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What is new in Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019?

By 30. October 2019January 4th, 2021No Comments

Microsoft continuously releases new features in Dynamics 365 Business Central. From the October 2019 update, we see a number of improvements in the user experience as well as brand new features that make workflows smarter and more cost effective.

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Business Central’s new features

Since the launch of Dynamics 365 Business Central, Microsoft has further developed the features to ensure that both the user experience and the value of the system are improved. Many of the improvements introduced in the latest version are based on user and partner feedback. The customer experience is therefore paramount when new functions are implemented or optimized. We take a look at some of the most prominent news in Business Central:

Web client

Unlike previous Dynamics NAV versions, Business Central does not run as a Windows client version. Here, you access the solution from the browser and via an URL. This increases flexibility and allows access from both iOS and Android.

Design options

Designer is a tool that provides an easy and convenient way of making immediate adjustments to your design by simply dragging and dropping the components on the page. No coding is necessary.

Multi windows

You can now open a second page of Business Central in another tab or window so you can do different tasks at the same time. With a click of the new banner button in top right of the screen you are working in, you can open the page in another window.

Filters with multiple values

Users often need a higher level of control as business databases grow. Setting fields are essentially fixed texts with predefined values. Until now, users have only been able to select a single value when they specify a filter. Now the user is able to add as many values as they please.

Edit directly in Excel

The Edit in Excel action is available in the lines section of the Sales Orders, -Invoices, -Quotes, etc. With this action, you can change records in Excel and then publish the changes back to Business Central, thus creating a more efficient and accessible integration between Business Central and Excel.

New keyboard shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts aid accessibility and can make it easier and more efficient to navigate to different areas and elements on a page. The new shortcuts include “post a document”, “show financial entries for a record”, “Post/Print”, among other useful shortcuts.


Using the new bookmark icon, you can add an action link to any page from the navigation menu of your Role Center. You add the bookmark from the target page, meaning the page that you want the action on the Role Center to open.

Background posting

Background posting is an effective tool to schedule the running of business processes in the background, such as when multiple users are trying to post sales orders, but only one order can be processed at a time.

Tooltips with shortcuts

When hovering on a column on e.g. “Responsibility Center” under “Customers”, an explanatory text will appear with a shortcut for more information.

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