In this post, you will learn about 5 of the new development features in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. These new features will be available from the 2022 Release Wave 2 (BC21). Until the general availability in October 2022, you can test them on the preview release.
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AL Development with an open-source alternative to VS Code
Did you know that you can do AL development in the open-source version of VS Code, VSCodium, check out the video:
Using AAD authentication for development against a Business Central container
Since a long time, it is possible to use Azure AD authentication in your Business Central OnPrem environment, whether containerized or not. But what isn’t possible – or at least is documented as impossible – is to use AAD authentication when developing in VS Code and publishing extension, downloading symbols, debugging etc.. If you are like me and get annoyed very quickly if you have to do things that aren’t exactly necessary (and not fun…), you were probably as frustrated as I that this seemingly easy option to avoid juggling with users and passwords wasn’t available.
Extension Development for Non-developers for Dynamics 365 Business Central
A lot of people using Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central want to learn how to develop and publish an extension on their Business Central tenant.
What drives this is that in the old Dynamics NAV, the users are able to easily add fields onto a page even if they’re not developers. Now that they’ve upgraded to Business Central, it’s not as straightforward. For people that are not developers, we want to give the ability to add fields on to a page back in their hands.
Source : Confessions of a Dynamics 365 Business Central Consultant
AL Development guideline 1: the “NAV Design Patterns Wiki”
Not too long ago, I followed one of Steve Endow’s amazing livestreams where he was talking about BC Coding Guidelines together with Henrik and Jeremy. And what I noticed was that it appeared to be that “coding guidelines” – whatever they are for you – are hard to find – at least if you’re searching for guidelines in the new AL Language.
Business Central Development Life Hacks
During the Spring 2020 conference, I saw a session “Business Central Life Hacks” by Shawn Dorward (which has a blog “https://lifehacks365.com/ ” – how fitting is that ;-)) – which focused on functional life hacks. This inspired me of doing a developers-version of it. So I asked him if I could “steal” his title, and go for “Business Central Development Life Hacks“. I submitted the session title, and I was lucky enough to have it voted high enough to be selected as a session.
Learning Business Central Development from Scratch Video Series
If you are new to Dynamics 365 Business Central development, join me on a journey to learn how to develop Business Central Extensions using VS Code and the AL language.
I have been developing business software for many, many years, but I am completely new to Business Central, AL, and VS Code. And I am also new to Docker and PowerShell.