Update 16.5 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central online 2020 release wave 1

Would you like to know what has changed in update 16.5? 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.


Find an overview of hotfixes in this article.

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.

For a list of next wave release plans, see the 2020 release wave 2 release plan.

Upgrade to 16.5

Note that new customers will automatically get the latest builds of Business Central (16.5). If you're an existing partner/customer, you'll receive an email notification as soon as your environment has been upgraded.

Good to know

It’s time to switch your Dynamics 365 Business Central browser to Microsoft Edge
On April 2, 2021, Microsoft will remove Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge Legacy browsers from the list of supported browsers for the Business Central modern clients. Read the details, how it applies to you and actions to take here.

Leveraging IoT data in Dynamics 365 Business Central
Make sure to read the blog about getting started with leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) data in Dynamics 365 Business Central using services from Microsoft Azure is easier than you may think.

Support for an unlimited number of production and sandbox environments
With 2020 release wave 2 (October), we're introducing the ability for customers to buy additional Business Central production environments to expand their business. More environments open up new opportunities like creating more business branches, moving into more countries, or expanding within their current country, read more here.

Running a Container-based development environment
From 16.4 and onwards Microsoft will stop producing docker images and instead publish builds as artifacts, which can be used together with the generic Docker image to run the image you want. Read more here.