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Today, Microsoft announced the new tools to build extensions and apps in and for Dynamics NAV. This December preview is meant as an appetizer and way for you to try out what we have so far.

The tools that you’ll be using come in two flavors and both are available in preview from today.

The in-client designer

Make an extension in the client itself. Business consultants and UX designers will love using this drag-and-drop interface. Rearrange fields, rename groups, and reposition elements to build a perfect extension to support an industry-specific solution or implement a business process optimization.

Visual Studio Code

Use the AL Extension for NAV in Visual Studio Code to build powerful extensions based on tables, pages, and codeunits using the new objects: Page Extensions and Table Extensions. Follow this route to build rich extensions that reuse and extend core business logic in your application.

Start here: http://aka.ms/navdeveloperpreview

You can get a free 30-day trial from https://azure.microsoft.com/free/

Some more links,

Tools overview

Getting Started guide

Object overview and AL language changes

GitHub bug branch: https://github.com/microsoft/al/issues