How to Create Custom Event in Business Central
Jul28

How to Create Custom Event in Business Central

Looking at the subject there are lot of blogs available but I am writing this based on one of the request from my colleague. Everybody aware of that whenever you developed an app it need to be extensible and if anybody would like to add or modify any field or additional routing we need to have events which can extend the base functionality. Step 1 :- Simple Quick action to add event in… Continue Reading Ammolh Saallvi’s...

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MSDYN365BC – How to Connect VS Code with NAVUserPassword on-prem.
Jul28

MSDYN365BC – How to Connect VS Code with NAVUserPassword on-prem.

Hi Readers, This is a follow up of last article where we did Configuration NavUserPassword in on-prem. So after configuration to NavUserPassword you might not be able to connect to Visual studio Code. In this article we will discuss about steps that you need to take so that we can use NavUserPassword on-Prem installation. There are few changes that we need to do to connect VS Code with changes… Continue Reading Saurav...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central Functional Consultant Exam (MB-800) will be available in October 2020
Jul27

Dynamics 365 Business Central Functional Consultant Exam (MB-800) will be available in October 2020

The Dynamics Business Central community was becoming impatient not having exams to certified the best BC professionals. The announcement for the return of Business Central certifications was made last year during Direction EMEA and the confirmation was made last week during remote Microsoft Inspire. Yes, for now there will be only a new exam MB-800 (Dynamics 365 Business Central Functional… Continue Reading maique00’s...

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Cloud Partner Competencies and Business Central
Jul27

Cloud Partner Competencies and Business Central

You are involved only in Business Central business and now you have Enterprise Resource Planning competency. But this competency is not in the cloud and if you want to get Cloud Business Application competency you can choose one of the options as a two different paths in achieving competencies: Customer Engagements optionsUnified Operations option The first one is for CRM partners… Continue Reading atotovic’s Article on...

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MSDYN365BC – Modern Client with NavUserPassword on-prem.
Jul27

MSDYN365BC – Modern Client with NavUserPassword on-prem.

Hi Readers,In this article we will discuss How to setup Credential Type NavUserPassword with Business Central 16 (2020 Wave 1).This article is based on Request from @Tanya Kharbanda as discussed during last #NAVBCOpenDiscussion.Alternatively you can use Dockers so that you don't need to do all these steps. But if you want to setup NavUserPassword in On-Prem Installation then follow these… Continue Reading Saurav...

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How to create Custom Notification in Business Central
Jul27

How to create Custom Notification in Business Central

This blog post I am writing based on request of one of the follower. Even though notification is not new business central world but today we will see how we will write custom notification and get notified for certain validations. To create notifications I added following simple scenario that when my page get opened it should show some notification. Lets see how we can do… Continue Reading Ammolh Saallvi’s Article on their...

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Why DevOps for Business Central is the responsibility of Microsoft, not the customer!
Jul24

Why DevOps for Business Central is the responsibility of Microsoft, not the customer!

I’ll start with saying that I’m not writing this blog to pick a fight or another online debate. I’m tired of getting the feeling that I’m talking into a brick wall not being heard and understood. I stopped reading most of the blogs and newsletters from MVP’s and from MSDynamicsWorld.com. I find them desturbingly sales oriented, egocentric and political. Today I was cleaning up my outlook… Continue...

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OData Web Services – About Using Filter Expressions
Jul23

OData Web Services – About Using Filter Expressions

OData Web Services – About Using Filter Expressions I want to report some information on the use and properties of OData with Business Central, very useful and I would say indispensable if we use the Business Central Cloud environment. The Open Data Protocol (OData) is a web protocol that is designed for querying tabular data and provides you with an alternative to SOAP-based web… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s Article on...

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What happened with CDS and what’s the hell is Dataflex?
Jul23

What happened with CDS and what’s the hell is Dataflex?

Two days ago when we started with Microsoft Inspire, Charles Lamanna published new blog post about Introducing Microsoft Dataflex, a new low-code data platform for Microsoft Teams. But he also announced that Common Data Service has now been renamed to Microsoft Dataflex Pro… and everybody were confused. What happened with CDS, what is Microsoft Dataflex and what is difference in… Continue Reading atotovic’s Article on...

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Immediate Partial/Full Payment when receiving a new Sales Order (as a Deposit)
Jul22

Immediate Partial/Full Payment when receiving a new Sales Order (as a Deposit)

,The ratio between online/in-person sales for most of the businesses were changing in recent years. In some Retail businesses based mostly in-person stores, COVID-19 brings to our mind the expression “From Zero to Hero to online business” as a large part of the physical stores were closed several months. ,A lot of companies focus their energy to have the online channel open in record time: a… Continue Reading...

