“I’m so busy I need to clone myself,” said every business professional ever. The internet is littered with articles on how to optimize your routine to squeeze more time out of the day, but this isn’t one of them. Instead, I’m going to show you how to delegate your work to your new Digital Twin(s).
There are numerous tutorials for creating an OData API in .NET, but we’ll be focusing on how to ensure your OData API integrates with Dynamics with minimal headaches. The current dearth of VE documentation can be frustrating, so we did some homework to make your life easier. Here are our 4 main discoveries, shared to help you avoid shooting yourself in the foot.
If you were excited about the release of Virtual Entities as part of Microsoft Dynamics 365, you were probably equally puzzled about the limited documentation available. There is virtually (pun intended) no information on integrating Virtual Entities (VE) into a production environment. Many examples online don’t go beyond a “Hello World” integration using the Purdue course API. Fortunately, we have investigated Virtual Entities for a few of our clients and wanted to share our discoveries as to the limitations and benefits.
Every time you Google something, you’re benefiting from web scraping, the automated process of extracting data from websites. Looking for the best airfare? Cheapest hotel? Yep, many of those price trackers that make your vacation affordable run on web scraping. But Priceline and Kayak don’t let you peer behind the coding curtain.
This is not a ‘more of the same’ moment in history. It is a watershed moment. For the first time ever, machines don’t just do work; they can think about how to do that work more efficiently. We’re heading into the Age of the Augmented Human, where physical processes and procedures can be replicated in a digital world running simulations based on real-time data from the real world. Enter the Digital Twin.
Enterprise adoption problems are frustrating – and common. Our Chief Delivery Officer Carrie Schuckle has been overseeing development projects from beginning to end for 20 years. She’s well-acquainted with the usual stumbling blocks. “The technology may present challenges to overcome, but the adoption phase is usually the toughest. It’s what makes or breaks a project,” Carrie warns.