D365 Business Central : Using Service-to-Service (S2S) Authentication with Job Queue
Dec06

D365 Business Central : Using Service-to-Service (S2S) Authentication with Job Queue

Minor update 21.2 for Business Central 2022 release wave 2 has just been released. You can check the release update here. It’s a minor update, but one of the most important part is that the integrated session using service-to-service (S2S) authentication can now schedule tasks. This is great news for people who are dealing with integration. Prior to the update, scheduled tasks must be… Continue Reading thatnavguy’s...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central: DataTransfer on upgrades and performances
Dec01

Dynamics 365 Business Central: DataTransfer on upgrades and performances

At the beginning of September 2022 I wrote this post introducing the new DataTransfer data type (available from Business Central version 21). DataTransfer is an AL data type that supports the bulk transferring of data between SQL based tables. Instead of operating on a row-by-row model, like the record API does, DataTransfer produces SQL code that operates on sets (direct operations in SQL,… Continue Reading demiliani’s...

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Where is the limit in Business Central CRM capability when integrating it with D365 Sales? (part 2)
Nov28

Where is the limit in Business Central CRM capability when integrating it with D365 Sales? (part 2)

So, after introduction to this topic, it is time to continue with it and say when you would need to consider extending your Business Central with a license for Sales Professional. First, what I would like to introduce you to is a small dictionary. The reason is that we have a few of the same, but they have different names. The reason is that Business Central is a financial-focused system,… Continue Reading Marko Totovic’s...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central telemetry: Grafana dashboard template
Nov25

Dynamics 365 Business Central telemetry: Grafana dashboard template

PREFACE: Microsoft has created two wonderful Power BI apps for analyzing Dynamics 365 Business Central telemetry: Dynamics 365 Business Central Usage Analytics: Power BI app that permits you to visualize different aspects of a Dynamics 365 Business Central tenant usage. Available at https://aka.ms/bctelemetryreport Dynamics 365 Business Central App Usage: Power BI app that permits you… Continue Reading demiliani’s Article...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central: new option to enable/disable the “save as you type” feature.
Nov22

Dynamics 365 Business Central: new option to enable/disable the “save as you type” feature.

The “save as you type” feature in Dynamics 365 Business Central is like a black cloud over your head… if you start forgotting it, than something happens Dynamics 365 Business Central 21.1 on-premise introduces a new setting in the web client’s navsettings.json file called SaveValueToDatabasePromptly. This new setting permits you to enable/disable the “save as you type” web client...

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Trigger a Power Automate Flow from Business Central for a Selected Record
Nov22

Trigger a Power Automate Flow from Business Central for a Selected Record

Intro This is my first stop on the Power Platform learning train. As I mentioned in the first post, this seems like a significant moment to me. Over the last few versions users have had more control over the web client. Between the Personalise and Design options you can tweak a lot of the elements on a page. If you wanted to introduce some logic you could do that through Power Automate…. Continue Reading james’s Article on...

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100’th #bcopendiscussion Summary?
Nov22

100’th #bcopendiscussion Summary?

Hi Readers, As per suggestion from few blogs reader, in this article we will discuss about topics discussed in #bcopendiscussion. We started What's new in #msdyn365bc 2022 Release Wave 2. Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s Article on their blog 100’th #bcopendiscussion Summary? As per suggestion from few blogs reader, in this article we will discuss about topics discussed in #bcopendiscussion. We...

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D365 Business Central : Support global and workspace launch configuration
Nov20

D365 Business Central : Support global and workspace launch configuration

The new AL version 10.1 was released recently. One of the new feature is the support for global and workspace launch configuration. It’s a small interesting new feature and worth mentioning. AL developers are now able to add a launch property to their code-workspace or settings.json file and it will be taken into account. A local launch.json file overrides the workspace and global… Continue Reading thatnavguy’s...

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Dynamics 365 Sales Professional Infographic
Nov19

Dynamics 365 Sales Professional Infographic

Recently I finished my session about using Dynamics 365 Sales professional with Business Central at Directions EMEA. But there were many questions about D365 Sales Professional capabilities… what is possible, where are limitations… First, Sales Professional is a CRM solution for SMB companies targeting businesses with more straightforward sales needs with basic sales force automation and… Continue Reading Marko...

