• Michael Intravartolo

[Podcast] Business Central 2020 Release Wave 1 New Features Overview

S4E10 A Shot of Business Central and A Beer





Intro

On Today’s podcast we’re talking about all of the new features set to be released in Business Central’s Spring Release Wave 1 update, Attachments and Links within Business Central, and we’re giving you 5 steps to take before purchasing an app.


Segment Start Times

  • Intro & Beer: 0min 25sec

  • Shot of Business Central - Updates: 5min 14sec

  • Double Shot of Business Central - Release Wave 1 Features Overview: 11min 30sec

  • BC Feature Spotlight - Attachments and Links in Business Central: 52min 20sec

  • BC Feature App - 5 Steps To Take Before Puchasing: 59min 00sec




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A Shot of Business Central and A Beer Show Notes

Segment 1 – Beer Review

Beer - Iron Maiden Trooper

Given to us by last month’s podcast guest, Jim Gio from Triangle Package Machinery. So thank you very much Jim we appreciate it!

Brewed by Robinson Brewery: https://robinsonsbrewery.com/

  • Based in the heart of Stockport for almost two centuries, and owning 300 tenanted and managed pubs, inns and hotels across the North West, ‘Robinsons’ is one of oldest and most respected names in British brewing history.

Iron Maiden Trooper was launched in 2013: https://www.ironmaidenbeer.com/

4.7% Premium British Golden Ale Beer: https://www.robinsonsbrewery.com/store/trooper-/c-24/p-398

Award-winning Premium British Beer brewed with legendary band Iron Maiden

English Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)


Extra Special Bitters are essentially more aggressive and more balanced Bitters, both in alcohol and hop character. They shouldn't be overpowering, however. The color range will be similar, though ESBs lean toward the darker end of the scale; dark golds to copper. Low in carbonation, this style is commonly served on cask. Malts, often toasty and fruity, tend to be more pronounced, with the possibility of some diacetyl notes. And despite the word "bitter" in the name, these beers are not really all that bitter. The key to an ESB is balance and drinkability.


L: Clear golden in its colour, lacing lasts, one finger initial head S: Not much there at all, perhaps some slight citrus and biscuit T: Initial citrus, then overtaken by salted popcorn and crackers at the back F: Light-bodied, slightly overcarbonated, lingering saltiness on the aftertaste.


Short background story of Trooper


Real ale fan and history aficionado Bruce Dickinson, Maiden's vocalist, played a major role in developing the unique flavour of the beer, entailing ongoing visits to Robinson’s brewery in Stockport.


"I'm a lifelong fan of traditional English ale; I thought I'd died and gone to heaven when we were asked to create our own beer. I have to say that I was very nervous: Robinsons are the only people I have had to audition for in 30 years. Their magic has been to create the alchemical wedding of flavour and texture that is TROOPER. I love it."


Our Ratings: Ken = 80 and Michael = 70





Segment 2 - A Shot of Business Central

Business Central's Cloud Rollup Updates


https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4533389/update-15-2-for-microsoft-dynamics-365-business-central-2019-release-w


Base product:

  • Platform updates: 18

  • Application updates: 42

  • Total Base updates: 60

Localized version updates:

  • North America: 7

  • All other countries: 38

  • Total Localized updates: 45 (APAC, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Switzerland, Czech, DACH (Ger., Austria, Switz.), Spain, France, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, UK)

Total updates: 105



Segment 3 – A Double Shot of Business Central

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave1/dynamics365-business-central/planned-features


APPLICATION ENHANCEMENTS


Auto-insert recurring sales and purchase lines

Relevant for: anyone using recurring sales and/or purchase lines on documents.


Recurring sales and purchase orders are the new normal in business. Business Central now allows you to handle such recurring sales and purchases by using automatic insert of predefined recurring sales and purchase lines.

Feature details

The existing Recurring Sales/Purchase Lines feature is extended to automatically insert on documents the recurring sales or purchase lines that are set up for the customer or vendor.

If multiple recurring sales or purchase lines exist for the customer or vendor, you will get a notification from where you can pick which one to insert. If only one recurring sales or purchase line exists, it will be inserted automatically.

Note that this works only if the new document was created from a document list—for example, by choosing the New action on the Purchase Orders page. It does not work if the document was created from a vendor card, for example.


Enhanced customer and vendor document layout

Relevant for: anyone using multiple formats for a single type of document.


