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Extending Microsoft Business Central with Power Platform

By Kim Congleton , Shawn Sissenwein
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About this book
Unlock the untapped potential of Business Central by harnessing the power of the Power Platform with this comprehensive guide, transforming your cumbersome manual processes and limited customization capabilities into a vast array of extended functionalities and possibilities. You’ll begin by exploring the potential of Power Platform and its seamless integration with both the on-premises and cloud versions of Business Central, amplifying the capabilities of your business operations. You’ll then learn how to set up virtual tables and use Dataverse to create a simple model-driven app. As the book progresses, you’ll leverage Power Apps, including both Canvas apps and model-driven apps, to build apps around Business Central processes. The book also highlights Power Automate’s capabilities to create or modify business processes while incorporating new processes and automation. As you advance, you’ll connect to Business Central APIs that can be implemented to connect with Business Central Data and finally integrate Power BI natively with Business Central, empowering you to construct advanced reports and dashboards. With the hands-on experience gained throughout the book, you’ll build expertise in customizing Business Central with Power Platform to deliver more scalable and maintainable solutions.
Publication date:
August 2023
Publisher
Packt
Pages
458
ISBN
9781803240718

 

Part 1 – Part Fundamentals

Welcome to our comprehensive guide exploring the powerful collaboration between Business Central and Power Platform. In the following chapters, we will dive into the fundamentals that make these two tools work seamlessly together, optimizing your business processes and efficiency. From understanding the Business Central API and its capabilities to harnessing the potential of virtual tables and Dataverse, we will equip you with the knowledge needed to connect to Business Central in both the cloud and on-premise environments, unlocking the true potential of your organization’s initiatives.

This part contains the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Business Central and Power Platform – Better Together
  • Chapter 2, Get to Know Business Central APIs
  • Chapter 3, Connecting to Business Central in the Cloud and On-Premises
  • Chapter 4, Working with Virtual Tables and Dataverse
About the Authors
  • Kim Congleton

    Kim Congleton is a Microsoft Certified Professional and started her technology career over 25 years ago. She fell in love with technology at an early age when her mother gave her a book on programming with DOS 2.0. Ever since then, she has been learning technologies in order to build solutions for people and companies. She has been a system analyst, developer, solution architect, consultant, chief operations officer, and chief technology officer. She began her journey with Microsoft Navision on version 4.0 and quickly fell in love with ERP systems. Her passion is using technology to solve complex problems as simply as possible. She is a NAVUG All-Star and has presented at numerous Microsoft and user group conferences. The Power Platform has given her the opportunity to become a true citizen developer and do that.

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  • Shawn Sissenwein

    Shawn Sissenwein is a Microsoft Certified Professional and works as a solution architect. With over 20 years of experience in the NAV and Business Central space, Shawn has developed a deep understanding of the platform and its capabilities. Her primary role revolves around architecting and developing solutions that enable organizations to optimize their operations and achieve their business goals. With over a decade of experience in international projects and organizations, Shawn has honed her ability to understand and adapt to different business environments and cultural nuances. Shawn’s ability to navigate cultural differences has been vital in delivering successful implementations for multinational clients. Passionate about continuous learning, Shawn keeps up to date with the latest advancements and best practices in the NAV, Business Central, and Power Platform space. Shawn brings valuable insights through speaking engagements, fostering collaboration and networking among industry peers.

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