MSDYN365BC – Q&A about data upgrades to Business Central?
Nov11

MSDYN365BC – Q&A about data upgrades to Business Central?

Hi Readers,This week I am planning to Discuss all Upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Wave 2 (on-prem).In this article let's talk about all questions that customers/partners have about Upgrades. We at Archerpoint are passionate about Upgrading all NAV / Business Central Client in Community to the latest and greatest version of Product.Let's try to talk about all the questions that… Continue Reading Saurav...

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Working with dates in AL vs. C/AL
Nov08

Working with dates in AL vs. C/AL

It’s friday afternoon and I’m goofing around a bit with the ForNAV AL Converter. I ran into something I want to share. AL seems to be more strickt in hardcoded dates than C/AL. Example < pre class=”wp-block-preformatted”>Constant value ‘99993112D’ is outside the range for a Date. The syntax for defining Date format is yyyymmddD, where D is a mandatory letter. For example, 20180325D, read as the...

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Prompting the User for Input with PowerShell
Nov08

Prompting the User for Input with PowerShell

Sometimes you need to prompt the user to provide some value before you can complete your PowerShell script. You’ve got a few different options depending on what you’re asking the user to select from. Parameters Setting a parameter as mandatory without providing a value will prompt the user to enter one, like this: function Invoke-AmazingPowerShellFunction { Param( … Continue Reading james’s Article on their...

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DynamicsNAV & Business Central – Internal Movement Error – You Cannot use Location Code.
Nov08

DynamicsNAV & Business Central – Internal Movement Error – You Cannot use Location Code.

Hi Readers,I was handling a support ticket for a customer who is recently upgraded from NAV 2013R2 to Business Central 14.Customer users use Internal Movement as a part of this process.When a user is trying to create a New Internal Movement system is generating this error message.This article/solution is for #NAV2018 & #MSDYN365BC. Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s Article on their blog DynamicsNAV...

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How to run a job to delete Change log entries in NAV ?
Nov08

How to run a job to delete Change log entries in NAV ?

Introduction: We  can enable the change log in Dynamics NAV so we have a history of activities. The change log collects all changes that are made to the table so we can track it. We are good so far but the issue arises when we have millions entries in the system. It not only takes up the memory space of the server but also affects the performance. Hence, I’ve customised a job for deleting… Continue Reading...

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5 quick things to know about – Security Roles

Welcome to the first of new series of posts. The intent of this series will be to include 5 quick tips or best practices in different areas of Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform. Hope you find them useful! Security Roles are the building blocks of a successful Dynamics 365 implementation. Here are 5 quick things that I like to share with folks who are getting started with… Continue Reading Todd Mercer’s Article on their...

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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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MSDYN365BC – How many free objects?
Nov07

MSDYN365BC – How many free objects?

Hi Readers,I recently attended the NAVUG / BCUG Summit from the Dynamics Community.I heard a lot of rumors about free objects in the Business Central on-prem version, so I want to write an article about it based on what I know from Microsoft after creating a ticket with Microsoft.So if you heard that all custom objects are free with Business Central on Prem, sorry to tell you that You heard it… Continue Reading Saurav...

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Microsoft Ignit 2019 – Visual Studio Online
Nov06

Microsoft Ignit 2019 – Visual Studio Online

Micriosoft has just announced recently at Ignit 2019 the public preview of Visual Studio Online, a cloud-powered development environment acceissable from anywhere. This step is very important for the community of developers to share their feedback on this unique experience.   Visual studio online provides its own web-based editor, although, it can also work with Visual Studio Code via… Continue Reading Mahmoud M. AlSaadi’s...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central: exporting a database backup from a SaaS tenant
Nov06

Dynamics 365 Business Central: exporting a database backup from a SaaS tenant

Microsoft has recently activated the feature for downloading a backup of a Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS tenant. A database can be exported from a selected environment as a .bacpac file, can be automatically saved into an Azure Storage account and from there you can download it offline and restore it into your on-premise network (multi-tenant database). How this feature works? As a first… Continue Reading demiliani’s...

