What's new and planned for Dynamics 365 Business Central

This topic lists features that are planned to release from April 2024 through September 2024. Because this topic lists features that may not have released yet, delivery timelines may change and projected functionality may not be released. For more information, go to Microsoft policy.

For a list of the previous wave's release plans, go to 2023 release wave 2 plan.

In the General availability column, the feature will be delivered within the month listed. The delivery date can be any day within that month. Released features show the full date, including the date of release.

This check mark ( ) shows which features have been released for public preview or early access and for public preview, early access, and general availability.

Adapt faster with Power Platform

We're continuously investing in a seamless experience for customers who use Business Central together with Power Apps, Power Automate or Power BI.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Use synthetic relationships to expose more Business Central data in Dataverse Users by admins, makers, or analysts Mar 4, 2024 Apr 2024
Improve approval processes via Power Automate Users, automatically Apr 2024 Apr 2024
Add table and field mappings for existing integration tables Users, automatically Apr 2024 -
Find a matching record in a Power Automate flow Users, automatically Apr 2024 Apr 2024

Application

Core application functionality is a key investment area for us. It's what helps companies optimize their business processes. We listen to our partners and customers to make sure we deliver what they need to be even more productive with every release.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Archive projects Users by admins, makers, or analysts Mar 1, 2024 Apr 2024
Usability improves for service and projects Users, automatically Mar 1, 2024 Apr 2024
Use deferral codes in purchase and sales journals Users, automatically Mar 1, 2024 Apr 1, 2024
Integrate Field Service and Business Central Users by admins, makers, or analysts Mar 4, 2024 Apr 2024
Define a service invoice posting policy for various users Users by admins, makers, or analysts Mar 1, 2024 Apr 2024
Manage document attachments in service items and documents Users, automatically Mar 2, 2024 Apr 2024
Define default location for project or project phase Users, automatically Mar 1, 2024 Apr 2024
Block items or variants from service transactions Users, automatically Mar 1, 2024 Apr 2024
Connect Business Central with Shopify B2B Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Mar 1, 2024 Apr 2024
Set up financial consolidation runs more efficiently Users, automatically Mar 1, 2024 Apr 2, 2024
Export and import multiline text using Configuration Packages Users, automatically Mar 4, 2024 Apr 2024
Simpler Shopify connection Users, automatically Mar 2, 2024 Apr 2024
Correct errors in service invoices Users, automatically Mar 1, 2024 Apr 2024
Prevent editing number series on service documents and cards Users, automatically Mar 2, 2024 Apr 2024
Improve accuracy with general ledger account revaluation Users, automatically Mar 1, 2024 Apr 1, 2024
Be more productive when entering time sheets Users, automatically Mar 4, 2024 Apr 2024
Be more productive when approving time sheets Users, automatically Mar 4, 2024 Apr 2024
Inventory package numbers work like item tracking dimensions Users by admins, makers, or analysts Mar 2, 2024 Apr 2024
Create projects that you can invoice to multiple customers Users, automatically Mar 1, 2024 Apr 2024
Assign salesperson to customer ship-to addresses Users, automatically Mar 4, 2024 Apr 2024
View incoming documents in archived quotes and orders Users, automatically Mar 4, 2024 Apr 2024
Assemble to project Users, automatically Mar 1, 2024 Apr 2024
Invoice a customer for multiple projects Users, automatically Mar 1, 2024 Apr 2024
Use new Excel layouts for 35 selected reports Users, automatically Mar 4, 2024 Apr 2, 2024
Use standard terminology for project management Users, automatically Mar 1, 2024 Apr 2024
Use currencies when posting employee transactions Users, automatically Mar 1, 2024 Apr 2024