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The Business Central “Data Search” app (under the hood)
Nov18

The Business Central “Data Search” app (under the hood)

One of the things that totally slipped by me, is the new app from Microsoft that apparently was released in the last wave called “Data Search“. It’s a simple, but powerful concept: Search for “any” record in your data. Well, any record that you have set up to search for at least ;-). It is explained here: Search for Specific Data – Business Central | Microsoft Learn Yeah, I know,… Continue...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central: new AL language hidden features
Nov17

Dynamics 365 Business Central: new AL language hidden features

The new AL Language version 10.1 (released in these days) adds some small (but interesting) new features that I think it worth mentioning. The main new hidden feature is the support for handling global and workspace launch configuration. AL developers are now able to add a launch property to their code-workspace or settings.json file and it will be taken into account when creating… Continue Reading demiliani’s Article on...

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Getting Onboard with Power Platform as a Business Central Developer
Nov16

Getting Onboard with Power Platform as a Business Central Developer

Intro One of the things that I wanted to come away with from Directions EMEA last week was a better overview of the Power Platform. What is it? What can we do with it? When should we use it? How does it fit into the overall solutions that we are designing for our Business Central customers? If you’re anything like me then you’ve been aware that you need to get on the Power Platform… Continue Reading james’s...

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What’s New in Business Central 2022 Release Wave 2?
Nov16

What’s New in Business Central 2022 Release Wave 2?

Hi Readers, Due to Summit and Diwali, I am late with the discussing about Business Central 21. As we know that the next version of Business Central is available.  It's time to understand and learn what's new in this Release of Business Central. This article will act as Table of Content for all articles for Business Central 21. Please bookmark this page. This page will get updated as new articles… Continue Reading...

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99’th #bcopendiscussion Summary?
Nov15

99’th #bcopendiscussion Summary?

Hi Readers, As per suggestion from few blogs reader, in this article we will discuss about topics discussed in #bcopendiscussion. During Last week in out 96'th #bcopendiscussion we talked about following topics. Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s Article on their blog 99’th #bcopendiscussion Summary? As per suggestion from few blogs reader, in this article we will discuss about topics discussed...

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Azure Blob Storage and SFTP support
Nov14

Azure Blob Storage and SFTP support

I received in the past lots of requests about how to use FTP in a SaaS environment (expecially with Dynamics 365 Business Central) and I’ve also blogged about different possible solutions (just search for FTP word on this blog). But now, there’s a new easy way to move files to Azure via SFTP: starting from few weeks, Azure Blob Storage supports SFTP. You can now securely connect to the… Continue Reading...

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Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary for November 2022.
Nov14

Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary for November 2022.

Hi Readers, A New Month and a new set of cumulative updates. Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for November 2022 for Business Central 14, 19, 20 & 21. Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Business Central 14, 19, 20 & 21. Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update. #msdyn365bc14 #msdyn365bc19 #msdyn365bc20 #msdyn365bc21 Read Complete… Continue Reading Saurav...

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Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary for November 2022.
Nov14

Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary for November 2022.

Hi Readers, A new month and new cumulative updates. Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for November 2022. Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018. Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update. #NAV2018 #cumulativeupdate Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s Article on their blog Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary for...

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Business Central Free of Charge
Nov12

Business Central Free of Charge

Directions EMEA has just been finished, and there was a lot of good news. One is access to the Business Central environment with the Microsoft 365 license. Now statement ‘free of charge” is partially correct. What does it mean? You cannot get the Business Central environment free of charge as you must buy a minimum of one full user to get access (the whole article is about the cloud… Continue Reading Marko...

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Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary for October 2022.
Nov11

Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary for October 2022.

Hi Readers, A New Month and a new set of cumulative updates. Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for October 2022 for Business Central 14, 18, 19 & 20. Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Business Central 14, 18, 19 & 20. Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update. #msdyn365bc14, #msdyn365bc18 #msdyn365bc19 #msdyn365bc20 Read Complete… Continue Reading Saurav...

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Un-allocate quantity on work centre load
Nov11

Un-allocate quantity on work centre load

Introduction: We have seen how work centre is allocated load in my previous blog on capacity planning. If you’ve missed it please click on this link In cases of machine breakdown or a mishap or a maintenance repair work, it is necessary to take out the load on a machine. We might need to reschedule the same operation to some other shift or day. This blog is to understand how to… Continue Reading chrisdsilvablog’s...

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Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary for October 2022.
Nov11

Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary for October 2022.

Hi Readers, A new month and new cumulative updates. Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for October 2022. Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018. Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update. #NAV2018 #cumulativeupdate Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s Article on their blog Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary for...

