Extending Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations Cookbook - Second Edition

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  • Understand the importance of using patterns and frameworks while creating a unique concept for your solution
  • Learn how to write extensible code that makes your solution extendable by others
  • Leverage new frameworks that allow your solution to adapt as your business grows and changes, by reducing the risk of regression in deployed code.
  • Write and perform unit tests to automate the testing process
  • Design your security model and policies to provide code access privileges
  • Design the UI and business logic in a way to fit standard patterns

Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations is Microsoft’s ERP solution that can be implemented as a cloud or on-premise solution. It delivers the functionality to allow businesses to achieve growth and make better decisions using scalable and contemporary ERP system tools. This book is updated with the latest features of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations such as Chain of Command, Acceptance Test Libraries and Business Events. This book provides more than 100 practical, self-contained tutorials that allow you to create and extend business solutions. In this book, we address a specific problem and offers a proven, best-practice solution with insight into how it works.

We begin by setting up a Visual Studio Team Service project and taking you through the various data structures used to create tables. You will gain an understanding of user interfaces, writing extensible code, managing data entities and modeling Dynamics 365 ERP for security. You’ll learn how to work with various in-built frameworks within Dynamics such as Task Automation, SysTest, and Electronic Reporting. Towards the end, you’ll learn about automated build management and workflows for better application state management.

By the end of this book, you will be able to package and deploy end-to-end, scalable apps with Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations.

  • Develop Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations features in a cost-effective manner
  • Learn how to integrate securely with other applications and services using Business Events OData, the Service Bus and from C#
  • Learn how to extend and hook into standard processes safely using Chain of Command
Page Count 369
Course Length 11 hours 4 minutes
ISBN 9781838643812
Date Of Publication 28 Feb 2020


Simon Buxton

Simon Buxton has worked with Dynamics 365 for Operations since its earliest incarnations, starting out as a consultant and developer in early 1999 when Dynamics 365 for Operations was known as Damgaard Axapta 1.5. He quickly became a team leader at Columbus IT Partners and carried out one of the first Axapta implementations in the UK before joining a new reseller, Sense Enterprise Solutions, as its technical director. Sense Enterprise Solutions enjoyed a global reach through the AxPact alliance, where Simon was placed as AxPact's Technical Lead. Simon played a major role in growing the company into a successful Microsoft partner and was the Technical Lead on a number of highly challenging technical projects around the world, ranging from the UK, to Bahrain, to the USA. These projects include developing solutions for third-party logistics, multichannel retail, and eventually developing an animal feed vertical, as well as integrating Dynamics 365 for Operations into production control systems, government gateways, and e-commerce solutions, among others. Now, working with Binary Consultants, he was part of a team that implemented the first Dynamics 365 for Operations implementation with support from Microsoft as part of the Community Technical Preview program (CTP). The knowledge gained as part of this process led to the creation of this book. Simon has also worked on Mastering Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 Programming and Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 Administration Cookbook.