You can now populate the Document Layouts page for vendors and customers based on settings on the Report Selection page. To send specific documents to specific company contacts, simply choose the company contacts to use for specific document layouts.

The Document Layouts page for a customer now contains additional usage options for reminders and posted shipments. The Document Layout page for a vendor now contains additional usage options for purchase orders and posted return shipment.

The Document Layouts page for a customer now contains additional usage options for reminders and posted shipments. The Document Layout page for a vendor now contains additional usage options for purchase orders and posted return shipment.


Current for Customers: Quote, Order Confirmation, Invoice, Credit Memo, Customer Statement, Job Quote

Current for Vendors: Purchase Order, Vendor Remittance, Vendor Remittance (Posted Entries), Posted Return Shipment


Manage direct-debit collections in Service Management

Relevant for: anyone using Service Management and Direct Debit payment methods for customer invoices.


You can now view direct-debit collection information on service orders, invoices, and contracts. When posting service invoices, direct-debit information is stored in the related customer ledger entries and then transferred to the relevant payment journal during the collection process.


Notify requester about all changes for an approval request

Relevant for: anyone using Approval Requests on documents within Business Central


To ensure that an approval request is processed as fast as possible, it is essential that everyone involved can be notified about the status of every step. This is also the case for approval processes with multiple approval steps.


You can set up an approval workflow to notify the approval requester about every change of an approval request up until final approval.


Receive more items than ordered

Relevant for: anyone who creates Purchase Orders and receives inventory against them where they may need to receive more than what was ordered. (weights, one-off production runs)


You can now receive a quantity higher than the ordered quantity on purchase orders according to an over-receive policy that you set up on the Over-Receipt Codes page. Here you can fill in the Over-Receipt Tolerance % field and select a policy to be used by default.

If your company uses purchase order approval, over-receiving can trigger a reapproval. You define this on the Over-Receipt Codes page. The Approve Over-Receipt workflow response is available in the workflow engine for this purpose.

On the cards for items and vendors, you can select in the Over-Receipt Code field which policy to use by default on purchases.

When you have selected an over-receipt code, you can enter a higher-than-ordered quantity in the Quantity to Receive field on released purchase orders and warehouse receipts.


Revert Qty. to Invoice when canceling order

Relevant for: anyone who needs to cancel Posted Invoices.


Partial shipping/receiving and invoicing of orders are common practices in today's business. As mistakes happen in these core processes, it is important to have robust and easy ways to follow the correction process, thereby keeping employees productive.

You can now easily correct invoiced quantities on originating orders by canceling invoices created from them. The “Qty. to Invoice” field on the originating order is automatically updated.


Bank reconciliation improvements

Relevant for: Anyone using the Business Central Bank Reconciliation functionality


The Bank Acc. Reconciliation page will have more space for data and allow better overview and understanding of the bank statement lines and the related bank account ledger entries. A Bank Reconciliation report that can be used to report on both ongoing and posted bank reconciliations and statements is provided.

Both the Bank Acc. Reconciliation and the Payment Reconciliation Journal pages will link to explanations of the involved matching and application rules, and rules can be enabled or disabled by the user. Posting preview will be supported on both pages. The Transfer Difference function will be improved to allow transferring multiple records with differences to the general journal. Employee ledger entries will be supported in bank reconciliation. It will be easier to control number series and document numbers that appear on the Payment Reconciliation Journal page.


Multiple Languages

Relevant for: anyone who may need Business Central to operate in additional languages besides the standard language (English for US/NA customers)


In 2020 release wave 1, languages are provided as apps that can be installed from AppSource to match the individual tenant's needs. Different languages can be installed on the individual environments of the tenant. For on-premises, these language apps are part of the installation media and can be installed. This enables a customer from any country or region to use any supported language. See supported languages here:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/business-central/dev-itpro/compliance/apptest-countries-and-translations


COUNTRY AND REGIONAL AVAILABILITY

Relevant for: future deployments in specific countries outside of the US/NA


Due to the large demand for Dynamics 365 Business Central online, Microsoft is expanding the availability of the service to cover more countries and regions to enable small and midsized businesses across the world to achieve more.


Expansion toward new markets is primarily done through partner-led localizations that are available as localization apps in AppSource. This allows customers to choose their localization of choice for their country or region, which makes it easier to comply with local legislation and enable market-specific business processes.