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Business Central Certification Exam and more…
Jul22

Business Central Certification Exam and more…

Yesterday on the first day of Microsoft Inspire (this year in digital format), we had an opportunity to see some long time waited news. We will finally have certification exam for Business Central. It will be MB-800 exam – Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Functional Consultant and this exam will be available from October 2020. It will cover the following processes of implementation: set… Continue Reading...

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Business Central Certifications WIP
Jul22

Business Central Certifications WIP

Business Central Certifications WIP Dynamics 365 Business Central Functional Consultants are responsible for implementing core application setup processes for small and medium businesses. Note: This certification will be available in October 2020 Beta Exam Exam MB-800: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Functional Consultant (beta) Exam will available in October 2020

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AL language and the “missing documentation” warning
Jul22

AL language and the “missing documentation” warning

Yesterday evening I’ve received a message from a user asking me if something has changed in the AL language extension. When he loaded an AL project in Visual Studio Code, he started receiving tons of information messages like “The procedure XXX missing documentation“: Is really something changed in the AL language extension? Maybe something related to the announced plans for XML code… Continue Reading...

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How to Setup SMTP Mail Using Gmail in Business Central
Jul22

How to Setup SMTP Mail Using Gmail in Business Central

Recently I encounter this issue as one of the customer would like to set up Gmail as service provided for SMTP mail in business central. So I started the regular way how we started setting up SMTP and encounter the following issue. Initial Setup :- Did the initial setup with required details and while key in I key in the regular password which used while signing in Gmail.

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Tip: Evaluating DateTime with Type Helper
Jul21

Tip: Evaluating DateTime with Type Helper

Dates. What a nightmare. Day/Month/Year? Month/Day/Year? 24 hour time? 12 hour time? It’s almost enough to make you sympathetic to the idea of decimal time…almost. Type Helper codeunit to the rescue. It has a method to allow you to evaluate the text of a date, time or datetime into the corresponding type according to a format that you specify. AVariant := DateResult; FormatString :=… Continue Reading james’s...

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NAV Classic – Database Login To Windows Login.
Jul20

NAV Classic – Database Login To Windows Login.

Hi Readers,Most of you may not want to see this, but I would like to keep this information for me.As most of you know that I live and breath Upgrades for Dynamics NAV / Business Central.Currently I am upgrading a customer from NAV 4 Native to Business Central. As its challenging there is so much learning too.#DynamicsNAV Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s Article on their blog NAV Classic – Database...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central: loading demo data for your extensions
Jul20

Dynamics 365 Business Central: loading demo data for your extensions

I’ve received in the last days a request from a forum user asking for a way to automatically loading demo data in an extension, maybe embedding a data file inside the extension package and load it when needed, for example during the install phase. Unfortunately you cannot embed data files inside your binary .app file and read them from the binary .app file folder structure. I’ve promised a… Continue Reading...

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How to convert long code into Procedure in AL/Business Central.
Jul16

How to convert long code into Procedure in AL/Business Central.

With the different code actions it is very easy to convert your long code into procedures. Just a small tip to convert to your long code into smaller procedures. To enable to code actions Hope this will help you. Stay tuned for more. Continue Reading Ammolh Saallvi’s Article on their blog How to convert long code into Procedure in AL/Business Central. With the different code actions it is very easy to convert your long code into...

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Converting Enum values in AL
Jul16

Converting Enum values in AL

During my AL training classes, a frequently asked question is how to convert enum values to and from integer or text. So I thought it would be a good idea to share with you what possibilities you have. First of all, we need to understand the properties of an enum. Let’s look at an enum definition and see how it is constructed. With these properties, you can always get from ordinal to… Continue Reading ajk’s Article...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central: exploring page views with Azure Application Insights
Jul15

Dynamics 365 Business Central: exploring page views with Azure Application Insights

I think that you already know that I’m a huge fan of using Azure Application Insights for collecting telemetry for different types of applications hosted in the cloud or hosted on-premise too. At my session at Ignite Tour 2020 in Milan I showed how you can fully monitor and debug an application hosted on Azure with Application Insights and Azure Monitor. Also Dynamics 365 Business Central… Continue Reading...

