Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For April 2020.
Apr09

Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For April 2020.

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

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Cumulative Update Summary April 2020
Apr09

Cumulative Update Summary April 2020

Cumulative Update includes all application and platform hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 CU 28 :- NAV2018CU28 Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 CU 41 :- NAV2017CU41 Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 CU 54 :- NAV2016CU54 Warning Before you install a cumulative update in a production environment, take the… Continue Reading Ammolh Saallvi’s Article on their...

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Tip: Case Insensitive Glob Patterns
Apr08

Tip: Case Insensitive Glob Patterns

I must admit I hadn’t heard of glob patterns until seeing some settings in VS Code that use them. They are a way of defining a pattern that matches one or more files and folders. For example, the Text Editor section of the settings (UI) in VS Code allows you to exclude files and folders from the file explorer with glob patterns and gives you this useful link for more information. My AL… Continue Reading james’s...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central – 2020 Release Wave 1
Apr07

Dynamics 365 Business Central – 2020 Release Wave 1

Throughout this unprecedented and tumultuous time, all businesses and societies are facing challenges but proving ingenuity in dealing with such an unexpected crisis by stepping up to help out the communities and ensure that all Microsoft technologies are leverged for the optimal utilization of the whole world. It’s April 2020, and Microsoft is officially kicking off the release plan wave 1… Continue Reading Mahmoud M....

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Business Central:- How to find Events in AL
Apr07

Business Central:- How to find Events in AL

With the release of Business Central 2020 Wave 1 and AL extension lot of new features has been added to make AL development more productive. A core part of extension-based development is the use of events and event subscribers. Use the new Shift+Alt+E shortcut in the AL code editor to invoke a list of all events. Hope this will help you Stay tuned for more. Continue Reading Ammolh Saallvi’s Article on their blog Business...

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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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MSDYN365BC 2020 Wave 1 – Released.
Apr04

MSDYN365BC 2020 Wave 1 – Released.

Hi Readers,Hope you are healthy and safe. We humans on earth who are going through a hard phase with #COVID19Pandemic.I know it's hard but let's try to beat this enemy using #SocialDistancing. #StaySafe and Its great time to learn something new.MSDYN365BConPrem 2020 Wave1 is now officially released and is the latest and greatest release of Business Central on Prem. Read Complete Article… Continue Reading Saurav...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central and unpublished extensions during an upgrade
Apr04

Dynamics 365 Business Central and unpublished extensions during an upgrade

In these days I’ve received some messages from partners (and I saw on forums opened questions too) that signal that, during the upgrade to 15.4 release of a SaaS tenant, some custom extensions deployed on sandboxes are unpublished. Is this a problem or a bug in the Microsoft’s upgrade process for the SaaS tenant? NO! This is not a bug! As I said many times on this blog (just search for… Continue Reading demiliani’s Article...

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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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Managing Business Central Development with Git: Platforms
Apr03

Managing Business Central Development with Git: Platforms

Another post about Business Central development and Git. Maybe the last one. Who knows? Whatever your precise circumstances, if you are developing apps for Business Central you have to be mindful of the differences between BC versions and how it affects your app. If you are only developing for SaaS you might only care about the current and next version. If you are developing and… Continue Reading james’s Article on their...

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How to REALLY rename all AL-files of your Business Central app..
Apr03

How to REALLY rename all AL-files of your Business Central app..

You remember this post?  I tried to warn you that when v16 comes out, there will be a new code rule that will check your filenames – and you’ll have to (if you don’t disable it) comply with the file name convention of Microsoft.  If you don’t automate your file naming, then you’re in for some .. uhm .. challenges.  I just made sure that the automation of the filenames complied with...

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Business Central 2020 Wave 1: New CodeCops
Apr03

Business Central 2020 Wave 1: New CodeCops

With the release of Business Central 2020 Wave 1 and AL extension new codecops added for more information and making your app more prominent AA0215 – Checking file naming This checks file name as per new guidelines and shows warning as below Following are the new guidelines for this warning Object NameFile NameCodeunit 50000 “Post Bank… Continue Reading Ammolh Saallvi’s Article on their blog Business Central 2020...

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Business Central Wave 1 2020 Released
Apr02

Business Central Wave 1 2020 Released

MS released the major version of business central Wave 1 2020 on 1st April 2020 You can download the on-premise from following URL Few Links to follow Download BC 2020 Wave 1 What’s New and Planned for business Central Features Not Implemented On-Premise AL Language extension update Stay Tuned for more updates. Continue Reading Ammolh Saallvi’s Article on their blog Business Central Wave 1 2020 Released MS released the...

