Software Lifecycle Policy and Dynamics 365 Business Central On-Premises Updates
This article outlines the lifecycle and support policies for Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises updates. For more information, see Microsoft Lifecycle Policy for Business Central on-premises.
Modern Lifecycle Policy
Dynamics 365 Business Central (on-premises) 2019 release wave 2 and later updates are covered by the Modern Lifecycle Policy. The Modern Lifecycle Policy offers support and servicing, including bug fixes, new features, and latest tax updates.
The customer is in full control of its on-premises deployments and must follow this policy. The customer is in control of installing updates in its on-premises environments. Microsoft will support the Dynamics 365 Business Central (on-premises) software as indicated on the Microsoft Lifecycle Policy for Business Central on-premises page, but only if the customer keeps the deployed software current according to this policy. By keeping current, you're getting all the latest feature and bug fixes.
The following image illustrates the update schedule for Dynamics 365 Business Central.
Fixed Lifecycle Policy
Dynamics 365 Business Central (on-premises) October'18 and April '19 Update software is covered by the Fixed Lifecycle Policy.
Licensed customers must stay current with updates to the Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises software in accordance with the following servicing and system requirements. This policy requires the customer to maintain an Enhancement Plan and deploy updates as noted later in this article.
|Release||Version||Build number||Availability||Mainstream support ends|
|Dynamics 365 Business Central (on-premises)||October'18 Update (version 13.x)||24630||November 1, 2018||**|
|Dynamics 365 Business Central (on-premises)||April '19 Update (version 14.x)||29537||April 1, 2019||October 10, 2023|
** In order to obtain mainstream support after April 14, 2020, customers must update to the April 2019 release or a later update for the April 2019 version
Once a product version under fixed lifecycle is out of mainstream support, access to extended support requires Unified support status. Learn more about extended support here, and learn more about Unified support here.
Microsoft Lifecycle Policy for Business Central on-premises
Configuring Technical Support
Development and Administration Help for Dynamics 365 Business Central
Upgrading to Dynamics 365 Business Central
Deployment of Dynamics 365 Business Central
Service Overview for Business Central Online