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Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary For November 2019.
Nov06

Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary For November 2019.

Hi All,Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for November 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 November 2019. Hi All,...

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Cumulative Update Summary November 2019
Nov06

Cumulative Update Summary November 2019

Cumulative Update includes all application and platform hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Microsoft Business Central Spring CU 6:- BUSINESS CENTRAL CU 6 Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 CU 23 :- NAV2018CU23 Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 CU 36 :- NAV 2017 CU36 Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 CU 49 :- NAV 2016 CU 49 Microsoft… Continue Reading Ammolh Saallvi’s Article on their blog...

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Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For November 2019.
Nov05

Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For November 2019.

Hi All,Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for November 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 November 2019. Hi All, Microsoft Have...

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Visual Studio Online preview: coding in the browser seems promising.
Nov04

Visual Studio Online preview: coding in the browser seems promising.

Today at Ignite 2019 Microsoft has launched the public preview for Visual Studio Online, a managed cloud-based development environment based on Visual Studio Code that works in the browser. The tool is actually not finished (it’s a preview version) but I think it’s extremely promising and it opens the doors to many interesting scenarios for developers (imagine to be able to edit and review… Continue Reading...

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Discover how Dynamics 365 Business Central is embedded with Artificial Intelligence
Nov04

Discover how Dynamics 365 Business Central is embedded with Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence in Dynamics 365 Business Central ” Incremental Group Dynamics 365 Business Central is one of Microsoft’s newest and most modern business applications. It is embedded with intelligent features that help make the system more intuitive and your employees more productive. In this article we discuss three examples of how Dynamics 365 Business Central improves your business processes with Artificial...

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MSDYN365BC – How Do I Replicate Data From on-Prem to SASS?
Nov04

MSDYN365BC – How Do I Replicate Data From on-Prem to SASS?

Hi Readers,As Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central on-prem being in the market for quite a while, some customers started requesting switching to SASS.With this being said, I Heard rumors in the community like -There is no way to upgrade data to SASS from on-Prem.The only way that customers can move to SASS is via Re-implementation.Replication Tool never works. These Replication tools look… Continue Reading Saurav...

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Creating a Workflow Approval for Purchase Orders
Nov03

Creating a Workflow Approval for Purchase Orders

One of the most common business requirements nowadays is to ensure that specific critical transactions in the company are reviewed and approved in the ERP system electronically, without the need to print and manually sign each paper. The paper-based approval system is becoming old fashioned and tradition as the business market evolve. In Dynamics 365 Business Central, workflow management is… Continue Reading Mahmoud M....

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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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Where is the API v1.0 source code?
Nov01

Where is the API v1.0 source code?

With the April ’19 release of Business Central the standard API’s were released as version 1.0. According to the documentation, the beta version of the standard API’s remains available until April 2020 (Business Central 2020 release wave 1). TL;DR API v1.0 pages are not part of the base applicationThey are deployed as a hidden app, called _Exclude_APIV1_With navcontainerhelper you can… Continue Reading...

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New Dynamics 365 Logos
Nov01

New Dynamics 365 Logos

Recently Microsoft announced new rebranded BusinessApps icons. I wanted to show you all those new logos on one place. There are all 28 Microsoft BusinessApps icons… YES, we have 28 apps in Microsoft BusinessApps family. Few of the are still in a preview mode, but this is really amazing number of different apps. Continue Reading atotovic’s Article on their blog New Dynamics 365 Logos Recently Microsoft announced new...

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“Azure Functions for Dynamics 365 Business Central Developers” webcast recording
Oct31

“Azure Functions for Dynamics 365 Business Central Developers” webcast recording

The recording of my last webcast for Areopa Academy is available on their YouTube channel. Again, sorry for the initial GotoMeeting problem and sorry for my error during the first demo (function deployed on the wrong subscription) In-depth explanations for some topics will follow soon.   Continue Reading demiliani’s Article on their blog “Azure Functions for Dynamics 365 Business Central Developers” webcast...

