It’s here! Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2023 release wave 2 (Version 23) was just released and is now generally available. Read below for an overview of what’s new.
Copilot investment & more
This release takes Microsoft’s investment in Copilot to the next level. Microsoft provides more capabilities for people to optimize their processes and complete tasks faster with the guidance of Copilot. Developers are already enjoying Copilot in Visual Studio Code and the AL experience, and there’s more to come in that area.
Microsoft improved the ability to consolidate financial data and engage in intercompany partnerships for multiple companies in multiple Business Central environments.
Microsoft reduced the time it takes to onboard new customers. It’s easier to understand why certain errors occur, and the messages suggest ways to resolve the issue and continue working. Enhancements help organizations focus on their primary business while complying with various government regulations by automating regulatory tasks. Usability is always a focus, and this release boosts efficiency when working with lines on documents by introducing key tips for faster keyboard access. Microsoft also introduced a capability that lets you peek at editable fields for quicker insight into data without having to drill down.
Microsoft invests in productivity by enabling consultants and developers to launch the Visual Studio Code editor, or a debugger linked to the source code in the GitHub repository, directly from the Business Central web client.
Additional updates in 2023 release wave 2 include:
Adapt faster with Microsoft Power Platform
It’s easier to set up workflows in Business Central. Microsoft delivers templates that support more scenarios out of the box so that you can automate more processes to be more productive. Additionally, you can consume business events with the Business Central Power Automate connector.
The intercompany and consolidation features now work across environments, which allows broader use of the multicompany capabilities. The supply chain capabilities in Business Central are improved with several optimizations and enhancements that let you run your inventory and warehouse processes more efficiently. For example, Microsoft improved the picking process, fulfillment suggestions, SKU management, and added granular warehouse configuration for manufacturing and jobs.
Country and regional
Microsoft expanded the global availability of the service. Business Central is now available in more than 130 countries and regions.
Business Central has moved entirely to Visual Studio Code, where Microsoft continues to invest in areas that enhance productivity for developers. Microsoft modernizes processes for testing dependent extensions by making sure that AL GO can handle these tests for customers, VARs, and ISVs who manage dependencies. All required tests run on the latest released versions of ISV apps without manual intervention.
Governance and administration
Business Central delivers additional self-service features to help administrators manage more granular administrative rights.
This release offers new audit formats for digital reporting, such as SAF-T in Denmark and FAC for France, and better support for e-invoicing and local legislation.
Tooltips on fields provide better Learn More links to content that explains values that are too complex to cover in a short text.
Productive with Microsoft 365
Microsoft improves the efficiency of collaborative business processes in Microsoft Teams by investing in the capability to unfurl a card without installing the Business Central Teams app.
Reporting and data analysis
Microsoft is adding more capabilities to Analysis mode, enriching reports, and an overview that lets you explore all reports in Business Central.
Service and platform
Microsoft continues to invest in the fundamentals of service, focusing on performance, stability, resource governance, security, and compliance.
You can check out the full release plan here.
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