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A Flight to Remember after #MySummitNA.
Nov10

A Flight to Remember after #MySummitNA.

Hi Readers, I am writing this hoping I get it out of my system and no more nightmare that I have after 17/Oct/2022. Precap –  I was excited before I boarded fight to be home for Diwali and few hours later, I was praying that I need to be alive. I never wanted to feel this but remember "You have limited control as humans". #flight #emergencylanding #rerouted Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s...

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IsolatedStorage, a way to store global data in a session
Nov09

IsolatedStorage, a way to store global data in a session

Microsoft Definition for Isolated Storage: “Provides data isolation for extensions”     Isolated Storage “Isolated storage” is a data storage method that allows you to isolate data between different extensions, even within the same extension. It is possible to archive key-value pairs in an isolated archive and define the scope of the archived data (through an access level called “Data… Continue Reading...

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Summary of Dynamics Community Summit 2022.
Nov09

Summary of Dynamics Community Summit 2022.

Hi Readers, It's been a while, but I feel like it's important for me to write about last US Trip for Community Summit NA. #MySummitNA. A lot happened during this trip, and it surely deserve multiple articles about it. I will try to summarize the whole trip in two blogs. There are in general learning around product but also life changing event that was part of this trip. #msdyn365bc, #MySummitNA,… Continue Reading...

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SWIFT message processing using Azure Logic Apps
Nov08

SWIFT message processing using Azure Logic Apps

Few days ago the Azure Logic Apps Team announced the Public Preview of SWIFT MT encoder and decoder for Azure Logic Apps. This new release will enable customers to process SWIFT based payment transactions with Logic Apps Standard and build cloud native applications with full security, isolation and VNET integration. SWIFT is the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication… Continue Reading demiliani’s...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central and Power Automate connector: be aware of this strange issue
Nov07

Dynamics 365 Business Central and Power Automate connector: be aware of this strange issue

When working with Dynamics 365 Business Central and Power Automate, somethimes (fortunately not too often) the Business Central connector can make you crazy Randomly it could happen that when you add an action from the Business Central connector, the selected action doesn’t show you the right inputs but instead it shows you a generic “Raw inputs” field: What do you have to do here?… Continue Reading...

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Azure Functions cold start: impact on Dynamics 365 Business Central webhooks
Nov02

Azure Functions cold start: impact on Dynamics 365 Business Central webhooks

I think that many of you know what Dynamics 365 Business Central webhooks are. In few words, webhooks is the way to get notified if an entity changes in Dynamics 365 Business Central, exactly like having a push notification mechanism. I talked about Dynamics 365 Business Central webhooks here if you want to know more. Webhooks in Dynamics 365 Business Central are absolutely a cool… Continue Reading demiliani’s Article on...

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BC 2022 Wave2 ten interesting features
Oct31

BC 2022 Wave2 ten interesting features

BC 2022 Wave2 ten interesting features I point out ten interesting features of the BC22 Wave2, there are many but these are very useful. #1 – Flexible sorting in Worksheets We’re aligning the ways you can work with the Planning Worksheet and Requisition Worksheet pages by enabling you to sort lines on both pages by choosing a column name. The Planning Worksheet page is still slightly… Continue Reading rs’s...

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Reminder about D365 Sales Professional
Oct31

Reminder about D365 Sales Professional

As I started to write about Dynamics 365 Business Central with Sales Professional series, you will probably need a few directions on how to test it and about limitations (when to accept them or to go to the Sales Enterprise). As I already wrote about it two years ago, I just wanted to remind you as this is something you will need if you want to track what I’m writing or more about my session… Continue Reading Marko...

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D365 Business Central : New Company Badge in BC21
Oct27

D365 Business Central : New Company Badge in BC21

Company Badge is a great way to quickly identify the company that you are currently working with. The badge is helpful especially when you are working with multiple tabs and multiple companies at the same time. The badge is displayed on any pages and is very easy to identify. Before BC21, you will see this as a rectangle on the top right corner. You can only use 4 characters on the… Continue Reading thatnavguy’s Article on...

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Dynamics 365 SMB Ecosystem Map – October 2022
Oct27

Dynamics 365 SMB Ecosystem Map – October 2022

You already know Microsoft publishes new releases two times per year (wave 1 in April and wave 2 in October). You can find all news in Microsoft’s release plans. There is also an amazing ecosystem map by Vadim Korepin about all solutions in Dynamics 365 family. But as I’m most connected with SMB solutions inside Dynamics 365 and Power Platform, I wanted to share more details on what is… Continue Reading Marko...