With 2020 release wave 1, Business Central becomes available in six new countries: Colombia, Croatia, Hungary, Latvia, Slovenia, Peru (also Czecia Feb 2020)


PARTNER ACCELERATION


API for continuous delivery of the AppSource apps via Azure DevOps services.

Relevant for: partners developing Apps for Business Central


Partners of Business Central can use Azure DevOps to orchestrate their build processes and deployments to Business Central online.


The global partner community in general and Business Central partner community in particular are growing passion for the continuous integration/continuous delivery and DevOps principles.


Azure DevOps services already provide a wealth of functionality for Business Central developers to manage their code following continuous integration practice. The code is written in Visual Studio Code; stored, reviewed, branched, and merged in a source control repository; then built and tested using build pipelines, targeting Business Central Docker containers.


The next step is to enable partners building Dynamics 365 Business Central apps to implement continuous delivery of their apps to the customers, running in the Business Central online service.


The partners will use a new API (fixed app management endpoint, of FAME) and Azure DevOps services to manage their apps and orchestrate the steps of the release (release pipeline).


We expect the following flow to be enabled for the Business Central 2020 release wave 1: Once a partner app has been tested in a Docker container and has passed automated AppSource validation checks, the production-ready app will be submitted for the AppSource automatic and additional manual validation via the Microsoft Partner Center portal as usual. When the app is approved, the ISV will proceed with a phased rollout of the app to all of their customers, using the previous version of the ISV app, across multiple countries.


New versions of the partner apps will be made available to the customers to upgrade to on the Extension Management page, so that customers can install or upgrade to those when they see fit.


With Business Central 2020 release wave 1, the first version of the API will be made available as a private preview to a limited audience of our AppSource ISVs with a plan to roll out to all Business Central AppSource ISVs soon after that.


MIGRATIONS TO BUSINESS CENTRAL ONLINE

Relevant for: existing Microsoft Dynamics customers migrating from NAV or GP


Migrate data from Business Central 14.x on-premises to Business Central 15.x online

Customers can migrate from Business Central 2019 release wave 2 on-premises to Business Central online. In order to reach a broader audience of on-premises customers, we add support to bring a customer from the version immediately before (Business Central April '19) to Business Central 2019 release wave 2 online without having to perform an on-premises upgrade first.

A customer who uses Business Central April '19 on-premises can load the cloud migration extension and migrate their data to Business Central 2019 release wave 2 online.


Enhanced Dynamics GP Chart of Accounts migration

Customers will be able to see the segments from Dynamics GP assigned to the transactions in Business Central. This way, customers can run reports by dimensions to see the breakdown of amounts by those dimensions. In this release, we build out the extension to have the segments migrated as dimensions on the G/L transactions.


Migrate all or only active customer master records from Dynamics GP

The migration tool will allow the user to migrate either all customers or only customers who have an active status in Dynamics GP. Along with that change, we will also migrate all customer addresses. Currently we only migrate the primary address associated with the customer card in Dynamics GP.


Migrate all or only active vendor master records from Dynamics GP

The migration tool will allow the user to migrate either all vendors or only vendors who have an active status in Dynamics GP. Along with that change, we will also migrate all vendor addresses. Currently we only migrate the primary address associated with the vendor card in Dynamics GP.


Enhanced Dynamics GP inventory data migration

We will expand the migration tool in the inventory area to include bringing over location setup information and quantities on hand for items in those specific locations. We will also bring over serial and lot setup information, and serial and lot numbers for the quantities of items that are on hand.


MODERN CLIENTS


Disable export of data to Excel

Relevant for: all Business Central users


Administrators can now specify which users are allowed to export data to Excel, which gives the organization stricter control over data.

Business Central administrators have the option to disable features that allow users to export data to Excel. The ability to export data from Business Central is controlled by a new D365 EXCEL EXPORT permission set. If the permission is removed for a specific user, then the Edit in Excel and Open in Excel actions are no longer available to the user on any pages in the application.


Enable non-interactive printing with advanced printer selection

Relevant for: all Business Central users


Users can print reports directly from the desktop using the predefined printers configured on the Printer Selection page. If the printers are selected and set up properly, then no additional steps, such as downloading files or navigating through previews, are necessary. In addition, administrators get the power to configure print jobs for specific tasks, users, or for more complex printer setups.