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Mapping Codeunit 10201 “Transfer Custom Fields” to Events (NA Only)
Oct30

Mapping Codeunit 10201 “Transfer Custom Fields” to Events (NA Only)

By Steve Krisjanovs Below is a list of all COD10201 external functions and where I believe their event equivalents live in. There were three functions in the list below that had me stumped so a second set of eyes would be helpful. I do still believe that BC’s out of the box COD10201 should still have been modified by MS to indicate that all of these external functions are dead. The… Continue Reading Mark Brummel’s...

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AppSource; Prefix, Suffix & Intellisense
Oct30

AppSource; Prefix, Suffix & Intellisense

This article was triggered by a discussion on Yammer yesterday that I felt went a bit sideways. Business Central is a first class cloud citizen and it beats born in the cloud solutions easily but fact remains that it’s based on Navision, an ERP solution with a 30-some year legacy. Part of that legacy is a requirement for unique names in the objects, also in the cloud. Microsoft is… Continue Reading Mark Brummel’s Article...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central: Using Azure Traffic Manager to geo-distribute your Azure Functions
Oct30

Dynamics 365 Business Central: Using Azure Traffic Manager to geo-distribute your Azure Functions

Some months ago I’ve written this post describing an interesting solution we’ve deployed for a geo-distributed solution that involves Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS, Azure Functions and Azure CosmosDB as a final backend. I’ve received lots of questions related to this architecture and in this post I want to explain the right part of the above diagram. The problem to solve here is: if I… Continue Reading...

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Tip #64 | Show License Information in Business Central
Oct29

Tip #64 | Show License Information in Business Central

With the retirement of C/Side we have a challenge we did not have before regarding the license. We used to be able to see the license information from C/Side, upload the license and quickly create a new page that displays permissions. With Business Central this is no longer possible and we now need PowerShell to upload a license. On my GitHub you can find a repo you can clone to… Continue Reading Mark Brummel’s Article on...

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Insufficient stack to continue executing the program safely
Oct28

Insufficient stack to continue executing the program safely

The better half of my past week can be summarized best by this oh-so-descriptive-error-message: Right: a message I have spent a long time on to find out what was happening – and what caused it.  Multiple days – so let me try to spare you the pain when you would encounter this error. (tip: if you don’t care about the story, just skip to the conclusion ;-)). History We are… Continue Reading waldo’s...

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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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Dynamics 365 Business Central: debugging the Base Application
Oct25

Dynamics 365 Business Central: debugging the Base Application

Yesterday at our “Dynamics 365 Business Central Wave 2 What’s new” event in Microsoft Italy we quickly saw hot to debug the Microsoft’s Base Application from Visual Studio Code. I’ve not spent too much time on this topic due to lack of time, but here is a summary of what I’ve done yesterday (answer to a question received after the event). As a first step, you need the Microsoft Base… Continue...

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VS Code – Issues with Download Symbol Error.
Oct25

VS Code – Issues with Download Symbol Error.

Hi Readers,I am getting so many questions about Unable to download symbols in the Visual Studio Code, so I decided to write an article to talk about all the steps to download symbols correctly.Thanks to +Dinesh Marne for this article.Let's walk through all the steps that we need to make sure before using VS Code.Please follow the link for all published articles about 2019 Wave 2. Read Complete… Continue Reading Saurav...

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Keyboard Shortcut :- Business Central & VS Code
Oct25

Keyboard Shortcut :- Business Central & VS Code

For my previous contribution on business central please visit this link This blog contains keyboard shortcut for business central and VS code while will make our life easier while navigating and developing business central extension aka app. Business Central Keyboard ShortcutDownload Visual Studio Code Keyboard ShortcutDownload Hope this will help you… Continue Reading Ammolh Saallvi’s Article on their blog Keyboard...

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Tip #63 | Export Warnings & Errors from Visual Studio Code
Oct24

Tip #63 | Export Warnings & Errors from Visual Studio Code

If I get asked the same question twice I am already tempted to blog about it. This one exceeds this number and is long overdue. It looks like the whole world is now converting from C/AL to AL and running into challenges with that. Right now I am analysing several databases and one thing you need after elliminating low hanging fruit and removing errors that crash the compiler is to find… Continue Reading Mark Brummel’s...