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Business Central and D365 Sales
Oct26

Business Central and D365 Sales

I know it has passed since I wrote the first part of this topic, ‘Where is a limit in Business Central CRM capability and when integrating it with D365 Sales (part 1),’ and people expect the second part. But as I’ll speak about this topic on Directions EMEA this year, I decided to postpone the following parts after this event. I would like to keep it interesting and show many of these topics… Continue Reading...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central and “Save as you type” feature: impact on Azure Logic App Consumption
Oct26

Dynamics 365 Business Central and “Save as you type” feature: impact on Azure Logic App Consumption

I don’t want to return again on the topic of the impact introduced with the new “Save as you type” Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022 Wave 2 feature (we’ve talked a lot here and here and also internally with Microsoft) but I think that there’s another aspect (side effect) that partners and customers need to be aware of. I think that many of you know that I’m a huge fan of Azure Logic Apps…...

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Cost calculations on Capacity planning
Oct25

Cost calculations on Capacity planning

Introduction: In my previous blog, I have showcased how capacity planning will help us understand the capacity load, allocated load on work centres and plan or re-plan the production orders. If you have missed my blog please click on this link. This blog talk about the cost calculation of direct cost and overhead cost on capacity ledger entries. There are two places where we add… Continue Reading chrisdsilvablog’s Article...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central: the hidden EnableMalwareScanning feature
Oct24

Dynamics 365 Business Central: the hidden EnableMalwareScanning feature

Security is on top of the Microsoft’s investments on every product and it should be on top of your deployment practices too… yes, also for Dynamics 365 Business Central. One of the possible holes of security in Dynamics 365 Business Central was the attachment feature. Without customizations, a user can inadventertly attach a malicious file to a document from its local machine and another… Continue Reading...

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PowerShell : List of Available Colors
Oct21

PowerShell : List of Available Colors

Colors are great and powerful way to get your attention. Good color helps us better understand at a glance the information being displayed so we can act on that information more quickly and effectively. When using powershell, we can make use of the color when we display the information. To list up all possible colors available, we can make use of… Continue Reading thatnavguy’s Article on their blog PowerShell : List of...

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Securing your HTTP triggered flow in Power Automate: suppress workflow headers in response
Oct17

Securing your HTTP triggered flow in Power Automate: suppress workflow headers in response

The “When an HTTP request is received” trigger is one of my favourite building blocks for creating serverless processes with low-code workflows technologies like Power Automate or Azure Logic Apps (you can conquer the world with this trigger :D). Two years ago I wrote a post about some basic tricks for securing an HTTP-triggered Power Automate workflow. The post can be found here and I… Continue Reading...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022 Wave 2: the evil of the new field changes behaviour – THE HAPPY ENDING
Oct14

Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022 Wave 2: the evil of the new field changes behaviour – THE HAPPY ENDING

I think that everyone of you reading this post remember yesterday’s post about the new “Save as you type” feature introduced with Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022 Wave 2 release. This post generated lots of reactions (inside and outside Microsoft) and now I’m happy to announce the following Microsoft’s internal decision: We have listened to your concerns and made a decision to give… Continue...

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What objects were added?
Oct14

What objects were added?

Yesterday, I got a question that I found was too difficult to answer: “What tables were added in 20.5?” The reason for this question was simple: we need to update the manually created permissionsets in order for new tables to be supported after an upgrade. So – what tables were added? There are a number of ways to deal with this, like exporting the AllObj-table from both versions, and do… Continue Reading...

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Sales APIs returns error in a read-only request
Oct14

Sales APIs returns error in a read-only request

This twitter message reminded me of an issue that can occur with the sales APIs in Business Central. Did Microsoft Online change the default AccessIntent? Client calls and tells that Power BI failes with the error "Cannot modify a record. Current connection intent is Read-Only.".Changing the API to Read-Write on the Data Access Intent List resolved the issue.#bchelp

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Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022 Wave 2: the evil of the new field changes behaviour
Oct13

Dynamics 365 Business Central 2022 Wave 2: the evil of the new field changes behaviour

In the year 2001 after my Master Degree in Computer Engineering I joined a new team inside my company of that time (located in Turin) that had assigned a very exciting project: moving a big distributed application for the cinema industry written in Visual Basic 6 and with SQL Server as backend to a new distributed architecture based on .NET 1.0 and web services. I remember that we started… Continue Reading demiliani’s...

