Excerpt from Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations Blogs: Data Lakes; Custom objects; The customer owns; Restore Security

In this roundup from the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations blog:

  • Unlock hidden insights in your Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations data with data lake integration
  • Get custom D365FO objects at runtime using X++
  • Security restore removed in D365FO
  • How to keep a customer on hold in D365FO

Unlock hidden insights in your Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations data with data lake integration

Writing on the Microsoft Dynamics 365 blog, Milinda Vitharana said that if your Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations solution includes the use of a data lake, you can connect your D365FO application environment to a data lake, which simplifies data pipelines and lets you unlock insights. hidden in this data.

With the general availability of the Export to Data Lake feature in Finance and Operations apps, data from your Dynamics 365 environment is readily available in Azure Data Lake.

Vitharana said Data Lakes are optimized for big data analysis and explained how they can be used. For example, using Power BI, you can create rich operational reports and analytics, and your data engineers can use big data technologies, including Spark, to reshape data or apply machine learning models. .

In his blog post, Vitharana described the steps required to install the “Export to Data Lake feature”.

Get custom D365FO objects at runtime using X++

On his Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations blog, Alex Meyer noted that a while ago he asked a question on the D365FO forums about the ability to generate a list of custom objects in an environment at runtime through X++. However, since he never followed up on his answer, he decided to provide a detailed answer on how he solved the problem.

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