Using Azure API Management to host your Dynamics 365 Business Central APIs

Some days ago there was a discussion on Twitter started by Waldo about how to document custom Dynamics 365 Business Central APIsd to third-party clients that expects standard documentations like OpenAPI.

OpenAPI Specification (formerly Swagger Specification) is an API description format for REST APIs. An OpenAPI file allows you to describe your entire API, including:

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Open-Source Project: Translate the data with Azure Translator

Last week I had a pleasure to speak at Areopa Webinars about Assisted Setup (Thank you Luc for having me). Those of you who would like to see the recording please visit YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuPfPUvQzeA.

However, in the Q&A, I had been asked: “What about the translations? How to handle them?” I replied that “It is like a normal table so you can treat it the same way as other data.”.

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Why you should start considering Azure Batch for some of your Dynamics 365 Business Central cloud workloads

At the Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021 Wave 1 Launch event, in his wonderful session about the Administration Center, Dmitry Chadayev (Microsoft PM) has described the improvements that Microsoft has made on the tenant’s database export feature. The improvements involved the underlying technology for having a more reliable and performant way of exporting the tenant database when this database grows in size during time.

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Dynamics 365 Business Central: using Azure Key Vault for your secrets

Azure Key Vault is a cloud service for securely storing and accessing secrets. A secret is anything that you want to tightly control access to, such as license keys, credentials, API keys, certificates and so on.

Starting form Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Wave 2 (version 17) you can start using Azure Key Vault service for storing your secrets and then retrieving them from AL code in a very easy way.

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Using Azure Functions in Mirosoft Dynamics Business Central

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service that is used for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications.

It provides software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Azure Functions is a solution that runs on the Microsoft Azure platform and is used to run small pieces of code, or functions, in the cloud. With Azure Functions, you can focus on a specific function without having to focus on the whole application or the infrastructure to run it.

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