Mastering Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

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  • How to create a Sandbox environment with Dynamics 365 Business Central for development
  • How to handle source control management when developing solutions for Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • How to handle extension’s testing, debugging and deployment
  • Create real-world business processes by using Dynamics 365 Business Central and different Azure services.
  • Integrate Dynamics 365 Business Central with external applications
  • Moving existing solutions to the new extension-based architecture

Dynamics 365 Business Central is all-in-one business management solution which is easy to adapt helping you connect your business and make smarter decisions.This book aims to be a complete guide for developing solutions with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (on-premise and on-cloud). It covers all aspects of developing extensions with Visual Studio Code and AL , from preparing a sandbox environment to deploy a complete solution.

The book starts with an introduction of the Dynamics 365 Business Central proposition and architecture (cloud and on premise) and the new Modern Development Environment, with focus on architecture and technical aspects. Then we introduce the concept of “sandbox” and we’ll see how to create sandboxes for development (local or on cloud). In the central part of this book, we’ll develop a complete advanced solution for Dynamics 365 Business Central with AL and Visual Studio Code. After the development phase, we’ll see how to debug and deploy the extension and how to write automatic testing.

We will cover also advanced topics like integration, cloud services and serverless processing (with Azure Functions, web services and APIs) and we’ll see scenarios of using Dynamics 365 Business Central with Office 365 apps like Power BI, Flow and Powerapps.

The book ends with an “architectural” topic by analyzing the best ways of moving existing solutions to the new development model based on extensions.

  • Explore a full suite of application functionality in the cloud
  • Understand the modern user experience, optimized for insights and productivity
  • Learn Dynamics 365 Business Central, the next generation of Dynamics NAV
Page Count 164
Course Length 4 hours 55 minutes
ISBN 9781789951257
Date Of Publication 12 Aug 2019


Stefano Demiliani

Stefano Demiliani is a Microsoft MVP on Business Applications, a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, and a long-time expert on different Microsoft technologies. He has a master's degree in Computer Engineering from Politecnico of Turin, he works as a CTO for EID/Navlab (one of the main Microsoft Partners in Italy), and he has recently moved many customers around the globe onto the cloud.

He has worked with Packt Publishing on many IT books, and he's the author of Dynamics 365 Business Central Development Quick Start Guide (the first guide about AL extensions development), Building ERP Solutions with Microsoft Dynamics NAV (a hands-on guide on building enterprise architectures based on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP and Azure) and Implementing Azure Cloud Design Patterns. You can reach him on Twitter (@demiliani) or on LinkedIn.

Duilio Tacconi

Duilio Tacconi is a Microsoft Dynamics NAV / Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Escalation Engineer at Microsoft EMEA Customer Support & Services (CSS). He joined Microsoft in 2008 after working in a customer IT department with a focus on system administration and development.

Despite graduating with the highest score in Agricultural Science in 1996, he is in the ERP circuit since 1998 as developer and system implementer for several companies with Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies.

Currently, he is a subject matter expert in EMEA for RDLC Report development and one of Microsoft EMEA CSS reference for Managed Service for Partners (MSfP).
Three times IronMan finisher, Duilio lives in Cernusco Sul Naviglio (Italy) with his beloved wife Laura and his 2 years old son Leonardo.