Dynamics Business Central / NAV Development Developer Digest - Vol. 427

Dynamics Business Central / NAV Development Developer Digest - Vol. 427

ArcherPoint’s Developer Digest focuses on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV development. This week’s Developer Digest vol. 427 covers an invitation to register for Microsoft Build in May, Microsoft’s announcement of Copilot in Business Central, the availability of practice assessments for Microsoft Certifications, Virtual Tables in BC, and a C# tip you will probably never use.

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.

Get ready for Microsoft Build!

Calling all developers—the countdown to Microsoft Build has begun.

Join Satya Nadella, Microsoft Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Microsoft product and engineering experts, industry disrupters, and cutting-edge partners to share ideas and solve your questions to build the future at Microsoft Build. This is your chance to make long-lasting connections, discover new opportunities with AI, and advance your knowledge and skills by being part of expert-led technical sessions.

What to Expect:

  • Be the first to learn about the latest innovations in technology during keynotes from Microsoft leadership.
  • Explore all the topics that will be covered this year – Microsoft .NET, AI, cloud-native, and Linux, collaborative apps, data and analytics, developer tools, DevSecOps and SRE, Windows, and low-code and no-code.
  • Connect with others virtually or in-person to share and exchange ideas and support you with learnings to impact your organization and reach users globally.
  • Access experts from various interactive-discussion breakout sessions so you can find a solution to any complex issue.

Two ways to attend—join digitally or in Seattle!

Join the event created by developers for developers! There are two options to participate:

Attend the Microsoft Build global digital event on May 23-24, 2023: Secure your virtual pass and access the full catalog of sessions during the event. Keynotes will be broadcast and you can engage with peers and experts virtually in real time.

Attend Microsoft Build in-person in Seattle, WA, on May 23-25, 2023: Pack your bags and join in person to engage during live sessions and connect with your community at Microsoft’s exclusive celebration experience.

Microsoft announces Copilot in Business Central

On March 6, Microsoft announced Microsoft Dynamics 365 Copilot, the world’s first AI-powered assistant for both CRM and ERP. Today, we are excited to share that we have released our first Copilot feature for Business Central: AI-generated product descriptions. This feature is in public preview. Microsoft invites the community to try it out, share feedback using the Like buttons in the Copilot window, and prepare for a new era of AI-powered business applications. To give you early access before the launch of 2023 release wave 1, the preview sandbox for US localization has been updated with a newer build: “Copilot edition.” Partners and customers in any country/region can provision a US sandbox to try out Copilot.

Find out more about Copilot AI:

Read Microsoft’s blog on Copilot

Read the Microsoft announcement of Copilot

Watch the Business Central video demonstration with customer Nanoleaf

See how to get started with a Copilot preview

Get an overview of Copilot for AI-powered text

Practice assessments for Microsoft Certifications

Saurav Dhyani posted a link to Microsoft’s free exam preparation resource that lets you assess your knowledge and fill knowledge gaps to better prepare you for your certification exam. Practice assessments give you an idea of the style, wording, and difficulty of the questions you’re likely to experience on the exam.

Virtual Tables in Business Central

Tino Teuber tweeted about the availability of Virtual Tables in Business Central: “A virtual table contains system information. You can’t change the data in virtual tables; you can only read the information. Virtual tables aren’t stored in the database but are computed by Business Central at runtime.”

Check out the resources from Microsoft:

A C# Tip you will never use

Stas Yakhnenko tweeted an interesting C# tip you will never use: “In .NET, when it comes to async programming, we’ve got async await and, of course, class Task, which you await. But did you know that any type can be awaited? Just add a magical method GetAwaiter, and the trick is done!”

Await any Type in C#

Save the Date: Business Central 2023 Release Wave 1 Launch Event – March 29-31, 2023

Want to learn about the latest innovations for Business Central? Hopin will host a free webinar series featuring product leaders covering the new features and capabilities of Business Central. It all starts on Wednesday, March 29. Learn more about the Business Central 2023 Release Wave 1 Launch Event!

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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