Starting from today, you can create new Dynamics 365 Business Central environments based on the 2021 Wave 2 release (version 19):
Please remember that the newly created preview sandbox environment contains demonstration company data only. Trying the preview on a copy of your current production data is not yet supported and also testing the upgrade from your current version to the preview is not possible.
The preview version as well as all sandbox environments that are based on it will be removed 30 days after the official release becomes available.
Also Docker artifacts for the public preview are now available. You can create a new v19 preview container with the following command:
Get-BcArtifactUrl -storageAccount BcPublicPreview -country <country> -type <type>
where <country> is the localization you need (w1, us, it, etc) and <type> is OnPrem or Sandbox based on whether you need the OnPrem release or the “Sandbox simulation” release.
Please also remember that all AppSource apps must be NOW compatible with version 19 in order to pass validation.
Happy testing 😉