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Wave 1 is (almost) released!
Apr01

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Wave 1 is (almost) released!

Indeed – I didn’t see any official statement yet – but it’s obvious, v16 is the current latest MS release .. and if you don’t believe me – just check Docker (the latest “current” release is already v16 – docker image “mcr.microsoft.com/businesscentral/onprem”)… I’m not going to bore you with what is already online – I will simply point  you to the...

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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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Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS: save a file to an SFTP server (the Logic App way)
Mar31

Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS: save a file to an SFTP server (the Logic App way)

Yesterday I’ve provided a solution for saving a file generated directly from a Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS tenant to an SFTP server by using Azure Functions. I’ve to admit that this is my preferred way because it gives me more freedom, scalability and adaptability. But obviously, that’s not the only possible way to do so. Today, I want to describe another possible solution,… Continue Reading...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS: save a file to an SFTP server
Mar30

Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS: save a file to an SFTP server

In our recently released “Mastering Dynamics 365 Business Central” book, in the Azure Function chapter I’ve provided a full example on how to upload and download a file to Azure Blob Storage from a SaaS environment (this was one of the top request I’ve received on all my trainings this year). But many of you have also raised a new more request: in a Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS… 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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A quick way to deploy your Azure Functions in the cloud
Mar26

A quick way to deploy your Azure Functions in the cloud

After my last webcast about Azure Functions, I received an interesting question: how can I quickly deploy a function to Azure? Or maybe to different Azure subscriptions or regions? We saw in the webcast how you can deploy an Azure Function by using Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code directly. But Azure Functions have also a full range of continuous deployment and integration options… Continue Reading demiliani’s Article...

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New Command in My CRS AL Language Extension: Search Object Names
Mar26

New Command in My CRS AL Language Extension: Search Object Names

Recently, I came across this post by Jack Mallender.  An interesting idea on how to efficiently find AL Objects among your files. It basically comes down to using regex in combination with the global search functionality in VSCode, like (yep, I’m stealing this from Jack’s post – sorry, Jack ;-)): It immediately convinced me that this would be very useful for everyone, so I was thinking… Continue Reading...

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Problem with Case Statement in Business Central 13
Mar24

Problem with Case Statement in Business Central 13

This is a a pretty niche post. Hopefully this problem only exists in a specific set of circumstances, in Business Central v13, but we wasted enough hours of our lives chasing it down yesterday that I thought I’d share it. Consider this case statement: i := 3; test := true; case i of 1: exit(‘i equals 1’); 2: if test then exit(‘i equals 2, test is true’) else if… Continue Reading james’s...

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MSDYN365BC 2019 Wave 2 – Upgrading an Modified C/AL Database – Part 4.
Mar24

MSDYN365BC 2019 Wave 2 – Upgrading an Modified C/AL Database – Part 4.

Hi Readers,Thanks for the great response to this series.In this article, we will do data migration from Business Central 14 to Business Central 2019 Wave 2(15).During Upgrade we will use Custom Microsoft Base Application Extension that we developed in the Last Article.This is part 1 of the upgrade which only contains steps that need to be executed in Business Central 14.For other Articles in… Continue Reading Saurav...

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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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Live sharing your AL code directly in the browser
Mar22

Live sharing your AL code directly in the browser

In this terrible period where COVID-19 is changing our days (and our life) and where homeworking is becoming a must, I think it could be helpful for some of you to know that Microsoft has opened the preview of a nice Visual Studio Live Share feature. I think that many of you knows what is Visual Studio Live Share, if not please read this post I’we written two years ago. With Visual Studio… Continue Reading...

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Managing Business Central Development with Git: Branching Strategy
Mar19

Managing Business Central Development with Git: Branching Strategy

The last few posts have been about manipulating the history of your Git repository, getting comfortable tools like rebase, reset, cherry-pick and commit –amend. That’s all geared towards trying to create a history which is more than just a record of stuff that happened but tells a story of the development of your app that is useful for your colleagues and your future self. This post is on… Continue Reading...

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The new life with an app-based ERP
Mar19

The new life with an app-based ERP

I’ve written an article for Simplanova website by summarizing the biggest technical changes that every partner should start thinking and managing in order to be able to work efficiently with the new Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central platform. This is my personal opinion but I hope it will be a good starting point for everyone in order to start thunking on how to change its internal… Continue Reading demiliani’s...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central: something more about dependency propagation
Mar18

Dynamics 365 Business Central: something more about dependency propagation

One week ago I’ve written a post about the new “proxy app” (Microsoft.Application.app file) introduced with the 15.3 version (you can read the post here). This app uses a new property called propagateDependencies that permits you to specify whether the dependencies of this project should be propagated as direct dependencies of projects that depend on this one. As you can imagine, this is… Continue Reading...

