Business Central 2019 wave 2 – part 2
Oct02

Business Central 2019 wave 2 – part 2

Hi, after we did setup in previous blog post, now it is time to take a look at the new Dynamics 365 Business Central. First what you will notice is so called Hamburger menu. This button will allow you to explore all business features for activated role center. So for example on previous picture is activated Sales Order Processor role center and the features which are enabled… Continue Reading renato’s Article on their blog...

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 Wave2 Released.
Oct02

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 Wave2 Released.

Hi Readers,Sorry for a short blog, I am running late for a flight.Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 release Wave 2 is released!MSDYN365BConPrem Wave2 is now officially released and is the latest and greatest release of Business Central on Prem.No More C/AL, Development Environment and Windows Client. Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s Article on their blog Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central...

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 release Wave 2 is released!
Oct01

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 release Wave 2 is released!

Sorry for the shortness of this blog (may be you like it that way ;-)) – but just a small reminder for anybody that has been sleeping under a rock for the last couple of days: Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 release Wave 2 is released! All you need to know is simply quite well documented by Microsoft.  Let me give you a few links: Dynamics 365: 2019 release Wave 2...

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Business Central 2019 Release Wave 2 SaaS is available!
Oct01

Business Central 2019 Release Wave 2 SaaS is available!

Business Central 2019 Release Wave 2 SaaS is available! Great day! Today October 1 2019, “Business Central 2019 Release Wave 2” is available on Cloud (SaaS) and on Docker distributions and soon the On-premise installation DVD will be available. All what’s new for this October’s release can be found on the ms-docs page (below the link), in next post I will show you some interesting new… Continue Reading rstefanetti’s...

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Business Central 2019 Wave 2 – part 1
Oct01

Business Central 2019 Wave 2 – part 1

Hi, and today is the day, we have available Business Central 2019 Wave 2. In this blog post, I will write how you can enable it. Then in the following days I will be playing with the Business Central and I will wrote few blog posts about new features. When you are logged into your Business Central you can go to https://businesscentral.dynamics.com/YOURTENANTID/admin and you will be… Continue Reading renato’s Article on...

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Selecting the right reporting solution for Dynamics NAV – Jet Reports or Power BI?
Oct01

Selecting the right reporting solution for Dynamics NAV – Jet Reports or Power BI?

Selecting the right reporting solution for Dynamics NAV ” Incremental Group For users of any ERP solution including Dynamics NAV, finding a better way to access, visualise and share important business insights hidden in your Dynamics NAV data is a key business objective. In this article we discuss the various options that are available to...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central: checking Users Plans in Wave 2 release
Oct01

Dynamics 365 Business Central: checking Users Plans in Wave 2 release

Checking which plan is assigned to a specific user (Essential, Premium, Team Member) is become a quite different thing with the Wave 2 release (version 15). Users plans are now managed in the System Application via the Azure AD Plan module. The Plan and User Plan tables are now marked as internal, so you must use the methods provided in this module to query them. How can you check if a user is… Continue Reading demiliani’s...

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Using Templates in YAML Pipelines in Azure DevOps
Oct01

Using Templates in YAML Pipelines in Azure DevOps

So far we’ve been considering how you can define a yaml pipeline to define the steps required to build the code in a single repository. Create a .azure-pipelines.yml file, add the stages, jobs and steps and away you go. Cool. What if you’re building multiple apps with the source code in multiple repositories though? You could just copy your pipeline definition from repo to repo. What… Continue Reading james’s...

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User Group Summit 2019!
Sep26

User Group Summit 2019!

User Group Summit 2019 is just around the corner. If you are heading there, here are a couple of sessions to add to your favourites list. Wednesday, Oct 16 – 9:45 AM Life in the FastTrack: Upgrading From 2013 On-Prem to Dynamics 365 Any upgrade is a journey. Mistakes were made and lessons were learned. This is the story of how we partnered with the Microsoft Fast Track team to upgrade from… Continue Reading Todd...

