SMBs twice a year with Business Central upgrades. This year, users already embraced the Wave 1 updates, and now Dynamics 365 Business Central Wave 2 release is going to be revealed by this October. In this blog, we have involved a glimpse of vital updates that will be available for admins, users, and developers.

We hope this blog will help you to get updated with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021 Wave 2 release. To know more about Business Central or to avail of any related services, talk to the experts at Dynamics Square. Schedule a call today!

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Kapil Jangid

Kapil Jangid is a Digital Marketing expert with an aim of uplifting businesses through cloud-based software as a service (SaaS). He has more than 8+ years of experience working with numerous SaaS companies, driving brand awareness, and enhancing revenue opportunities.


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