Add Bookmarks via AL Code
Nov26

Add Bookmarks via AL Code

Add Bookmarks via AL Code Using the bookmark icon , you can add an action that opens a page or report from the navigation menu of your Role Center. The bookmark icon is shown in the top right corner of a page and also in the Tell Me window where you can efficiently bookmark multiple pages or reports. If a bookmark already exists for the page, then the icon is dark, and the tooltip says… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s...

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Business Central Virtual Entities and CDS
Nov20

Business Central Virtual Entities and CDS

Business Central Virtual Entities and CDS God morning, It’s been a while since I wrote and I disappeared from the communities because I was sick, Covid unfortunately hit me too. After about 17 days of severe illness, I am slowly recovering, now I feel better. Covid is a disease that I do NOT recommend to anyone, it is really bad, at least in my case; I am still positive but I hope to negativize… Continue Reading...

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DIRECTIONS4PARTNERS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 2020 …will start tomorrow morning!
Nov02

DIRECTIONS4PARTNERS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 2020 …will start tomorrow morning!

DIRECTIONS4PARTNERS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 2020 …will start tomorrow morning! Directions For Partners Virtual Event 2020 will start tomorrow, just a little away! Below you will find all the sessions and the list of those that I consider most interesting (obviously “De Gustibus non disputandum est”, “Giulio Cesare”). It will definitely be a hit! See you there in the morning! MY BEST SESSIONS… Continue Reading...

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Business Central – BCContainer Wizard Steps
Oct27

Business Central – BCContainer Wizard Steps

Good morning,today we present this short video related to the BCContainer Wizard, a useful tool (powershell based) to use for those who want to start with BC on Docker. This Wizard produces a script (which obviously can also be written by hand …) with the necessary commands to create the docker; the system reads Artifacts, Sandboxes and also manages older versions of NAV. The file produced at… Continue Reading...

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Business Central: the “VAT Group” Concepts
Oct25

Business Central: the “VAT Group” Concepts

Business Central: the “VAT Group” Concepts What is Group VAT Management? VAT groups are formed of individual companies, ideally to lift the VAT burden within the group. From the perspective of VAT reporting, authorities treat a VAT group as one company, which means one VAT Return submission from the group with “aggregated data for the entire group”. You can join one or more businesses in… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s...

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Business Central Execute Queries from Pages
Oct12

Business Central Execute Queries from Pages

Business Central Execute Queries from Pages With the QueryCategory property we can execute a query object from a page (also available in Smartlists) by defining a query in AL; it is possible to declare with a comma separated list where the object can be used, in practice it is added to the list of objects published in the SmartList. Very powerful and useful for those who often use queries… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s...

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Business Central 2020 Wave2 Launch Virtual Event, October 21 (Free to Attend)
Oct07

Business Central 2020 Wave2 Launch Virtual Event, October 21 (Free to Attend)

October 21, 2020 at 11:00 ET | 17:00 CEST | 22:00 ICT With this virtual event Business Central 2020 Wave2 will be officially presented, there are many news. About Event You’ll hear from product leaders as they share with you the latest innovations and capabilities as part of the Business Central 2020 release wave 2. We will get up close and personal-outlining the latest product direction and what… Continue Reading...

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Business Central Specific Cost
Oct06

Business Central Specific Cost

Business Central Specific Cost About Specific Cost (general) The costing method determines if an actual or a budgeted value is capitalized and used in the cost calculation. Together with the posting date and sequence, the costing method also influences how the cost flow is recorded. The specific cost criterion aims to individually evaluate the inventories, purchased or produced, determining the… Continue Reading...

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Business Central in Teams
Oct03

Business Central in Teams

Business Central and Microsoft Teams: “Share, view, and act on your business data” • Make faster decisions by sharing Dynamics 365 Business Central data in Microsoft Teams conversations. • This app connects Microsoft Teams to your business data in Dynamics 365 Business Central, so you can quickly share details with your team and respond faster to inquiries. • Paste a link to any Business… Continue Reading...

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Business Central 2020 Release Wave 2 SaaS is available!
Oct01

Business Central 2020 Release Wave 2 SaaS is available!

Business Central 2020 Release Wave 2 SaaS is available! Great day today! Today October 1 2020, “Business Central 2020 Release Wave 2” is available on Cloud (SaaS) and on Docker distributions and soon the On-premise installation DVD will be available. All what’s new for this October’s release can be found on the ms-docs page (below the link), in next post I will show you some… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s Article on their...

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Business Central 2020 wave2, more databases for more business branches!
Sep28

Business Central 2020 wave2, more databases for more business branches!

From the next Business Central 2020 Wave2 (October release), you can have Business Central with an unlimited number of databases; especially for multinationals, with a database per country (one for branch ad example)… Business Value Having more environments gives you new opportunities. For example, you can create more business branches, move into more countries or regions, or expand within… Continue Reading...

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How to grant external accountant access with Dynamics 365 Business Central
Sep21

How to grant external accountant access with Dynamics 365 Business Central

How to grant external accountant access with Dynamics 365 Business CentralAbout licenseOne of the license types for Business Central is the External Accountant license.If you use an external accountant to manage your books and financial reporting, you can invite them to your Business Central so they can work with you on your fiscal data. Once your accountant has gained access to your… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s Article...

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Business Central 2020 Wave 2 Preview – Testing some new features
Sep12

Business Central 2020 Wave 2 Preview – Testing some new features

Business Central 2020 Wave 2 Preview – Testing some new featuresSince the Wave2 2020 preview has been released and is public, I want to show you some features; the preview does not currently contain all the features of the final Wave2, others will be released later as scheduled.For now, I report only a few, I leave you to discover the others.MSDYN365BC2020WAVE2 PREVIEW Testing some released… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s...

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Preview environments for Business Central 2020 release wave 2
Sep10

Preview environments for Business Central 2020 release wave 2

Announcing #MSDyn365BC preview environments for Business Central 2020 release wave 2.Try out the new functionality today!Learn how to prepare for major updates with preview environments (note that Spain is still pending/not live yet)https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365/business-central/dev-itpro/administration/preview-environments..and Try on BC Cloud!Thanks Microsoft!#MSDYN365BC … Continue Reading rstefanetti’s...

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Business Central – The Cloud Data Migration Tool
Sep01

Business Central – The Cloud Data Migration Tool

Business Central – The Cloud Data Migration Tool The Cloud Data Migration Tool Customers running their workloads on-premises can migrate to Business Central online by running the cloud migration tool; the same tool can also be used to set up a connection to the intelligent cloud but still remain on-premises. “Data Migration Tool” page link

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Repurposed Role Centers in Business Central 2020 Wave 2
Aug29

Repurposed Role Centers in Business Central 2020 Wave 2

Repurposed Role Centers in Business Central 2020 Wave 2 About Role Centers The Role Center is the home page, a landing page that is designed for the needs of a specific role in an organization. Depending on your role, the Role Center gives you an overview of the business, your department, or your personal tasks. “*** With this release, we made the list of available roles clearer. GREAT! Role… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s...

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DIRECTIONS4PARTNERS VIRTUAL EVENT 2020!
Aug24

DIRECTIONS4PARTNERS VIRTUAL EVENT 2020!

DIRECTIONS4PARTNERS VIRTUAL EVENT 2020! “Directions EMEA 2020 and Directions ASIA 2020 in one virtual event!” “3-5 November 2020 – Virtual Worldwide Event” Registrations: September 1st   WHAT WILL THIS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE LOOK LIKE? The virtual Directions4Partners 2020 will be open and easy to attend for our entire partner community. As you are used to at Directions conferences, this… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s Article...

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How to receive more items than ordered in Business Central
Aug07

How to receive more items than ordered in Business Central

How to receive more items than ordered in Business Central SCENARIO When you receive more goods than ordered, you may want to keep them rather than cancel the receipt. For example, it might be cheaper to keep the excess in inventory than to return it, or the supplier might offer a discount to accept it. “How-To” configure excess receipts You need to define a percentage by which to allow the… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s...

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Intercompany in Business Central
Aug03

Intercompany in Business Central

Intercompany in Business Central About Intercompany functionality The Intercompany functionality lets you do business with your subsidiary and internal partner organizations in the same way as you engage with your external vendors and customers. You enter intercompany transaction information only once in the appropriate documents, mapping facilities for the chart of accounts and dimensions help… Continue Reading...

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Security Filters in Business Central
Jul31

Security Filters in Business Central

Security Filters in Business Central Business Central Security’s security system allows you to control the objects that a user can access within each database or environment. For each user, you can specify whether you want to allow reading, editing or inserting data in the selected database objects. You can specify which records are stored in the tables that each user is allowed to access. This… Continue Reading...

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OData Web Services – About Using Filter Expressions
Jul23

OData Web Services – About Using Filter Expressions

OData Web Services – About Using Filter Expressions I want to report some information on the use and properties of OData with Business Central, very useful and I would say indispensable if we use the Business Central Cloud environment. The Open Data Protocol (OData) is a web protocol that is designed for querying tabular data and provides you with an alternative to SOAP-based web… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s Article on...

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Business Central Certifications WIP
Jul22

Business Central Certifications WIP

Business Central Certifications WIP Dynamics 365 Business Central Functional Consultants are responsible for implementing core application setup processes for small and medium businesses. Note: This certification will be available in October 2020 Beta Exam Exam MB-800: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Functional Consultant (beta) Exam will available in October 2020

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Business Central Workflows with Power Automate integration
Jul11

Business Central Workflows with Power Automate integration

Business Central Workflows with Power Automate integration Workflows in Business Central can be managed in two ways: Native modeVia Power Automate In both modes it is possible to create them, edit them, manage them completely; new features have been added to Power Automate to manage the Business Processes, so I find it very useful to use both products (BC & PA). In addition to Power Automate, you… Continue Reading...

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Minor Updates for Business Central on Docs
Jul07

Minor Updates for Business Central on Docs

Hello,Microsoft is publishing all information on Business Central Minor updates on the Microsoft Docs portal. This is very interesting because it allows us to know what has been introduced in each single update! “Would you like to know what has changed in update 16.3?” Below you’ll find an overview and relevant links to what has been done on hotfixes and regulatory features in this update. In… Continue Reading...

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“WMES” Mobile APP (Warehouse & MES Mobile APP)
Jul04

“WMES” Mobile APP (Warehouse & MES Mobile APP)

“WMES” Mobile APP (Warehouse & MES Mobile APP) WMES Mobile APP: “La App Xamarin & Zebra Android che consente di accedere da mobile a Microsoft Dynamics NAV e Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Cloud & On-Premise” La piattaforma è installabile su tutti i Dynamics NAV Business Central che permettono l’interfacciamento con Web Services, con Business Central On-Premise e Cloud… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s...

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MVP AWARD #5, 2020-2021 – My First 5 Years Blue Ring!
Jul01

MVP AWARD #5, 2020-2021 – My First 5 Years Blue Ring!

MVP AWARD #5, 2020-2021 – My First 5 Years Blue Ring! MICROSOFT MVP AWARD #5, 2020-2021 (BUSINESS APPLICATIONS) “Hi Guys! it’s amazing! “ At a time when the MVP program is radically changing, I’m happy that Microsoft has renewed my MVP award #5 (2020-2021); In this case is the fifth consecutive award, for others I knew that unfortunately it has not been renewed. THE MY FIRST “5… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s Article on...

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Business Central how to invoke a Web Service from Powershell
Jun24

Business Central how to invoke a Web Service from Powershell

Business Central how to invoke a Web Service from Powershell How-to re-call a WebService from Powershell (BC On-Premise) Scenario: We already have Web Services defined, with several fields calculated or recovering difficult management data (e.g. dimensions shortcuts etc.), the Web Services are ready and we want to reuse them. We don’t want to redo them, we don’t want to create APIs or create… Continue Reading...

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Business Central consumption of Web Services from PHP
Jun20

Business Central consumption of Web Services from PHP

Business Central consumption of Web Services from PHP Hello, In this post Part1 we will talk about how to connect and consuming the Web Services exposed by Business Central from PHP, in this case to read and modify data using both SOAP and OData Services. We will use XAMPP Suite which can also be used on Windows to simulate a complete environment for PHP, we will see how it is possible to… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s...

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Business Central Send Email with Multi Attachments
Jun15

Business Central Send Email with Multi Attachments

Business Central Send Email with Multi Attachments The purpose of this APP is to be able to send an email with a series of attachments; in this case the email is sent to the user (to himself) so that it can then be changed in the email client before sending. In practice, both the Master document (ex Purchase Order) and all attachments are sent in bulk (obviously, keep an eye on the size of the… Continue Reading...

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GESTIONE ESTEROMETRO STANDARD IN BUSINESS CENTRAL ITA
Jun12

GESTIONE ESTEROMETRO STANDARD IN BUSINESS CENTRAL ITA

GESTIONE ESTEROMETRO STANDARD IN BUSINESS CENTRAL ITA Guida all’ utilizzo dell’esterometro standard in Business Central ITA, passo dopo passo, documento girato tempo fa anche a Microsoft Italia, dato che ho fatto da beta tester.   1 SETUP E CONFIGURAZIONE Per utilizzare l’Esterometro standard è necessario attivare i seguenti setup: Attivare “IMPORTO REPORT TRANSAZIONI IVA” aprendo la… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s Article...

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A new Business Central General Manager
Jun04

A new Business Central General Manager

Hi,yesterday there was the virtual event of Business Central (based on the current BC 2020 Wave1 version). During the event (in Keynote) the new general manager of Business Central Cloud was announced (who will take the place of Marko Perisic who has left Microsoft since 2018).“Mike Morton“, who is an American (a veteran from Microsoft USA) who will travel from USA to Denmark to be in close… Continue Reading...

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BUSINESS CENTRAL CONTROL ADD-INS
May28

BUSINESS CENTRAL CONTROL ADD-INS

BUSINESS CENTRAL CONTROL ADD-INS Control add-in A “control add-in” is a custom control for displaying and modifying data within an iframe or a page. For example, a control add-in can display the content of a webpage, visualize data as a chart or on a map, or host a custom web application. Control add-in can respond to user interaction to raise events that execute additional AL code.

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DMT – Data Migration Toolkit
May20

DMT – Data Migration Toolkit

DMT (Data Migration Toolkit) v3.0 I have added some features to the very simple tool (which was born to launch only XML), they are simple but they can be useful. Features Delete Data from TablesALL Sessions KillerTable RunnerXMLPort RunnerXMLPort Runner LOG And an example of XML (simple).   ON MENU’ – Search for “DMT” FEATURES Delete Data from Tables It allows you to delete data from the tables… Continue Reading...

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TEMPO ZERO CLOUD APP v2.0 released
May18

TEMPO ZERO CLOUD APP v2.0 released

TEMPO ZERO CLOUD APP v2.0 released Start immediately with ERP, a package of additional extensions developed for the Italian companies. FAST START-UP: Do you need to add to Microsoft’s ERP the extensions that make you work immediately as a typical Italian company? Would you like to add customizations only if necessary? Tempo Zero Cloud solution is the answer! MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR COMPANY: Your… Continue Reading...

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Application Foundation with the Microsoft AL programming language
May16

Application Foundation with the Microsoft AL programming language

Don’t you want to take courses? don’t you want to buy books? don’t you want to read blogs?Now in 5 hours you can start with the development in Microsoft AL New Business Central development courses have been published by Microsoft on Microsoft Docs Portal. This learning path introduces AL and discusses statements, codeunits, functions, events, triggers, and more. Pre-requirements Knowledge of how… Continue...

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Countdown to “Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Virtual Event”
May14

Countdown to “Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Virtual Event”

Join us for the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Virtual Event on Wednesday, June 3, 2020. We’re excited to share the latest innovations for Business Central—and can’t wait to see how they’ll help you better engage with customers, continue to move your solutions and customizations online, and solve your everyday business challenges. You’ll hear from Microsoft executives as they… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s...

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Business Central AL Interfaces
May09

Business Central AL Interfaces

Business Central AL Interfaces THE AL “INTERFACE” OBJECT A new object type is available in Business Central 2020 Wave1: “interface” object Since I have never talked about it, I speak of it now, I don’t report particular examples as there are already several published. Below are some links to very well made examples, useful for understanding how to best use them. Enjoy the reading.   ABOUT… Continue Reading...

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Business Central, fast debugging with AL Object Designer
May05

Business Central, fast debugging with AL Object Designer

Business Central, fast debugging with AL Object Designer Debugging can be done in different ways, I want to report only how to do it with AL Object Designer. This great extension is always evolving, a must for every installation of VS Code and Microsoft AL. With AL Object Designer, it is possible to manage all Business Central objects, both manually and through the Generation Wizard. In this… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s...

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Business Central: Camera from Browser and Mobile APP
Apr26

Business Central: Camera from Browser and Mobile APP

Business Central: Camera from Browser and Mobile APP With the new release of Business Central it is possible access the camera of a device from the Business Central Web client in the browser and from the Business Central Mobile App. This allows the user to take pictures and handle them directly from the same device, and in that way, improve accuracy of capturing data closest to the source, and… Continue Reading...

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BUSINESS CENTRAL, SEND TO EMAIL-PRINTER “HOW-TO”
Apr18

BUSINESS CENTRAL, SEND TO EMAIL-PRINTER “HOW-TO”

BUSINESS CENTRAL, SEND TO EMAIL-PRINTER “HOW-TO” There is a new APP: “Send-to email printer“… In the generic version of Business Central, a “cloud printer” named “Email Printer” is installed as an extension and is ready to use after initial setup. If a cloud printer is not installed and set up, or if an installed printer fails, then printing will default to the printing… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s Article on their blog...

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Business Central 2020 Wave1 – ALL Distributions
Apr05

Business Central 2020 Wave1 – ALL Distributions

Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Wave1 – ALL Distributions Below you will find all the links to download ALL product distributions, in the next few days the portal will probably be updated …in case I will update the post again.ROADMAP, will a new ROADMAP be published? even if predictable?Happy downloading … Cloud (SaaS) Read my old post

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Business Central 2020 WAVE 1 What’s New – FAST TRACKS
Apr04

Business Central 2020 WAVE 1 What’s New – FAST TRACKS

Business Central 2020 WAVE 1 What’s New – FAST TRACKS I want to show you some features of the new version of Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Wave1, the detail of all the features released can be found in my previous post. Of course, you can also find everything on the Microsoft website and in their recorded presentations. WHAT’S NEW FAST TRACK – 20 POINTS FUNCTIONALS – MODERN… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s Article on...

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Business Central 2020 Wave 1 Cloud is live!
Apr01

Business Central 2020 Wave 1 Cloud is live!

Business Central 2020 Wave 1 Cloud (SaaS) is live! Hi, Today is: 1° April 2020… and “Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Wave 1 Cloud (SaaS)” is live! Everything has been updated and available from today: Admin Center and the possibility of creating new environments in BC 2020Wave1 v.16 release. To update the production environments and existing sandboxes, it is necessary to wait for the… Continue Reading...

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Creating new instances of Business Central web servers using PowerShell
Mar27

Creating new instances of Business Central web servers using PowerShell

Creating new instances of Business Central web servers using PowerShell Although you can use the Business Central Setup to install the Business Central Web Server components and create a single web server instance in IIS for client connection, there may be scenarios when you want to set up multiple instances. For example, you could set up a separate Business Central Web Server instance for the… Continue Reading...

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Microsoft 365 Business Voice available in the U.S. on April 1st
Mar23

Microsoft 365 Business Voice available in the U.S. on April 1st

Starting on April 1st, Business Voice will be available in the U.S., giving small and medium businesses there a complete telephony solution built for Microsoft Teams. At that time, it will also be available in over 70 countries for businesses who use a calling plan provided by a third-party. Business Voice adds cloud-based telephony to Teams, for an all-in-one communication solution that brings… Continue Reading...

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Business Central two-factor authentication (2FA)
Mar12

Business Central two-factor authentication (2FA)

Business Central two-factor authentication (2FA) Microsoft has been requesting that two-factor authentication be enabled for a few days in order to access Dynamics 365 Business Central. Obviously it is requested for security reason, if the user does not activate this mode in time, he will no longer be able to access Business Central. There are several ways to activate it, depending on your… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s...

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Microsoft’s solution for COVID-19 is a free Teams subscription for six months
Mar08

Microsoft’s solution for COVID-19 is a free Teams subscription for six months

Hi Guys, yes, I live in a “Red Zone”…it is certainly not a good situation, it takes a lot of patience, with rigorous respect for the rules, we will slowly come out of this unpleasant calamity. Since remote work (smart working) is now routine, I point out some Microsoft links to be able to use Microsoft teams for free; the package is offered free of charge for the emergency COVID-19. There are… Continue Reading...

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“How-to” use the restored Business Central SaaS database on On-premise environment – Part II
Mar05

“How-to” use the restored Business Central SaaS database on On-premise environment – Part II

“How-to” use the restored Business Central SaaS database on On-premise environment – Part II Some have written to me about the possibility of using the Business Central SaaS database restored on SQL Server in a Business Central On-premise environment. In my old post I actually illustrated how to back up the SaaS db so you can save it on Azure Services and download it for restoration on the… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s...

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Business Central 2020 Wave1 Preview is available
Feb28

Business Central 2020 Wave1 Preview is available

Business Central 2020 Wave1 Preview is available Hi guys! Microsoft released SaaS and On-premise versions of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Wave1 Preview. How to try the new previews now? (Version 16.x) Directly on the Cloud through a new Sandbox for the new version 16.0By downloading the package for the On.premise version from Microsoft Collaborate Dynamics 365 Business Central… Continue Reading...

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Business Central – How to make it go FAST!
Feb09

Business Central – How to make it go FAST!

Business Central – How to make it go FAST! Microsoft in late January and early February published a series of pages on Microsoft Docs dedicated to performance with Business Central (On-premise, Cloud). They are all very interesting, in particular, I want to report this page because it is very interesting for functional consultants (as in my case) more than for technicians; these are the things… Continue Reading...

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SCOTtish summit 2021

On February the 27th Scottish Summit 2021 will come to you as a virtual event. With over 250 sessions from all Microsoft technologies. You need to register for your FREE ticket and download the Scottish Summit App to see all the great sessions.