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Extending Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations Cookbook

By : Simon Buxton
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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)


This chapter focuses on how to create services in Dynamics 365 for Operations, and how to consume them in external applications. This does not include OData services, which was covered in the previous chapter.

The method in which services are created hasn't changed significantly from Dynamics AX 2012 (the prior release to Dynamics 365 for Operations). The key difference is that web methods don't need to be marked as an entry point.

The consumption of Dynamics 365 for Operations' services has changed considerably. This means that any current integration from external apps will need changes to the method of authentication and how the input contracts are created. Having said so, the changes should be akin to a refactoring exercise for custom services accessed through SOAP.

The Application Integration Framework (AIF) has been removed in this release, so document services are not available...