Microsoft Unveils October 2018 Release Notes for Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations

Dynamics 365 October 2018 Release Notes

In an unprecedented disclosure of future functionality, Microsoft is providing us all with a great preview of what to expect from the Dynamics 365 October 2018 release. For this post, we are focusing specifically on what’s upcoming for Finance and Operations (Dynamics AX, ERP). Unless otherwise noted, each feature will be released with general availability.


  • Dual currency
  • View settlement transactions
  • Global number sequences
  • Vendor and customer approvals for specific fields
  • Data entry dimension values
  • Consistent validation actions
  • IBAN number validation
  • Change cash discounts
  • Automatic ledger settlements
  • Reverse journal posting
  • On-hand inventory report performance
  • Simplification through configurable templates
  • Enterprise credit management
  • Revenue recognition


  • Master planning performance improvements
  • Consolidation of planned orders during parallel firming
  • Sealed bidding
  • Unit of measure
  • Public sector enhancements


  • Russian localization
  • Globalization – enhanced configurability
  • Regulatory Services, Configuration service

Platform Updates

  • Usability and productivity updates
  • Personalization improvements
  • Additional demo data
  • Data resident subscriptions
  • Supportability rules
  • Test automation support
  • Troubleshooting for the document routing agent
  • Upgrade automation
  • On-premises deployment
  • Manage batch jobs


  • Integration with Field Service: Inventory and Projects
  • Extend analytical workspaces by mashing up external data with Power BI


  • BYOD (Public Preview)
  • Edit analytical workspaces
  • Pin Power BI dashboards to workspaces
  • Real-time embedded Power BI Reports

Lifecycle Services

  • Dynamics Translation Services API (Public Preview)


Interested in learning more about any of the upcoming features listed above? Check out the Business Applications Release Notes for October ’18 (PDF download) or contact us today!

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