Mastering Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

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  • Create a Sandbox environment with Dynamics 365 Business Central for development
  • Handle source control management when developing solutions for Dynamics 365 Business Central
  • 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
  • Applying DevOps and CI/CD to Dynamics 365 Business Central development projects
  • 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 ERP (on-premise and on-cloud). It covers all aspects of developing extensions with Visual Studio Code and AL language, from preparing a sandbox environment to deploy a complete solution.

The book starts with an introduction of the Dynamics 365 Business Central platform and the new Modern Development Environment. 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. Then we’ll see how to debug and deploy the extension and how to write automatic testing.

We will cover also advanced topics like integration (with Azure Functions, web services and APIs), DevOps and CI/CD techniques, Machine Learning and we’ll see how to use Dynamics 365 Business Central with Office 365 apps like 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.

  • Learn Dynamics 365 Business Central, the next generation of Dynamics NAV
  • Learn advanced topics for handling complex integrations, like using APIs, OData, Azure Functions and other Azure serverless services
  • Learn best practices for developing SaaS extensions and moving existing solutions to the cloud
Page Count 795
Course Length 23 hours 51 minutes
ISBN 9781789951257
Date Of Publication 13 Dec 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 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.