The release plan for Dynamics 365 Business Central 2024 release wave 1 (BC24) is available now!!!

Dynamics 365 Business Central

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Early morning in Japan time today, the 2024 release wave 1 plans for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform has been released! More details: 2024 release wave 1 plans for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform now available and Release plans for Dynamics 365, Power Platform, and Cloud for Industry

As before, this includes 2024 release wave 1 plans for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform.

New Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform release planner have also been updated. Please try it out now. I think you will like it too.😀

More details: Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform Release planner (Tracking new and upcoming functionality)

In Youtube: 2024 Release Wave 1

This of course includes Dynamics 365 Business Central.
What’s new and planned for Dynamics 365 Business Central

Important
The 2024 release wave 1 plan covers all new functionalities planned to be delivered to market from April 2024 to September 2024. In this article, you’ll find the product overview and what’s new and planned for Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Highlights from Dynamics 365 Business Central:

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is delivering substantial enhancements, with a central emphasis on harnessing the power of Copilot. Available in more than 160 countries, the team is focused on Copilot-driven capabilities to streamline and enhance productivity through enhanced reporting and data analysis capabilities, elevated project and financial management, and simplified workflow automation. We have also upgraded our development and governance tools and introduced improvements in managing data privacy and compliance.

https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/dynamics365/bdm/2024/01/25/2024-release-wave-1-plans-for-microsoft-dynamics-365-and-power-platform-now-available/

Key dates for the 2024 release wave 1:

MilestoneDateDescription
Release plans availableJanuary 25, 2024Learn about the new capabilities coming in the 2024 release wave 1 (April 2024 – September 2024) across Dynamics 365, Microsoft Power Platform, and Microsoft Cloud for Industry.
Early access availableFebruary 5, 2024Test and validate new features and capabilities that will be part of 2024 release wave 1, coming in April, before they are enabled automatically for your users. You can view the Dynamics 365 2024 release wave 1 early access features now.
Release plans available in additional languagesFebruary 19, 2024The Microsoft Power Platform and Dynamics 365 release plans are published in 11 additional languages: Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish, and Swedish. Microsoft Cloud for Industry release plans are published in 4 additional languages: French, German, Dutch and Spanish.
General availabilityApril 1, 2024Production deployment for the 2024 release wave 1 begins. Regional deployments will start on April 1, 2024.

The following is extracted from the Microsoft documentation at the 2024/01/26, Microsoft may add or modify some of the features, please follow the MS Learn (Docs) above.

Adapt faster with Power Platform

We’re continuously investing in a seamless experience for customers who use Business Central together with Power Apps, Power Automate or Power BI.Expand table

FeatureEnabled forPublic previewGeneral availability
Manage work orders in Field Service, invoice them in Business CentralUsers by admins, makers, or analystsMar 2024Apr 2024
Use virtual tables to expose more Business Central data in DataverseUsers by admins, makers, or analystsMar 2024Apr 2024
Improve approval processes via Power AutomateUsers, automaticallyApr 2024Apr 2024

Application

Core application functionality is a key investment area for us. It’s what helps companies optimize their business processes. We listen to our partners and customers to make sure we deliver what they need to be even more productive with every release.Expand table

FeatureEnabled forPublic previewGeneral availability
Archive projectsUsers by admins, makers, or analystsMar 2024Apr 2024
Usability improves for service and projectsUsers, automaticallyMar 2024Apr 2024
Use deferral codes in purchase and sales journalsUsers, automaticallyMar 2024Apr 2024
Define a service invoice posting policy for various usersUsers by admins, makers, or analystsMar 2024Apr 2024
Define default location for project or project phaseUsers, automaticallyMar 2024Apr 2024
Block item, item variant or service item from use in service management transactionsUsers, automaticallyMar 2024Apr 2024
Connect Business Central with Shopify B2BAdmins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automaticallyMar 2024Apr 2024
Set up financial consolidation runs more efficientlyUsers, automaticallyApr 2024Apr 2024
Simpler Shopify connectionUsers, automaticallyMar 2024Apr 2024
Use general ledger account revaluation for more accurate financial statementsUsers, automaticallyMar 2024Apr 2024
Get more productive while entering time sheetsUsers, automaticallyMar 2024Apr 2024
Create projects that you can invoice to multiple customersUsers, automaticallyMar 2024Apr 2024
Assemble to projectUsers, automaticallyMar 2024Apr 2024
Invoice a customer for multiple projectsUsers, automaticallyMar 2024Apr 2024
Use new Excel layouts for 35 selected reportsUsers, automaticallyApr 2024Apr 2024
Use standard terminology for project managementUsers, automaticallyMar 2024Apr 2024
Use currencies when posting employee transactionsUsers, automaticallyMar 2024Apr 2024

