MSDYN365BC 2020 Wave 1 – Plan.
Jan28

MSDYN365BC 2020 Wave 1 – Plan.

Hi Readers,As we are aware of the modern lifecycle for Dynamics 365 Business Central.Today Microsoft has Release #MSDyn365BC 2020 Wave1 Plan.The 2020 release wave 1 for Dynamics 365 brings new innovations that provide you with significant capabilities to transform your business. Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s Article on their blog MSDYN365BC 2020 Wave 1 – Plan. Hi Readers, As we are aware of the...

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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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Dynamics 365 Business Central: handling BLOB fields on APIs
Jan24

Dynamics 365 Business Central: handling BLOB fields on APIs

I’m not a big fan of using BLOB fields on the Dynamics 365 Business Central database, but there are many scenarios where you need to handle BLOBs inside the database directly. As an example, imagine to have an application that handles different types of labels related to items and these labels are stored inside the Dynamics 365 Business Central database in a table called Labels. This table… Continue Reading...

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Contest: find the secret value in a Business Central app
Jan23

Contest: find the secret value in a Business Central app

This is the first blog post about shipping a secret value in a Business Central app. I have prepared an app file that contains a secret value that will be stored into Isolated Storage. But I’m not 100% if this method is secure enough, and that’s why I need your help. Please, download the app file and find the secret value. If you succeed, then I need to harden it. If nobody can find the value… Continue Reading...

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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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AppSourceCop & mandatoryAffixes
Jan23

AppSourceCop & mandatoryAffixes

I recently blogged about how to rename files with my VSCode Extension to comply with the new filename conventions from Microsoft.  Somewhat related to that, we need to talk about … Pre- or Suffixing It’s been known for a while: pre-or suffixing is necessary to “live in the cloud”.  It prevents duplicate names in various places: duplicate table names, duplicate field names .. things… Continue...

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How to Test Premium License Experience in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?
Jan21

How to Test Premium License Experience in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central?

Do you have a trial of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central but cannot access the Premium features? Premium experience in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central gives you the ability to access all features from Service and Manufacturing departments. This means you can register service items, service contracts, create production BOM for items, production routings, and much more. To… Continue Reading Elmin Bandic’s...

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Customer Reminders – Notify Customers about Overdue Invoices
Jan21

Customer Reminders – Notify Customers about Overdue Invoices

In this post, we will explain why and how to use customer reminders in Dynamics Business Central. The purpose of Customer Reminders is to notify customers about overdue invoices, in addition, there could be an interest or additional fees charged to customers in speficic cases. In receivable management, we can setup reminders for that purpose and define the business rules and policies needed in… Continue Reading Mahmoud M....

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Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary For January 2020.
Jan20

Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary For January 2020.

Hi Readers,Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for January 2020 for Business central 13 and 14.Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Business Central 13 and 14.Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update.#MSDYN365BC13 ##MSDYN365BC14 Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s Article on their blog Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update...

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VSCode & Snippets
Jan20

VSCode & Snippets

I did a poll recently during one of my sessions – and I was surprised that about half of the people don’t regularly use “snippets” in VSCode.. . Well, some of you probably know that I’m a big fan of snippets.  Whoever has joined one of my sessions of the last couple of years where I was talking about VSCode, or was working with VSCode .. most probably, I was talking about, showing or using…...

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Cumulative Update Summary January 2020
Jan20

Cumulative Update Summary January 2020

Cumulative Update includes all application and platform hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Microsoft Business Central Wave 2:- BUSINESS CENTRAL Wave 2 Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 CU 25 :- NAV2018CU25 Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 CU 38 :- NAV 2017 CU38 Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 CU 51 :- NAV 2016 CU51 Microsoft… Continue Reading Ammolh Saallvi’s Article on their blog...

