Dynamics 365 and the illusions of competence
Jun20

Dynamics 365 and the illusions of competence

The Dynamics 365 community is flooding over with excellent articles, video’s, blogposts and learning services, and I enjoy learning new stuff. When I consume the shared content, I feel that I really understand the concept and that it increases my competency. My “knowledge ego” bolster and I feel have a deep understanding on new subjects … Continue reading Dynamics 365 and the illusions… Continue Reading...

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FastTrack recommendations for success
Jun03

FastTrack recommendations for success

I give the Microsoft FastTrack team and team producing the docs all credit for the following blogpost! We very often get information overload, and then there is great to get a more compressed summary of what is important to consider in D365 projects. Here is the text from an email that is sent out to … Continue reading FastTrack recommendations for success Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s Article on their blog...

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D365 Store Commerce performance test
Apr20

D365 Store Commerce performance test

Hi friends. A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced that the D365 Store Commerce App is now GA. The MPOS will enter “end-of-support” in release 10.0.33(Spring 2023) according to the following whitepaper. There are still features missing in Store Commerce, like dual display etc, but this will be added in later releases (10.0.28+). One of the … Continue reading D365 Store Commerce… Continue Reading Kurt...

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D365: My take on the new Microsoft focus
Apr13

D365: My take on the new Microsoft focus

On the 6. April 2022 Microsoft had a launch event for Dynamics 365, where Charles Lamanna (Corporate Vice President, Business Applications & Platform) was the key speaker, and presented the latest wave of Dynamics 365. The main innovation theme was organized around 3 concepts; Data, AI and Collaboration. The main keynote states that Data is … Continue reading D365: My take on the new… Continue Reading Kurt...

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D365 : A messy tips blogpost
Apr06

D365 : A messy tips blogpost

Hi friends. We learn new things every day, and I wanted to share a new messy blogpost where you will find undocumented some tips. Enjoy. Azure Zone Pinning Sometimes I have experienced that Dynamics 365 performs slower than expected. I have in a few scenarios tracked this down the fact that the services are distributed … Continue reading D365 : A messy tips blogpost Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s Article on their...

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D365: 2022Wave1 – Unified pricing service
Jan26

D365: 2022Wave1 – Unified pricing service

I have had the chance to look deep into the 2022 release wave 1 plans. There are tons of goodies, and we again see the direction where things are going. There is a lot of investments in the microservices area, and we see the platform opening up like a blooming flower. There is one specific … Continue reading D365: 2022Wave1 – Unified pricing service Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s Article on their blog D365:...

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D365; 4 Lines to scroll at a time
Jan16

D365; 4 Lines to scroll at a time

Here is very small tip. Set your windows mouse line scrolling to 4 lines when using Dynamics 365. When you then scroll in D365 lookups, one scroll-click is then jumping one page down in the lookups (in my case). #LifeHack Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s Article on their blog D365; 4 Lines to scroll at a time Here is very small tip. Set your windows mouse line scrolling to 4 lines when using Dynamics 365. When you then scroll in...

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D365 – 252 Solution Blueprint review questions
Jan06

D365 – 252 Solution Blueprint review questions

One of the most important aspects of Success By Design program is to ensure quality in the implementation process and to set the right expectations. One important setup in this process is the Microsoft Solution Blueprint Review workshop that can be offered to customers through extended FastTrack Engagement. The Solution Blueprint Review workshop covers the … Continue reading D365 – 252… Continue Reading Kurt...

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D365 Hidden Sales order gem; copy from item list
Jan05

D365 Hidden Sales order gem; copy from item list

A small but highly productive tip is the feature of “Item list”. It has been available for years but have not gotten the deserved attention. The feature does not even have a docs page. With this feature it makes it much easier to create sales order, by copying the lines from an ‘item list’. The … Continue reading D365 Hidden Sales order gem; copy from item list Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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Dynamics 365 – top things to learn and tools to use in 2022
Jan01

Dynamics 365 – top things to learn and tools to use in 2022

I first want to thank the 92.898 visitors to my blog in 2021. It has been my pleasure to share with the community, and 2021 have been the best so far. This time, I would like to summarize my tips on what to learn and tools to use that can further bring value to our … Continue reading Dynamics 365 – top things to learn and tools to use in 2022 Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s Article on their blog Dynamics 365 –...