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Record Rename/Modify Considerations
Jul14

Record Rename/Modify Considerations

TL;DR Use table extensions to extend the OnModify trigger rather than OnBefore/AfterModify subscriptions where possible. If you must use subscribers then be aware of some of the unexpected situation they are called in. One of those situations is when a related table has been renamed. The Modify events are thrown in secondary tables e.g. if an Item record is renamed than all of its Item… Continue Reading james’s Article on...

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How to Upload and Download Files to and from Dynamics 365 Business Central
Jul13

How to Upload and Download Files to and from Dynamics 365 Business Central

With Windows Client going extinct and Web Client becoming the only way to use Business Central, there are new limitations. One of those limitations is File Management. Even if you have your database on the local machine or owned servers, you still might run into the problem of uploading files to Dynamics 365 Business Central. In this article, Simplanova discusses a few different ways to upload files to the database of Dynamics...

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Installing a DevOps Agent (with Docker) with the most chance of success
Jul13

Installing a DevOps Agent (with Docker) with the most chance of success

You might have read my previous blog on DevOps build agents. Since then, I’ve been quite busy with DevOps – and especially with ALOps. And I had to conclude that one big bottleneck keeps being the same: a decent (stable) installation of a DevOps Build server that supports Docker with the images from Microsoft. Or in many cases: a decent build agent that supports Docker – not even having to… Continue Reading...

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Business Central Workflows with Power Automate integration
Jul11

Business Central Workflows with Power Automate integration

Business Central Workflows with Power Automate integration Workflows in Business Central can be managed in two ways: Native modeVia Power Automate In both modes it is possible to create them, edit them, manage them completely; new features have been added to Power Automate to manage the Business Processes, so I find it very useful to use both products (BC & PA). In addition to Power Automate, you… Continue Reading...

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Cumulative Update for Business Central July 2020
Jul10

Cumulative Update for Business Central July 2020

Cumulative Update includes all application and platform hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for Microsoft Dynamics Business Central MS Dynamics Business Central 2020 Wave 1 (BC16) :- CU 16.3 MS Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 Release Wave 2(15.8) :- CU 15.8 Business Central Spring Release (BC14) :- CU14 Warning Before you install a cumulative update… Continue Reading Ammolh Saallvi’s Article on...

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Microsoft Dynamics 365: 2020 release wave 2 plan
Jul09

Microsoft Dynamics 365: 2020 release wave 2 plan

That’s right. It’s time again for the next round of features that Microsoft is planning for the next major release. It’s weird this time, lacking most info from conferences .. the kind of “silent” release of Wave 1 .. it’s almost like flying blind. Although, there is a crapload of information online. And of course, don’t forget Microsoft’s Virtual Conference from June 3rd.  Since...

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Business Central Wave 2 2020 Upcoming Features
Jul09

Business Central Wave 2 2020 Upcoming Features

By writing this I feel that clock is running faster and till the time we are utilizing the features of Wave 1 2020 more new features are planned and about to release in upcoming version Wave 2 2020. There are plenty of features are planned for Wave 2 2020 but will list here what are the features I am looking for. Database access intent changed to read-only for frequently used reports… Continue Reading Ammolh Saallvi’s...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 release wave 2.
Jul08

Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 release wave 2.

Hi Readers,Today Microsoft have released "What's new and planned for Dynamics 365 Business Central"  next Release.Its always interesting to see how product is growing and also get ready to what's new coming in product.With these improvement there are also new possibility to solve  customer issues or requirements.Here is detailed List of titles what's you should expect in next… Continue Reading Saurav...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Wave 2 release plan: my favourite features
Jul08

Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Wave 2 release plan: my favourite features

Microsoft has shared today to the general public the Dynamics 365 Wave 2 Release plan. These are my favourite Dynamics 365 Business Central new features that will be released in the Wave 2 2020 period (October 2020 to May 2021): Improved overview and management of the available database and file capacity: tenant administrators will be able to have an overview of the database and file… Continue Reading demiliani’s Article...

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Minor Updates for Business Central on Docs
Jul07

Minor Updates for Business Central on Docs

Hello,Microsoft is publishing all information on Business Central Minor updates on the Microsoft Docs portal. This is very interesting because it allows us to know what has been introduced in each single update! “Would you like to know what has changed in update 16.3?” Below you’ll find an overview and relevant links to what has been done on hotfixes and regulatory features in this update. In… Continue Reading...

