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An Unpredictable Year and What it Means for 2021

I was reading back over my predictions for 2020 from last year’s Christmas/New Year blog. Boy was I wrong 😊 (see blog from last year here), but then again, I think most people could not have predicted all that has happened in 2020. 2020 has been the most difficult year to navigate in my professional career, but thankfully, it has not been all bad.

How to Successfully Upgrade Previous Versions of Business Central Directly to Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS

If your current customer solution is running Business Central version 14 or newer, you no longer need to upgrade to the newest version of Dynamics 365 Business Central before synchronizing data to Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS. Now you can migrate data directly. This newest upgrade to Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS enhancement is truly a time-saver. Read on to find out more about it.

Clarified Rules for Dynamics 365 Business Central Per Tenant Extensions and AppSource Apps Lifecycle

Dynamics Partners who have Dynamics 365 Business Central Extensions on Microsoft AppSource, and resellers who provide Per Tenant Extensions (PTE) in Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS must align the code with the Microsoft release cycle within set deadlines. An inability to make code compatible and meet the deadlines can cause a serious disruption for the Dynamics Partners and impact end-customer business continuity. Read on to find out more.

Technical Code Changes in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Release Wave 2

October 1st, 2020 was the official release day of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Wave 2 (version 17). In the new version, Microsoft has introduced many functional platform enhancements. Even though some of the latest release functionality may not be available yet, Microsoft is planning to rollout all of the new functionality between October 2020 and March 2021. In addition, this new release includes only a few technical code changes. Without further ado, let’s look into what’s new in the code.

What to Expect When Moving Your Solution to Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS and AppSource [2]

This is the second part of a two-part blog series on “What to Expect When Moving Your Solution to Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS and AppSource”. In Part 1 of the blog series the technical differences were covered. In this blog, I will cover the costs and operational differences of maintaining customer and ISV Business Central SaaS solutions vs. Business Central On-Premises solutions.

What to Expect When Moving Your Solution to Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS and AppSource [1]

Dynamics 365 Business Central continuously evolves and with each major release comes the long-awaited features. Customizing Business Central through Extensions, eliminates the need to modify the Dynamics 365 Business Central standard code to implement additional functionality and enables the transition to cloud-ready solution. However, the rapid Business Central evolution also brings side effects that Dynamics Partners should be aware of and plan for accordingly. Taking this into account, I’ve created this blog to provide details on the impact of common changes from a technical perspective.

How to Authenticate Through Azure Active Directory (AAD) to Use Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central API

Azure Active Directory (AAD) is useful when you want to control who (users and client applications) can access particular resources (e.g. Microsoft Azure SaaS resources, Office 365 documents and Dynamics 365 installations). One of Azure Active Directory’s (AAD) use cases is 3rd party client application authenticating through AAD to call the API of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central installation (BC). This article covers how to implement such a client application using the Microsoft Authentication Library (MSAL) and the C# language.

1ClickFactory Software Solution Self-Test (SST) Retires: What’s Next?

1ClickFactory provides a number of services to help Microsoft Dynamics Partners to get Microsoft Dynamics NAV software solutions through the Certified for Microsoft Dynamics (CfMD) process. Since CfMD is not designed for the new Dynamics 365 Business Central technology stack, we get frequent queries from Microsoft Partners. In this blog post, we are summarizing answers to the most frequently asked questions. Please note that the answers are based on 1ClickFactory information only and may change depending on Microsoft processes.

ISMS of Self-Provisioning Service is Now ISO 27001 Certified. What Does it Mean for Our Partners?

One of 1ClickFactory’s top priorities is to always ensure that the Self-Provisioning service is secure by design and that all the processes supporting the service adhere to strong information security controls. However, it wasn’t always easy to explain to different Dynamics Partners and clients how information security is ensured due to different understanding of available technologies and processes. 1ClickFactory decided to get an internationally recognizable information security management certification to help provide more assurance to Dynamics Partners and customers.

How to Overcome Data Size Limitations When Upgrading to Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS

Every day at work we generate data. The longer the company’s history, the more data it accumulates. Many organizations want to take advantage of the data on Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS to get better visibility into business processes, actionable insights and pipeline intelligence. However, there are data size limitations when migrating solutions to Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS. It is not a problem for small companies with relatively small database size, but for larger organizations with complex business processes, it can become a serious challenge. Read this blog post to learn how to overcome this challenge.