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Diagrams.net
Dec16

Diagrams.net

Most of us in the field have traditionally used Microsoft Visio to show architecture, processes and systems. But there is an alternative that I would recommend to the community: https://www.diagrams.net/ This is a free, online and easy to use tool to quickly represent graphics related to what you want to show. Give it a try, … Continue reading Diagrams.net Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s Article on their blog Diagrams.net...

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D365 Recurring Integrations Scheduler(RIS)
Nov02

D365 Recurring Integrations Scheduler(RIS)

Today I would like to pay my respect to the free GitHub initiative Recurring Integrations Scheduler (RIS). RIS is a solution that transports files/messages between on-premises folders and D365FO. This is a way to perform good old file integrations, and even for automating import/export of data entities between environments. And without having to develop/program anything. … Continue reading <span… Continue Reading Kurt...

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How to learn and try out Dynamics 365 Commerce?
Oct08

How to learn and try out Dynamics 365 Commerce?

The Dynamics 365 Commerce team at Microsoft have created a great trial site where you can try out all their good stuff and get some guided walk through of their capabilities. Please check it out: https://manage.commerce.dynamics.com/welcome/index.html Here is your to-do list of what you should explore: B2C experience Product discovery and cloud powered search Curb-side … Continue reading How… Continue Reading Kurt...

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D365 : Use your data
Sep27

D365 : Use your data

When I observe the use of Dynamics 365, I often see that most often there are well-established processes and routines for getting data into the Dynamics 365 system. But using this data is often limited to retrieving financial reports that show everything in dollars and cents. However, the information contained in the system is often … Continue reading D365 : Use your data Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s Article on...

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D365 – Building a business value review
Aug23

D365 – Building a business value review

Latest & greatest tech, faster, better and new possibilities, are from a consultancy perspective fun and rewarding. But it is very seldom that these aspects are the deciding factors when it come to implementing Dynamics 365. Any organization have a finite set of resources in terms of people, knowledge, money, and time. How to best … Continue reading D365 – Building a business… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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MB-340: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Commerce Functional Consultant (beta)
Aug06

MB-340: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Commerce Functional Consultant (beta)

Microsoft have released a new exam for the Commerce functional consultant.  I did take this exam in the beginning of July, and it can take a few weeks before the results come.  But I’m pretty sure I will fail.  The exam was quite hard and there was just too little time. I got 62 questions, … Continue reading MB-340: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Commerce Functional… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s Article on...

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Buy Commerce Scale Unit’s, and get Device licenses included
Jun10

Buy Commerce Scale Unit’s, and get Device licenses included

There is a small, but interesting element that retailers should be aware of. If you buy Dynamics 365 Commerce Scale Unit’s you get device licenses included. It is available in the licensing guide. What does this mean? As you scale … Continue reading → Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s Article on their blog Buy Commerce Scale Unit’s, and get Device licenses included There is a small, but interesting element...

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D365 eCommerce sites live and running
Apr19

D365 eCommerce sites live and running

Through search and connections, I have compiled a list of public sites that have implemented the Dynamics 365 eCommerce parts. This is by no means a complete list, and only represents a small subset. I have not been sponsored by any, and I only want to share with the D365 community sites that are live and running. Hopefully more can see the benefits of having a truly integrated omnichannel… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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D365 – CustTable – fast – faster – fastest – WOW!
Apr09

D365 – CustTable – fast – faster – fastest – WOW!

I wanted to look deeper into an area that have troubled me for some time. Why are some forms very fast in D365, and some forms do not have the expected start-up time. At the end of this article you can see my finding, and I hope this will have an positive effect on user experienced performance. The form I wanted to take a deeper look into is the custTable form, as this is one of the most… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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D365 B2B eCommerce, Things have changed (again)
Mar24

D365 B2B eCommerce, Things have changed (again)

Me and my colleagues have had the privilege the last few weeks to go really deep into the D365 offering, in terms of capabilities, pricing and roadmap. A few weeks ago, I wrote about the pricing of eCommerce. As this have changed per 1. April, I have removed this post. I recommend that partners find the session that Microsoft had last night, called “Dynamics 365 Commerce e-Commerce… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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D365 Commerce – tech-talk videos on YouTube
Mar11

