Dynamics 365 Business Central – new version October 2019
At the beginning of the October Microsoft launched a new version of ERP system Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, version called ”Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 Release Wave 2”.
The new version, is a technological milestone for Dynamics 365 Business Central history (known in the past as Dynamics NAV or Navision), because there is no more Windows client – Web client only, and modifications to the system can be made exclusively by using extensions. The old development environment, C/SIDE, is now gone and all standard objects were replaced by an extension, named ”Base Application”. Now the only development environment is Visual Studio Code.
If the modifications will be possible through extensions only, then upgrades will be much easier to be implemented, which for cloud is already a necessity. Anyway, although the new version is available also as on-premises, the cloud orientation is more evident than ever.
In this new version, as in the one before, the emphasis is on improving user interface, especially now that the windows client is gone; the web client must provide all the functionalities of the old client. Moreover, new ways to interact with the applications are now available. For example, a new page called ”Role Explorer” (see picture bellow) provides a comprehensive overview of all the functionalities available into the system, making navigation across modules much easier.
With this new version of Dynamics 365 Business Central we can say that in the history of Dynamics NAV/Navision a period is closed and a new one emerges, one were the existing functionalities combined with cloud technologies and applications will create and integrated environment, who will sustain much better companies’ business processes.