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From the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central blogs: App identity; Master data management; Personalization issues; CRM integration

by MSDW Reporter
Editorial Team,

In this Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central blogs roundup:

  • Clarifications on changing the identity of an app
  • How to use master data management
  • How to solve personalization issues with saved filtered views 
  • Business Central integration with Dynamics 365 Sales: Details worth knowing

Clarifications on changing the identity of an app

Writing on his blog, Stefano Demiliani stated that in talking with partners who want to put apps on the AppSource marketplace, he discovered that the extension identity rules for apps on AppSource aren't clear.

He wrote that a lot of partners have apps currently running in live environments with a particular ID, name, publisher, and version (as specified in the app.json manifest file of the extension). 

Don’t ask me why, but for some of them the name of the app or the publisher of the app currently running on customer’s environments (onprem and cloud) are not what they would like to have in the future versions (rebranding operations, company acquisitions etc.) and they were worried about that.

Demiliani then stated that the previous incorrect branding won’t affect the future app branding. He noted that until the release of D365BC 2021 Wave 2, the name and publisher information was part of the identity of an extension, and consequently, the information can’t be changed in AppSource. 

However, he noted that after that release,  the app identity has been changed to only include the ID and version, leaving the publisher and name optional. Demiliani pointed out that this means that now you can change the name and/or publisher information of your extension in the app.json file without doing a breaking change. He then offered more information about this.

How to use master data management in Dynamics 365 Business Central

On the Stoneridge Software blog, Tim Fry wrote that using a tool such as master data management in Dynamics 365 Business Central can help share and synchronize essential data between different entities in an organization.

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