Learning KQL – Microsoft Dynamics CRM Community

FetchXML used to be the only language for querying Dynamics CRM Dataverse. When WebAPI endpoint was introduced, OData style querying also became an additional option. When SQL4CDS was released it provided a way to query Dataverse using T-SQL which is so familiar to a lot of people who came from OnPremise CRM days. SQL4CDS did … Read more

Testing Azure Functions performances with Azure Load Testing

If someone of you remember, in the past I wrote about doing performance testing of Azure Functions using tools like Apache JMeter. Now, the Azure platform has a nice new tool (currently listed as in preview) called Azure Load Testing. Azure Load Testing is a fully managed load-testing service that enables you to generate high-scale … Read more

Timer Trigger Azure Functions: handling retry policies

In my last post about serverless architectures for decoupling integrations between Dynamics 365 Business Central and external applications, I’ve talked about the usage of queues and Azure Functions for exchanging messages between different cloud applications. One of the quite common and simplest schema presented in the post was the following: In this schema there’s a … Read more

Dynamics 365 Business Central: queue usage to decouple your serverless integrations

In the last weeks I had lots of requests and discussions by partners in the Dynamics community asking for a better way to handle the reliability of integrations between external applications and Dynamics 365 Business Central in a fully cloud world. The scenario here is simple words is always the same: we have Dynamics 365 … Read more

Business Central data exported in Azure Data Lake

Azure Data Lake? Azure Data Lake includes all the capabilities required to make it easy for developers, data scientists, and analysts to store data of any size, shape, and speed, and do all types of processing and analytics across platforms and languages. It removes the complexities of ingesting and storing all of your data while … Read more

Accelerate your journey to net-zero with Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability

Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Microsoft Cloud for Sustainability. This release marks another step in our goal to empower organizations to accelerate their sustainability progress and business growth by bringing together a growing set of Environmental, Social, and Governance(ESG) capabilities across the Microsoft Cloud portfolio plus solutions from our global … Read more

Testing Azure Functions or Dynamics 365 Business Central API calls performances with BenchmarkDotNet

In these days, for a big cloud-based project, I had the need to conduct an assessment of the different cloud services in use. In this project we have Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS and other different cloud applications (also on different cloud providers) connected together by using serverless processes, like in the following schema: For … Read more

Dynamics 365 Business Central: custom Onedrive integrations

Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022 Wave 1 (version 20) enhanced the integration with Onedrive for Businessthe cloud storage service that is included in Microsoft 365. Business Central v20 makes now very easy to store, manage, and share files with other people through OneDrive with a set of predefined actions that you can have on some … Read more

Accelerating payments modernization in the cloud with SWIFT

Over the last few years, financial institutions have been through seismic changes in the global economy. Among them has been the rapid increase and adoption of digital payment methods and the emergence of new cloud-native payment providers. To keep pace and unlock new value, these institutions are prioritizing the need to modernize their payment infrastructures … Read more