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,
Getting Started guide
Object overview and AL language changes
GitHub bug branch: https://github.com/microsoft/al/issues
What is Project “Madeira”
Project “Madeira” is a business management solution for small and mid-sized organizations that automates and streamlines business processes and helps you manage your business. Signing up is easy, and you can migrate existing business data from your legacy system. When you have signed up for the Project “Madeira” preview, you have access to a demonstration company. The demonstation company contains sample data, but you can create your own sales documents, for example, or set up a bank account.
Business solution reinvented
Microsoft is reinventing business productivity with Project “Madeira.” Start the preview to see how easy it is to connect business processes with familiar Microsoft productivity tools to grow sales, manage finances, and streamline your operations—in the office, or on the go.
Run your business within Office 365
Project “Madeira” offers an embedded experience within Office 365 so you can create customers, vendors, quotes, and invoices without leaving Outlook. Export data to Excel for analyzing and create your outgoing documents in Word.
Finance at your fingertips
When you’re on the go, take your finance and accounting tools with you. Desktop, tablet, phone—it’s a consistent experience, tailored to the device.
Convert leads to cash
Shorten the path from lead to cash when you can create new opportunities, control leads, and maintain visibility all the way through to payment—even on the go.
Connect the moving parts of your supply chain, make informed decisions, better manage inventory, and control costs.
Visualize your data
Project “Madeira” works with Power BI to create interactive reports based on operational data. Easily spot trends, stay current, and drive your business forward.
Here are some links:
Try the preview
Project “Madeira” Support
Project Madeira Blog