Update 17.2 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central online 2020 release wave 2

Would you like to know what has changed in update 17.2? Below you 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 2 (release from October 2020 through March 2021), find the link to the release plan here.

Upgrade to 17.2

Note that new customers will automatically get the latest builds of Business Central (17.2). If you're an existing partner/customer, you'll receive an email notification as soon as your environment has been upgraded.

Good to know

Business Central Office Hours
The Office Hours are back! Find an overview of the articles and register here: https://aka.ms/BCOfficeHours.

Small update for Business Central mobile app
A small update for the Business Central mobile app (with added languages and some fixes) is being released to the app stores on all three platforms (Windows, iOS, and Android). Remember to update the Business central app on your device (version 3.1.12032 or later). Direct links: Windows (Microsoft Store), iOS (Apple's App Store), Android (Google's Play Store).

Watch what's new sessions on demand
You can still watch the sessions from the Business Central Launch Event in October. Register and get access to 30+ sessions here.

Migrate directly from version 14, 15, and 16 to Business Central online
Business Central includes a cloud migration tool that administrators can use to migrate customer data from on-premises databases to Business Central online. Starting now, the Cloud Migration app also supports migration from the earlier on-premises versions of Business Central, with the latest cumulative update applied: Migrate directly from versions 14.x, 15.x, and 16.x to version 17.x. This helps customers reduce their costs of migrating to the Business Central cloud significantly, as they can skip upgrading their on-premises environments to the latest version of Business Central and just migrate the data, including all historical transactions. The Cloud Migration app now includes all the necessary data upgrade logic to convert the data from the previous versions to the data structure of 2020 release wave 2 (version 17.0). Learn more here.