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New logo for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Sep26

New logo for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Small message that I just needed to share :-).  As said – I’m prepping my sessions for Directions, which basically means: I’m spending all my free time in “Business Central” these days.  No printing, hardly any social contacts … .  And while publishing to SaaS, I noticed this when I refreshed my page: That’s right!  A new logo, people!  (I should say “Icon”...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central APIs, Powershell, CSV and a bit of fancy notifications
Sep26

Dynamics 365 Business Central APIs, Powershell, CSV and a bit of fancy notifications

In one of my last development workshops for Microsoft Italy, when talking about Dynamics 365 Business Central APIs, I’ve done a small demo on how to retrieve data from APIs directly from a Powershell script and save those data in a CSV file. Due to a lack of time, I’ve not talked too much about that script but (attendees will remember that) it ended in the following way: This is a classical… Continue Reading...

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Credit Card Payment Gateways and Payment Processors in Microsoft Business Central
Sep25

Credit Card Payment Gateways and Payment Processors in Microsoft Business Central

To improve your Account Receivables, you might want to implement an easier gateway for your customer to pay your invoices. You can choose to have a payment link on your sales invoices automatically with a unique link to pay using a credit card or PayPal or WorlPay balance, and thus shorten your receivables cycle. Business Central has three payment extensions that come standard in Business… Continue Reading Petras Butenas’s...

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YAML Multi-Stage Pipelines in Azure DevOps, Stage 2
Sep25

YAML Multi-Stage Pipelines in Azure DevOps, Stage 2

In the previous post I introduced you to multi-stage YAML pipelines. Build/Release pipelines vs. a multi-stage pipeline, enabling the preview feature (it’s still in preview at the time of writing) and an overview of the structure of the file. Now we’ll take a more detailed look at an example multi-stage YAML file. This is geared at building apps for Business Central but the principles are… Continue Reading...

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Import Payrolls in Business Central
Sep24

Import Payrolls in Business Central

Import Payrolls in Business Central Business Central DEF (Data Exchange Framework) Hi, you can use Business Central DEF to import Payrolls on COGE registration batches easily. Data Exchange Framework is present in several versions of Dynamic NAVBusiness Central, I point it out because it could still be useful, especially for importing Payrolls (some have asked me this); today with Microsoft Flow… Continue Reading...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central Wave 2: customizing the Base Application
Sep24

Dynamics 365 Business Central Wave 2: customizing the Base Application

In a previous post I described how you can start building extensions for the upcoming Dynamics 365 Business Central Wave 2 release on top of the Microsoft’s System Application. Today I want to show you how you can directly customize the Microsoft’s Base Application (alias, the standard Microsoft codebase). This is a top request I receive every day on all the partners I met, but before… Continue Reading...

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60% discount for not for profits on Dynamics 365 Business Central
Sep23

60% discount for not for profits on Dynamics 365 Business Central

60% discount for charities on Dynamics 365 Business Central ” Incremental Group Microsoft is dedicated to making the benefits of world-class cloud technology accessible and affordable for nonprofits. As such they offer registered charities a considerable discount for a wide range of their solutions. Incremental has supported nonprofits and charities with Microsoft Dynamics for over 20 years and have supported them in accessing...

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API Part 5 – Add Custom API in List.
Sep23

API Part 5 – Add Custom API in List.

Hi Readers,Sorry for the delay on next article in API Series for NAV 2018. I exactly forgot about that I didn't complete this series.Thank you all who requested for this article. Hope this article continues from that.We already have four posts about NAV 2018 API listed below -API Part 1API Part 2 – Configure APIAPI Part 3 – Consuming APIAPI Part 4 – Develop a Custom API.In this article, we… Continue...

