Business Central 17 / Release Wave 2
July 22, 2020
Migration to Business Central online
An important and high priority area for both Microsoft's business partners and end users of Business Central is the migration from the on-premise version of Business Central to Business Central Online. Therefore, Microsoft continuously optimizes the work processes and divergent scenarios that arise when data needs to be migrated from Dynamics GP, Dynamics SL and Business Central on-premises to Business Central online.
Migration from Business Central 15 on-premises to Business Central 16 online
For customers running Business Central 15 but wanting to upgrade to Business Central 16, Microsoft offers support for data migration. Microsoft implements the necessary upgrade logic from version 15 to 16. Therefore, as a customer, you do not have to upgrade your Business Central 15 on-premise to 16 in order to migrate.
Migration from Business Central 14 on-premises to Business Central 16 online
Microsoft provides support to Business Central 14 on-premise customers, thus supporting the migration of their data to Business Central 16 online. Microsoft then implements the code upgrading functionality from version 14 to 16, which means that customers do not have to upgrade their Business Centarl 14 on-premise to version 16 in order to migrate to the latest version of Business Central online.
Migration from Dynamics GP to Business Central online
Improvements launched in the upcoming Release Wave 2 upgrade mean, among other things, that after a migration from Dynamics GP to Business Central, customers can still view checkbooks, open purchase orders and fixed assets. This migration enhancement reduces the amount of time-consuming manual setup required after a migration.
July 7, 2020
Plans for 2020 Release Wave 2
On July 8, 2020, Microsoft announces the release plans for 2020 Release Wave 2 and with it a list of new features and upgraded functionality that will be launched during the upgrade wave for the applications in Dynamics 365, including the new version of Business Central, which will be called Business Cewntral 17.
The release plans give partners and customers a good opportunity to gain insight into the new and upgraded features, so everyone is ready for the update that will be rolled out in the period October 2020 to March 2021.
As early as August, Microsoft provides early access to the many new features and capabilities, giving partners and customers the opportunity to test and validate them before they are automatically rolled out in October.