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Mastering Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

By : Stefano Demiliani, Duilio Tacconi
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Mastering Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

By: Stefano Demiliani, Duilio Tacconi

Overview of this book

Dynamics 365 Business Central is an all-in-one business management solution, which is easy to adopt and helps you make smarter business decisions. This book is a comprehensive guide to developing solutions with Microsoft ERP (in the cloud and also on-premises). It covers all aspects of developing extensions, right from preparing a sandbox environment to deploying a complete solution. The book starts by introducing you to the Dynamics 365 Business Central platform and the new Modern Development Environment. You'll then explore the sandbox concept, and see how to create sandboxes for development. As you advance, you’ll be able to build a complete advanced solution for Dynamics 365 Business Central with AL language and Visual Studio Code. You'll then learn how to debug and deploy the extension and write automatic testing. The book will also take you through advanced topics like integration (with Azure Functions, web services, and APIs), DevOps and CI/CD techniques, and machine learning. You'll discover how Dynamics 365 Business Central can be used with Office 365 apps. Finally, you'll analyze different ways to move existing solutions to the new development model based on extensions. By the end of this book, you'll be able to develop highly customized solutions that meet the requirements of modern businesses using Dynamics 365 Business Central.
Table of Contents (25 chapters)
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Section 1: Dynamics 365 Business Central - Platform Overview and the Basics of Modern Development
Section 2: Developing Extensions for Dynamics 365 Business Central
Section 3: Debugging, Testing, and Release Management (DevOps)
Section 4: Advanced Integrations with Dynamics 365 Business Central
Section 5: Moving Solutions to the New Extension Model

Integrating Machine Learning into Dynamics 365 Business Central

In the previous chapter, we gave an overview of the Microsoft Power Platform, and we saw how to use Dynamics 365 Business Central with Flow and PowerApps to solve business tasks with zero coding.

In this chapter, we'll talk about a topic that has been emerging over the last few years: Machine Learning (ML) with Dynamics 365 Business Central. The year 2019 is the year of Artificial Intelligence (AI). You hear about AI everywhere. The world is telling us: If you want to be on top, apply AI. But what is AI? How does it differ from classical programming? What is going on behind the scenes?

The aim of this chapter is not for you to become a true data scientist or ML master, but to get a clear understanding of the basics of AI and some experience of how to embed AI into your Dynamics 365 Business...