Update 18.2 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central online 2021 release wave 1

Would you like to know what has changed in update 18.2? 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.


Business Central online version 18.2 for India is now available. For more information, see Update 18.2 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021 Release Wave 1.


Find an overview of hotfixes in this article.

Localization updates

Country Feature change
United Kingdom Configurable fraud prevention headers in making tax digital
Spain Improve multiple SII special sheme codes functionality
W1 Configurable Instrastat checklist setup
Italy Update for Certificazione Unica
Spain Support VAT cash refunds in the SII functionality

Release Plan

If you want to get a comprehensive overview of what's new and planned for Business Central online for the entire 2021 release wave 1 (release from April 2021 through September 2021), find the link to the release plan here.

Upgrade to 18.2

Please note that new customers will automatically get the latest builds of Business Central (18.2). If you are an existing partner/customer, you will receive an email notification as soon as your environment has been upgraded.

Good to know

Available for all countries: Schedule minor updates and receive email notifications
All customers can now receive up-front email notifications seven days in advance and schedule minor updates of Business Central within 21 days. We enabled this capability for US with 18.1, and are now enabling the same experience for all other countries with 18.2. Learn more: https://aka.ms/BCUpdates.

New ways of working with Business Central data in Power BI
In the upcoming June update to Power BI Desktop we have included a new connector for Business Central allowing you to get data faster from Business Central to Power BI. Note the update to Power BI Desktop is scheduled later in June and you will get it automatically if you have installed Power BI Desktop from Microsoft Store. Read more about the new capabilities here. Please note that this change is for Business Central online only.

AboutTitle and AboutText properties
We’ve updated AL reference docs with plenty of details, including the list of page combinations where the About properties have different or no effect. Update 18.2 fully reflects these behaviours.

Business Central Office Hours Calls in June
Make sure to join the office hours calls around 'Working with Dimensions' on June 15 and 'DevOps for Per Tenant Extensions' on June 29. Register and stay tuned for the upcoming calls: https://aka.ms/BCOfficeHours. Also, notice that in the month of July, there will be no office hours calls.

Support for migrating data from earlier on-premises versions of Business Central to 2021 release wave 1 (v.18)
With the Business Central cloud migration tool, customers can migrate their data from earlier on-premises versions of the product to their online Business Central environment, running on the latest version. We've added support for customers who are running on Business Central on-premises version 14, 15, 16, or 17 to migrate their data to version 18 of Business Central online. We've implemented the necessary data upgrade logic in the cloud migration tool, so customers don't have to upgrade their older version themselves in order to migrate their data to the latest online release.