What’s Coming in Business Central 2024 Wave 1

What’s Coming in Business Central 2024 Wave 1

The latest 2024 release wave 1 of Dynamics 365 Business Central is set to introduce a suite of enhancements aimed at small and mid-sized organizations, further streamlining their business operations. As a cornerstone of modern business management, Business Central integrates various facets of business operations from finance and supply chain management to project services and sustainability reporting, offering a comprehensive solution that is both scalable and customizable to meet the unique needs of diverse industries.

Enhanced Copilot Capabilities: A Leap in Business Process Optimization

A significant highlight of this release is the expansion of Copilot capabilities, mirroring the productivity gains seen with GitHub Copilot in the developer community. This advancement is not just a step but a leap forward in optimizing business processes and task completion, making the everyday operations of professionals smoother and more efficient. The enriched application metadata now available offers a richer Copilot experience, suggesting a future where AI is an integral part of business decision-making and operations.

Compliance and Usability at the Forefront

Staying compliant while focusing on core business functions is a challenge for many organizations. The 2024 wave 1 release addresses this by automating regulatory tasks, thereby ensuring compliance with various government regulations without compromising on operational efficiency. Moreover, the introduction of selection-aware, context-based actions signifies a significant improvement in usability, allowing for a more intuitive interaction with the application.


Noteworthy Updates and Investments

Integration with Microsoft Power Platform

The integration with Microsoft Power Platform has been made more seamless, providing organizations the tools to adapt faster by automating workflows with ease. The addition of new templates supports a broader range of scenarios, enabling more efficient process automation right out of the box.

Application Enhancements

The application segment sees improvements in project and service management capabilities, alongside a more refined consolidation experience in finance. This is in line with Business Central’s commitment to responding to customer requests and market trends, such as the expanded use of the platform for multicompany and cross-border operations.

Governance, Administration, and Legislation

The release introduces additional self-service features for administrators, enhancing their ability to manage access and audit admin operations effectively. On the legislative front, new capabilities like accessing VAT dates for transaction previews and the introduction of a sustainability journal cater to the growing need for sustainability reporting and compliance with local regulations.

Enhanced Reporting and Data Analysis

With new capabilities added to Analysis mode and the ready integration of Power BI and Excel Layouts, the reporting and data analysis functions are set to become more robust, offering deeper insights and a more integrated experience.

Service and Platform Stability

Continued investments in the service and platform fundamentals underscore Microsoft’s commitment to delivering a solution characterized by high availability, performance, security, and compliance.


The Dynamics 365 Business Central 2024 release wave 1 is poised to significantly enhance the way small and mid-sized businesses operate. By integrating advanced AI capabilities with essential business functions, it promises not only to streamline operations but also to provide the agility needed to adapt to changing business environments and regulatory landscapes. With its expanded global availability and continued investment in developer productivity, governance, and data analysis, Business Central is shaping up to be an even more indispensable tool for businesses looking to thrive in the modern digital economy.

To explore how this latest release can benefit your business, don’t hesitate to connect with us at 866-956-1636 or contact our sales team. For an in-depth exploration of the full spectrum of features and functionalities set to debut in this release wave, review the official Dynamics 365 Business Central release plan.






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