Would you like to know what has changed in update 18.2? Below you’ll find an overview and relevant links to what has been done on hotfixes and regulatory features in this update. In addition, we have gathered some good to know information and links, you might find interesting.
Find an overview of hotfixes in this article.
If you want to get a comprehensive overview of what’s new and planned for Business Central online for the entire 2021 release wave 1 (release from April 2021 through September 2021), find the link to the release plan here.
Upgrade to 18.2
Please note that new customers will automatically get the latest builds of Business Central (18.2). If you are an existing customer, you will receive an email notification as soon as your environment has been upgraded.
Good to know
New ways of working with Business Central data in Power BI
In the upcoming June update to Power BI Desktop we have included a new connector for Business Central allowing you to get data faster from Business Central to Power BI. Note the update to Power BI Desktop is scheduled later in June and you will get it automatically if you have installed Power BI Desktop from Microsoft Store. Read more about the new capabilities here. Please note that this change is for Business Central online only.
AboutTitle and AboutText properties
We’ve updated AL reference docs with plenty of details, including the list of page combinations where the About properties have different or no effect. Update 18.2 fully reflects these behaviors.
Support for migrating data from earlier on-premises versions of Business Central to 2021 release wave 1 (v.18)
With the Business Central cloud migration tool, customers can migrate their data from earlier on-premises versions of the product to their online Business Central environment, running on the latest version. We’ve added support for customers who are running on Business Central on-premises version 14, 15, 16, or 17 to migrate their data to version 18 of Business Central online. We’ve implemented the necessary data upgrade logic in the cloud migration tool, so customers don’t have to upgrade their older version themselves in order to migrate their data to the latest online release.
Before applying any update, you should ensure your system is prepared for it. Your Microsoft Partner is best equipped to help you determine if you are ready.
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