There is no question that in our world data is king. Still, for many of us, the problem is that we have so much data in so many different systems and different formats, that we quickly can lose track. We might therefore not get the full potential out of all our data, in this blog series, I will cover some of the tools that Microsoft has made available to us in Azure to handle data. I will also cover some of the basics of how you can structure your data so you can use it most effectively.
Don’t get me wrong, I do not see anything wrong in building everything by yourself but it is also great to know that you can do something faster and don’t need to spend time on something which was already built by someone else. Example: you can get a response from Azure Function in just 3 lines of code (not counting variables).
Today I will show you how you can perform multiple operation on any file in Business central by accessing of Azure blob storage.
I going to work on some image file, where I will store those files into blob storage and after reading that file move that file into another folder and delete from the source folder.
The new version of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central brought a new system module “Azure Functions” that makes integration with Azure Functions much easier and straightforward. The typical scenario, why to use Azure Functions together with Business Central, is if we need to use the .NET interop component (for example custom DLL) from AL.
Azure Files is essentially a fully managed serverless file share hosted on Azure accessible via the industry standard protocols like SMB, NFS and Azure Files REST API.
Azure file shares can be mounted concurrently by cloud or on-premises deployments and they are extremely useful for replacing or supplementing on-premise file servers.