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Capacity Planning in NAV/D365 BC – Part 2
Oct11

Capacity Planning in NAV/D365 BC – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2. If you’ve missed part 1 please follow this link Brief Overview: We covered two key aspects in part 1 and this blog covers another two key aspects of capacity planning Routing Production order Setup: Routing – In simple terms, Routing is a recipe for the Production BOM. The routing is the basis of process scheduling, capacity scheduling, scheduled… Continue Reading chrisdsilvablog’s Article on...

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D365 Business Central : Removing All Web Service Access Keys
Oct10

D365 Business Central : Removing All Web Service Access Keys

Since October 1st 2022, Web Service Access Key is no longer working and you will need to switch to OAuth. If you are still using Web Service Access Key, the following message is displayed when you login to Business Central. Even if you already switched to OAuth, you can still get the message. This warning notification will still pop up as long as there is at least one user making a… Continue Reading thatnavguy’s Article on...

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D365 Business Central : Adding Total to Sales Order Page
Oct07

D365 Business Central : Adding Total to Sales Order Page

If you look at the Sales Order page, you can see that there are total fields under the Lines section. I recently had a request to add another total field to it, such as Quantity. To do this, we can easily subscribe to the Document Totals codeunit. The Document Totals codeunit is used to calculate total on sales and purchase documents. Let’s try to subscribe to the… Continue Reading thatnavguy’s Article on their blog...

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Me @ Directions EMEA 2022
Oct06

Me @ Directions EMEA 2022

In a month or so (exact starting date is November 9, 2022) a new edition of Directions EMEA conference will start. Directions EMEA 2022 will be organised in from 9 – 11 November in Hamburg (Germany) and as usual hundreds of Dynamics 365 partners will be there to learn new things, share experiences and doing networking. I will be one of the thousands of people in the Hamburg Congress Center… Continue Reading...

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Business Central – Search in company data (preview)
Oct06

Business Central – Search in company data (preview)

Interesting functionality (still in preview mode, textual, non-graphic and for now without dependencies between documents), both to be used and to make demos to prospects (functionality also present in other ERPs in graphical mode). In practice, it is possible to search for a “string” throughout the company. Next step, make it graphic! Thanks Microsoft Example: Search for this: Insert “Text… Continue Reading...

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Business Central 2022 Release Wave 2 – Launch Event.
Oct04

Business Central 2022 Release Wave 2 – Launch Event.

Hi Readers, As we discussed that Business Central 2022 Release Wave 2 is announced. With Covid, Microsoft Started Launch Event for every Major Release which are detailed and tell us about great features and enhancements in the Product. #msdyn365bc #launchevent  Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s Article on their blog Business Central 2022 Release Wave 2 – Launch Event. As we discussed that Business...

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Capacity Planning in NAV/D365 BC – Part 1
Oct04

Capacity Planning in NAV/D365 BC – Part 1

What is Capacity Planning ? Capacity planning is creating a production plan which includes all of the operations required to fulfil the customer demand. Who uses Capacity Planning? – Manufacturing and warehouse companies Benefits of Capacity Planning • Capacity planning allows your company to identify bottlenecks from the work centre load, streamline & manage operations, and… Continue Reading chrisdsilvablog’s...

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Business Central 2022 release wave 2 (BC21) is Live.
Oct03

Business Central 2022 release wave 2 (BC21) is Live.

Hi Readers, As we all were expecting Microsoft have Released Business Central 2022 Release Wave 2 a.k.a BC21. In this article we will see what all is announced with the General Availability.  Starting Today Customers & Partners can start using Business Central 21. #msdyn365bc #bc21 #bc2022rw2 Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s Article on their blog Business Central 2022 release wave 2 (BC21) is Live. As...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central and integration workflows: why Azure Logic Apps are often a better choice than Power Automate
Oct03

Dynamics 365 Business Central and integration workflows: why Azure Logic Apps are often a better choice than Power Automate

When talking about integrations between Dynamics 365 Business Central and external applications, in lots of real-world projects I see that low-code approaches are one of the preferred way of doing that. Although I’m not a very huge fan of doing everything with low-code technologies, I think that in many situations having an integration workflow created with a low-code approach can satisfy the… Continue Reading...

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