Last month (July 2023) Microsoft released their plans for updates to all Dynamics 365 applications, including Business Central, coming from October 2023 as part of the 2023 release Wave 2 update. In our recent blog we took a look at the new or updated application features coming to Business Central later this year. In this one, we look at updates coming including: integration with the Power Platform, improved AI capabilities, improved user experience, productivity, reporting and analysis, as well as governance.

We will be holding a webinar in October highlighting the features we think will be the most useful to our customers.

Adapt faster with the Power Platform

In this update, Microsoft are bringing embedded Power Apps to Business Central to tap into the main Power app connectors. Specific new features include:

Copilot and AI innovation

The 2023 Wave 2 update expands on Microsoft’s first Copilot capabilities introduced earlier this year. These include:

Improved user experiences

The 2023 release Wave 2 also brings improvements to how Business Central users will be able to enter, update and fix mistakes in their data.

Specific improvements include:

Productive with Microsoft 365

In this Wave, Microsoft focuses on enhancements to the Excel add–in. These include:

  • Dimensions being included on more pages when using the Edit in Excel feature.
  • Increased accuracy of filters when they’re transferred from Business Central to Excel.
  • Improved reliability and performance of data refresh and publish through the latest OData V4 technology.
  • The add–in now supports on–premises deployments that have a dedicated server instance specifically for OData feeds.

Reporting and data analysis

Building on the reporting improvements in Wave 1, this Wave 2 update brings an improved reporting and dashboard system that makes it easier to find and run the reports that a user needs.


Microsoft is adding new tools and improving existing tools for administrators to manage environments, apps and data migrations. These include:

  • Assign more granular administration rights – A new Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) role, the Dynamics 365 Business Central Administrator, gives customers more granular control over their delegated administrators’ access rights.
  • Improved data release processes – During 2023 release Wave 2, Microsoft is improving their update release processes. Customers who don’t manually schedule their environment updates can expect updates to start quickly after the start of the environment update window.

In this blog we have concentrated on those updates that will directly improve the user experience of Business Central. In addition, there are improvements to Development, Legislation, Onboarding and Service and Platform.

TVision is here to help

If you want to know more about Microsoft Business Central and how TVision could help you, please feel free to contact us to arrange a demo to see how it could be the perfect ERP to help you overcome your business challenges.

If you are already a TVision customer and want to know how and when these Business Central 2023 Wave 2 updates will affect your business, contact us.