Business Central October ’18 release

Twice a year, Microsoft will publish a major update for the Business Central. The latest one comes from October 2018. Thanks to the update, work with BC is more stable, and the system offers several new functionalities. Which functionalities have been improved? We invite you to read our article.

Improve stability in the Dynamics 365 application area
• Business Central partners receive a portal that facilitates interaction with clients and manages the lifecycle of their applications.
• In the Dynamics 365 application service, many improvements have been made to improve performance and stability.
• New applications using artificial intelligence are available (in the area of ​​sales, planning and forecasting).

Business Central available in the cloud and locally
Currently, Business Central is available both in the cloud and locally (on-premises). The on-premises version is not much different from the solution known from Dynamics NAV. This is an option that allows many clients to switch from older versions (such as Dynamics SL, Dynamics GP, and other versions of NAV) to the new version (Business Central).
Microsoft defines such a situation as a “convergence point” aiming at ensuring that all customers with solutions known under the Dynamics brand (regardless of the version) become potential clients of the new solution (Business Central).

Users receive greater efficiency thanks to the new functionalities
The new update allows you to increase efficiency in everyday work thanks to several new functionalities. New products offered by Business Central include:
• filtering lists,
• copying and pasting rows,
• new keyboard shortcuts.

Improved programming tools (Visual Studio Code AL)
The update includes new and improved programming tools such as: sandbox environment with production data, improved breakpoint support, support for .NET Intertop for on-premises deployments, improvements in extension support, ability to track events in a specific scenario, and many other.

New local versions
Microsoft provided local versions for: Iceland, Norway and Mexico.

Improvements in the field of integration with other solutions.
Among others: Microsoft Outlook, Teams, SharePoint, Stream, Azure, LinkedIn, Bing and Office 365.

Full description of the Business Central October ’18 Release is available here