Business Central October Release – What’s New Part I

Business Central October Release – What’s New Part I

Welcome to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central On-premise – October Release!

After extracting the BC W1 DVD…

SETUP: Dynamics NAV 2018 style…

NEW NAMES: it’s Time for new names guys ..

  • New Modern Development Environment -> “AL Development Environment”  …and yes.. C/SIDE is still Alive!
  • Windows Client (ex RTC) -> “Microsoft Dynamics NAV client – connected to Dynamics 365 Business Central”

WINDOWS CLIENT AGAIN! …and yes.. we will have the “Windows Client” again …UNTIL 2020!

but… the new “Web Client” is great!




#1 – Updated Keyboard Shortcuts & UI Work Product

New Shortcuts, improved UI for better experience


#2 – Refreshed desktop experience

With a fresh new look, Business Central is now easier to use. The refreshed desktop experience focuses on improved layout of data, taking advantage of screen space, better data visibility and readability, and easier navigation through the entire application. Details pages (such as the customer card) also get a new look and feel, completing the visual refresh of all the application areas with further refinements across the application.


#3 – New Optimized Search Menù Engine: “Tell me what you want to do” grouped by categories


#4 – Filtering lists

Anchored to the side of your lists, the new filter pane has a familiar design that is easy to learn and efficient to work with. Switch between predefined filtered views of your list, adjust a view by adding your own filters, or simply start from scratch.

“F3”  to activate Filter Box

The filter pane allows you to:

  • Get an overview of the currently applied filters, no matter if they were set by you, by a filtered view, or by the application itself.
  • Add as many filtered columns as you like by typing to quickly pick from any field on the source table.
  • Get assistance with specifying filter values using lookups or the field’s data type.
  • Create complex filters using operators, ranges, formulas and the new filter tokens such as %MyCustomers.
  • Revert your filter changes back to the unfiltered view or predefined view of the list.

Business Central remembers the filters you applied throughout the session as you navigate back and forth across pages. The ability to permanently save your changes as a filtered view will be available at a later date.

The filter pane is available on all pages where the list represents the primary content, such as worksheets. Lists embedded as list parts continue to use simple filtering and will adopt the filter pane at a later date.


#5 – Filtering totals

One of the most popular features of Dynamics NAV now makes its way to Business Central. Lists often display aggregated or computed values through FlowFields, such as currency amount totals. With this release, Business Central gives you a whole new level of control through which you can apply filters to one or more dimensions that influence computed values. Use this in combination with filters, sort, and search to explore and analyze your data.

“F3”  to activate Filter Box and Filter Totals

Copy and paste rows

This enables you to:

  • Copy one or more rows in a list and paste them to the same (or similar) list.
  • Copy one or more rows and paste them into Microsoft Excel, including the column captions. Not using Excel? Most applications such as Microsoft Outlook allow pasting tabular content where the column captions will be displayed.
  • Copy one or more rows from Excel and paste them into Business Central.


#6 – Permission sets are editable

Customers often have their own definitions of what people should be able to do in Business Central, and those definitions do not always align with our predefined permission sets. To address that, we’ve made permission sets editable so that you can add, delete, and modify them.

End users can customize the permission sets and give them a structure that meets the specific needs of their business.

From the list of permission sets, you can easily add new and copy an existing permission set. If you copy an existing permission set, you can choose to be notified if the original permission set changes.

Additionally, you can now import files with permission sets definitions, such as files provided by a partner or copied from another company, or use RapidStart to add permission sets.


WHAT’S NEW LINK – October Release

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