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[Podcast] Business Central 2020 Release Wave 1 New Features Overview

Updated: Aug 16, 2021



A Shot of Business Central and A Beer podcast


Intro

On Today’s podcast we’re talking about all of the new features set to be released in Business Central’s Spring Release Wave 1 update, Attachments and Links within Business Central, and we’re giving you 5 steps to take before purchasing an app.


Segment Start Times

  • Intro & Beer: 0min 25sec

  • Shot of Business Central - Updates: 5min 14sec

  • Double Shot of Business Central - Release Wave 1 Features Overview: 11min 30sec

  • BC Feature Spotlight - Attachments and Links in Business Central: 52min 20sec

  • BC Feature App - 5 Steps To Take Before Puchasing: 59min 00sec




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A Shot of Business Central and A Beer Show Notes

Segment 1 – Beer Review

Beer - Iron Maiden Trooper

Given to us by last month’s podcast guest, Jim Gio from Triangle Package Machinery. So thank you very much Jim we appreciate it!

Brewed by Robinson Brewery: https://robinsonsbrewery.com/

  • Based in the heart of Stockport for almost two centuries, and owning 300 tenanted and managed pubs, inns and hotels across the North West, ‘Robinsons’ is one of oldest and most respected names in British brewing history.

Iron Maiden Trooper was launched in 2013: https://www.ironmaidenbeer.com/

Award-winning Premium British Beer brewed with legendary band Iron Maiden

Our Ratings: Ken = 80 and Michael = 70


Iron Maiden Trooper Beer



Segment 2 - A Shot of Business Central

Business Central's Cloud Rollup Updates



Base product:

  • Platform updates: 18

  • Application updates: 42

  • Total Base updates: 60

Localized version updates:

  • North America: 7

  • All other countries: 38

  • Total Localized updates: 45 (APAC, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Switzerland, Czech, DACH (Ger., Austria, Switz.), Spain, France, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, UK)

Total updates: 105



Segment 3 – A Double Shot of Business Central


APPLICATION ENHANCEMENTS


Auto-insert recurring sales and purchase lines



Enhanced customer and vendor document layout

Relevant for: anyone using multiple formats for a single type of document.




Manage direct-debit collections in Service Management

Relevant for: anyone using Service Management and Direct Debit payment methods for customer invoices.




Notify requester about all changes for an approval request

Relevant for: anyone using Approval Requests on documents within Business Central



Receive more items than ordered

Relevant for: anyone who creates Purchase Orders and receives inventory against them where they may need to receive more than what was ordered. (weights, one-off production runs)



Revert Qty. to Invoice when canceling order

Relevant for: anyone who needs to cancel Posted Invoices.



Bank reconciliation improvements

Relevant for: Anyone using the Business Central Bank Reconciliation functionality



Multiple Languages

Relevant for: anyone who may need Business Central to operate in additional languages besides the standard language (English for US/NA customers)



COUNTRY AND REGIONAL AVAILABILITY

Relevant for: future deployments in specific countries outside of the US/NA




PARTNER ACCELERATION


API for continuous delivery of the AppSource apps via Azure DevOps services.

Relevant for: partners developing Apps for Business Central



MIGRATIONS TO BUSINESS CENTRAL ONLINE

Relevant for: existing Microsoft Dynamics customers migrating from NAV or GP


Migrate data from Business Central 14.x on-premises to Business Central 15.x online


Enhanced Dynamics GP Chart of Accounts migration


Migrate all or only active customer master records from Dynamics GP


Migrate all or only active vendor master records from Dynamics GP


Enhanced Dynamics GP inventory data migration


MODERN CLIENTS


Disable export of data to Excel

Relevant for: all Business Central users


Enable non-interactive printing with advanced printer selection

Relevant for: all Business Central users


Enhanced mobile accessibility related to device orientation

Relevant for: All Business Central Phone/Tablet App users


Import profiles and UI customizations

Relevant for: all BC users - with custom/tailored Role Centers and related Pages


Improved load time for pages


Improvements to data entry

Relevant for: all BC users


Improvements to filters and views on lists

Relevant for: all BC users


Improvements to pages composed of multiple parts

Relevant for: all BC users


Navigate trees more easily

Relevant for: all BC users


Unhide parts on a page

Relevant for: all BC users


Collapse and expand document lines

Relevant for: all BC users



MODERN DEVELOPER TOOLS


Relevant for: Business Central developers


Application version for aliasing base application

Relevant for: Business Central developers


Camera/location AL API available in the browser

Relevant for: Business Central developers


Look up events and insert event subscriber in code

Relevant for: Business Central developers


Multiple variable declarations of the same type in the same line

Relevant for: Business Central developers


Obsolete tag and URL properties

Relevant for: Business Central developers


Ability to refactor a field from a table to a table extension

Relevant for: BC developers for On Premise customers with customizations to standard tables.


ONBOARDING

Relevant for: new Business Central deployments


POWER PLATFORM


Business Central integration with Common Data Service



SERVICE FUNDAMENTALS


Resource limits for reports and web service calls

Relevant for: all Business Central users


Telemetry in Application Insights for partners

Relevant for: all Partners, on behalf of all customers


Read scale-out

Relevant for: all Business Central users



Segment 4 - Attachment and Links in Business Central



Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central attachments vs links

Attachments

You can attach any type of file, containing text, image, or video, to a card or document. This is useful, for example, when you want to store a vendor’s invoice as a PDF file on the related purchase invoice in Business Central.


Links


You can add a link from a card or document to any URL or path. This is useful, for example, when you want to link an item card with the supplier’s item catalog.

In the App: Cannot past link into Link Address Field! Works in the web browser.



Segment 5 – 5 Steps To Take Before Purchasing and App

1. Talk with your Microsoft Partner. Tell them what pain you are experiencing that is causing you to investigate apps. You may not even need an app. Business Central might have the functionality that you are wanting, but if not, your partner can make recommendations on Apps. Microsoft Partners, and especially Gold Microsoft ERP Partners, have worked with numerous amounts of ISVs for all types of applications


2. Go to Microsoft AppSource and explore the different apps. Most reputable ISVs that have designed apps will be listed on AppSource.


3. View Documents, pictures, and videos in AppSource about the app.


4. Google the app and see if there are more videos, a website, and what others are saying about the app.


5. Research the ISV

  • How long have they been in business?

  • What does your partner know about them?

  • Google the organization and see what others are saying.

  • Check out their website. Does it appear to be modern and up to date?

  • Do they have other apps? If so, see what others have said about them.



Closing Statement

Thanks everyone for listening, you can find the show notes and links on our website www.solsyst.com.


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On next month’s episode we’ll give some first-hand accounts of how well some of the new features work within Business Central so be sure to listen. See ya then!




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