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Administrating Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Online

By : Andrey Baludin
Book Image

Administrating Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Online

By: Andrey Baludin

Overview of this book

This book features all the information you need to get started with administrating Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Online. It contains detailed information about the admin portal and cloud migration process, all based on real usage experience. The book starts by covering the data migration process for developers, which will show you how to organize the data without code. You’ll also learn how the admin portal can be useful if you want to export a database copy, restore a backup, and set up telemetry to get detailed information about the call stack and operation statuses. As you progress, you’ll learn how to check your Business Central SaaS environment details, create new and different types of environments, and notifications, and keep your cloud data within limits. Later, you’ll explore how to set up cloud migration from an on-premise environment to SaaS, run the migration, upgrade data, and fix problems if something goes wrong. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to create new production and sandbox environments, restore them from backups, analyze environment telemetry, and confidently migrate your data to the cloud.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Part 1: Dynamics 365 Business Central Admin Center
Part 2: Dynamics 365 Business Central Cloud Migration Tool

Chapter 7: Admin Center APIs

If you have repeatable actions with Dynamics 365 Business Central environments, want to automate some tasks, or even create your own interface for the Admin Center, you can make use of the Admin Center application programming interfaces (APIs). You could perform almost all these actions without opening the Admin Center. Create and delete environments, schedule updates, and set up notifications—you could run all these operations with a few clicks by calling the APIs.

In this chapter, we are going to cover the following main topics:  

  • Setting up API authentication
  • Calling APIs
  • Application APIs
  • Environment operations APIs
  • Environment settings APIs
  • Other APIs

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to set up API authentication; you will also know which APIs exist for the Admin portal and how to call them with PowerShell and Postman.