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Microsoft D365 BC Wave 1 Release 2022

March 1st, 2022 Intech SystemShweta Vishwakarma Dynamics 365

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a robust, flexible, and scalable solution that connects your finance, sales, service, project, warehousing, and manufacturing teams to help you adapt faster and work smarter, which in turn helps your business to thrive.

Business Central has been making headlines since its launch in April 2021. It has already set a successful track record and made a big splash this year with the limitless functionalities it offers, and it continues to simplify user experiences by upgrading, developing, and introducing new features as suggested by users from across the world.

Microsoft has published its release plans for the next cloud update wave across Dynamics 365. The 2022 Release Wave 1 will span from April 2022 to September 2022, commencing with regional deployments from the 2nd of April 2022. Some features will also be available starting February for early access.

Release Plans

Release plans enable customers and partners to learn about the new capabilities that Microsoft would be rolling out across Dynamics 365 modules in the upcoming cycle (April and September 2022).

This tactical document is designed to capture the vision for each product and to track the timeline for the release of these new features. These timelines are subject to change and may be introduced earlier for a public preview.

Let’s Get Started

All the features listed in this blog are categorized into distinct fields by Microsoft. The glossary for the same is mentioned below:

1. Hybrid Work Models

  • 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.

2. In the General availability column, the feature would be delivered within the month listed. The delivery date can be any day within that month. Released features show the full date, including the date of the release.

This checkmark (✔️)  indicates features that have been released for public preview and early access.

In this blog, we will cover the following topics:

  • Application
  • Better with Microsoft 365
  • Development
  • Governance and administration
  • Microsoft Power Platform
  • Modern clients
  • Onboarding
  • Reporting
  • Service and platform

 

APPLICATION

In 2022 release wave 1, Microsoft has announced updates based on the most popular requests received from users all over the globe. It has focussed on investing in better reporting and several other improvements in the supply chain area.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Blocking deletion of G/L accounts Users, automatically ✔️

 Jan 4, 2022
Apr-22
Allow the sell-to and bill-to customers to be different for jobs Users, automatically Mar-22 Apr-22
Bank reconciliation Users, automatically Mar-22 Apr-22
Change default company bank account on sales and service documents Users, automatically Mar-22 Apr-22
Check documents and journals in background Users, automatically Mar-22 Apr-22
Consolidate customer and vendor balances Users, automatically Mar-22 Apr-22
Fixed Quantity in product bills of materials Users, automatically Mar-22 Apr-22
Improved and extensible Adjust Exchange Rates batch job Users by admins, makers, or analysts Mar-22 Apr-22
Map to Dataverse option sets such as payment terms, freight terms, and shipping agents without code Users by admins, makers, or analysts Mar-22 Apr-22
More control over deferrals posting Users, automatically Mar-22 Apr-22
New UI for entering demand forecasts to add support for variant code and other improvements Users, automatically Mar-22 Apr-22
Payment reconciliation journal Users, automatically Mar-22 Apr-22
Report selection for projects Users, automatically Mar-22 Apr-22
Set default dimensions on locations Users, automatically Mar-22 Apr-22
Shopify connector Users, automatically Mar-22 Apr-22
Standardizing the bank reconciliation process in North American versions Users, automatically Mar-22 Apr-22
Support inventory pick and warehouse pick operations for jobs Users, automatically Mar-22 Apr-22
Synchronize sales quotes and orders in both directions between Business Central and Dynamics 365 Sales Users by admins, makers, or analysts Mar-22 Apr-22
Use different G/L accounts for payables and receivables transactions Users by admins, makers, or analysts Mar-22 Apr-22

Better with Microsoft 365

In 2022 release wave 1, Microsoft has invested in a stronger reporting story, including better integration with Excel. It has also focussed on improving the support for collaborative business processes in Teams to enable the user to bring Business Central pages into a Teams channel.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Enhancements to Microsoft Teams integration Users, automatically Mar-22 Apr-22
Outlook add-in – add email attachments to Business Central records Users, automatically Feb-22 Apr-22

Development

Microsoft continues to invest in a rich spectrum of extensibility tooling capabilities for developers, including making the AL language even stronger to improve the developer experience. The features are as mentioned below:

