ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 280

ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 280

The Business Central / Dynamics NAV community, including the ArcherPoint technical staff, is made up of developers, project managers, and consultants who are constantly communicating, with the common goal of  sharing helpful information with one another to help customers be more successful.

As they run into issues and questions, find the answers, and make new discoveries, they post them on blogs, forums, social media…so everyone can benefit. We in Marketing watch these interactions and never cease to be amazed by the creativity, dedication, and brainpower we’re so fortunate to have in this community—so we thought, wouldn’t it be great to share this great information with everyone who might not have the time to check out the multitude of resources out there? So, the ArcherPoint Microsoft Dynamics NAV Developer Digest was born. Each week, we present a collection of thoughts and findings from NAV experts and devotees around the world. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

New and Planned Features for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Saurav shares highlights for the upcoming enhancements to Business Central:

Modern Developer Tools

MSDYN365BC 2020 Wave 1 – Modern Developer Tools include: 

  • AL interfaces
  • Application version for aliasing base application
  • Camera/location AL API available in the browser
  • Look up events and insert event subscriber in code
  • Multiple variable declarations of the same type in the same line
  • Obsolete tag and URL properties
  • Ability to refactor a field from a table to a table extension

Matt T comments: “I would argue interfaces and refactoring fields are the two big things here. Instead of being 25 years behind the times, we’re only 15 years behind now.”

Migrations to Business Central

MSDYN365BC 2020 Wave 1 – Migrations to Business Central online enhancements: 

  • 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 Client Enhancements

MSDYN365BC 2020 Wave 1 – Modern Client enhancements:

  • Disable export of data to Excel
  • Enable non-interactive printing with advanced printer selection
  • Enhanced mobile accessibility related to device orientation
  • Import profiles and UI customizations
  • Improved load time for pages
  • Improvements to data entry
  • Improvements to filters and views on lists
  • Improvements to pages composed of multiple parts
  • Navigate trees more easily
  • Unhide parts on a page
  • Collapse and expand document lines

Partner Acceleration

The Partner acceleration enhancement:

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

Onboarding Enhancement

  • Improved onboarding experience 

Power Platform Enhancement  

  • Business Central integration with Common Data Service

Service Fundamentals Enhancements

  • Resource limits for reports and web service calls
  • Telemetry in Application Insights for partners
  • Read scale-out

Country and Regional Availability

  • Expanded country and regional availability 

Application Enhancements 

MSDYN365BC 2020 Wave 1 – Application enhancements include:

  • Auto-insert recurring sales and purchase lines
  • Enhanced customer and vendor document layout
  • Manage direct-debit collections in Service Management
  • Notify requester about all changes for an approval request 
  • Receive more items than ordered
  • Revert Qty. to Invoice when cancelling order
  • Bank reconciliation improvements
  • Multiple languages

Figure 1 – The MSDYN365 BC 2020 Wave 1 Plan


Read the details of the Dynamics 365: 2020 release Wave 1 plan and check out the documentation for What’s New and Planned for Dynamics 365 Business Central.


If you are interested in Dynamics NAV and Business Central development, be sure to see our collection of NAV/BC Development Blogs.

Read the “How To” blogs from ArcherPoint for practical advice on using Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central.

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