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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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How to use the Excel Buffer in Business Central cloud
Jan17

How to use the Excel Buffer in Business Central cloud

A week ago, my friend Daniel asked a question on Twitter how to use the Excel Buffer to export data with Business Central online. Many functions on the Excel Buffer are only available for on-prem. When you change the target in app.json to ‘Cloud’ then those functions become unavailable. Luckily I had a code example available so I decided to put that on GitHub. But I thought it would make… Continue Reading ajk’s...

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Executing your .exe tasks on a Cloud environment by using Azure Functions
Jan17

Executing your .exe tasks on a Cloud environment by using Azure Functions

I think that many of you on your Dynamics NAV or Dynamics 365 Business Central projects have tasks executed by using console applications (.exe) scheduled by using Windows Task Scheduler or other systems. This works good for on-premise environments (just take your .exe application, create a new schedule with Windows Task Scheduler and you’re ready to go), but what about using these .exe… Continue Reading demiliani’s...

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Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For January 2020.
Jan17

Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For January 2020.

Hi Readers,Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for January 2020.Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015, NAV 2016, NAV 2017 & NAV 2018.Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update.#NAV2015, #NAV2016, #NAV2017 & #NAV2018 Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s Article on their blog Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update...

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Dynamics NAV 2015- Mainstream Support Ended on 01/14/2020.
Jan16

Dynamics NAV 2015- Mainstream Support Ended on 01/14/2020.

Hi Readers,It's time to say Good-Bye to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015.If you are using NAV 2015 then its time to Upgrade To Business Central.No More Dynamics NAV 2015. Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s Article on their blog Dynamics NAV 2015- Mainstream Support Ended on 01/14/2020. Hi Readers, It’s time to say Good-Bye to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015. If you are using NAV 2015 then its time to...

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Microsoft Ignite The Tour – Milan
Jan16

Microsoft Ignite The Tour – Milan

Microsoft Ignite The Tour brings the very best of Microsoft Ignite to a city near you. The tour provides technical training led by Microsoft experts and your community. You’ll learn new ways to build solutions, migrate and manage infrastructure, and connect with local industry leaders and peers. This big Microsoft conference is coming to Milan on January 27–28, 2020 at Milano… Continue Reading demiliani’s Article on...

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Scheduling Azure DevOps Pipelines with YAML
Jan15

Scheduling Azure DevOps Pipelines with YAML

I had the pleasure of presenting some thoughts about developing apps for SaaS with James Crowter to the Dutch Dynamics Community yesterday. We were sharing some of our experiences of the maintenance challenge that comes with having published apps on AppSource. How can you continuously test your apps against past, current and upcoming versions of Business Central? Perhaps two ways: Slowly… Continue Reading james’s Article...

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MSDYN365BC 2019 Wave 2 – Upgrade Compatibility Matrix.
Jan13

MSDYN365BC 2019 Wave 2 – Upgrade Compatibility Matrix.

Hi Readers,With Release of Business Central 2019 Wave 2, there is a lot of wave of questions about upgrading to Business Central 2019 Wave 2.I thought of writing about it to clear a few confusion.As we all know with MSDYN365BC 2019 Wave 2, Windows Client and Development Environment were retired.We can still upgrade to Business Central 2019 Wave 2 from any version of Dynamics NAV. Based on the… Continue Reading Saurav...

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central on MacOS
Jan10

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central on MacOS

Since the release of Business Central, Microsoft has made a lot of progress with allowing the users of Mac computers to use this ERP system. Placing Business Central in the Cloud, to access Business Central on Mac computer, all you need is an Internet connection and a supported Internet Browser. Looking into official System Requirements for Business Central, you can see that recommended… Continue Reading Elmin Bandic’s...

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Working on Design Patterns for Business Central
Jan10

Working on Design Patterns for Business Central

Yesterday at Microsoft I had two meetings, or goals. The first as you know was about our initiative to do a proof of concept to break the BaseApp into smaller extensions. The second meeting was about revamping the old Design Patterns we had for Dynamics NAV and bringing them up to speed for Business Central. For those of you who don’t know or to refresh memories; a few years ago there… Continue Reading Mark Brummel’s...