D365 Commerce – tech-talk videos on YouTube

Do you have YouTube available on your TV, and have finished all series on Netflix and HBO? If you want to fill up with additional knowledge and still enjoy your cozy favorite couch, then know that many of the Dynamics 365 Tech-Talks are available on YouTube. You can also find them available here: https://community.dynamics.com/365/b/techtalks?c=Commerce Here is a compiled list of D365… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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D365 – A deeper look into eCommerce pricing
Feb14

D365 – A deeper look into eCommerce pricing

Microsoft launched their B2C eCommerce offering in September 2019, and have now also announced the B2B eCommerce solution. This strengthen the omnichannel capabilities in Dynamics 365 and ensures customers have a full suite solution covering most needs. Microsoft have a public available price page, that shows a simplified view of the pricing, with a reference to their licensing guide: In… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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Decompiling D365 retail components
Jan07

Decompiling D365 retail components

Today I got a very nice tip from a colleague on how to better understand and see the source code for the retail components. I was experiencing that I was not able to post a CPOS sales, and in the eventlog I got the following “Cryptical” error: Customer with RECID 5637158076 is non-chargeable account. at… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s Article on their blog Decompiling D365 retail components Today I got a very...

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D365 smarter search algorithm
Nov29

D365 smarter search algorithm

Dear fellow community members. First a small announcement as of first of December I am in a new job where new ideas and visions for our community will come to life. I am overexcited to share more on this later at LinkedIn, but as a true enthusiast I choose to celebrate this milestone with a fun knowledge sharing blogpost to the community. The community have always been there for me when I need… Continue Reading Kurt...

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D365 X++: I’m using InventABC as my template
Aug28

D365 X++: I’m using InventABC as my template

Hi fellow developers. Back in the early days I was at a good old Damgaard conference, and attended at a technical session. In this session one of the founding fathers of Axapta came up with the phrase “Copy with pride“. What he meant was to look at existing code and patterns in the X++ code, and to feel free to used and copy these patterns from the Microsoft code and use them in customer… Continue Reading Kurt...

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D365 commerce; The need for speed (replenishment)
Aug18

D365 commerce; The need for speed (replenishment)

A nightmare for retailers is situations like this, where customers are experiencing empty shelfs. The normal process for handling these situations is to have store employees to constantly monitor shelfs, back office stocks and to order replenishment when needed. We also see a lot of number crunching demand forecasting systems being offered to the marked, and with a questionable success… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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D365 Outsourcing your master data (DaaS)
Jun09

D365 Outsourcing your master data (DaaS)

In Dynamics 365 implementation projects I often say that all we do can mainly be categorized into 3 headline topics. As we know for Dynamics 365, Microsoft is providing the software and the platform needed. It is easy to buy as a service where only a monthly commitment is essentially required. This is the nature of the Software-as-a-Service cloud-based concept. The implementation partners… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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D365 – My Covid-19 10 day’s response story
May24

D365 – My Covid-19 10 day’s response story

Hi Friends. I hope you all are hanging in there and can still work and deliver excellent experiences with Dynamics 365. I wanted to share my Covid-19 10-day response story on how fast a reduced scope Dynamics 365 implementations has been implemented. Some weeks ago, we and Microsoft were contacted by an important player in the health industry, that urgently wanted to establish… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s Article on...

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D365 Importing JSON data the hard way!
Apr13

D365 Importing JSON data the hard way!

I recently created a solution where I’m importing products and all related data for the grocery industry, and I wanted to share my experience so that others may follow. This is not a “Copy-Paste” blogpost, but more show my approach to the process that can be used when working with more advanced and complex JSON integrations. Many industries have established vertical specific databases where… Continue Reading...

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D365 : Automatic license disablement and login reminder
Mar22

D365 : Automatic license disablement and login reminder

When assigning licenses to a Dynamics 365 user, it would be beneficial if the system disabled and removed a license from a user if the user has not used the system for X days. X minus 5 days the system should send out a message to the user like this: “This is a login REMINDER for Dynamics 365. Kurt Hatlevik has not logged into for at least 25 days. Your last login was 2/20/2020 12:10:00 AM…. Continue Reading Kurt...

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D365 and the supply structures in grocery retail industry
Mar08

D365 and the supply structures in grocery retail industry

Today I will write a bit about the supply chain structure we see in the retail grocery industry, and challengers Dynamics 365 may face, and how to address them. The grocery industry has for many years seen that industry collaboration brings benefits and synergies throughout the value chain. We see industry collaboration that offers a range of services to its owners, customers and partners. In… Continue Reading Kurt...

