Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations– What is in the store for developers?Puneet Darji
UI overhaul and Visual studio
A very welcomed move by Microsoft. Gone are the days of MorphX IDE, welcome Visual Studio (VS) for all your development work. A complete UI overhaul – thanks to now the web-based Dynamics 365 client, which will help you to provide improved end-user experience.
There is a lot to learn now, as Visual Studio is the new IDE for Dynamics 365 development work. One of the very first things to learn will be extensions. Earlier there was an option for the developer to modify the existing object but now, there is no such option. The developer will have to create an extension of the object and then perform the customizations. This will not affect the existing system object thereby paving way for easy future upgrades.
Integration / Data Entities
Integration has also undergone a major change. Now it is called ‘Data entities’. Data entities is a common framework for DIXF and AIF web service. The developer will have to take extra precaution while upgrading from AX 2012 as in Dynamics 365 the web services have become in a restful state with JSON-formatted data. So existing customization (in older versions of AX) related to integration will go for a complete change.