New desktop app delivering full web client experience on desktop is listed in the Microsoft Store


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Users, automatically Mar 1, 2022 Apr 3, 2022

Business value

Having access to Business Central as an app installed on your device is preferred by many users. In 2021 release wave 2, it became possible to install Business Central as an app from the browser window. With this release wave, we make this app easily discoverable in the Microsoft Store.

Feature details

The Progressive Web App-based desktop app is in the Microsoft Store and can be installed for both Business Central online and on-premises solutions. It offers a full web client experience on the desktop (including features like multitasking, personalization, and cloud printing) while allowing customers to retain app-like behavior on their desktop (like pinning to the Start menu or taskbar). This app replaces the legacy desktop app based on older technology (UWP) for Business Central online. At the same time, the old app will be maintained only for supported previous versions of Business Central on-premises.

For more information and to install the app, see Get Business Central Desktop App

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See also

Get Business Central Desktop App (docs)