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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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How to integrate Business Central with Dynamics 365 Talent – part 3 (inserting data with LogicApps)
Jan10

How to integrate Business Central with Dynamics 365 Talent – part 3 (inserting data with LogicApps)

The last days of the previous year, I’ve started with blog series how to integrate Business Central with Dynamics 365 Talent (now Dynamic 365 Human Resources). I wanted to show how to integrate these two solutions without code, using only available services. I’ve started with the first post, with an overview and then continue with the second one where I explained how to configure both… Continue Reading atotovic’s Article...

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Check Out How Microsoft Dynamics 365 Can Amp Up Your Workflow!
Jan10

Check Out How Microsoft Dynamics 365 Can Amp Up Your Workflow!

The success rate of a company is no longer solely reliant on its employees. Technology too has come into play. It is just as important to stay updated with technological advancements, as it is to hire skilled and committed employees. Wondering how to get this done? Allow us to help! Microsoft Dynamics 365, the cloud-based business applications platform, is undisputedly the one-stop solution that can take your company to new heights....

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DynamicsPower! 2020 Milan
Jan10

DynamicsPower! 2020 Milan

DynamicsPower! 365 Saturday Milan is returning in 2020 at Microsoft House with the biggest Dynamics 365 italian community event covering Hands on Workshops and Deepdives into Dynamics 365 Customer Engagement, Unified Operations, Dynamics 365 Business Central, Power Platform, Finance & Operation and more! This year (thanks to Microsoft Italy) we have a dedicated ERP track with technical… Continue Reading demiliani’s...

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Enum != SchemaChange
Jan10

Enum != SchemaChange

I love a nerdy title and I love learning about cool new smart stuff. But before you continue reading I want to say thanks to my colleagues at ForNAV, especially Michael Nielsen. Without him pushing me (again) to step out of my comfort zone this would not have been possible. Yesterday I visited the Microsoft office in Lyngby for the first time in a very, very long time to talk about our… Continue Reading Mark Brummel’s...

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Data Upgrade to MSDYN365BC 2019 Wave2 Error – Field:DIOT-Type of Operation; Change:Remove.
Jan09

Data Upgrade to MSDYN365BC 2019 Wave2 Error – Field:DIOT-Type of Operation; Change:Remove.

Hi Readers,In Archerpoint we would like everyone using NAV / Business Central in the community to be Stay Current, which means stay on the latest and greatest version of the product.We are upgrading one of the customers to the latest and greatest version to Business Central 2019 Wave 2.Everything was working fine till we started data upgrade to Business Central 2019 Wave 2. Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav...

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Why and how to rename all AL-files of your app with the “CRS AL Language Extension”
Jan09

Why and how to rename all AL-files of your app with the “CRS AL Language Extension”

First of all, this is my first post of this new year, so I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all the best and happiness for 2020! Last year, I did a post on my new hobby “3D Printing”. Well, now we’re a year later, I’m still printing almost full time 24/7, so let me wish you all the best with some 3D Printed goodies I did for Xmas ;-). So now – “let’s get started”...

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Putting Queries to Use in Business Central
Jan08

Putting Queries to Use in Business Central

We’ve had query objects for a while now – since NAV 2013 (I think). In theory they sound great, link a bunch of tables together, aggregate some columns, get distinct values, left join, right join, cross join – executed as a single SQL query. Why Don’t We Use Queries Much? In practice I haven’t seen them used that much. There’s probably a variety of reasons for that: We have limited… Continue...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central and the "mistery" of Library Apps
Jan07

Dynamics 365 Business Central and the "mistery" of Library Apps

More than an year ago I wrote this article for Simplanova website mentioning some “architectural choices” when moving a C/AL solution to the extension model. One of the ideas mentioned here was to create an “hidden layer” that can contain common business logic and objects and then create N separated extensions on top of this layer. This permits you to “share” common logic between extensions…...

