Just Around the Corner – UX Updates Coming to Business Central (Part 1)
As Microsoft continues to regularly update and improve Business Central, it can be hard to keep track of the changes that are coming and how they might affect your business. To help you stay on top of things, we’re going to cover some of the biggest UX changes coming to Dynamics 365 Business Central in 2022 release wave 2.
Business Central’s 2022 release wave 2 is planned to roll out from October 2022 to March 2023, and it brings with it a wide array of new features and changes. Among these are some big changes to the way users interact with Business Central. Starting off, the process for switching across companies and environments has been simplified. To use the new Company Switcher, simply click the Environment icon at the top right of the page. A pane will pop up on the right side of the screen showing available companies and environments; from here, simply select company badge for the desired company and environment you want to switch to. With this change, users will no longer have to rifle through a handful of links to find the environment they need to work in- it’s as simple as 2 clicks!
Administrators will be able to change the color and name of the company badge to meet their preferences.
Additionally, if you want to compare the same page in two different companies or across environments, the Company Switcher provides the option shown below.
As you’re likely aware, Business Central uses auto-save to save your progress as you work. In previous versions of BC, changes made to a card required you to exit the card in order to save your changes. This led to confusion in some cases when users were working across multiple pages at the same time, and the changes they made on one card weren’t reflected on the other page they were working on. Microsoft responded to this problem by making the auto-save feature work as soon as you tab out of a field. With the upcoming changes, you will no longer need to close a card for your changes to be saved- the changes will automatically be saved as soon as you tab out of the field.
Several other aspects of the User Experience have been enhanced through release wave 2, such as Microsoft updating field and column tooltips to help new users gain a more robust understanding of the system. Another large set of changes are coming to the Action Bar, which we’ll expand upon in a future blog post. With these and more enhancements coming to the platform, it’s certainly an exciting time to be a Business Central User!
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