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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)

Consuming an external service within Dynamics 365 for Operations

The technique hasn't changed substantially since Dynamics AX 2012. The key difference is that we will need to manually craft the binding. We will still need to create a C# project to consume the web service, and then use it as a reference within our Dynamics 365 for Operations project.

The example service is a weather service provided by ( There is no recommendation here; it was simply the first one in when I searched for weather web services. The aim is to create a recipe that you can use for your web services: the chosen service in this case isn't relevant.

When selecting a service to use, we must check the license terms and conditions, as not all are free to use; just because the license terms aren't enforced, it does not mean that it is free to use.