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What if…
Sep22

What if…

Sometimes I can be a bit emotional when it comes to changes in the software product I work with on a daily bases. An example of that was my previous blog that I took offline in order to do some editing making it less about emotion and more about facts. The emotion is probably justified for a few reasons of which most the fact that Navision, NAV, Business Central (I stopped caring about the… Continue Reading Mark Brummel’s...

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Creating an Azure SQL Database backup via Powershell
Sep20

Creating an Azure SQL Database backup via Powershell

I have several Azure SQL databases (mainly Microsoft Dynamics NAV databases) on different Azure subscriptions and often I need to download a backup for some of them. Yesterday I’ve decided to automate this process by using Powershell and the Azure REST APIs (in particular the Database – Export API). I want to have a Powershell scripts that connect to an Azure SQL Database, creates a backup… Continue Reading...

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MSDYN365BC – OnPrem Custom Font with Web Client.
Sep20

MSDYN365BC – OnPrem Custom Font with Web Client.

Hi Readers,Yesterday we stuck with an issue for a customer which we recently upgraded to Business Central 13.x on-prem. It took time to find the solution so I thought to share a solution with everyone.Issue Description – Report using custom Barcode Font does not work with Web client but works with the windows client.In this article, we will discuss the issue and resolution on same. Read… Continue Reading Saurav...

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The “SystemId” in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 release Wave 2
Sep20

The “SystemId” in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 release Wave 2

I’m returning after a very interesting workshop on DevOps in Berlin .. . At this moment, I’m wasting my time in the very “attractive” TXL airport because of my delayed flight. And how can I better waste my time than to figure out some stuff regarding Business Central. Figuring out indeed, because I have barely internet, a crappy seat, nearly no access to food, … so for me this is a matter of…...

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Banking Extensions Setup and Differences in Business Central
Sep19

Banking Extensions Setup and Differences in Business Central

One of the key functionality you are looking for in ERP is reconciling your bank transactions. There are two most popular extensions for banking in Business Central and we will explore the difference for choosing and setting up one of these two: Envestnet Yodlee and AMC Banking. Setup Envestnet Yodlee is the standard extension and it comes together with Business Central so you do not… Continue Reading Petras Butenas’s...

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NAV 2018 / Business Central – Export Electronic Payment 2.
Sep19

NAV 2018 / Business Central – Export Electronic Payment 2.

Hi Readers,Thanks for all your feedback on the first article about Export Electronic Payment.Wow, I was amazed to see how many questions I received via email on Export Electronic Payment article.In this article, we will discuss all those questions.This article applies for any new implementation or if you upgrading a customer from a 2017 or lower to 2018 or higher.We will have copy certain… Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s...

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YAML Multi-Stage Pipelines in Azure DevOps, Stage 1
Sep19

YAML Multi-Stage Pipelines in Azure DevOps, Stage 1

Let’s return to the subject of pipelines and this time let’s talk multi-stages. What is it and why might you want to implement it in your YAML file? Builds/Releases With the approach that Microsoft are now calling “classic” pipelines there was a definite division between a build pipeline and a release pipeline. A build starts with a given version of your source code (a particular… Continue Reading...

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How Do I – Prevent an epic clusterfuck…
Sep17

How Do I – Prevent an epic clusterfuck…

Now that the NDA on Business Central Wave II has been lifted and the DVD preview is released partners got time to look at the code Microsoft has refactored. The reactions vary from being marketing correct to more realistic. I have a strong opinion about what Microsoft did, and especially how they did it. First of all, I agree that it’s a great idea to split NAV up into modules and I… Continue Reading Mark Brummel’s...

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Dynamics 365 BC Wave 2 Release: What happens now?
Sep17

Dynamics 365 BC Wave 2 Release: What happens now?

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Wave 2 release date is just around the corner and there are many aspects of which you should be aware. I’ve written an article for my Simplanova‘s friends that summarizes some important technical aspects to take care. You can read it at the following link: Dynamics 365 BC Wave 2 Release: What Happens Now? – Simplanova Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is the latest...