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The metadata object Table was not found – Error during Data Upgrade To NAV 2013, NAV 2013R2 & NAV 2015.
Jan06

The metadata object Table was not found – Error during Data Upgrade To NAV 2013, NAV 2013R2 & NAV 2015.

Hi Readers,In Archerpoint we would like everyone using NAV / Business Central in the community to be Stay Current, which means stay on the latest and greatest version of the product.We are upgrading one of the customers to the latest and greatest version to Business Central 2019 Wave 2 from NAV 2009 with multiple companies.This article applies if you are Upgrading to #NAV2013, #NAV2013R2 &… Continue Reading Saurav...

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Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For December 2019.
Jan04

Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For December 2019.

Hi All,Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for December 2019.Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015, NAV 2016, NAV 2017 & NAV 2018.Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update. Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s Article on their blog Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For December 2019. Hi All, Microsoft Have...

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Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary For December 2019.
Jan03

Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary For December 2019.

Hi All,Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for December 2019 for Business central 13 and 14.Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Business Central 13 and 14.Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update. Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s Article on their blog Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary For December 2019. Hi All,...

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Wishing all my Blog Readers – Happy New Year 2020.
Jan01

Wishing all my Blog Readers – Happy New Year 2020.

Hi Readers,Whether your resolves lasted or not it's time to solve all again Happy New Year! Wishing You a Brand New Year, Bursting With Joy, Roaring With Laughter And Full Of Fun. Wishing you a year of happiness and good health as this year comes to a conclusion.Me with My Family wishes a very HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my community members.My Family loves the community so much and they love to… Continue Reading Saurav...

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Happy New Year ‘2020
Jan01

Happy New Year ‘2020

I am wishing all my followers and readers happy and prosperous new year ‘2020. Hope this new year will bring more success. Stay tuned for more…. Continue Reading Ammolh Saallvi’s Article on their blog Happy New Year ‘2020 I am wishing all my followers and readers happy and prosperous new year ‘2020. Hope this new year will bring more success. Stay tuned for more…. Blog Syndicated with Ammolh...

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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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Dynamics 365 Business Central: again about obsoleting fields
Dec31

Dynamics 365 Business Central: again about obsoleting fields

More than an year ago I’ve written this post explaining how to handle breaking schema changes on a production Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS tenant. I think that every Dynamics 365 Business Central developer now knows that in a production environment you cannot remove objects or fields (breaking schema in the database) but all schema changes must always be additive. Despite this, I see… Continue Reading...

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How to Post a Purchase Invoice for Partial Receipts in Business Central?
Dec30

How to Post a Purchase Invoice for Partial Receipts in Business Central?

You can post one purchase invoice for more than one purchase receipt. For example, you have partial receipts from vendor but vendor only issues one invoice per month, and you also need to create only one purchase invoice. You can cover all those receipts with only one invoice. Let’s say, you already have few purchase receipts posted and you need to create a purchase invoice. After the… Continue Reading Elmin Bandic’s...

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AL Test Runner 0.1.15
Dec24

AL Test Runner 0.1.15

This is a brief update about the AL Test Runner extension that I’ve been working on for VS Code. I’ve had some great feedback and suggestions via GitHub, a pull request correcting me being a muppet and 300-odd installs so far. Thanks to everyone who has got involved to improve it. This version includes a new setting “Publish Before Test” which allows you to invoke either the “Publish… Continue...

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How to send Christmas Greetings with  3 simple steps using Azure Logic Apps from Business Central
Dec24

How to send Christmas Greetings with 3 simple steps using Azure Logic Apps from Business Central

Hi All, In this blog, let’s explore on using Azure Logic Apps functions similar to Power Apps with deeper integration. We are going to send Christmas greetings mail to the Customers while posting the Sales Invoice. Prerequisites: Business Central InstanceAzure Subscription Create a Azure Subscription account and then go to All Services and choose the Logic Apps. Azure Logic… Continue Reading Saran’s Article on their...