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D365 – What have changed (pmfTablehasChanged)
Feb16

D365 – What have changed (pmfTablehasChanged)

This short post is for you hardcore X++ developers that create magic everyday. D365 have the following method, that allows you to validate if any fields on a record have been changed. If it returns true, then something has changed, and if false, then nothing has been changed. There are scenario’s where you would like to know if there have been any changes to the record before you… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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Batch Jobs; Take control of the executions

Dynamics 365 can be automated quite a lot with the use of batch jobs. With batch jobs, your Dynamics 365 solution becomes “alive”, and we can set up the system to automate many manually processes. Lets say to have the following “vanilla process”, and wants to automate as many steps as possible. This document covers the Batch jobs needed to be setup for this process to be as automated as… Continue Reading...

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D365 – To exist or not, that is the question!(part 2)
Dec04

D365 – To exist or not, that is the question!(part 2)

Some years ago I created a free community solution for “Not-Exists Join“. Not exists join means that we can filter and search on data that does not have any relational records. This answers questions like; – Show me all customers that have no sales orders the last X days – Show me all items with no inventory transaction. Show me items with no movement last 30 days. – Show me all items that… Continue...

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Microsoft Bookings and Microsoft Graph
Nov12

Microsoft Bookings and Microsoft Graph

One common feedback we get when implementing Dynamics 365 is the ability to handle appointments and booking. There are many very good 3’rd party solutions, but did you know that Microsoft have an easy to use booking system that works online and integrated with Outlook. It’s called Microsoft Bookings, and is worth taking a small look at especially if you have the need of booking your… Continue Reading Kurt...

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Dynamics 365 Branding and Commerce (Preview) Firsthand experience
Oct11

Dynamics 365 Branding and Commerce (Preview) Firsthand experience

PS! Remember to read the last lines in this blogpost As I hope you have seen in your never-ending twitter/news feed is that Microsoft again adding lot’s of new apps and features to Dynamics 365. Microsoft are delivering on the communicated vision of Dynamics 365. We now have apps where we have a holistic approach to business processes. To solve business requirements users will be using a… Continue Reading Kurt...

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D365 Retail – Buzz Alert !
Sep24

D365 Retail – Buzz Alert !

THIS IS COOL ! Microsoft is launching several new product lines for retailers. Dynamics 365 Commerce Empower your business to create exceptional, insightful shopping experiences for every customer with Dynamics 365 Commerce—built on our proven Dynamics 365 Retail solution. Commerce | Microsoft Dynamics 365 Commerce delivers a complete omni-channel solution that unifies back-office, in-store, and digital experiences to personalize...

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D365F&O, Lots of new high value content on DOC’s
Sep17

D365F&O, Lots of new high value content on DOC’s

The Microsoft Dynamics team have been quite buzzy after the vacation producing a lot of valuable content to Dynamics 365. I would like to highlight some of the latest additions that is worth checking out and to share in the Dynamics 365 ecosystem. Just this year alone, 714 articles have been published, and just the last 2 months close to 300 articles are made available. With this amount of… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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Analyzing Cloud POS performance in Dynamics 365 for Retail
Aug26

Analyzing Cloud POS performance in Dynamics 365 for Retail

It is a constant requirement that systems retailers are directly interacting with should be Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger (BBFS). In this blog post, I will dig into how the POS performance can be analyzed to better understand the transactional performance of the Dynamics 365 POS. What I’m specially interested in is how perceived performance is towards actual. What we think is good… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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Retail statement trickle feed (public preview)
Aug18

Retail statement trickle feed (public preview)

Retail statements are one of the most important (and complex) processes a retailer have. It’s where the retail sales and transactions are being transformed to become physical and financial transactions so you can see the sales in finance and in inventory. Retail statement calculation and posting have been covered many times in my blog posts and Microsoft have a large set’s of article on doc’s… Continue Reading...

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D365: Search for code with Agent Ransack
Jul24

D365: Search for code with Agent Ransack

When supporting customer’s we often can get small fragments of information on an issue, like a form is not performing as expected, or an error message. The procedure is then often to log into LCS and find traces of the issue. Often we end up with a query that is the source of the issue. But to better understand and analyze how to fix the issue we often need to find exactly in the source… Continue Reading Kurt...

