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Partner investments focus on innovation and growth 

Microsoft Inspire 2020 is a wrap. On behalf of the Business Applications team, thank you to everyone in the partner community for participating in our first ever all-digital event. You turned out in droves from every corner of the planet—in fact, 70 percent of you tuned in from outside the United States—and brought an incredible...Read more

Business Applications: the next big ISV opportunity 

Today, thousands of Microsoft partners from around the world are coming together online, and also on-demand, to attend Microsoft Inspire, our annual global partner event. Among the latest innovations we’ll be discussing new programs and tools that support the ISV Connect Program for Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform. Our session on the ISV...Read more

New investments to help partners enable resilient organizations worldwide 

This morning, I’m honored to welcome thousands of Microsoft partners from around the world to Microsoft Inspire. On a virtual stage, broadcast live and then available to view on-demand, I’m sharing how partners are helping organizations navigate the current crisis, and detailing new investments across Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform to help partners...Read more

Get the updated toolkit for easier deployment of solution-specific Help content 

If you’ve created your own custom solution for Dynamics 365 Finance, Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management, or Dynamics 365 Commerce, you may be wondering how to connect your own Help content for the solution to the Help pane in the Finance and Operations client. Microsoft provides a toolkit to help you generate HTML files from the Microsoft Help repositories, generate...Read more

ISV Connect Program: new opportunities for Business Applications partners 

In a few days we’ll be together—virtually—at the Microsoft Business Applications Summit to share the latest innovations and tools with the Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power Platform community. I’ll also be leading a session on the Business Applications ISV Connect program and how we’re seeing partners build great solutions in our ecosystem. There’s still...Read more

Business Applications ISV Connect: Current update and path forward 

Some of the best experiences I’ve had at Microsoft have been building new ecosystems and reviving existing ones. Last April, the Business Applications team began interviews with ISVs to learn how we can better serve our community. In July, we announced the Business Applications ISV Connect program. Our systems launch in September enabled new co-marketing...Read more

Deprecating Basic Authentication for Outlook Integration in Business Central 

As announced in the Microsoft Tech Community, Basic Authentication for Exchange Web Services (EWS) will be decommissioned in October 2020. Dynamics 365 Business Central integrates with Outlook and Exchange, and these features allow the option of Basic Authentication with EWS. In response to the change in EWS, beginning October 1, 2020, the option to use...Read more

Customization INSIDE the System Application in Dynamics 365 Business Central 

In Business Central 2019 release wave 2 we’re introducing a shift in the story around customization. In fact, it’s a big step toward a future where the term “extend” has replaced “customize.” To make Business Central lighter and easier to maintain and upgrade, we’re componentizing its platform and business logic in the System Application. If...Read more

6 tips for global versus local changes – Universal Resource Scheduling 

In global CRM implementations, there is a fine line between changes that must be global versus changes that can be managed locally without affecting the entire organization. There are unique requirements for local implementations, and autonomy is essential to enable local branches to swiftly adapt to their unique requirements without jeopardizing the global implementation. I...Read more

New Business Central apps in August 2019 

In August 2019, our partners published 27 new apps for Dynamics 365 Business Central on AppSource. These were new last month: Channel Sales Manager for Magento by Suite Engine, LLC Automate and sync Magento orders and product information Change Log Quick Access by Kumavision AG Overview of change log entries directly from your master data...Read more

Build on the System Application in Dynamics 365 Business Central using Docker 

As Jesper described in his post about our componentization project, in the Business Central 2019 release wave 2 we’re splitting Business Central into two major chunks that collect and separate the under-the-hood, platform-like functions from the business logic. These are the System Application and the Base Application, respectively. In addition to simplifying the code, one...Read more

Extending and customizing the Help in Dynamics 365 Business Central 

As part of getting your Dynamics 365 Business Central app validated for AppSource, you are expected to deliver content that helps users understand how to use the functionality that your app provides. Think of this as Help or docs, and you’re off to a good start. But there is more to it than that, and...Read more