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Satisfying Your Case-Sensitive Obsession with Regex
Oct23

Satisfying Your Case-Sensitive Obsession with Regex

Obsession is probably a little strong, but I do like tidy code. You know – proper indentation, a sensible number of comments (which can be more than none but there shouldn’t be as much comment as code) and good names. Hungarian notation brings me out in a rash. This extends to having keywords, variables and methods in the right case. While in CAL there was a lot of UPPERCASE, in AL there is… Continue Reading...

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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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Business Central : Deprecated and Obsolete Fields
Oct23

Business Central : Deprecated and Obsolete Fields

With the new version of business central wave 2 ,number of fields have been deprecated or obsolete 1) Fields moved to an extension by Microsoft 2) Fields marked as Obsolete:Pending 3) Fields no longer in use in Microsoft code Impact of this is to refactor your solution as soon as possible < p class=”has-normal-font-size”>For more information of which field get deprecated visit this link Deprecated… Continue...

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You Can Ditch Our Build Helper for Dynamics 365 Business Central
Oct22

You Can Ditch Our Build Helper for Dynamics 365 Business Central

I’m a bit of a minimalist when it comes to tooling, so I’m always happy to ditch a tool because its functionality can be provided by something else I’m already using. In a previous post I described how we use our Build Helper AL app to prep a test suite with the test codeunits and methods that you want to run. Either as part of a CI/CD pipeline or to run from VS Code. Freddy K has… Continue Reading...

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MSDYN365BC 2019 Wave 2 – Setup a New Database?
Oct21

MSDYN365BC 2019 Wave 2 – Setup a New Database?

Hi Readers,Please follow the link for all published articles about 2019 Wave 2.As discussed in the last article, we will discuss steps to set up a new database with the Business central Wave 2 2019 release.This is a long process so I would suggest the following steps when you have free time.As there is no Development Environment all the steps need to be done via Powershell. So let's open… Continue Reading Saurav...

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MSDYN365BC Spring Release – No Captions on Page?
Oct19

MSDYN365BC Spring Release – No Captions on Page?

Hi Readers,Today I was stumped with an issue while doing development for a customer in CAL Development Environment.While creating a new page global variable and then add a variable in the page but when I tried to run that page there were no captions in the fields that added as a global variable.It took me a while to figure out the solution of the same so I thought it would be great to share… Continue Reading Saurav...

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How to Set Company Badge in Business Central
Oct18

How to Set Company Badge in Business Central

For earlier blog post on business central you can follow the  Link This blog post explains how to set company badge in business central wave 2 . With this new feature one can add a customized badge in the top right corner from which we can identified company name. Only four characters are allowed for key in and display. If a company badge is defined, then you cannot change the… Continue Reading Ammolh Saallvi’s...

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Business Central & Nintendo
Oct17

Business Central & Nintendo

WARNING!! Personal opinion here! Inspiration to write down idea’s are everywhere. Next week my youngest son has his birthday and we went out this evening with the train to the big city of Deventer to buy him (us) a Nintendo Switch. I’ve been loyal to Nintendo since the 1980ies and bought many of their consoles. I’m also loyal to Mario and have most of the games. When the Nintendo WII… Continue Reading Mark...

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MSDYN365BC 2019 Wave 2 – Steps for New Implementation?
Oct17

MSDYN365BC 2019 Wave 2 – Steps for New Implementation?

Hi Readers,I hope you are reading all the articles about Wave 2.Please follow the link for all published articles about 2019 Wave 2.This is what is asked a question via e-mail, about how to set up a new database for a customer.In this article, we will discuss steps that we need to take for a new implementation. Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s Article on their blog MSDYN365BC 2019 Wave 2 – Steps for...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central: TRANSFERFIELDS and Obsolete fields
Oct17

Dynamics 365 Business Central: TRANSFERFIELDS and Obsolete fields

Do you know the wonderful C/AL (ops, now AL) command called TRANSFERFIELDS? This command permits you to copy all matching fields in one record to another record: Record.TRANSFERFIELDS(FromRecord [, InitPrimaryKeyFields]) TRANSFERFIELDS copies fields based on the Field No. Property of the fields. For each field in Record (the destination), the contents of the field that has the same Field… Continue Reading demiliani’s...