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Every minute counts, and snooze to 1 minute before meeting starts – Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog
Jun18

Every minute counts, and snooze to 1 minute before meeting starts – Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog

As a consultant I’m used to having a lot of “back-to-back” meetings, and when the next meeting is near, I typically get an outlook reminder 15 minutes prior to the meeting. Then using the “Snooze” button is good. If I snooze until 5 minutes before I am too early. 0 minutes before and I am too late. You know that in the drop-down, the minimum selection is 5 minutes? That is… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s Article on their...

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D365F&O – Address performance tips – Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog
May31

D365F&O – Address performance tips – Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog

Sometimes the smallest thing can make a huge difference. At a customer we experienced a huge load (DTU +70% average), and the LCS shows that there was a single SQL query that was the reason for the load. The data composition here was that there was close to a half million customers in the customer table, and most of them had addresses, email and phone numbers assigned to them. Except of… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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D365F&O – Community Driven Engineering – Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog
Apr23

D365F&O – Community Driven Engineering – Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog

I have previously blogged about the importance of reporting new ideas, issues and bugs to Microsoft, and also why the community will benefit from sharing. I have often experienced that experienced engineers often have the solution available and are more than willing to give it for free to get the fixed-up code into the standard solution. But the formalized support path does require time… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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D365F&O – Auto-report as finished in a Retail scenario – Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog
Apr16

D365F&O – Auto-report as finished in a Retail scenario – Kurt Hatlevik – Dynamics 365 Blog

For many years I have had the opportunity to work on Dynamics 365 topics involving Kitting, Value Added Services(VAS) and Bill-of-Materials(BOM). Today I would like to write about the released product parameter “Auto-report as finished” in a retail scenario, and you can read more about report as finished at the Microsoft docs. To explain the business scenario, let’s take hot-dogs. A… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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Dynamics 365 F&O – Selecting the correct Tier level on your sandboxes
Mar27

Dynamics 365 F&O – Selecting the correct Tier level on your sandboxes

When purchasing Dynamics 365 F&O, you a set of Microsoft managed (but self-service) environments that is included with the standard offer. (Production, Tier-2 Standard Acceptance Testing and a Tier-1 Develop/Build and test environment. Microsoft have described this on the environment planning docs. I will not discuss Tier-1 environments here, as these environments is optimized for… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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Dynamics 365F&O – Enabling new hidden functionality (SYSFlighting)
Mar07

Dynamics 365F&O – Enabling new hidden functionality (SYSFlighting)

With Dynamics 365 version 10, the innovation wave from Microsoft is continuing to accelerate. All customer will use the same base source code of the Dynamics 365 solution, and it will be maintained and updated every month. But for many customers, stability also have its value. New functionality every month is not always what existing customers want to implement. New functionality could… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s...

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Near real-time replenishment in Dynamics 365 F&O
Feb20

Near real-time replenishment in Dynamics 365 F&O

There is a lot of good stuff on the horizon for Dynamics 365. I highly recommend that you check out the following article of some new planning services that will come in the April 2019 release. Planning service – Release Notes A hyper-scalable multitenant real-time distribution requirement planning service. The service enables companies to maintain a dynamic plan that’s close to real time and supports high data volume....

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Retail Enterprise Architecture mapping using ArchiMate and ARDOQ
Feb10

Retail Enterprise Architecture mapping using ArchiMate and ARDOQ

The warning; The blog post is High Level, but the benefits can be mind-blowing. Enterprise Architecture is about understanding and change. In today’s business, change is everywhere and the essential part to survive. But change is not easy. To have insights and understanding of your own organization is essential for change and risk assessment. Understanding how people, processes and… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s Article...

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MPOS – Open full (kiosk) screen mode when having dual display
Jan31

MPOS – Open full (kiosk) screen mode when having dual display

For a retailer, every saved “click” is appreciated, and the ability to remove any noise appreciated. When starting MPOS in maximum mode, you will often see that you have a title bar at the top, and the app-bar at the bottom. In windows 10 you can also use the “tablet-mode” to get the MPOS into full screen mode. BUT! If you have a dual display setup, it the tablet mode does not… Continue Reading Kurt Hatlevik’s Article on...

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