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NAV 2018 / Business Central – Export Electronic Payment.
Sep17

NAV 2018 / Business Central – Export Electronic Payment.

Hi Readers,There were quite a few changes to EFT in NAV 2018 and unfortunately, it doesn't really work out of the box.In this article, we will discuss all these changes that are required to set up Electronic Payment in NAV 2018 or Business Central.Note – There is no more "Transmit", it is replaced with “Generate” .All Screenshot in this article is from NAV 2018 North America Database.**… Continue Reading...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central Wave 2: on-premise and direct SQL integrations
Sep16

Dynamics 365 Business Central Wave 2: on-premise and direct SQL integrations

Do you remember this post? I wrote it long time ago to explain what happens on SQL Server when you create a new table or you customize an existing table with an AL extension: the new table is created by appending the extension’s ID to the table’s name and also the customization to a standard table creates a new table with the primary key of the original table plus the newly added fields and… Continue Reading...

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Working with Azure Blob and NAV
Sep16

Working with Azure Blob and NAV

This is something that’s long overdue, I wanted to write this before my summer vacation. My reason for holding back is that I want to share all the code for this project and this needs cleaning up. This is still not done and if you want the code you’ll have to contact me. Why am I still writing this? I am actually writhing this from the “International” airport of Cork Ireland where I… Continue Reading...

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Why Attend BCUG/NAVUG Summit 2019 in Orlando
Sep14

Why Attend BCUG/NAVUG Summit 2019 in Orlando

In a month, BCUG/NAVUG Summit in Orlando will start. There will be dozens of amazing lectures and if you are NAV or Business Central user, this event is probably something you must attend, especially if you want to continue with improving your knowledge. I like to come back to this event every year as this is probably only one opportunity where you can get directly feedback from thousands… Continue Reading atotovic’s...

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NAVUG Summit North America.
Sep14

NAVUG Summit North America.

Hi All,In fact, at this very moment, I'm working on my final changes on my slides for NAVUG Summit. I will be attending Summit for the first time. I don't know at all what the experience is going to be like but I am looking forward to it!NAVUG Summit – Dates  – October 15-18,2019.Location – Gaylord Palms Resort, Kissimmee, FL.Pre-Confrence Activites – October 13-15. Read Complete Article…...

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MSDYN365BC – Cumulative Update 04 released for Business Central on Prem (Spring 14.0).
Sep14

MSDYN365BC – Cumulative Update 04 released for Business Central on Prem (Spring 14.0).

Hi Readers,Microsoft has released, Cumulative Update 04 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premises (14.0) and is available for download.Remember this Cumulative Update is for Version 14.0 Spring Release.Cumulative Update 04 – Application Build  – 14.5.35970Platform Build       – 14.5.35916 Read Complete Article » Continue Reading Saurav Dhyani’s Article on their blog MSDYN365BC – Cumulative...

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AL Build Helper for Dynamics 365 Business Central Builds
Sep12

AL Build Helper for Dynamics 365 Business Central Builds

If you’re interested in setting up a build pipeline to build apps for Business Central then you’re probably interested in running the automated tests as part of it. (I take it you are writing automated tests?) Turns out getting your test codeunits and methods populated into a test suite ready to run isn’t straightforward. We use a separate “Build Helper” app that exposes a couple of web… Continue...

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Application Enhancements in April 19 – Primary Ship to Address
Sep12

Application Enhancements in April 19 – Primary Ship to Address

One customer can have multiple ship to addresses in Dynamics 365 BC, although, it was not possible to specify a primary ship to address on the customer card which will automatically populate on the sales transactions. Now with the new release it is easy to fill out multiple ship to addresses to one customer and mark one as “Primary”. There were several third party prodcut by partners to fill… Continue Reading Mahmoud...

