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What’s New in Tech: Microsoft D365 Business Central Wave 1 Release 2024

Microsoft D365 BC Wave 1 Release 2024

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, is an all-round business management tool designed for small and mid-sized companies, powering various business processes competently. It contains an extensive array of functions including finance, supply chain, manufacturing, shipping, projects, and services.

In this latest release, Copilot, an integral feature, receives significant enhancements. With Copilot’s guidance, users can streamline processes and accomplish tasks more efficiently. Developers already benefit from Copilot’s assistance in Visual Studio Code and the AL experience, with further improvements on the horizon.

Release Plans:

This document outlines the features slated for release between April 2024 and September 2024. Please note that delivery timelines are subject to change, and some projected functionality may not ultimately be released. For further information, refer to Microsoft’s policy.

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:

  • 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.

In the General availability, 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:

  • Adapt faster with Power Platform
  • Application:
  • Copilot and AI Innovation:
  • Country and Regional:
  • Development:
  • Governance and Administration:
  • Legislation:
  • Reporting and Data Analysis
  • User Experiences:
  1. Adapt faster with Power Platform:

Microsoft is consistently dedicating resources to enhance the user experience for customers utilizing Business Central in conjunction with Power Apps, Power Automate, or Power BI.

  1. Application:

Microsoft has been investing in the core functionality of applications, as it enables companies to streamline their business operations. Through proactive engagement with partners and customers, Microsoft ensures that each new release aligns with their requirements, thus empowering them to enhance productivity even more.

  1. Copilot and AI Innovation:
    Incorporating Copilot into Business Central equips customers with user-friendly AI tools, streamlining tasks without requiring extensive data science expertise. This latest release extends beyond initial Copilot features and marketing text suggestions, enhancing productivity across a wider range of SMB roles.

4. Country and Regional:

Microsoft continues to extend the availability of Business Central to businesses across various countries and regions, primarily through partner-led localizations. Partners develop and manage apps tailored to specific countries and regions, which are then published on AppSource. Alongside built-in language options, Business Central caters to customers in over 155 countries and regions worldwide.

  1. Development:

Microsoft prioritizes enhancing the productivity of Business Central AL developers and enabling consultants, citizen developers, and users to achieve more while reducing the expenses associated with modifications.

  1. Governance and Administration:

Microsoft is equipping Business Central administrators with additional tools to manage environments, applications, and data migrations autonomously. The objective is to enable administrators to address customer requirements independently and effectively manage diverse administrative situations.

  1. Legislation:
    The Business Central release wave introduces a range of legislative capabilities that serve as a groundwork for addressing more specific needs in local versions.

  1. Reporting and Data Analysis:

Microsoft’s reporting strategy revolves around creating universal BI and analytics integrated directly into the Business Central user experience. The aim is to smoothly incorporate comprehensive BI and analytics content from both internal and external sources into Business Central, providing rich and immersive insights within the context of the platform. Coupled with flexible self-service features, users can easily tap into and utilize their data to maximize its value.

  1. User Experiences:

Business Central provides a diverse range of user interfaces, allowing customers to access their data from any location and on any device. These interfaces include a desktop app that can be installed, a web app accessible through browsers, and mobile apps. Whether you require fast data entry, casual updates, or in-depth relational data analysis, Business Central offers a plethora of features that are both user-friendly and robust when necessary.

In this release wave, enhancements aim to improve efficiency when performing actions across selections in lists of records, along with facilitating the viewing of summarized data to simplify the correction of data entry errors.

In conclusion, the newest version of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central brings about an array of features and advancements, helping organizations modernize operations, increase productivity, and remain accommodating in today’s dynamic business world.

As we conclude the Wave 1 Release Plans for 2024, it’s important to note that certain features and release dates may be subject to change, and there could be further announcements regarding additional features. We encourage you to stay connected with us to stay informed about the latest release plans and ensure you don’t miss any important updates. Reach out to us today for more information. Contact us at sales@intech-systems.com.

About Intech Systems:

Intech Systems is a leading IT services company focused on providing world-class implementation and support services for Microsoft Technologies. Intech’s wide range of services helps companies in their digital transformation journeys by providing technology solutions, across all three Microsoft clouds– Azure, Dynamics 365, and Microsoft 365. With offices in India and the US, Intech has a rich experience of over 40 years, with more than 250 certified consultants, having implemented projects in 10+ countries. Today, Intech is amongst the top managed partners in India and a Microsoft-certified Solutions Partner for Data and AI (Azure), Business Applications, and Digital App and Innovation.

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