Complex printing scenarios where labels must be sent to one printer and a packing slip to another are common in many businesses. Users expect to be able configure, save, and retain certain properties describing such flows, and they expect to print each report directly to a predefined printer.


Printing directly to a printer is now possible from the modern desktop clients. The setup that you make on the Printer Selection page allows you to control which device to print to, including to cloud printers as defined by extensions. Using the Business Central modern clients, users who work in the browser can set up a printer selection for each report so that documents, labels, and other content are printed automatically on the selected printer. Administrators can manage a list of printers (including cloud printers)—for example, creating a friendly name for each and setting defaults. Additionally, for on-premises installations, any network printer that the server has access to would be available in the printer selection page.


Enhanced mobile accessibility related to device orientation

Relevant for: All Business Central Phone/Tablet App users


Users on the road must have quick access to all relevant information without having to manipulate the device or scroll extensively. Users on tablets and phones are more productive and feel more empowered when they have easy and fast access to related information in FactBoxes or to additional cues on Role Centers and when they can easily navigate to pages from the Role Center.


This enhancement makes access to information in FactBoxes reachable regardless of the device orientation by displaying a small chevron (either on the side or at the top of the page), allowing the user to "pull” the related information onto the screen. In previous releases, this action was only available with certain screen orientations. Now, it is available everywhere on any device. In the common scenario where a mobile phone is mounted on a holder in a vehicle (not driving), it is now possible for the operator to quickly access related information about a customer while the phone is in the holder.


Another change related to this enhancement is the redesigned Role Center view in Landscape mode on tablets. The navigation controls have been moved to the left pane, allowing users to quickly jump to a different page and get started with tasks. In previous releases, this was hidden under a menu. The change also allows users and administrators to personalize a Role Center with richer navigation by adding more elements to the Home group (for example, by bookmarking them). As a result, the cues have been moved to the right pane, allowing users to scroll the entire Role Center content.


Import profiles and UI customizations

Relevant for: all BC users - with custom/tailored Role Centers and related Pages


Administrators and consultants benefit from a rich toolset that supports role-tailoring in Business Central. By having both an export and import function for profiles (organizational roles) and their corresponding user interface customizations, customers can easily back up their profile customizations before making further changes, replicate profiles across environments, or safely explore possibilities in an online sandbox before importing into production. All this without requiring the assistance of developers.

Import a package of profiles or per-profile UI customizations using a simple wizard that guides you through the process.

Improved load time for pages

Relevant for: all BC users

Users will find that pages they use often now open faster. Technically, the rendered page is now cached the first time it is opened. This is done without persisting any business data or sensitive information to the user's device. Subsequent accesses to the page will immediately render the page while data is fetched from the service.


Improvements to data entry

Relevant for: all BC users


Various enhancements that make typing into fields more predictable and faster, and navigating fields in a list more intuitive and efficient.


Improvements to filters and views on lists

Relevant for: all BC users


The 2019 release wave 2 eliminated the need to recreate commonly used filters by allowing users to permanently save filters as a view. Based on community feedback, we're now improving the filter experience further:

  • When authoring filters that use expressions such as date ranges or filter tokens, you can toggle the filter field to display either the expression or the corresponding value. To view the expression, simply set the focus to the filter field using a keyboard or mouse. This is particularly useful when saving list views so that date- or time-sensitive expressions can easily be modified when needed.

  • While on a list page, saving the URL as a browser favorite will include the current view, allowing you to link directly to the view when you navigate to that favorite.

  • When working with lists, Business Central will help you pick up where you left off if you are disconnected or you reload the web page by trying to return to the last view you visited.

Improvements to pages composed of multiple parts

Relevant for: all BC users


Some business tasks require advanced screen layouts that reflect the nature of the task and the volume of data associated with the task. By having highly optimized layouts, users get the best overview of their data to quickly make decisions and act, reducing the need to scroll and navigate to get the task done.


The desktop client will add full support for page objects that are composed of multiple parts, such as ListParts or CardParts. While this is already possible today on a Role Center or FactBox pane, the canvas of other page types is not optimal for displaying parts alongside other content.

Developers will now be able to implement pages by choosing from predefined patterns that give predictable outcomes. For example, display two lists side by side on a ListPlus page, or have multiple dependent lists shown above each other on a document page. Different patterns will be made available starting in April 2020.