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How to View the Table Designer from Business Central Modern Client
Dec23

How to View the Table Designer from Business Central Modern Client

Table Designer in Business Central Modern Client It’s Christmas time and let’s celebrate the holiday season with some tips on Business Central!! Hereafter, we no longer have Object Designer and we need to use the much powerful VS Code replacing Development Environment. Although, we have VS Code, I miss some of the following from Object Designer as follows: Getting the exact table… Continue Reading Saran’s...

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How To, Part I | Breaking a Monolyth
Dec23

How To, Part I | Breaking a Monolyth

I often wonder how I find myself in situations like this. On my day off I find myself behind my desk doing something which is not my responsibility, nor am I getting paid to do it. If you say A, you also have to be willing to say B and C. This is what my parents told me when I was young so when I promissed Bugsy and Jesper to look into making the Business Central Base Application smaller I… Continue Reading Mark Brummel’s...

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How to enable multiple web server instances in Dynamics 365 Business Central
Dec23

How to enable multiple web server instances in Dynamics 365 Business Central

Hi, in this blog post, I will write how you can install multiple web instances for Dynamics 365 Business Central On-Prem. The reason why I needed this was to allow clients to have multiple installations of Dynamics 365 Business Central on the same server. After I installed my W1 Dynamics 365 Business Central I got one web server instance BC150 and one server instance BC150 which was for… Continue Reading renato’s Article...

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"Mastering Dynamics 365 Business Central" is out!
Dec23

"Mastering Dynamics 365 Business Central" is out!

Just in time for Christmas, I’m very happy and proud to announce that the book “Mastering Dynamics 365 Business Central” is finally out and available on Packt website and on Amazon in all the two formats (eBook and printed copy). This was a very huge work (my biggest writing work ever), we’ve spent a lot of time on writing this book for the Dynamics 365 Business Central community and I… Continue Reading...

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Planned activities for Dynamics 365 Business Central Partners in 2020: quick preview
Dec20

Planned activities for Dynamics 365 Business Central Partners in 2020: quick preview

I’ve received (and I’m receiving too) a lot of emails and messages on social networks from many of you asking for news about the future activites that Microsoft Italy has planned for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central partners during 2020, so I hope that a quick public post can help you on planning your future I cannot go too much in details for now (Microsoft Italy has a great staff… Continue Reading...

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LinkedObjects on Dynamics 365 Business Central: be careful now!
Dec17

LinkedObjects on Dynamics 365 Business Central: be careful now!

One of the common (and basic) way to create integrations between systems in Microsoft Dynamics NAV in the past was to directly work at the SQL Server level and create tables linked to SQL objects by using the table’s LinkedObject property. With Microsoft Dynamics NAV, you can create a SQL Server view, then create a table with the same name as the view and set the LinkedObject property to true…. Continue Reading...

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Resolution to control actions limitation to the web client
Dec17

Resolution to control actions limitation to the web client

Introduction: We use Cue groups in Role centres and assign control actions to them e.g in Sales Order Processor, the New Sales order is a control action. But there is a limitation on the web client, Control actions are visible on a Cue group only if there are no Cue fields. e.g as above there are two cue fields like Sales Quotes -Open and Sales Orders -Open hence control actions won’t be… Continue Reading...

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Some More About Translating Business Central Apps
Dec16

Some More About Translating Business Central Apps

I’ve written before about using Azure Cognitive Services to translate the captions in the .xlf file that is generated when you compile your Business Central app. For us, the motivation is to make our apps available in as many countries as possible in AppSource. Since then Søren Alexandersen has announced that it will not be necessary to provide all of a country’s official languages to make… 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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