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Isolated events Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Apr-22
New isolated event OnCompanyOpenCompleted Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Apr-22
Auto-deploy dependent projects in workspace Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Mar-22 Apr-22
Demo tool and demo data for manufacturing scenarios Users, automatically Mar-22 Apr-22
In-client performance profiler Users, automatically Mar-22 Apr-22
AL-Go for GitHub – modern DevOps for partners Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Apr-22 Apr-22
Telemetry – company name as a custom dimension in AL LogMessage Users, automatically Apr-22 Apr-22
Users can export report datasets to XML Users, automatically Apr-22 Apr-22

Governance and Administration

Business Central 2022 release wave 1 delivers a set of admin and governance capabilities to help admins and IT pros set up, secure, manage, govern, and monitor customer environments.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Customer-managed encryption key for encrypting customer data at-rest Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Apr-22
Customers can consent to Microsoft Support accessing their data through a Lockbox consent flow Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Apr-22
Allow security administrator to define default permission set assignments when user is signing up Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Feb-22 Apr-22
Updating only licensed users from Microsoft 365 runs faster and more efficiently Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Mar-22 Apr-22
Permission set handling enhancements Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically May-22 Jun-22

Microsoft Power Platform

In 2022 release wave 1, Microsoft improves the integration with Microsoft Dataverse and Microsoft Power Platform.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Dataverse data change events Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Apr-22
Improvements to the Power Automate and Power Apps connector Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Apr-22 May-22

Modern Clients

In 2022 release wave 1, Microsoft made improvements for our extensive portfolio of clients with the focus on better usability, accessibility, performance, and stability.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Copy link from Share menu Users, automatically Feb-22 Apr-22
New desktop app delivering full web client experience on desktop is listed in the Microsoft Store Users, automatically Mar-22 Apr-22
Usability improvements to the web client Users, automatically Mar-22 Apr-22

Onboarding

Onboarding is a key focus in every release wave. The aim is to make the onboarding of new customers faster.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Context-aware links in the Help pane from Microsoft and partners Users, automatically Mar-22 Apr-22
Guided tour that helps users find settings and personalization tools Users, automatically Mar-22 Apr-22
Support for rich text in teaching tips and tours Users, automatically Mar-22 Apr-22
Tour of the Role Explorer and how to filter it Users, automatically Mar-22 Apr-22

Reporting

Reporting is amongst the highest priorities for most business users, both to get insight into new growth opportunities and to share data as a foundation for business planning discussions. Here are the new release updates:

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
New capabilities for financial reporting with account schedules Users, automatically Mar-22 Apr-22
Use Excel to design layouts for reports Users, automatically Apr-22 Apr-22

Service and Platform

Whether it is a small or medium-sized business (SMB) or a larger one, business users expect a dependable platform & services to run their business smoothly.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Performance – partners can get database insights through virtual tables and in-client pages Users, automatically Apr-22 Apr-22
Telemetry – error dialogs are logged to telemetry Users, automatically Apr-22 Apr-22
Telemetry – the action of enabling detailed telemetry is logged to telemetry Users, automatically Apr-22 Apr-22
Telemetry – when a database deadlock occurs, it is logged to telemetry Users, automatically Apr-22 Apr-22
Telemetry – support engineers can now see user IDs in telemetry Users, automatically Apr-22 Apr-22

 

Thus, we come to the end of the Wave 1 Release Plans for 2022. As mentioned earlier, the introduction of some features and release dates could be pushed back and there might be additional feature announcements, so keep in touch with us to stay updated on the release plans and never miss an important update. Contact us today to learn more.

We at Intech Systems are committed to providing our customers with the best solutions according to their business requirements. Our firm focuses on implementation, development, and support services for Microsoft Business Applications. Intech is amongst the top Microsoft Dynamics partners in India today and is trusted by 200+ customers globally for its digital transformation solutions. With offices in India and the United States, Intech has over four decades of experience in delivering top-notch technology solutions for Microsoft Dynamics 365, F&O, Business Central, CRM, Power BI, Power Apps, Microsoft Azure Cloud, AI, loT, and other custom-developed applications.

We are on a mission to help businesses like yours get ready to embrace and leverage these technological changes to position themselves better for the future. Whether you want to migrate from Navision to Business Central or from a non-Microsoft ERP system, we are here to provide you with the best possible solution.

Email us at sales@intech-systems.com to start your digital transformation journey today.

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