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D365 Business Central 2020 Wave 1 Release: What to Expect

Updated: Oct 15, 2021

In order to help its users get the best experience possible, Microsoft Dynamics 365 releases two major updates each year in April and October, known as release wave 1 and 2.

These releases add many functional and technical capabilities to make the solution work as best as possible and increase its user’s productivity. The 2020 wave 1 release for Dynamics 365 Business Central will be available beginning in April.

According to Microsoft, “For 2020 release wave 1, Business Central investments center on service fundamentals to meet the demands of a rapidly growing customer base, enhanced user productivity, geographic expansion and top customer-requested features.”

Here are some of the updates coming to D365 Business Central in the 2020 release wave 1:


Auto Insert Recurring Sales & Purchase Lines: Handle recurring sales & purchase by using automatic insert of predefined recurring sales & purchase lines.

Enhanced Document Layout: Save time while sending documents to different customer or vendor contacts by setting up specific contacts to use with specific documents.

Bank Reconciliation Improvements: Page will provide a better overview and understanding of bank statement lines and related bank account ledger entries. Reconcile your bank account statements with your internal bank accounts and customer or payment ledgers helping you identify missing payments or unusual transactions that might be caused by errors.

Approval Requests: Set up approval workflows to notify the approval requester about every change of an approval request until final approval.

Improved Onboarding Experience: An improved onboarding experience will help users get acquainted with Business Central faster.

Supported Countries & Languages: Business Central will be available in the following countries with language support in Colombia, Croatia, Czechia, Hungary, Latvia, Slovenia & Peru.


Disable Export of Data to Excel: Administrators can specify which users can export data to Excel, providing organisations stricter control over data.

Enhanced Mobile Accessibility: Enhancements to layout and responsiveness with different screen orientations and sizes.

Import Profiles and UI Customizations: Import & export profiles (organizational roles) and their corresponding User Interface customizations.

Improved Page Load Times: Business Central has been improved to help speed up navigation across the solution.

Improvements to Data Entry: For times when data entry cannot be automated through means like OCR and AI, various enhancements have been made to make typing in fields more predictable & faster and navigating fields in a list more intuitive and efficient.

Filters & Views on Lists: Remove the need to recreate commonly used filters by permanently saving filters as views & various other improvements.

Page Improvements: Users can show a hidden part on any page, improvements to the layout of pages composed of multiple parts and collapse & expand document lines.


An improved Common Data Service (CDS) onboarding experience helps users connect and have a shared, consistent view of data across the Dynamics 365 Suite and Microsoft Power Platform.

The above items are just a small selection of the features you can expect to see in the next release. To find out what else you can expect from the new release, or if you’re interested in learning more about Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, feel free to contact us and one of our consultants will be happy to help.


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