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What types of organisations is Dynamics 365 Business Central for?
Oct16

What types of organisations is Dynamics 365 Business Central for?

Who is Dynamics 365 Business Central for? ” Incremental Group Dynamics 365 Business Central is Microsoft’s all in one business application that provides organisations with finance, operations, sales, service, manufacturing and project management capability. But what sort of organisation is Dynamics 365 Business Central for? The main answer to that question is small and mid-sized...

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DynamicsNAV and Business Central  – When My Version will be out of Support?
Oct16

DynamicsNAV and Business Central – When My Version will be out of Support?

Hi Readers,I was searching for product Lifecycle for Microsoft Dynamics Navision and Microsoft Dynamics Business Central.I thought it will be great to share the update with everyone.If you remember the product lifecycle of Dynamics NAV Product was approx 5 years which is changing for Business Central.Let's go through all active Dynamics NAV and Business Central Product Lifecycle. Read Complete… Continue Reading Saurav...

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Business Central Wave 2- Menu Suite
Oct16

Business Central Wave 2- Menu Suite

New feature added in business central Menusuite where in one can explore all modules just like earlier . You can check from below. But at the moment this page in preview mode and subject to change in upcoming updates… Till then we can explore …. Continue Reading Ammolh Saallvi’s Article on their blog Business Central Wave 2- Menu Suite New feature added in business central Menusuite where in one can explore all modules...

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MSDYN365BC 2019 Wave 2 – New Product Release Cycle.
Oct15

MSDYN365BC 2019 Wave 2 – New Product Release Cycle.

Hi Readers,Please follow the link for all published articles about 2019 Wave 2.Microsoft has changed the Product Release Cycle starting Business Central 2019 Wave 2.Till now Microsoft uses to release Dynamics NAV once every year and we have seen this for the last few years till Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018.But with Business Central Microsoft has changed how the product will be released going… Continue Reading Saurav...

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Cumulative Update Summary October 2019
Oct15

Cumulative Update Summary October 2019

Cumulative Update includes all application and platform hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Microsoft Business Central Spring CU 2:- BUSINESS CENTRAL CU 2 Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 CU 22 :- NAV2018CU22 Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 CU 35 :- NAV 2017 CU34 Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 CU 48 :- NAV 2016 CU 47 Microsoft… Continue Reading Ammolh Saallvi’s Article on their blog...

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Stop Writing Automated Tests and Get On With Some Real Code
Oct14

Stop Writing Automated Tests and Get On With Some Real Code

To be fair, these weren’t the exact words that were used, but a view was expressed from the keynote stage at Directions last week along these lines. Frustration that developers now have to concern themselves with infrastructure, like Docker, and writing automated tests rather than “real” code. I couldn’t resist a short post in response to this view. If It Doesn’t Add Value, Stop Doing… Continue...

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MSDYN365BC 2019 Wave 2 – Set up Docker Container?
Oct14

MSDYN365BC 2019 Wave 2 – Set up Docker Container?

Hi Readers,Please follow the link for all published articles about 2019 Wave 2.In this article, we will discuss steps about setting up a Docker Container for Business Central for Microsoft Dynamics Business Central 2019 Wave 2 #MSDyn365BC.This article is based on a question that I received in an email.If you don't know about Docker Containers you can find more information and installation… Continue Reading Saurav...

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Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary For October 2019.
Oct13

Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary For October 2019.

Hi All,Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for October 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.1. Title – Cumulative Update 05 for MSDYN365BC Spring 2019 Update on-premises  Application Build No. – 14.6.36463  Platform Build No. -… Continue...

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Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For October 2019.
Oct12

Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For October 2019.

Hi All,Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for October 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 October 2019. Microsoft Have Released...

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