Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022 Release Wave 1

    Get the latest news on Business Central 2022 wave 1 and all that Microsoft have planned for the next 6 months

    Twice a year, Microsoft release new features and functionality for Dynamics 365 Business Central, with the next 'wave' coming to us in April 2022. This is the place to get an overview on what Microsoft will be delivering - for a more in-depth description, click through on any of the features.

    Our blog outlines what is new and planned starting April 2022 through to October. There are features listed that may not have been released yet, therefore certain items may not be released as scheduled due to unforeseen circumstances on Microsoft's behalf.

    Some highlights from this wave include:

    Default dimensions on locations: make things easier, quicker and avoid mistakes.

    Excel design layout improvements: better experience = better insights!

    Improved integration with Dataverse and the Power platform: users will become more productive and self-sufficient.

    Teams: you'll be able to bring Business Central pages into a Teams channel.

    Smoother onboarding: users will have the option for a guided introduction that can help them personalise the system to their needs.

     

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

    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.

    Application

    With Business Central 2022 release wave 1, Microsoft will deliver updates in popular areas of request including deferral postings, locations and supply chain.

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

     

    Better with Microsoft 365

    In Business Central 2022 release wave 2, find a stronger reporting story and improve integration with Teams.

    Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
    Enhancements to Microsoft Teams integration Users, automatically - Apr 2022
    Outlook add-in – add email attachments to Business Central records Users, automatically Feb 2022 Apr 2022

     

    Development

    This release wave 1 has helped make the AL language even stronger.

    Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
    Isolated events Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Apr 2022
    New isolated event OnCompanyOpenCompleted Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Apr 2022
    Auto-deploy dependent projects in workspace Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Mar 2022 Apr 2022
    Demo tool and demo data for manufacturing scenarios Users, automatically Mar 2022 Apr 2022
    In-client performance profiler Users, automatically Mar 2022 Apr 2022
    AL-Go for GitHub – modern DevOps for partners Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Apr 2022 Apr 2022
    Telemetry – company name as a custom dimension in AL LogMessage Users, automatically Apr 2022 Apr 2022
    Users can export report datasets to XML Users, automatically Apr 2022 Apr 2022

     

    Governance and administration

    The 2022 release wave 1 delivers 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 2022
    Customers can consent to Microsoft Support accessing their data through a Lockbox consent flow Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Apr 2022
    Allow security administrator to define default permission set assignments when user is signing up Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Feb 2022 Apr 2022
    Updating only licensed users from Microsoft 365 runs faster and more efficiently Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Mar 2022 Apr 2022
    Permission set handling enhancements Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically May 2022 Jun 2022

     

    Microsoft Power Platform

    With Business Central 2022 release wave 1, integration to Dataverse and the Power Platform is improved.

    Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
    Dataverse data change events Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Apr 2022 -
    Improvements to the Power Automate and Power Apps connector Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Apr 2022 May 2022

     

    Modern Clients

    Business Central 2022 release wave 1 brings a focus on better usability, accessibility, performance, and stability.

    Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
    Copy link from Share menu Users, automatically Feb 2022 Apr 2022
    New desktop app delivering full web client experience on desktop is listed in the Microsoft Store Users, automatically Mar 2022 Apr 2022
    Usability improvements to the web client Users, automatically Mar 2022 Apr 2022

     

    Onboarding

    Onboarding new customers and new users will be faster and easier following this release wave.

    Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
    Context-aware links in the Help pane from Microsoft and partners Users, automatically Mar 2022 Apr 2022
    Guided tour that helps users find settings and personalization tools Users, automatically Mar 2022 Apr 2022
    Support for rich text in teaching tips and tours Users, automatically Mar 2022 Apr 2022
    Tour of the Role Explorer and how to filter it Users, automatically Mar 2022 Apr 2022

     

    Reporting

    A better experience with Excel layouts will help important reporting remain top-of-mind. 

    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

    This release wave 1 brings an in-product performance advisor and in-client performance profiler that will give peace of mind.

     

     

    For future release plans and Business Central-related information, make sure to sign up to our Newsletter where we'll keep you in the know! Otherwise, contact us here with any questions you may have.

     

    Interested in learning more about the journey of Dynamics 365 Business Central, including what came before it and the latest updates? Get caught up by reading our Timeline.

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    Jess Dorling
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