Business Central 2024 wave 1 (BC24): Use standard terminology for project management (Jobs -> Projects)

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The public preview for Dynamics 365 Business Central 2024 release wave 1 (BC24) is available. Learn more: Link.

I will continue to test and share some new features that I hope will be helpful.

Use standard terminology for project management:

Business value:
We’re making it easier to work with project accounting by updating the terminology we use for its features in the product and documentation. Specifically, we’re renaming things that were called “jobs” to “projects.” The goal is to improve the user experience, the clarity of the documentation, and the consistency of the terminology across the application.

Feature details:
For a long time now, we’ve referred to project accounting features as “jobs,” which has caused confusion in our community because that’s not the term that people who work with project accounting expect. We’re happy to announce that we’re addressing this legacy problem. To clarify the true nature and purpose of the project accounting features for various types of businesses, we’re replacing the term “job” with “project” in the user interface and documentation.

For example, entities such as job tasks, job journals, and job planning lines are now project tasks, project journals, and project planning lines. The renaming won’t break existing integrations and customizations because we’re only updating the captions in the user interface and the terms in our documentation. We aren’t touching the names of the underlying table and field objects.

This is not a feature change or update, like the renaming of Account Schedules to Financial Reports (Business Central 2022 wave 2 (BC21) new features: Financial reporting replaces account schedules (Account Schedules -> Financial Reports)), this is just a name change for the feature, but it relates to the entire Jobs (Projects) module.
PS: This update is also mentioned in the 2023 release wave 2 plan.

Let’s see some examples.


Partners need to note that for existing customers, it is best to share this information with them before upgrading to BC24 to avoid causing trouble to customers after the major update. And if the Jobs (Projects) module has been customized, it is recommended to unify the name this time.
For new customers, documentation such as operating manuals may need to be updated.

1. As of now, searching for “Jobs” still works.

2. Microsoft has not changed the names of any jobs-related tables and fields. So it’s not a breaking change.

But Microsoft has updated all captions. Therefore, partners who do localization translation may need to update the translation content.




Hope this will help.

Thanks for reading.



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