Copilot and AI innovation

This wave expands on our first Copilot capability, marketing text suggestions, boosting productivity for a broader set of SMB roles.Expand table

FeatureEnabled forPublic previewGeneral availability
Introduce Power Automate Copilot integration with Business CentralUsers, automaticallyApr 2024
Map e-documents to purchase order lines with CopilotUsers, automaticallyApr 2024
Create sales lines easily with CopilotUsers, automaticallyJul 2024
Extend Copilot using richer development toolsAdmins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automaticallyApr 2024
Get to insights faster with Copilot-generated analysis tabsUsers, automaticallyApr 2024
Complete bank account reconciliation faster with CopilotUsers by admins, makers, or analysts Nov 10, 2023Apr 2024
Create product information faster with CopilotUsers, automaticallyJul 2024
Learn more about fields with CopilotUsers, automaticallyApr 2024

Country and regional

We’ve made Business Central available in more countries and regions around the world in this release wave.Expand table

FeatureEnabled forPublic previewGeneral availability
Automate IRS 1099 Form submission in USUsers, automaticallyApr 2024
Enable additional countries and regionsUsers, automaticallyJun 2024Jul 2024
Install UK localization as an appUsers, automaticallyAug 2024

Development

Our focus is on making Business Central AL developers more productive, and empowering consultants, citizen developers, and users to do more while lowering the cost of changes.Expand table

FeatureEnabled forPublic previewGeneral availability
Handle multiple file uploads and file drop zonesUsers, automaticallyMar 2024Apr 2024
Debug the system applicationAdmins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automaticallyApr 2024Apr 2024
Remove friction when working with external app dependenciesAdmins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automaticallyApr 2024Apr 2024

Governance and administration

We are adding new tools and improving existing tools for administrators to manage environments, apps, and data migrations.Expand table

FeatureEnabled forPublic previewGeneral availability
Use linked environment in Dataverse integrationUsers by admins, makers, or analystsMar 2024Apr 2024
Audit Business Central operations in Microsoft PurviewAdmins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automaticallyMay 2024
Encrypt data at-rest with customer-managed encryption keyUsers by admins, makers, or analystsMay 2024
Allow customers to consent to Microsoft Support accessing their dataUsers by admins, makers, or analystsMay 2024
Link Business Central environments to Power Platform environmentsUsers by admins, makers, or analystsMay 2024

Legislation

This Business Central release wave delivers a set of legislative capabilities that can act as a foundation for more specific requirements in local versions.Expand table

FeatureEnabled forPublic previewGeneral availability
See VAT date in posting previewsUsers, automaticallyMay 2024Jun 2024
Automate country of origin listed for item tracking code in Intrastat reportingUsers, automaticallyMay 2024Jun 2024
Achieve sustainable compliance with Business CentralUsers, automaticallyApr 2024May 2024

Reporting and data analysis

Access to the right reports and data analysis capabilities is essential for companies wanting to be in control of the business and identify new growth opportunities.Expand table

FeatureEnabled forPublic previewGeneral availability
Discover report and data analysis content easilyUsers by admins, makers, or analystsApr 2024Apr 2024

User experiences

Great user experiences help users enter, update, and fix mistakes in their data in an intuitive way.Expand table

FeatureEnabled forPublic previewGeneral availability
Use drag and drop to attach multiple filesUsers, automaticallyMar 2024Apr 2024
Use actions to navigate and highlight or fix platform-generated errorsUsers, automaticallyMar 2024Apr 2024
Share error details to get help from another userUsers, automaticallyMar 2024Apr 2024
  • You are able to opt into some features as part of early access on February 5, 2024, including all mandatory changes that affect users. To learn more, go to Early access FAQ.

Description of Enabled for column values:

  • Users, automatically: These features include changes to the user experience and are enabled automatically.
  • Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically: These features are meant to be used by administrators, makers, marketers, or business analysts and are enabled automatically.
  • Users by admins, makers, or analysts: These features must be enabled or configured by the administrators, makers, or business analysts to be available for their users.

For a list of the countries or regions where Dynamics 365 business applications are available, go to the International availability guide. For more information about geographic areas and datacenters (regions), go to the Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform availability page.

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