What's New in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2024 Release Wave 1?

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The Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2024 Release Wave 1 Plan is now available! Here's a brief overview of what's in store, but for more information, be sure to check out the full details. This plan outlines the latest features that will be released from April 2024 to September 2024.

What is Business Central?

Business Central is a versatile business management software that caters to small and mid-sized organizations. It automates and simplifies business processes, making them more efficient and effective. With its wide range of features, Business Central helps companies manage their finances, supply chain, manufacturing, shipping, project management, services, and much more. It is highly customizable, enabling businesses to add relevant functionality based on their region of operation and specialized industries.

What's New in Business Central for 2024?

Business Central is receiving significant upgrades with a primary focus on leveraging the power of Copilot. Business Central is now available in more than 160 countries, and the team is dedicated to utilizing Copilot-driven capabilities to improve productivity through enhanced reporting and data analysis, elevated project and financial management, and simplified workflow automation. Furthermore, Microsoft has enhanced development and governance tools and implemented improvements for managing data privacy and compliance.

Additional updates in 2024 release wave 1 include:

Adapt Faster with Power Platform

Business Central makes setting up workflows a breeze. With a growing array of templates to choose from, you can easily automate a wider range of processes, boosting productivity across the board.


In this release, Microsoft has made significant investments to enhance project and service management capabilities. For the finance area, Microsoft has improved the consolidation experience.

Country and Regional

Business Central's reach has broadened across the world. You can now access Business Central in more than 160 countries and regions.


Microsoft remains committed to investing in technologies that boost productivity for developers who utilize GitHub, Visual Studio Code, and the AppSource marketplace. Microsoft is adding new code refactoring capabilities, an easy path to functional and performance testing, and ISV and custom code with AL GO for GitHub.

Governance and Administration

Business Central delivers a set of additional self-service features to help administrators manage more granular access to environments, and audit critical admin operations using Microsoft 365 Audit Log, which provides ever-stronger options for reinforcing data privacy with customer-managed encryption keys and Azure Lockbox.


This release offers new capabilities for accessing VAT dates when you preview the results of posting transactions. In this release, you'll also find the sustainability journal, which will help you with sustainability reporting.

Reporting and Data Analysis

Analysis mode is getting an upgrade! Additionally, both Power BI and Excel Layouts are ready for use.

Service and Platform

Business Central continues to invest in the fundamentals of service, focusing on high availability, performance, stability, resource governance, security, and compliance.

Have questions about Dynamics 365 Business Central? Contact our team today!

by TrinSoft, LLC a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Partner in Kentucky

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