As a long time developer, I appreciate the extensibility that Microsoft provides with their applications. They love to provide you many ways to customize their products, as well as offering an API to allow developers to connect and automate. The Microsoft Business Application Platform is no different, delivering an experience to build and extend modern cloud applications much faster than ever.
The keyword is 'cloud'. This should imply that your solutions live in the cloud, and connect to other applications that are in the cloud. What if you want to create a solution that communicates with your on premise applications that live behind your firewall? There's no need to worry because Microsoft provides a solution called the On Premise gateway.
Connectivity and Security
The on-premises data gateway acts as a data bridge, which provides data transfer between on premises data and the Power BI, Microsoft Flow, and PowerApps services.
It allows you to connect to some On Premise applications like SQL, SharePoint, local files and ODBC connections. You can find a full list of available data sources here, along with some important security and connectivity details. Data that passes thru the gateway is compressed and encrypted, which ensures a quick and secure way to pull your data to the cloud.
We love to customize Microsoft Dynamics 365 solutions here at Beringer. We’ve been working with Microsoft Dynamics since its inception, and we’re always finding innovative ways to implement the latest tools and help automate business processes. If you are looking for a Dynamics solution partner to help you with your installation or upgrade, make sure you pick the one that practices all of the Microsoft methodologies and best practices.
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