Business Central Release Waves
Keep up to date with the latest features of the platform
What is a Business Central Release Wave?
Each year, Microsoft releases two major updates for their Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Product. These are typically released in April and October.
Why are they called Release Waves? Well, similar to waves in an ocean. Big waves are typically separated by smaller waves in between. In Business Central, these small waves are delayed feature releases and Cumulative Updates.
Occasionally, a Release Wave may contain a change that requires users to take proactive action. We will review the change and notify our impacted clients.
What is the Most Recent Business Central Release Wave?
In October 2023, Microsoft released Business Central 2023 Release Wave 2. We cover the important changes your business needs to know and highlight the new features most relevant to the end users.
What is the Difference Between Business Central Releases Waves and Cumulative Updates?
Most months, Microsoft will release a batch of cumulative updates for Business Central. These updates are for hotfixes and regulatory feature updates and don’t tend to add any major functionality to the system. Releases Waves, on the other hand, will have those exciting new features
Innovia has a page dedicated to tracking the latest cumulative updates.
Where Can I Learn More about the Latest Business Central Release Wave?
Look no further than your friends at Innovia. We have assembled a team of Business Central experts to thoroughly examine the Microsoft Release notes and summarize them in a convenient format so you don’t have to! With each Business Central Wave Release, our team will appear on an episode of our podcast, the Innovia Conversation to review their first thoughts of the new release and the 1-2 features each team member is most excited for. Then not long after we will hold a webinar to share a deep dive review of most of the features being released with the latest update.
Meet the Business Central Release Wave Review Team
Jim is our Operations functionality expert on the Release Wave team and is part of the Customer Success Team. Before joining Innovia, Jim spent 10 years at Lanham Associates, where he served as the Chief Product Evangelist and Partner Channel Manager. Jim has been engaged either selling or implementing business systems since 1995. Starting first as an Operations Manager in consumer products companies, Jim joined a small technology firm delivering solutions based on what were then known as Solomon and Great Plains. Eventually, he learned and became a strong advocate for NAV and Business Central.
Holly is our financial feature expert on the Release Wave Team and is a Customer Success Manager at Innovia. She has worked in the Accounting/IT world for 40 years and believes that every touchpoint and connection is an opportunity for a relationship, and by nurturing relationships and genuinely caring for people we encounter, we not only serve them but ourselves as well. We all become richer from the encounter. Holly’s additional experience extends to the end-user side of Business Central and serving as our original support lead.
Jeff is our technical resource on the Business Central Release Wave team and is our Senior Technical Presales and Licensing Specialist at Innovia Consulting. He has worked with clients large and small to help them make the most of their Microsoft licensing solutions. Jeff is a technology enthusiast, which has led him to be an early adopter of both hardware and software solutions. Jeff is also co-host of the Innovia Conversation. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science.