From the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central blogs: Automated testing; Update apps; Set up user tasks; Update library apps

June 4 2021

In this week's Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central blog roundup:

  • The benefits of Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV automated testing
  • Update apps installed from AppSource in Business Central Online with PowerShell
  • Business Central: how to set up user tasks
  • D365BC: automatically update library apps when updating your main app

It’s not science fiction: automated testing for Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics NAV has benefits that may surprise you

Writing on the ArcherPoint blog, Jon Long noted that Microsoft has been creating automated test scripts since 2016. Currently, there are over 40,000+ automated test scripts that you can use free of charge.

In his blog post, Long offered a definition of automated testing and talked about the many advantages of using automated testing, which he said doesn't have any real downsides. He also discussed why Microsoft is encouraging automated testing as well as how automated testing works and when to use it.

Update apps installed from AppSource in Business Central Online with PowerShell

On the Robert Stefanetti Blog, Stefanetti discussed how you can update apps installed from AppSource in the Dynamics 365 Business Central Cloud with PowerShell.

He offered an example in his post of using PowerShell to call the APIs necessary to update the apps installed from AppSource.

For convenience I added a couple of functions to the BCContainerhelper to make it more convenient, in this way we can take advantage of the token management already present in the module, placed in GitHub.

Stefanetti then provided a detailed description of how to use PowerShell to update the apps installed from AppSource in Business Central Online.

Dynamics 365 Business Central: how to set up user tasks

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