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Call an Azure Function from Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

August 29th, 2019|Categories: Azure Functions, Dynamics 365 Finance, Supply Chain Mgmt (AX 7, 8, 10, Operations)|

In this example, F&O will directly call an Azure Function which can do some processing (usually integrating with other services). 1. Create a new Azure Function App in the Azure portal.  Once created, add an Azure Function with an [...]

Using the LogicApps and Flow Connector for Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

August 6th, 2019|Categories: Dynamics 365 Finance, Supply Chain Mgmt (AX 7, 8, 10, Operations), Logic Apps, Power Automate / Flow|

Finding the Right Data Entity Let's say you know you want to read data from F&O and OData endpoints are appropriate.  LogicApps is a great way to pull that data and push it to another service.  Or perhaps [...]

Spell check using Bing Spell Check API Cognitive Services in Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

July 31st, 2019|Categories: Azure, Dynamics 365 Finance, Supply Chain Mgmt (AX 7, 8, 10, Operations), Dynamics AX|

In this post we will explore how to add a library which calls the Bing Spell Check API v7.  This post also serves as an example of how to call web services directly from Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance [...]

String Concatenation Performance – Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

July 25th, 2019|Categories: Dynamics 365 Finance, Supply Chain Mgmt (AX 7, 8, 10, Operations)|

Have you heard of System.Text.StringBuilder?  It is a .NET class which specializes in faster string manipulation.  Can we use it in X++?  Is it faster?  How much faster?  When is the break-even point on using the StringBuilder class?  String [...]

Set up Business Events with Microsoft Flow – Finance & Operations

February 4th, 2019|Categories: Dynamics 365 Finance, Supply Chain Mgmt (AX 7, 8, 10, Operations), Logic Apps|Tags: |

This post describes the functionality of Business Events in a prior version.  Since this post, the Flow/LogicApps connector has been much improved and does not require manual registration within F&O; therefore, power users are able to subscribe to events [...]

Identify Merge Candidates Efficiently in Azure DevOps Version Control

January 25th, 2019|Categories: Azure DevOps, PowerShell|Tags: , |

Which branches have changes which need to be merged? I am currently on a project with a large development team. Some of the developers are learning how to code X++, so one feature can turn into six check ins. [...]

Best Practices on Printing from Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations

December 19th, 2018|Categories: Dynamics 365 Finance, Supply Chain Mgmt (AX 7, 8, 10, Operations)|Tags: , |

For decades printing has been relatively easy for AX users because we were running a client application.  So all the normal troubleshooting techniques worked: drivers, print settings, et cetera.  Now that our beloved Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations [...]

Automatically Prepare a Development VM for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

November 4th, 2018|Categories: Dynamics 365 Finance, Supply Chain Mgmt (AX 7, 8, 10, Operations), PowerShell|

When you deploy a VM, not only does it take some time, once you get your hands on it there are a slew of things that need to be configured, installed, and set up before you can truly be productive [...]

SysOperation Framework – Six years later where are we at with implementing it?

October 14th, 2018|Categories: Dynamics 365 Finance, Supply Chain Mgmt (AX 7, 8, 10, Operations)|Tags: , , |

It has been six years since the SysOperation framework was made available for development in Dynamics AX 2012.  The SysOperation framework replaced the RunBase Framework.  It promised to run faster by limiting which code runs on each tier of the [...]

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