Navigate trees more easily

Relevant for: all BC users


Users get a better overview of their data when it is grouped into categories. (indented pages like GL Accounts, BOMs or Cost Shares pages) Some data is best represented as a deep hierarchical list. Business Central empowers developers to design pages for both of these scenarios, so that users can get the best possible overview and navigate to the relevant records.


On page objects where a repeater control has the ShowAsTree property set to True, users will experience a new level of efficiency when working with the data tree. Users can easily drill down and back out again, using a keyboard or mouse, by expanding and collapsing groups or by using the Expand all and Collapse all actions.

Developers can also specify if a tree should start as fully expanded or fully collapsed.


Unhide parts on a page

Relevant for: all BC users


When personalizing pages in Business Central, users can show a hidden part on any page, such as a FactBox on a sales document. This unlocks two common scenarios:

  • Business users can personalize their pages and bring back a part that they have previously hidden. Similarly, power users and consultants can unhide parts that they have previously hidden.

  • Developers can now choose to place secondary content on a page object and hide it, giving their customers a simple starting point with the page and the ability to unhide that content if it is relevant to their business processes.

Collapse and expand document lines

Relevant for: all BC users


On sales and purchase documents and other similar documents, business users will be able to collapse the document lines section on the page. This allows them to optimize their space as they work through a task, such as comparing document totals.


MODERN DEVELOPER TOOLS


AL interfaces

Relevant for: Business Central developers


New development features that allow for writing code that reduces the dependency on implementation details, making it easier to reuse code, and supporting a polymorphing way of calling object methods, which again can be used for substituting business logic.


Application version for aliasing base application

Relevant for: Business Central developers


Embed applications as well as customized on-premises applications should be able to modify the app.json file of the base application and change the identity of the application extensions. However, by doing so, solutions on top pointing to the Microsoft base identity will not resolve against the embed application or on-premises code customizations, if these are using explicit dependencies.

Therefore, to support a way for embed applications to specify that they are aliasing Microsoft's Base Application so that any extension built on top of Microsoft's Base Application can compile against their solutions, there needs to be a level of indirection through the application alias.


Camera/location AL API available in the browser

Relevant for: Business Central developers

Developers will be able to programmatically activate the camera or get the current location through an AL-based API when Business Central is accessed through the browser. With support for both browser and apps, developers can rest assured that their scenarios light up on any form factor, as long as the user's device and browser support those capabilities.

Users remain in control of their privacy settings and can choose to grant or deny access to camera and location.


Look up events and insert event subscriber in code

Relevant for: Business Central developers


A core part of extension-based "customization" is the use of events and event subscribers.

To identify an event and generate an event subscriber code template, we added the Event Recorder in the client some time ago, allowing recording and inspecting of thrown events. However, in many cases, developers are either aware of the event they want to subscribe to or want to have a fast way to search for the event (with type ahead/completion) and then insert event subscriber in code context.


Use the new Shift+Alt+E shortcut in the AL code editor to invoke a list of all events. You can use type ahead to dynamically search and filter the event list, and when pressing return to select an event entry, an event subscriber for the event will be inserted at the cursor position in the active AL code editor window.


Multiple variable declarations of the same type in the same line

Relevant for: Business Central developers


Until now, each variable had to be declared on its own line. In larger objects, this led to pages of variable declarations, even if most of these were of the same type.

To reduce scrolling, improve readability, and make it easier to see and declare related types, it is now possible to add multiple variable declarations of the same type in a singular line.

Declare multiple variables of the same type in the same line, using a comma to separate variable names. For example, "foo, bar : Integer;"


Obsolete tag and URL properties

Relevant for: Business Central developers


Adding a free-form ObsoleteTag allows partners, for example, to provide contextual data around obsoleting objects—such as branches and build numbers—to track and plan a final removal of obsoleted objects.

The ObsoleteUrl allows providing a URI with additional information on how to handle and rewrite code due to obsolete pending objects.

Objects that support the ObsoleteState property or Obsolete attribute today will get additional ObsoleteTag and ObsoleteUrl properties for tracking processes and provide additional information on obsoleted objects. Partners can choose their own scheme for what to track in ObsoleteTag, such as date or build, and it could be provided during development. Likewise, partners can choose to provide URLs for documentation on changes and handling impact downstream.


Ability to refactor a field from a table to a table extension

Relevant for: BC developers for On Premise customers with customizations to standard tables.


