Update 16.2 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central online 2020 release wave 1

Would you like to know what has changed in update 16.2?
Below you'll find an overview and relevant links to what has been done on hotfixes and regulatory features in this update. In addition, we have gathered some good to know information and links, you might find interesting.


Link to Hotfixes

Feature changes

Release Plan

If you want to get a comprehensive overview of what's new and planned for Business Central online for the entire 2020 release wave 1 (release from April 2020 through September 2020), find the link to the release plan here.

Upgrade to 16.2

Please note that new customers will automatically get the latest builds of Business Central (16.2). If you are an existing partner/customer, you will receive an email notification as soon as your environment has been upgraded.

Good to know

A change to the Web client header
The top-most header in the Business Central Web client and desktop app have been updated to align with other Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 apps. The most notable change is to the height of the header that has now been reduced to 48 pixels.

Warning of performance impact when using configuration packages to import data
Configuration packages were designed to speed up the implementation of new companies. In case a customer wants to use Configuration Packages as a quick way to import data -sometimes big data- from other systems to Business Central, this small feature analyzes if the import will bring data to a new company or not and, depending of that and the size of the package, alerts the user that the performance of its tenant could be affected suggesting other ways to import or request partner help.

Want to improve the performance of Business Central?
Visit aka.ms/bcperformance and learn about best practices, dos and don'ts and different ways to make changes with a performance impact. The Performance Tuning Guide will help you understand and improve the performance of Business Central whether you are a functional consultant, a developer, or an administrator.

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