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Using Azure Logic Apps for creating a Dynamics 365 Business Central container on Azure Container Instances
Jul07

Using Azure Logic Apps for creating a Dynamics 365 Business Central container on Azure Container Instances

A week ago I’ve written a post explaining how to create a Dynamics 365 Business Central Docker container on Azure Container Instances (ACI) by using the new artifact way. ACI permits you to have “container as a service” and so you can rapidly create and launch containerized applications in a serverless scenario. And when going totally serverless, a task that you could have the need to… Continue Reading...

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Business Central API’s and Available Methods
Jul07

Business Central API’s and Available Methods

If you use API’s in Business Central, probably you found some limitations in methods, depending on API to API. Sometimes you can do more, sometime less. For example, with Accounts you can use only GET method (I still don’t understand why?), and so on… You can find details about all of them here, but I prefer to have everything on one place as it will be easier to decide if I would use… Continue Reading atotovic’s Article...

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Cumulative Update Summary July 2020
Jul07

Cumulative Update Summary July 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 31 :- NAV2018CU31 Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 CU 44 :- NAV2017CU44 Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 CU 57 :- NAV2016CU57 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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Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For July 2020.
Jul07

Microsoft Dynamics Navision Cumulative Update Summary For July 2020.

Hi Readers,Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for July 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...

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Second free "snippet" to migrate master data to D365BC (Open Documents)
Jul07

Second free "snippet" to migrate master data to D365BC (Open Documents)

The data migration for a new ERP is always a challenging task. It starts with the collection of the data from the legacy system, the cleansing of the data , the data modelling to the desired new format and the upload to the new ERP. There are several studies that states “The data migration phase of a project can consume up to 30% of the total project resources”. This post will describe a… Continue Reading...

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Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary For July 2020.
Jul06

Microsoft Dynamics Business Central Cumulative Update Summary For July 2020.

Hi Readers,Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for July 2020 for Business central 14, 15 & 16.Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Business Central 14, 15 and 16.Below are the Links to Download the Latest Cumulative Update.#MSDYN365BC14 #MSDYN365BC15 #MSDYN365BC16 Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s Article on their blog Microsoft Dynamics Business Central...

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Business Central OnPrem vs Azure vs SaaS
Jul06

Business Central OnPrem vs Azure vs SaaS

A few last months constantly I see misunderstanding what Business Central SaaS offering is. To be honest I thought it is all well known, but often it is not a case. Because of that, I’ve readjusted standard IaaS vs PaaS vs SaaS chart and made it applicable to Business Central. I think this chart speaks for itself, but if someone needs additional info, you can send a question and I’ll add… Continue Reading atotovic’s...

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Resolution to Error:  Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server attempted to issue a client callback to create a DotNet object: System.IO.File (CodeUnit 419 File Management). Client callbacks are not supported on Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server.
Jul06

Resolution to Error: Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server attempted to issue a client callback to create a DotNet object: System.IO.File (CodeUnit 419 File Management). Client callbacks are not supported on Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server.

Introduction: Hello, Thanks for stopping by my blog. Here, in this scenario I was trying to create an automation process (Job Queue) to import files into NAV using File Management functions Move and Delete. This function works perfectly fine when triggered on a action button but when triggered on a Job queue it throws an Error:Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server attempted to issue a client callback to… Continue Reading...

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Q & A From – Preparing your BC upgrade – A panel discussion.
Jul06

Q & A From – Preparing your BC upgrade – A panel discussion.

Hi Readers,    I am so grateful to be co-presenting with leaders in the community. For my little experience of 10 years with Dynamics NAV and Business Central, I always referred to their Books and Blog Posts.I was super excited to be a part of Panel Discussion with Luc van Vugt & Jon Long.Thank you for @Reports_ForNAV, @areopanl, @lucvanvugt & @jonwlong for planning, scheduling, and… Continue Reading Saurav...

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How to find Table Relation in Business Central.
Jul06

How to find Table Relation in Business Central.

With the release of business central new property is introduced to find the table relation of given field. This property is called as’ Relation’ which returns integer value Lets see how we can find that . To make it created one page extension and added one action button to display the value of table of given field. If you see the highlighted area where in I have used relation… Continue Reading Ammolh Saallvi’s...

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How to Implement Interface in Business Central
Jul05

How to Implement Interface in Business Central

With the release of Business Central Wave 1 2020 new feature was introduced called ‘Interface’. It is basically syntactical contract that can be implemented by a non-abstract method. This allows for writing code that reduces the dependency on implementation details, makes it easier to reuse code. Today we will see how to write an interface and implement in Business central. For… Continue Reading Ammolh...

