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Extending Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations Cookbook

By : Simon Buxton
Book Image

Extending Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations Cookbook

By: Simon Buxton

Overview of this book

Dynamics 365 for Operations is the ERP element of Microsoft’s new Dynamics 365 Enterprise Edition. Operations delivers the infrastructure to allow businesses to achieve growth and make better decisions using scalable and contemporary ERP system tools. This book provides a collection of “recipes” to instruct you on how to create—and extend—a real-world solution using Operations. All key aspects of the new release are covered, and insights into the development language, structure, and tools are discussed in detail. New concepts and patterns that are pivotal to elegant solution designs are introduced and explained, and readers will learn how to extend various aspects of the system to enhance both the usability and capabilities of Operations. Together, this gives the reader important context regarding the new concepts and the confidence to reuse in their own solution designs. This “cookbook” provides the ingredients and methods needed to maximize the efficiency of your business management using the latest in ERP software—Dynamics 365 for Operations.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)

Creating the menu structure

The menu structure is carried over from the user interface concepts in AX 2012. In Operations, the menus have the same structure, but are opened from the 'burger' menu button just below the Office 365 logo on the top left of the page, as shown in the following screenshot:

Each menu appears under the Modules option, as shown in the following screenshot:

All menu items for forms, reports, and processes must be placed in the menu structure, even if we later create a workspace.

The menu structure may seem to have been relaxed slightly from thee rigid structure recommended in Dynamics AX 2012. In Dynamics AX 2012, we always have the following main headings in a menu: Common, Inquiries, Reports, Periodic, and Setup. If we look at the AccountsPayable menu in the Application Explorer, we can see that the old structure has been flattened, as shown in the following screenshot: