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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Error “cannot be used” for “Extension” development
Feb03

Error “cannot be used” for “Extension” development

Error “cannot be used” for “Extension” development During compilation, this error message may appear “cannot be used” for “Extension” development” if you attempt to compile using incorrect Business Central v15 server settings. The problem occurs when [Scope (‘OnPrem’)] is inserted in the code and the server is not enabled to manage it. [Scope(‘OnPrem’)] To resolve, remove the… Continue Reading...

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What’s new and planned for Dynamics 365 Business Central
Jan28

What’s new and planned for Dynamics 365 Business Central

Great news! 2020 Wave 1 Release Plan was published. Let’s see what has been planned and announced for Dynamics 365 Business Central… a lot of features… good! my best features below (some): Events Lookup and Insert https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics365-release-plan/2020wave1/dynamics365-business-central/lookup-events-insert-event-subscriber-code Enabling non interactive Printing

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Corso “Modern Development with Microsoft AL”
Jan25

Corso “Modern Development with Microsoft AL”

Corso “Modern Development with Microsoft AL” I giorni 5, 6, 7 Febbraio 2020, presso l’Unione Industriali di Vercelli, si terrà il corso “Modern Development With Microsoft AL”, il corso sarà tenuto da Roberto Stefanetti [MVP] e dal Team SEDP. Già dallo scorso anno mi sono arrivate numerose richieste, sia da clienti storici che da nuovi clienti, anche da alcuni partner con cui a volte… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s Article...

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Substituting Reports
Jan23

Substituting Reports

It is possible to substitute reports from the base application with “custom reports“. Great! This can be done by subscribing to the “OnAfterSubstituteReport” event published by  “Codeunit 44 – ReportManagement“. The following code illustrates “how to subscribe” a method to the “OnAfterSubstituteReport” event. This method replaces the report specified by the ReportId with the...

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End of Mainstream support for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015
Jan18

End of Mainstream support for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015

January 14, 2020 marks the end of mainstream support for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015. We will not get any new regulatory features or hotfixes for this version anymore. Next end of mainstream support for: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 : April 13, 2021 Migrate now to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central! Retirement of the PartnerSource platform PartnerSource will be replaced by a central landing… Continue Reading...

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Post and Print function in Business Central
Jan10

Post and Print function in Business Central

“Post and Print” function in Business Central The “Post & Print” function was removed since Dynamics NAV 2017, it has been replaced by the “Post & Send” function which allows you to do more things by configuring specific sending profiles. Now the newly posted document is opened after posting, you can print it from there …but if, on the other hand, you want to work as it was in Dynamics NAV…...

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Happy New Year (2020) to all!
Dec31

Happy New Year (2020) to all!

Happy New Year (2020) to all! With this last post of the year, I want to wish everyone a happy new year! This year from Rome, with my family! Happy New year 2020! I take this opportunity to rank my most viewed posts in 2019. The most viewed posts of 2019 – you can open the post directly from the link, happy reading! Build and Deploy an APP in NAV 2018 and in MSDYN365BC On-premise – Fast Checklist Continue Reading...

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Configure MAXDOP (max degree of parallelism) on SQL Server 2016… 2019)
Dec16

Configure MAXDOP (max degree of parallelism) on SQL Server 2016… 2019)

The Microsoft SQL Server max degree of parallelism (MAXDOP) configuration option controls the number of processors that are used for the execution of a query in a parallel plan. This topic has been discussed for many years, the best practices have changed more than once (see my old post about it –

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Extend, Customize, and Collaborate on the Help for Business Central
Dec13

Extend, Customize, and Collaborate on the Help for Business Central

The source files for the Help for the base application is available in public GitHub repos so that you can easily extend and customize the content for your customers. In this section, you can learn about working with the GitHub repos and MarkDown files. LINKS Meet Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central – Business Central Business Central is a business management solution for small and mid-sized organizations that automates and...

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LOCALIZZAZIONE ITALIANA DI BUSINESS CENTRAL
Dec08

LOCALIZZAZIONE ITALIANA DI BUSINESS CENTRAL

Localizzazione Italiana di Business Central La localizzazione italiana di Business Central estende la versione internazionale (W1) del prodotto (come avviene per tutte le altre localizzazioni), inserendomodificandoaggiungendo alcune funzionalità indispensabili per il corretto utilizzo del prodotto nel nostro paese. Questo supportocompatibilità è chiamato anche LFR —Local Financials… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s...

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Projects at Business Central SaaS Time (Third Mechanization)
Nov23

Projects at Business Central SaaS Time (Third Mechanization)

Projects at Business Central SaaS Time (Third Mechanization) < p style=”text-align: left”>In this post I want to create a SWOT matrix to represent the criticality of the projects in A.D. 2019. Customer perceives the project in different ways, it depends on how the customer is and what he had before! However… we can start from Where we are today… We are at the time of “Business Central SaaS“, everyone...

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Business Central SaaS Exporting Database Backup and Restore it on your Sql Server
Nov07

Business Central SaaS Exporting Database Backup and Restore it on your Sql Server

Business Central SaaS Exporting Database Backup and Restore it on your Sql Server Since some days, Microsoft has activated the feature for downloading a backup of a Business Central SaaS Azure SQL Database directly from Admin Center. A selected database (in this case a BC v15 Wave 2 production database) can be backuped and exported as a “.bacpac” file; this file will be saved into an “Azure… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s...

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DIRECTIONS EMEA 2019 – Business Central Release 2019 Wave 2 Take Away
Nov03

DIRECTIONS EMEA 2019 – Business Central Release 2019 Wave 2 Take Away

DIRECTIONS EMEA 2019 – Business Central Release 2019 Wave 2 Take Away Al Directions EMEA 2019 (partner community svoltosi a Vienna che si è concluso poco più di un paio di settimane fa) è stata presentata l’ultima versione Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 Release Wave 2, release rilasciata ufficialmente il 1° Ottobre (circa un mese fa). Quest’anno non ho partecipato all’evento (non… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s Article...

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Business Central Breaking Changes
Oct26

Business Central Breaking Changes

Business Central Breaking Changes For Business Central SaaS Customers, it may happen that Microsoft sends a message like this, concerning the fact that the extensions installed will not be compatible with the next scheduled update (for example from v.14 to version v.15 Business Central Release Wave 2). Microsoft (to date) reports that the extensions installed, if them are not fixed within 90… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s...

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Xamarin Apps with Business Central integration – Part I
Oct23

Xamarin Apps with Business Central integration – Part I

Xamarin Apps with Business Central integration – Part I Hi all, I know that PowerApps and PowerApps Portal are the future but in this post I want to talk about the possibility of creating apps developed on Xamarin Framework connected to Dynamics 365 Business Central; the connection happens through the consumption of Web Services and OData, as already seen also for the Web Applications (take a… Continue Reading...

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Technical Upgrade MSDYN365 On-premise v14 to v15 (Release 2019 Wave 2)
Oct11

Technical Upgrade MSDYN365 On-premise v14 to v15 (Release 2019 Wave 2)

Technical Upgrade MSDYN365 On-premise v14 to v15 (Release 2019 Wave 2) SCENARIO: “Convert a database and Technical Upgrade from v14 to v15 Release 2019 Wave 2” NOTE: after the installation on the server of the new release of BC, for the first time, two historical components of Dynamics NAV and Business Central will be missing: “Development Environment” and “Windows Client”. Some… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s...

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Business Central page background tasks
Oct07

Business Central page background tasks

Business Central page background tasks “The 2019 wave 2 release introduces a way for AL developers to start programming using multithreading/asynchronous concepts. For the first time, developers can now calculate expensive operations in a page without blocking the UI, and then update the UI once the calculation is complete. Attend this session to explore these new programming… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s Article on...

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Business Central On-premise 2019 Release Wave 2
Oct04

Business Central On-premise 2019 Release Wave 2

Business Central On-premise 2019 Release Wave 2 Hi, Given that the On-premise version was also released, I will illustrate it briefly. In my case it was tested in a full stack Azure environment with two CPUs and a single disk (it is certainly not an environment that can be proposed to a Customer but clearly faster than a local distribution on Docker). Installation similar to the latest versions,… Continue Reading...

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Business Central 2019 Release Wave 2 SaaS is available!
Oct01

Business Central 2019 Release Wave 2 SaaS is available!

Business Central 2019 Release Wave 2 SaaS is available! Great day! Today October 1 2019, “Business Central 2019 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 interesting new… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s...

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Import Payrolls in Business Central
Sep24

Import Payrolls in Business Central

Import Payrolls in Business Central Business Central DEF (Data Exchange Framework) Hi, you can use Business Central DEF to import Payrolls on COGE registration batches easily. Data Exchange Framework is present in several versions of Dynamic NAVBusiness Central, I point it out because it could still be useful, especially for importing Payrolls (some have asked me this); today with Microsoft Flow… Continue Reading...

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MSDYN365BC On-premise VS Cloud (SaaS) Battle Cards
Sep10

MSDYN365BC On-premise VS Cloud (SaaS) Battle Cards

MSDYN365BC On-premise VS Cloud (SaaS) Battle Cards Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (MSDYN365BC) is a business management solution for small and medium-sized organizations Today Business Central is available in two versions: – On-Premise – Cloud (SaaS) LICENSING About “Team Member» License “BATTLE CARDS” – MSDYN365BC October 2019 Release2 (On-premise, Cloud SaaS) MSDYN365BC 2019… Continue Reading...

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Page Extension Vs Page Customization in Business Central
Sep06

Page Extension Vs Page Customization in Business Central

Page Extension Vs Page Customization in Business Central I want to point out the differences between the Page Extension and Page Customization Objects, sometimes the Customization Object, although more limited in functionality, may be sufficient for some customizations. #1 – Page Customization Object The page customization object in Dynamics 365 Business Central allows you to add changes to the… Continue Reading...

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Business Central – Importazione saldi contabili con pacchetti di configurazione
Sep02

Business Central – Importazione saldi contabili con pacchetti di configurazione

Business Central – Importazione saldi contabili con pacchetti di configurazione Pacchetti di configurazione Pacchetti di configurazione è una funzionalità disponibile da Dynamics NAV 2013 (RapidStart Services-Configuration Packages), ottimizzata ed arricchita nelle versioni successive, può essere utilizzato in vari modi ed è lo strumento principale che Microsoft indica per la “no code… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s...

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Testing Saved Views and Notes in MSDYN365BC 2019 Release 2 Preview
Aug23

Testing Saved Views and Notes in MSDYN365BC 2019 Release 2 Preview

Testing Saved Views and Notes in MSDYN365BC 2019 Release 2 Preview “Saved Views” and “Notes”, these new BC features (long time available in Windows Client and now in BC Release 2 Preview) are always requested and needed from my Customers. Knowing that these two features will soon be available is great for demos and allows you to eliminate the windows clients forever. Why am I talking… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s Article...

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Step by Step guidance for Business Central… “ALL” power users?
Aug21

Step by Step guidance for Business Central… “ALL” power users?

Hi Guys, many news coming … Hot August!! Some step-by-step guides have also been added for Business Central, well done and video related. Will they be proceeding with Business Central certifications? I don’t know, but this type of guide is still very useful for the end user. “Learn new skills and discover the power of Microsoft products with step-by-step guidance. Start your journey today by… Continue Reading...

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The power of queries to map Business Central entities into Power BI
Aug20

The power of queries to map Business Central entities into Power BI

The power of queries to map Business Central entities into Power BI If you use Power BI connected to Business Central you can map new entities (page, queries) to access data, in addition to those already existing prepared by Microsoft. How to add new entities? In Business Central Entity = Page or Query exposed as Web Service (OData) and mapped by Business Central Connector (native or by gateway),… Continue Reading...

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Two new books for Dynamics 365 Business Central!
Aug19

Two new books for Dynamics 365 Business Central!

Two new books for Dynamics 365 Business Central! Two new books are available for Business Central, various topics are covered, I want to report them. “Mastering Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central” will be published shortly (August!) Mastering Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central A comprehensive guide on all-in-one business management solution that helps to grow your business by Stefano Demiliani [MVP] and Duilio...

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PowerApps Portals Public Preview is available
Aug14

PowerApps Portals Public Preview is available

PowerApps Portals Public Preview is available PowerApps Portals: a responsive websites which allow external users to interact with the data stored in the Common Data Service. Over the past year, we’ve seen incredible growth from customers and partners delivering low-code apps to employees across their organizations with PowerApps.Today we’re excited to announce PowerApps Portals, the ability… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s...

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August Cumulative Updates for MSDYN365BC On-premises
Aug07

August Cumulative Updates for MSDYN365BC On-premises

for standard Release (RTM Based)CU 10 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central UpdateApplies to: Dynamics 365 Business Central, Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises RTM No Title No Description for Spring ReleaseCU 02 for Microsoft… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s Article on their blog August Cumulative Updates for MSDYN365BC On-premises for standard Release (RTM Based)CU 10 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business...

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Public Preview of MSDYN365BC 2019 Release Wave 2
Aug03

Public Preview of MSDYN365BC 2019 Release Wave 2

The first public preview of Release Wave 2 was released (Platform 15). The main purpose and core DOGMA of this new release is: “AL only“, also you will never find CSIDE, C/AL and Windows Client support from now ! “Microsoft AL and Web Client Only!” Welcome to “AL Only world“ Now you can find two Microsoft’s extensions: BaseApp (version 15.0.0.0)System Application (version 1.0.0.0) All the new…...

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September 1, 2019, content packs are no longer supported on Power BI online
Aug02

September 1, 2019, content packs are no longer supported on Power BI online

Starting September 1, 2019, content packs are no longer supported on Power BI online. At this point, updates to existing content packs are no longer supported. For more information, see the annoucement on the Power BI blog: https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-power-bi-template-apps-general-availability The following changes apply to the Power BI content packs that were… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s...

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New Dynamics 365 Bounty Program (by MSRC)
Jul24

New Dynamics 365 Bounty Program (by MSRC)

The new bounty program (by MSRC- Microsoft Security Response Center) has been divided into three different categories: Cloud Bounty Program, Microsoft Identity Bounty Program and Azure DevOps Bounty Programs. Bounties will be awarded at Microsoft’s discretion based on the severity and impact of the vulnerability and the quality of the submission, and subject to the Microsoft Bounty Terms and… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s...

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Unable to login to Business Central “Lock by another user” or “Something Went Wrong”
Jul23

Unable to login to Business Central “Lock by another user” or “Something Went Wrong”

Unable to login to Business Central “Lock by another user” or “Something Went Wrong” I found in the forum a post related to this topic, then many MVPs replied about it and since I think this thing is interesting and could be useful to users, I summarized the opinions and some workaround that have been proposed. I will keep the post updated based on the new cases that will be… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s...

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An “Online” Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) Simulator
Jul20

An “Online” Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) Simulator

“One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”. Neil Armstrong, on the Moon, 20.7.1969,  20:17:40. Yesterday, 20 July 1969I was not born yet, but I have a certain envy for those who were there!The whole world has stopped for this event. When Armstrong laid his foot on the lunar soil: “He touched” he was pronounced all over the world. Unbelievable. Today, 20 July 201950 years have… Continue Reading...

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Integrate MVC Web Applications with Business Central SOAP
Jul12

Integrate MVC Web Applications with Business Central SOAP

Integrate MVC Web Applications with Business Central SOAP About MVC (Model View Controller) The Model-View-Controller (MVC) architectural pattern divides the apps into three main components: Model, View and Controller. The MVC pattern lets you create simpler apps to update and test against traditional monolithic apps. • Models: classes that represent the data of the app. Model classes use the… Continue Reading...

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“Hot” August for Business Central
Jul12

“Hot” August for Business Central

A lot of Business Central new features will be available in preview in August. Some title: Design for extensibilityAdmins, makers, or analysts, automaticallyAugust 2019October 2019 Ability to download a database backup fileAdmins, makers, or analysts, automaticallyAugust 2019October 2019Improvements in update testing and preparationAdmins, makers, or analysts, automaticallyAugust 2019October 2019

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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.