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Business Central 24 preview

In April 2024, Microsoft will start rolling out the Dynamics 365 2024 release wave 1 upgrade wave, where Business Central 24 will also be released. Microsoft has already given us a glimpse of what new features and capabilities are planned for Business Central 24.

New features in Business Central 2024 release wave 1

Already at the last Directions EMEA 2023 conference held in November in Lyon, Microsoft unveiled some of the new features and improvements planned for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2024 upgrade wave 1, which will be released in April 2024.

Business Central 24 investment areas

Microsoft has divided the new functionality in Business Central 24 into the following four focus areas:

Functionality in the four core areas will include:

Core functionality

As always when a new version of Dynamics 365 Business Central is launched, Microsoft introduces a number of new features and improvements to the core functionality.


  • G/L
  • A/R & A/P
  • Regulatory


  • More 'out-of-the-box' reports
  • Improved Report Explorer
  • Developers can create analytics views
  • Analysis model 'Peek'
  • Sustainability reports

Supply chain

  • Introduction of Field Service

AI and collaboration

The development of AI is going fast at the moment, and Microsoft is also expanding their AI-driven copilot capacity in Dynamics 365 Business Central 24.

Generative AI

  • Bank reconciliation helps GA
  • Chat with Dynamics 365 Copilot
  • Developer tools for Copilot
  • More features on the way...

Microsoft 365-integration

  • Improved visibility and usability

Easy and quick implementation

By improving the user experience in Business Central 24, the onboarding experience for users is improved so that they are up and running with the application faster.

Geographic expansion

  • Inclusion of more countries

User experience

  • Add a field
  • Drag and drop multiple files

Power Platform

In order to get the most out of Business Central and open up completely new business scenarios, with Dynamics 365 Business Central 2024 release wave 1, Microsoft is adding further improvements to the integration to Business Central.

  • Power BI dashboards for core ERP
  • Intelligent Power Automate workflows and approvals
  • More data and business events are exposed

World class service

In 2024, Microsoft will continue their focus on improving application performance, stability, resource management, security and compliance.

Basic service

  • Performance optimization
  • Improved scalability
  • Reliability service
  • High degree of availability

Effective development

  • Drag and drop API for AL
  • No friction in testing app dependencies


  • More granular access to management environments
  • Advanced data protection: CMK and Lockbox
  • Audit in Microsoft 365

When Christmas is over and we've entered the new year and closer to the release of Dynamics 365 2024 Release Wave 1, more information will be coming about what each of the above feature areas includes.

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