Dynamics 365 availability monitoring with App Insights

A common request from cloud & infra operations teams is a centralized place to monitor the environments availability. Lifecycle Services portal already provide a fair amount of metrics... but it's not that straight forward to get what we want and it's a different portal. It's not possible to integrate with Log Analytics and Azure Monitor … Continue reading Dynamics 365 availability monitoring with App Insights

Dynamics 365 FinOps: OData load testing

We all know... it's rarely a good idea to allow direct calls from the front-end system (e.g. an e-commerce website) to the back-end (ERP). But in some situations we have to expose the OData endpoints for either internal or external consumers. Like when you integrate the ERP with a warehouse management system, where the communication … Continue reading Dynamics 365 FinOps: OData load testing

Dynamics 365 FinOps: Batch import automation with Azure Functions, Business Events and PowerBI

Design automation for real-time/synchronous interfaces in Dynamics 365 for Finance has its challenges but it’s quite often less complex than do the same for batch/asynchronous interfaces, for a couple reasons. On batch interfaces we need to manipulate files across servers, be aware of network traffic, quotas, operation timeouts, storage limits and costs, and so on. … Continue reading Dynamics 365 FinOps: Batch import automation with Azure Functions, Business Events and PowerBI

Azure Functions: event-driven integration with Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

Business events for Dynamics 365 Finance comes with a couple of out-of-the-box endpoints that enables a seamless integration with most Azure tools available for event-based integration scenarios: Event Grid, Event Hub, Service Bus Queue and Topics, Power Automate and Blob Storage. For anything else not listed, like any web API or web application hosted on-premises … Continue reading Azure Functions: event-driven integration with Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations