Dynamics 365 Business Central Universal code initiative

Dynamics 365 Business Central

Hi, Readers.
Today I would like to share some information about Business Central Universal code.

The new Business Central Universal code initiative is a modern independent software vendor (ISV) approach to ensure that all future customers can choose Dynamics 365 Business Central online, while also finding the right apps on Microsoft AppSource to meet their unique requirements. Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises customers who aren’t licensing ‘universal code’ (cloud-optimized extensions) will be affected by gradually increasing fees starting 2023 onwards.

This initiate was first made public in the following blog.
New Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Publisher program coming in 2021

And details were announced at Directions EMEA 2021 last year. Then Microsoft held Business Central Office Hours for Universal code initiative in January of this year.

You can find on-demand recordings on https://aka.ms/BCOfficeHoursRecordings.

Still available to watch.

Timeline summary:

This was followed by some additional clarification from some MVPs and Partners, which was very helpful. Many thanks to them for their contributions.
More details:
Business Central Universal Code initiative: are you really so surprised? – Stefano Demiliani
The “Universal Code Initiative” (waldo.be)
Business Central Universal Code Initiative (1clickfactory.com)
Business Central Universal Code Initiative | What It Means to Customers (archerpoint.com)

The time goes by really fast, 9 months goes by in the blink of an eye😑. In Business Central Launch Event (2022 release wave 2), there is a new session to introduce What’s new: Universal Code Initiative. (all sessions will be available on-demand until January 2023)

In this post, I would like to share the session desk (Slide) from this session, hope this help.

Other important information mentioned in the session:

You can find more details in Partner readiness and programs:
The Universal Code Initiative: aka.ms/BCUniversalCode

Update: The Dynamics 365 Business Central Universal Code initiative is live


Hope this will help.

Thanks for reading.



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