Dynamics Business Central / NAV Developer Digest - Vol. 486

Dynamics Business Central / NAV Developer Digest - Vol. 486

ArcherPoint’s Developer Digest focuses on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV development. This week’s volume includes using Microsoft Fabric to analyze Business Central telemetry, monitoring field changes using telemetry, upcoming Business Central developer events, and adding humor to technical documentation.

The Dynamics 365 Business Central community, consisting of developers, project managers, and consultants, collaborates across various platforms to share valuable insights. At ArcherPoint, we greatly value their dedication and expertise. To ensure widespread access to this technical knowledge, we created Developer Digest.

Using Microsoft Fabric to analyze Business Central telemetry

Microsoft Fabric uses a unified data lakehouse architecture to collect large volumes of data from multiple sources for comprehensive data management and analysis, including any necessary governance and security.

Bert Verbek’s recent post shows how to send Business Central telemetry data into Fabric for analysis and use Power BI for final reporting.

See Analyse your Business Central Telemetry in Microsoft Fabric to learn more.

Monitoring field changes using telemetry

Dynamics 365 Business Central has built capabilities to monitor changes to sensitive information. Using the Change Log Setup page, users can turn monitoring on or off monitoring by specifying the tables and fields they want to monitor.

Stefano Demiliani suggests that telemetry provides a better monitoring solution. A KQL query is much more powerful for providing details on field changes along with more advanced notification methods.

Read his blog, Dynamics 365 Business Central: monitoring field changes with telemetry is better…, to learn more.

Upcoming Business Central developer events

Waldo recently mentioned several upcoming events for Business Central partners and developers:

Read his blog, Days of Knowledge & BCTechDays coming up soon!, for more details.

Adding a little humor to technical documentation

Kyle Hardin shared an example of injecting humor inspired by Monty Python in writing technical documentation:

Just because you are writing boring, dry documentation about your API doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun with it. I quote from an address verification API:

Character Set UTF-8

“First, thou shalt indicate UTF. Then thou must count to eight. Eight shall be the number of the counting, and the number of the counting shall be eight. Nine shalt thou not count, neither shalt thou count seven, excepting that thou then proceedeth to eight. Ten is right out. Once the number eight, being the number of the counting, be reached, then lobbest thou…”

Just be happy and use UTF-8. RIGHT!


Are you interested in Dynamics NAV and Business Central development? Check out our collection of NAV/BC Development Blogs.

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