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MSDYN365BC – 2019 Wave 2 Cumulative Update 15.4 Released.
Mar17

MSDYN365BC – 2019 Wave 2 Cumulative Update 15.4 Released.

Hi All,Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for 2019 Wave 2 (15).Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Business Central 2019 Wave 2(15).Cumulative Update for March 2020.Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update.#MSDYN365BC #2019Wave2  Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s Article on their blog MSDYN365BC – 2019 Wave 2 Cumulative Update 15.4...

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Cumulative Update for Business Central 2019 Wave 2
Mar17

Cumulative Update for Business Central 2019 Wave 2

Cumulative Update includes all application and platform hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for Microsoft Dynamics Business Central 2019 Wave 2 Update 15.4 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 Release Wave 2 :- Business Central CU 15.4 Warning Before you install a cumulative update in a production environment, take the following… Continue Reading Ammolh Saallvi’s Article on their blog...

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MSDYN365BC 2019 Wave 2 – Upgrading an Modified C/AL Database – Part 3.
Mar16

MSDYN365BC 2019 Wave 2 – Upgrading an Modified C/AL Database – Part 3.

Hi Readers,Thanks for the great response to this series.In this article, we will do customization in the Microsoft Base Application Extension that we setup in the Last Article.For Reading all Previous Articles in this series Refer here.#MSDYN365BC #BC2019Wave2For other Articles in this series Refer Here. Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s Article on their blog MSDYN365BC 2019 Wave 2 – Upgrading an...

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Using Deployment slots for your Dynamics 365 Business Central Azure Functions
Mar16

Using Deployment slots for your Dynamics 365 Business Central Azure Functions

In my session at Ignite Tour Milan in January I’ve talked (with a real demo too) about how to use Deployment slots when you need to deploy a web application in the cloud and you have the need to separate the production environment from a “testing” environment or a “preview” environment (for scenarios where you want that only some users can use the preview version of your application). I’ve…...

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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 Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary For March 2020.
Mar12

Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary For March 2020.

Hi Readers,Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for March 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 Summary...

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Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For March 2020.
Mar11

Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For March 2020.

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

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Dynamics 365 Business Central and the new Microsoft Application "proxy" app
Mar11

Dynamics 365 Business Central and the new Microsoft Application "proxy" app

If someone of you has installed or upgraded a Dynamics 365 Business Central database instances with the new 15.3 version, I think that you could have noted that a new Microsoft extension is appeared on the Extensions Management page: What is this Microsoft Application app? This is a nice trick that Microsoft has done to solve a noisy problem that you could have if you modify the Base… Continue Reading demiliani’s Article...

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Cumulative Update Summary March 2020
Mar11

Cumulative Update Summary March 2020

Cumulative Update includes all application and platform hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 CU 27 :- NAV2018CU27 Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 CU 40 :- NAV 2017 CU40 Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 CU 53 :- NAV 2017 CU53 Warning Before you install a cumulative update in a production environment, take… Continue Reading Ammolh Saallvi’s Article on their...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central: please always check AL warnings!
Mar09

Dynamics 365 Business Central: please always check AL warnings!

This is a quick post that want to describe a curious thing discovered 3 days ago. A partner contacted me on a social network (yes, I answer also on my socials but please don’t abuse on questions here, I have an email address…) and said me that he had problems on deploying an update of a per-tenant extension (big extension) to a SaaS tenant (the extension was previously working). The error… Continue Reading...

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MSDYN365BC 2019 Wave 2 – Upgrading an Modified C/AL Database – Part 2.
Mar09

MSDYN365BC 2019 Wave 2 – Upgrading an Modified C/AL Database – Part 2.

Hi Readers,Thanks for the great response to this series.In this article, we will setup the Microsoft Base App (From Business Central 2019 Wave 2) for our Upgrade Merge.Consider this as Restoring a Target Database From Product DVD that we will merge our customization on. As in Business Central 2019 Wave 2, there are no objects we will setup the Base Application that we will use in future… Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’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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DevOps Build Agents for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Mar06

DevOps Build Agents for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Not too long ago, I did a webinar for ALOps.  The idea of these webinars is simple: how can you get started with DevOps for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.  And I’m not going to lie: I will focus on doing that with ALOps.  But that’s not the only focus of these videos – I will touch lots of stuff that has nothing to do with ALOps, but more like strategies, simple “how to’s” and so…...