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About ISV’s, Being Stubborn and Flexibility
Jul04

About ISV’s, Being Stubborn and Flexibility

Let’s start with a short story. The year is 2014 and the world was spinning as it did until March this year with mass tourism and in person events. With the release of NAV 2013R2 and later 2015 our community was just starting to embrace the three tier concept and the Role Tailored Client. Nobody had heard of events or extensions. The economy is booming and everyone is busy not worrying… Continue Reading Mark...

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“WMES” Mobile APP (Warehouse & MES Mobile APP)
Jul04

“WMES” Mobile APP (Warehouse & MES Mobile APP)

“WMES” Mobile APP (Warehouse & MES Mobile APP) WMES Mobile APP: “La App Xamarin & Zebra Android che consente di accedere da mobile a Microsoft Dynamics NAV e Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Cloud & On-Premise” La piattaforma è installabile su tutti i Dynamics NAV Business Central che permettono l’interfacciamento con Web Services, con Business Central On-Premise e Cloud… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s...

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Creating a Dynamics 365 Business Central Docker container with artifacts on Azure Container Instances
Jul03

Creating a Dynamics 365 Business Central Docker container with artifacts on Azure Container Instances

Azure Container Instances (ACI) is a great service offered by Azure that permits you to run serverless Docker containers in Azure with simplicity and speed, without having to provision or manage any underlying infrastructure. I think that this service can be extremely useful when working with Dynamics 365 Business Central too, because you can spin up a container in few minutes with all the… Continue Reading demiliani’s...

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(Slightly) More Elegant Error Handling in Business Central
Jul03

(Slightly) More Elegant Error Handling in Business Central

This is an intro post to the Error Message Mgt. codeunit and related objects. NAV has never brilliant when it comes to error handling, for a couple of reasons. The error messages themselves sometimes leave a lot to be desiredThe whac-a-mole nature of fixing multiple errors by finding one at a time and attempting to post/register again There isn’t a lot we can do about the standard error… Continue Reading james’s...

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Microsoft MVP Again, Year Six!
Jul01

Microsoft MVP Again, Year Six!

Hi Readers,Today, once again, I received e-mail from Microsoft saying We’re once again pleased to present you with the 2020-2021 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in recognition of your exceptional technical community leadership.I am awarded in the category: Business Solutions.Today, I am awarded Microsoft MVP for the Sixth(Seventh) time. I was surprised as I was not expecting… Continue Reading Saurav...

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MVP AWARD #5, 2020-2021 – My First 5 Years Blue Ring!
Jul01

MVP AWARD #5, 2020-2021 – My First 5 Years Blue Ring!

MVP AWARD #5, 2020-2021 – My First 5 Years Blue Ring! MICROSOFT MVP AWARD #5, 2020-2021 (BUSINESS APPLICATIONS) “Hi Guys! it’s amazing! “ At a time when the MVP program is radically changing, I’m happy that Microsoft has renewed my MVP award #5 (2020-2021); In this case is the fifth consecutive award, for others I knew that unfortunately it has not been renewed. THE MY FIRST “5… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s Article on...

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Deep insert with Business Central APIs (part 2)
Jul01

Deep insert with Business Central APIs (part 2)

In my previous post about deep inserts with Business Central APIs, I mentioned creating custom APIs that support deep inserts. I tried to create an example with Sales Header / Sales Line, but I gave up because I ran into too many issues. In this post I want to explain what you need for creating custom APIs that support deep inserts. I will do so with a simple Header & Line table… Continue Reading ajk’s Article on their...

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Deploying from DevOps the right way (Part 2): Deploying to OnPrem Business Central environments with the automation API
Jun30

Deploying from DevOps the right way (Part 2): Deploying to OnPrem Business Central environments with the automation API

You might have read my previous blogpost on how to enable the “external deployment” in an OnPrem Business Central environment. Well, that post deserved an “extension” as I didn’t provide examples on how to deploy with PowerShell – which you would be able to do within Azure DevOps. Scenario The scenario is still the same: you have all these OnPrem customers, where you would like to… Continue...

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Visual Studio Code and poor performances with AL language
Jun29

Visual Studio Code and poor performances with AL language

I saw different posts on forums in these days about issues related to poor Visual Studio Code performances when using AL language and opening big projects. Microsoft’s recommendation for Visual Studio Code and AL are listed here and they recommend at least 16 GB of RAM, while 32 GB is the recommended way for large projects. I think that not everyone of you have 32 GB on a local machine… Continue Reading demiliani’s...

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