Together with other refactoring features, this feature will unblock the transition to Business Central online for customers that have customizations to the Microsoft base application.

Using Sync-NAVApp, a developer can move a field from a table to a table extension without the need to write upgrade code.


ONBOARDING

Relevant for: new Business Central deployments


We add discoverable paths to walk new users through the startup process for better discovery of the capabilities as well as accelerate the setup of critical business processes.


POWER PLATFORM


Business Central integration with Common Data Service

Relevant for: all Business Central users


Common Data Service is at the center of the Dynamics 365 suite. Common Data Service enables users to have a 360-degree view of their business as data is available in Common Data Service. Once data is in Common Data Service, users will have a shared, consistent view of data across the Dynamics 365 solution. Dynamics 365 Business Central will support a set of entities in the Common Data Service default database provided in a "Business Central CDS Base Solution," which other integrations will depend on. The base solution will bring the capability to map a Company entity to a Business Unit entity in Common Data Service.

When developing extensions that integrate with Common Data Service, Business Central 2020 release wave 1 will bring extensibility capabilities, where Common Data Service tables and Common Data Service table extensions can be created. This will allow for any custom attribute to be synchronized.


SERVICE FUNDAMENTALS


Resource limits for reports and web service calls

Relevant for: all Business Central users


To make sure that other users can work even if a misconfigured web service method is running or a user started a report with no filters by mistake.

The Business Central server will have new settings where an administrator can set limits on the execution time for reports and SOAP web service calls. When the limit is reached, the server cancels the operation.


In Business Central online (software as a service), the default values are set by the Business Central operations team and cannot be overridden by customers or partners. In the 2020 release wave 1, the default values will be set to hours (actual values are to be determined).

For Business Central (on-premises), an administrator can control the settings in the server.


Telemetry in Application Insights for partners

Relevant for: all Partners, on behalf of all customers


Partners can proactively help their customers with sign-in issues without the need to contact Microsoft support.

The Business Central server will emit telemetry about sign-in attempts (successful or failed). For failed attempts, the reason will be logged in the message as well.

After a successful authorization to Business Central, the server will also emit telemetry about the Open Company operation (successful or failed). For failed authorization to a company, the reason will also be logged in the message.


Read scale-out

Relevant for: all Business Central users


Customers can choose to run selected reports, queries, and web service calls on a read-only replica of the database. This way, analytical workloads will not have any impact on the primary database. Business Central artifacts (Reports, API Pages, and Queries) now can get access to a read-only replica of the database.


The Page, Report and Query objects have a new property called “DataAccessIntent” that can take values ReadOnly or ReadWrite. This property works as a hint for the server, which will connect to the secondary replica if possible. When a workload is executed against the replica, insert/delete/modify operations are not possible, so a new validation is introduced for ReadOnly objects. Any of these operations will throw an exception at runtime (new compile-time validation will be added in the future).



Segment 4 - Attachment and Links in Business Central




Attachments

You can attach any type of file, containing text, image, or video, to a card or document. This is useful, for example, when you want to store a vendor’s invoice as a PDF file on the related purchase invoice in Business Central.


Links


You can add a link from a card or document to any URL or path. This is useful, for example, when you want to link an item card with the supplier’s item catalog.

In the App: Cannot past link into Link Address Field! Works in the web browser.



Segment 5 – 5 Steps To Take Before Purchasing and App

1. Talk with your Microsoft Partner. Tell them what pain you are experiencing that is causing you to investigate apps. You may not even need an app. Business Central might have the functionality that you are wanting, but if not, your partner can make recommendations on Apps. Microsoft Partners, and especially Gold Microsoft ERP Partners, have worked with numerous amounts of ISVs for all types of applications


2. Go to Microsoft AppSource and explore the different apps. Most reputable ISVs that have designed apps will be listed on AppSource.


3. View Documents, pictures, and videos in AppSource about the app.


4. Google the app and see if there are more videos, a website, and what others are saying about the app.


5. Research the ISV

  • How long have they been in business?

  • What does your partner know about them?

  • Google the organization and see what others are saying.

  • Check out their website. Does it appear to be modern and up to date?

  • Do they have other apps? If so, see what others have said about them.



Closing Statement

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On next month’s episode we’ll give some first-hand accounts of how well some of the new features work within Business Central so be sure to listen. See ya then!




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