Copilot and AI innovation

This wave expands on our first Copilot capability, marketing text suggestions, boosting productivity for a broader set of SMB roles.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Start creating Power Automate flows with Copilot Users, automatically May 2024 -
Chat with Copilot Users, automatically Apr 2, 2024 -
Map e-documents to purchase order lines with Copilot Users, automatically Apr 2024 -
Create sales lines easily with Copilot Users, automatically Apr 2024 -
Extend Copilot using richer development tools Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - Apr 2, 2024
Get to insights faster with Copilot-generated analysis tabs Users, automatically Apr 2, 2024 -
Create product information faster with Copilot Users, automatically Jul 2024 -
Ask Copilot for help about fields Users, automatically Apr 2024 -

Country and regional

We've made Business Central available in more countries and regions around the world in this release wave.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Automate IRS 1099 Form submission in US Users, automatically - Apr 2024
Enable additional countries and regions Users, automatically Jun 2024 Jul 2024

Development

Our focus is on making Business Central AL developers more productive, and empowering consultants, citizen developers, and users to do more while lowering the cost of changes.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Use in-client page scripting tool for acceptance testing Users, automatically Apr 2024 -
Use AL-controlled barcode scanning for all scenarios Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Apr 2024 Apr 2024
Write flexible and performant code with NumberSequences Users by admins, makers, or analysts Apr 2024 Apr 2024
Handle multiple file uploads and file drop zones Users, automatically Mar 4, 2024 Apr 2024
Debug the System application Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Apr 2024 Apr 2024
Remove friction when working with external app dependencies Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Jun 2024 Jun 2024
Use the OData V4 IN operator in web service queries Users by admins, makers, or analysts Apr 2024 Apr 2024
Define extension objects in same app as their base object Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically Apr 2024 Apr 2024

Governance and administration

We're adding new tools and improving existing tools for administrators to manage environments, apps, and data migrations.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Use linked environment in Dataverse integration Users by admins, makers, or analysts - Apr 2024
Copy companies with Dataverse integration safely Users, automatically Mar 4, 2024 Apr 2024
Audit Business Central operations in Microsoft Purview Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - May 2024
View and filter users with additional user details Users, automatically Mar 4, 2024 Apr 2024
Encrypt data at-rest with customer-managed encryption key Users by admins, makers, or analysts - Aug 2024
Allow customers to consent to Microsoft Support accessing their data Users by admins, makers, or analysts - May 2024
Link Business Central environments to Power Platform environments Users by admins, makers, or analysts - May 2024
Control partner access per environment Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically - May 2024

Legislation

This Business Central release wave delivers a set of legislative capabilities that can act as a foundation for more specific requirements in local versions.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
See VAT date in posting previews Users, automatically - Apr 2024
Automate country of origin listed for item tracking code in Intrastat reporting Users, automatically May 2024 Jun 2024
Achieve sustainable compliance with Business Central Users, automatically Mar 1, 2024 Apr 2024

Reporting and data analysis

Access to the right reports and data analysis capabilities is essential for companies wanting to be in control of the business and identify new growth opportunities.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Discover report and data analysis content easily Users by admins, makers, or analysts Jun 2024 Jun 2024

User experiences

Great user experiences help users enter, update, and fix mistakes in their data in an intuitive way.

Feature Enabled for Public preview General availability
Use drag and drop to attach multiple files Users, automatically Apr 2024 May 2024
Go to pages that contain a field that's causing a platform error Users, automatically Mar 4, 2024 Apr 2024
Access worksheet pages from mobile phones Users, automatically Apr 2024 Apr 2024
Share error details to get help from another user Users, automatically Mar 4, 2024 Apr 2024
  • You are able to opt into some features as part of early access on February 5, 2024, including all mandatory changes that affect users. To learn more, go to Early access FAQ.

Description of Enabled for column values:

  • Users, automatically: These features include changes to the user experience and are enabled automatically.

  • Admins, makers, marketers, or analysts, automatically: These features are meant to be used by administrators, makers, marketers, or business analysts and are enabled automatically.

  • Users by admins, makers, or analysts: These features must be enabled or configured by the administrators, makers, or business analysts to be available for their users.

For a list of the countries or regions where Dynamics 365 business applications are available, go to the International availability guide. For more information about geographic areas and datacenters (regions), go to the Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform availability page.