How to set up an Extension Development Environment using Visual Studio Code

As a leading Microsoft Dynamics Cloud Software Factory, and one of the largest providers of Dynamics NAV/Dynamics 365 Business Central on Azure services globally, we often receive questions from Microsoft Partners about the configuration of Extension Development Environments.

Therefore, we’ve created a two-part blog series to share our best practices and to address the issues that Partners most commonly come across. In part one, we’ll be reviewing how to set up an Extension Development Environment using Visual Studio Code.

 

The time to upgrade to Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS is NOW

The Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS platform, with Navision at its core, has over 30 years of history and continuous product improvements. Today this time-tested, cutting-edge technology helps to revolutionize the way we do business, by providing enhanced functionality and support for ERP computing in the cloud. But when to upgrade to Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS, now or later?

Selling Dynamics 365 Business Central in the CEE Market - Real Life Success Stories: Part 2

This is a continuation of ‘Real Life Success Stories - Selling Dynamics 365 Business Central in the CEE Market’. Read this to learn:

  • How should you adapt your Sales & Marketing operations for Cloud business?
  • What are the most common challenges you face?
  • What are the three top things customers ask you when you are offering Dynamics 365 Business Central?
  • Things to consider when choosing your hosting Partner.

 

Selling Dynamics 365 Business Central in the CEE Market - Real Life Success Stories: Part 1

How many times have you listened to someone share a great success story and wondered: “All this sounds great, but in my world this would never have worked.”? Well, you are not alone in that thought. I have heard so many different arguments, such as - “Dynamics 365 Business Central is too expensive for CEE markets”, “CEE market customers are not ready to move to the Cloud”, “There is no way we can do business with Dynamics 365 Business Central, until there is a Microsoft Business Central SaaS version available...”. So, that made me think, now is the time to introduce two Partners who are already doing business with Dynamics 365 Business Central and have already (for the most part) moved their customers to the Cloud, operating within the CEE market. 

Your 2020 Negotiation Strategy [Plus Objection Handling Tips]

When asking a prospect to buy your product, you’re essentially asking them for their money. It seems like a simple task, but for majority of salespeople it actually is quite tricky. In most cases, salespeople don’t have a strategy in place when customers say ‘no’. There are plenty ways to build your proposal for a negotiation strategy, but arguably one of the most powerful tools to enhance your team’s negotiation skills is objection handling.

A Review of 2019 & Predictions For 2020 – From 1ClickFactory CEO

The Cloud Is Coming…Has Arrived

Most of you are familiar with the fable about the boy who cried wolf. For me, the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Cloud offerings have been a bit like that the past few years. 

Deliver a Top-notch Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Extensions Service to Your Customers

Transitioning to an extension can be a daunting service for Microsoft Dynamics Partners’ sales teams to communicate. They need to be adequately equipped to explain individually to each customer the steps required when transitioning a solution to an extension, all while convincing the customer it is worth the effort. In such scenarios sales representatives might be paired with a technical consultant who manually analyzes each customer solution, but this takes time and after all, time is money.

Speed Up The Transition From C/AL to Extensions

The technological changes in the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS market require a lot of preparation from Microsoft Dynamics Partners. Dynamics Partners often struggle to understand the level of disruption and the resources required to successfully adapt. Thus, when transitioning from C/AL to Dynamics 365 Business Central Extensions, Dynamics Partners often look for an experienced consultant or solution architect who can help to analyze Microsoft Dynamics NAV solutions. It usually takes around 2-3 weeks to figure out how big the changeover to an Extension can be, which is time consuming and costly; an exercise that can often result in delays to the project.