Dynamics Business Central / NAV Developer Digest - Vol. 433

Dynamics Business Central / NAV Developer Digest - Vol. 433

ArcherPoint’s Developer Digest focuses on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV development. This week’s volume includes Business Central resources for partners, improving Business Central performance, design patterns for Business Central developers, and an upcoming public preview of the Business Events framework.

The Dynamics 365 Business Central community comprises professionals devoted to advancing the success of their customers. Developers, project managers, and consultants collaborate to share helpful information across blogs, forums, and social media sites. From discovering new solutions to finding answers to complex issues, these dedicated individuals are constantly sharing their knowledge with others. At ArcherPoint, we recognize and appreciate this highly engaged community’s creativity, hard work, and collective intelligence. To ensure all users can benefit from their expertise, we want to share their wealth of information with everyone.

This weekly digest presents a collection of thoughts and findings from Dynamics NAV/BC experts and devotees worldwide each week. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Resources for Partners

Microsoft has compiled a list of resources to help Microsoft Business Central partners. In addition to partner readiness plans and onboarding, this resource list contains links to just about anything partners need to know about Business Central, including:

  • Reporting and business intelligence
  • Microsoft Power Platform
  • Migrating from on-premises to cloud
  • App development in Business Central
  • Security and Compliance
  • Upcoming partner and customer events

Improving Business Central Performance

Speaking of resources, here’s another resource from Microsoft for partners, developers, and administrators to learn how to tune Business Central’s performance. You’ll get performance tips, learn to optimize performance for both online and on-premises Business Central installations, learn how application configurations affect performance, and learn how to resolve performance problems.

Design Patterns for Business Central Developers

Did you know we should not use temp tables when dealing with more than 100 records? Or that we should never use a UI Page as a web service endpoint but should always use a Query or API page with DataAccessIntent = ReadOnly? What about using Queries instead of Record Variables to improve performance?

Microsoft offers many tips for Business Central developers to improve the performance of their code from responsive UI to more efficient web services.

Get a Preview of the Business Events Framework Coming to Business Central

According to MSDynamicsWorld, Microsoft will soon offer a public preview of the new Business Events framework for Business Central. The Business Events framework offers developers a flexible outbound integration option to Dataverse.  

Business Events typically reflect a change in state in a process, making them useful in workflows, such as a Power Automate flow. Example scenarios include tracking lead-to-cash events for analysis or data transfers to a Dataverse-managed data lake.

The public preview for the Business Events framework is expected to be available with BC version 22.1 or 22.2.

Interested in Dynamics NAV and Business Central development? Be sure to see our collection of NAV/BC Development Blogs.

Read “How To” blogs from ArcherPoint for practical advice on using Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central.

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