Automatically update AppSource apps with minor updates


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Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Oct 2023

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With this release wave, it's easier to make sure that apps installed in an environment are always up to date with the latest version.

Feature details

You already can update individual apps from the App Management page in the Business Central admin center, or wait for your environment to receive a major update that will automatically update AppSource. In 2023 release wave 2, we're introducing an environment-level setting that automatically updates all installed apps with every minor update, and lets you schedule individual app updates to take place during the environment's update window:

  • Opt in to automatically update apps installed on your environment with each minor update to the environment. This way, you can always enjoy the latest features and bug fixes from the app developers without any manual intervention.
  • Schedule individual app updates to run in the first upcoming update window set for your environment. This way, you can control when and how often your apps are updated, and minimize the impact on your business operations.

Using the App Update Cadence setting for your environment, you can choose whether apps update with each major update, each major and minor update, or stick to the default update cadence set by Microsoft. Currently, the default update cadence is for apps to update with each major update, but we may increase this frequency in the future.

App update cadence screenshot