Context-aware links in the Help pane from Microsoft and partners


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Users, automatically Mar 1, 2022 Apr 1, 2022

Business value

Users can self-educate and self-unblock in their journey with Business Central. This is especially relevant in the onboarding phase when customers historically relied on our partners and their consultants for training.

Feature details

In 2022 release wave 1, Dynamics 365 Business Central will be able to serve context-aware links to guidance and learning to help flatten the learning curve and unblock the individual user in performing business processes. The context-aware content will be powered by a new and modern Help pane, similar to the experience in other Microsoft offerings. Also, partners can configure their content to be available to the Help pane. This way, the Help pane becomes the go-to place to get unblocked.

We aim to make the Help pane able to surface links to conceptual Microsoft documentation, Microsoft Learn content, and partner-hosted documentation, provided that the partner content is built and stored according to our guidelines.

In this release wave, support for partner-hosted content is driven by the existing AL-supported engine for context-sensitive help. In a later release wave, we plan to provide tools and guidance for partners to connect their content to the Help pane through a search index in the same way as we connect our docs to the Help pane.

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See also

Configure Context-Sensitive Help (docs)