Introducing the Power BI solution template for Credit and Collections

Today we are excited to announce the Power BI solution template for Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations for Credit and Collections analytics. Purpose of this blog post is to explain who should use this solution template any why should they use it. Before we start, see this video for a quick tour. You probably know…


Introducing: Analytical Workspaces in Dynamics 365 for Operations

***ANNOUNCING*** the General Availability of Analytical Workspaces & Reports in Dynamics 365 for Operations. Built-in Analytical Applications are now available standard as part of the Spring ’17 Release. The following article offers insights into the Power BI service integration with direct links to walk-thru guides and Best Practices published by the Dynamics 365 product group….

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Video guide on deploying ready-made Power BI content into PowerBI.com

As we discussed in our previous blog post, there’s a lot of ready-made Power BI content for Dynamics 365 for Operations available in LCS. Quite a few ISVs and partners are creating PowerBI content as well. While our blog post walks thru the steps, some of you had suggested that a short video would be…


How To: Add deep links to reports (SSRS)

OVERVIEW The process for embedding custom drill-down navigation links into application forms in Dynamics 365 for Operations differs from solutions in AX2012. The public APIs for the Application Suite backed by C# assemblies continue to be supported in D365 for Operations. However, to offer improved performance, Dynamics 365 for Operations Reporting framework does NOT auto-generate…

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Customizing App Suite reports using extensions

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations now offers an expanded set of tools to support custom solutions. Customizations to reporting solutions in the standard application are fully supported using a pure ‘Extension’ model.  This article offers guidance on how to add the most common customizations to standard application reports without over-layering Application Suite artifacts.  Here are some…

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How To: Custom designs for business docs

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations now offers an expanded set of tools to support custom solutions. This article focuses on the steps involved in crafting a custom report design for an existing application business document using a ‘pure’ extension model. Follow the steps below to associate a custom report design with an application document instance….

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How To: Expanding App Suite report data sets

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations now offers an expanded set of tools to support custom solutions. This article focuses on the expansion of an existing report data set produced using X++ business logic in a Report Data Provider (RDP) class. Use custom delegate handlers and table extensions to include additional field data and/or calculations without…

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How To: Extending report menu items

Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Operations now offers an expanded set of tools to support custom reporting solutions. This article focuses on the process of extending existing application menu items to redirect navigations with minimal code changes. Using this technique you will avoid the hassle of tracking down and replacing all references to an existing application…

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Power BI content from Microsoft and your partners

Since our last blog post on Authoring and Publishing Power BI reports for Dynamics 365 for Operations, there has been a lot of content built using the Entity store. Microsoft teams have published several Power BI reports and more are on the way. To see the content newly released and planned for the immediate future, look…


Export Dynamics AX”7” Entities to your own Azure SQL Database

We are happy to announce the availability of the feature to export Dynamics AX Data Entities to your own database with hotfix KB 3175368 and KB 3175369 available for download immediately. This feature will also be included with the next Dynamics AX platform update. With this capability, Administrators have the ability to “configure your own…