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
Last week Microsoft launched code sample HelloWorld repo for developing extensions to Dynamics NAV. This is just a overview of how we will develop in future using #VisualStudioCode. This repo contains AL language code samples for developing extensions on the Dynamics NAV platform.
Some screens from AL language code sample.
First public preview is available now and you can download it from https://github.com/Microsoft/AL The full version of this new Visual Studio Code development environment is available on this Christmas. Mean while you can download the sample and stay updated…
We have been waiting for the announcement of general availability of Microsoft Dynamics 365—including our “edition of choice” Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials. Here it is available from 1 November 2016: https://community.dynamics.com/b/msftdynamicsblog/archive/2016/11/01/microsoft-dynamics-365-now-generally-available
Dynamics 365 delivers significant new capabilities across all application areas
Technical resources for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Financials