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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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Codeunit API’s in Business Central
Mar05

Codeunit API’s in Business Central

This blog post was on my list way too long… But now I found some time to sit down and write it. Disclaimer What I’m going to show here is officially not supported (yet). It is an undocumented feature that already exists for a couple of years. I believe it can even be used in Dynamics NAV 2018 and maybe earlier versions as well. In fact, Microsoft uses this feature themselves in the Power… Continue Reading ajk’s...

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Searching the unsearchable
Mar05

Searching the unsearchable

You probably know about the twitter hashtag “bcalhelp” .. A way for you to ask help on twitter about anything AL for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. Well – yesterday, it made me smile … there was someone that was trying to find something on Vjeko’s blog.  Pretty clever to use the bcalhelp for it :-), because he immediately got response.  Here is the twitter thread (if you can… Continue...

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MSDYN365BC 2019 Wave 2 – Upgrading an Modified C/AL Database – Part 1.
Mar04

MSDYN365BC 2019 Wave 2 – Upgrading an Modified C/AL Database – Part 1.

Hi Readers,In this article, we will do some quick customization in a Business Central Spring 2019 Release(14) and we will use that database in this series to upgrade to Business Central 2019 Wave 2 (15).As I said earlier I will be using Business Central 14 (Cumulative Update 08) and that is the only version that I can use to Upgrade to Business Central 15 (Cumulative Update 03).If you have a… Continue Reading Saurav...

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Using tables instead of table extensions
Mar03

Using tables instead of table extensions

Recently James Crowter wrote an excellent article about table extensions and how they affect performance. In short, table extensions are great for flexibility and ease of development, but performance decreases when the number of table extensions is adding up. Especially when table extensions are used for hot tables. With hot tables I mean tables that are used often, like Item, Customer, Sales… Continue Reading ajk’s...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Wave 1: FAQ about updating apps for v16
Mar03

Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Wave 1: FAQ about updating apps for v16

I’m receiving a lot of questions from partners about what they will have to do for their existing apps in order to be ready for Dynamics 365 Business Central version 16. I’ve summarized here the Q&A: Does Dynamics 365 Business Central introduces breaking changes to my existing apps? It depends. Dynamics 365 Business Central version 16 has no major breaking changes like version 15 but… Continue Reading demiliani’s...

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Video Series – Dynamics 365 Essentials Series Copy Paste and GL Dimensions
Mar03

Video Series – Dynamics 365 Essentials Series Copy Paste and GL Dimensions

Proceeding with the recent series, Dynamics 365 Essentials Series, we are presenting more videos to shed a light on important information of Dynamics 365 BC in brief. Copy Paste Functionality In this video, we will see how copy paste funcitonality works in Dynamics 365 Business Central including practical examples of multiple purchase invoices with multiple dimensions.   GL Dimensions  The… Continue Reading Mahmoud M....

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Tip: Format AL Files OnSave in Visual Studio Code
Mar02

Tip: Format AL Files OnSave in Visual Studio Code

Maybe everyone else is already doing this and I’m just slow on the uptake but Visual Studio Code has options to automatically format files at various points. The AL extension for VS Code provides a formatter for .al files. You can run it manually with the Format Document command (Shift+Alt+F). This inserts the correct number of spaces between parameters and brackets, indents lines… Continue Reading james’s Article on...

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MSDYN365BC 2019 Wave 2 – Upgrading an Modified C/AL Database.
Mar02

MSDYN365BC 2019 Wave 2 – Upgrading an Modified C/AL Database.

Hi Readers,In this article, we will discuss Upgrading a database to Business Central Wave 2 from Business Central Spring 2019 Release (14.x).This all is for a Business Central Spring Database that does include C/AL Code Customization.I didn't want to write this article but as multiple people requested it I am writing it but I don't support this approach.#MSDYN365BC #BC2019Wave2 Read Complete… Continue Reading Saurav...

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Business Central; Developers, Developers, Developers
Mar01

Business Central; Developers, Developers, Developers

A new version of Business Central is around the corner. The codename is BC16 or 2020 Wave I. Both are the same thing. I think it is safe to say that Business Central is a great succes. In the competing world of Cloud Business Solutions it is the most flexible product and the customer base is growing rapidly. Business Central has a fantastic user interface and the extensibility model is… Continue Reading Mark Brummel’s...

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