Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022 - Release Wave 2

    Get the latest news on Business Central 2022 wave 2 and what Microsoft have planned for the next 6 months

    Dynamics 365 Business Central will receive a host of new features in October 2022. Get an overview of what to expect from Microsoft in this blog. Click through onto any of the features listed here to read more on Microsoft's website.

    Our blog outlines what is new and planned starting in October 2022 through to April 2023, when there will be another release of features. The public preview of certain features may already be available.


    Highlights from the release include:

    • The addition of the modern action bar, including a home tab and any customisable functions that you frequently use, making navigation much quicker. You can also add split buttons, which amends the items included in the drop downs of buttons like 'Post'
    • The ability to switch between companies using one click in the Business Central role centre
    • You can now search for specific document lines, such as Sales Lines or Posted Purchase Invoice lines, in the search bar - this information can assist with analysis
    • You can make variant codes mandatory on sales or purchase documents, meaning that when you add items to sales orders for example, the variant code must be filled in for your chosen items
    • Report layouts can be swapped between before you run a specific report


    Watch our video below to see the highlights in action!

     

     

    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 2, Microsoft will deliver updates in popular areas of request including deferral postings, locations and supply chain.

    Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
    Better bank reconciliation for checks and improved reporting Users, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Extended text functionality for VAT clauses Users, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Financial reporting replaces account schedules Users, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Find posted and non-posted document lines in search Users, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Flexible sorting in the Planning Worksheet page Users, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Make entry of variant codes required Users by admins, makers, or analysts Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Post item charges for each step of the process Users, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Service - minor improvements Users, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Simpler Shopify connection Users, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Track items that are used in projects, including picks Users, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    New VAT Date field on documents and entries Users, automatically Oct 2022 Oct 2022
    Set up data exchange more easily Users, automatically Oct 2022 Oct 2022
    Use multiple remit-to addresses for vendors Users, automatically Oct 2022 Oct 2022
    Reverse payment reconciliation journal entries Users, automatically Oct 2022 Nov 2022

     

    Country and Regional

    Business Central is now available in more than half of countries globally, thanks to the improvements we are seeing in 2022.

    Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
    Check the GL journal balance by correction - Czechia Users, automatically Oct 2022 Oct 2022
    Configurable and redesigned Intrastat solution Users by admins, makers, or analysts Oct 2022 Oct 2022
    Specify a default bank account by currency - Czechia Users, automatically Oct 2022 Oct 2022
    Word layout email template for CZ documents Users, automatically Oct 2022 Oct 2022
    Country/regional expansion - Albania Users, automatically Nov 2022 Nov 2022
    Country/regional expansion - Georgia Users, automatically Nov 2022 Nov 2022
    Country/regional expansion - Israel Users, automatically Nov 2022 Nov 2022
    Country/regional expansion - Jordan Users, automatically Nov 2022 Nov 2022
    Country/regional expansion - Kuwait Users, automatically Nov 2022 Nov 2022
    Country/regional expansion - Monaco Users, automatically Nov 2022 Nov 2022
    Country/regional expansion - Mongolia Users, automatically Nov 2022 Nov 2022
    Country/regional expansion - Montenegro Users, automatically Nov 2022 Nov 2022
    Country/regional expansion - North Macedonia Users, automatically Nov 2022 Nov 2022
    Country/regional expansion - Oman Users, automatically Nov 2022 Nov 2022
    Country/regional expansion - Pakistan Users, automatically Nov 2022 Nov 2022
    IRS 1096 Form (United States) Users, automatically Nov 2022 Nov 2022
    Service declarations F01DGS for Belgium and Intrastat for Italy and France Users, automatically Nov 2022 Nov 2022

     

    Development

    This release wave continues to improve on the Visual Studio Code environment, aiding developer productivity.

    Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
    Connect to Azure Functions from AL code Users, automatically - Oct 2022
    Override entitlements with inherent permissions Users, automatically - Oct 2022
    ApplicationArea on fields defaults to page value Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Apply resource exposure policy to DEV extensions Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Enable NoImplicitWith feature by default Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Exclude temporary records when debugging record writes Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Exclude Try functions when debugging errors Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    IntelliSense for defining sorting on data view properties now includes table keys Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Launch in a specific company from Visual Studio Code Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    New command to generate or update AL permission set Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Promoted action groups and action references Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Record tooltip has new primary key indicator Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Resource exposure policies for apps are on by default Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    See the primary key for table fields in IntelliSense Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Specify completion in IntelliSense with a character Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2022 Oct 2022
    Use option access syntax in formulas Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    View size of text, code fields in page inspection Users, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    View SQL locks during AL debugging Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Visualise code lines executed in snapshot capture Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Access database row version from AL code Users, automatically Oct 2022 Oct 2022
    Developers can write faster upgrade code Users, automatically Oct 2022 Oct 2022
    Use ByRef, XmlPort parameters in OData Users, automatically Oct 2022 Oct 2022
    Extend general ledger posting aggregations Users, automatically Oct 1, 2021 Mar 2023

     

    Governance and Administration

    This release 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
    Get more, better communications as admin Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Oct 2022
    Use service-to-service authentication with admin API Users, automatically - Oct 2022
    Cloud migration data upgrade for extensions Users, automatically Sep 2022 Oct 2022
    Update licensed users from Microsoft 365 faster Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Migrate more data from Dynamics GP Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2022 Oct 2022
    Restore deleted environments Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Nov 2022
    Get more visibility into outages Users, automatically - Dec 2022

     

    Microsoft Power Platform

    The integration between Business Central and the Power Platform products has been improved.

    Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
    Add media/image support for Business Central connectors Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2022 Oct 2022
    Personalise and design the Automate action group in the web client Users, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Power Apps and Power Automate support for document attachments Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 2022 Oct 2022
    Rely on personalisation to show or hide Power BI parts on lists Users, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Use a Power Automate flow to notify Business Central of Dataverse entity changes Users, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022

     

    Onboarding

    Every wave of releases from Microsoft focused heavily on onboarding, as this is so important when businesses are implementing an entirely new ERP solution.

    Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
    Easily access setup pages for new apps Users, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Easily find apps to connect to core services Users, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Easily install and set up new apps Users, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    New field descriptions improve clarity Users, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022

     

    Productive with Microsoft 365

    Work better in conjunction with the Microsoft 365 suite of products,

    Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
    Configure OneDrive integration Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Delegated admins can edit in Excel Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
     
    Reporting

    This release continues the work done in previous waves around Excel layouts.

    Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
    Use new dedicated APIs for financial reporting Users, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Choose the report layout on request page Users, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Run, send reports from the request page Users, automatically Oct 2022 Oct 2022
     
    Service and Platform

    Microsoft continually invest in making sure the Business Central platform and service is dependable and running smoothly.

    Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
    Performance - faster data stack Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Oct 2022
    Get Power BI reports on telemetry Users, automatically Jul 4, 2022 Oct 2022
    Compile against installed AppSource apps Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Oct 2022 Oct 2022
     
    User Experiences

    Desktop and mobile clients have been improved as part of this wave.

    Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
    Legacy list views will be hidden Users by admins, makers, or analysts Sep 5, 2022 Oct 2022
    Experience new UI design elements Users, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Switch companies across environments Users, automatically Sep 1, 2022 Oct 2022
    Modern Action Bar Users, automatically Sep 2022 Oct 2022

     

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    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.