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Adding an External Accountant to Business Central: Steps and Error Messages
Sep11

Adding an External Accountant to Business Central: Steps and Error Messages

Over the time we have seen different issues and challenges you might have with adding an external accountant  to your solution so we‘ve decided to share them all in one place. Let‘s start with the steps you should take to add the external accountant user. The following steps should be taken: Contact your Partner of Record to add an external accountant  license type (free) to your… Continue Reading Petras Butenas’s...

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Tip #61 | .gitignore for AL projects
Sep11

Tip #61 | .gitignore for AL projects

The Business Central Community loves Git, but GitHub does not seem to even know we exist. It recognises our projects as perl projects and there is no suggestion for a .gitignore file. Why .gitignore? It’s generally considered best practice to use Git for managing uncompiled code, but not to store the result of a project, nor it’s dependencies. Also, settings that may vary from… Continue Reading Mark Brummel’s...

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Tip #60 | Suppress Warnings in Visual Studio Code
Sep11

Tip #60 | Suppress Warnings in Visual Studio Code

One of the most anoying things about writing AL code in Visual Studio Code is getting warnings that you cannot fix. Simply impossible. My “favorite” warning is this one For almost a decade it’s been possible to sort on flowfields from code and in reports and in most cases it works fine. On larger datasets it might require a covering index for performance. This warning is a joke… Continue Reading Mark...

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Tip #59 | Multiple Start Configurations in Visual Studio Code
Sep11

Tip #59 | Multiple Start Configurations in Visual Studio Code

When developing extensions for Business Central you have a wide array of publishing options to choose from. My most used options when working on the ForNAV Customizable Report Pack are our Sandbox and Docker. Testing is best on the Sanxbox for two reasons. First because all the Azure Active Directory stuff actually returns something which is useful for licensing scenario’s. Second… Continue Reading Mark Brummel’s...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central Availability in the Middle East – Arab Countries
Sep11

Dynamics 365 Business Central Availability in the Middle East – Arab Countries

Several years ago, we have submitted a suggesstin to Microsoft through the old MS Connect portal ( whic is currently retired ) asking about the possibility of providing a Arabic language module for Dynamics NAV. It was possible for us to use the W1 version and sell Dynamics NAV to clients. Now with the release of Business Central, subscription for this Small to Meduim ERP system has not been… Continue Reading Mahmoud M....

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 release Wave 2: Full keyboard shortcut support
Sep11

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 release Wave 2: Full keyboard shortcut support

Now Wave2 blogging is allowed, there are many topics that I want to share with you .. really, a lot. Time is not on my side – I’m in full preparation for Directions and NAVTechDays, so let’s see. Today, while working on my SaaS-deployment-pipeline in DevOps with ALOps, I DID find the time to say a few words on one of the topics I’m quite excited about: Shortcutkeys in the webclient, or in… Continue...

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MSDYN365BC On-premise VS Cloud (SaaS) Battle Cards
Sep10

MSDYN365BC On-premise VS Cloud (SaaS) Battle Cards

MSDYN365BC On-premise VS Cloud (SaaS) Battle Cards Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (MSDYN365BC) is a business management solution for small and medium-sized organizations Today Business Central is available in two versions: – On-Premise – Cloud (SaaS) LICENSING About “Team Member» License “BATTLE CARDS” – MSDYN365BC October 2019 Release2 (On-premise, Cloud SaaS) MSDYN365BC 2019… Continue Reading...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central Wave 2: building apps on top of System Application
Sep09

Dynamics 365 Business Central Wave 2: building apps on top of System Application

As you already knows from this official Microsoft post, with Dynamics 365 Business Central Wave 2 release Microsoft has splitted the application into two main modules: Base Application (that contains all the ERP business logic) and System Application (that contains all the system layer). Separation between business and system layers is a first step for a future goal to have an application… Continue Reading demiliani’s...

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Microsoft Dynamics Navision/Business Central Cumulative Update Summary For September 2019.
Sep08

Microsoft Dynamics Navision/Business Central Cumulative Update Summary For September 2019.

Hi All,Microsoft Have Released Cumulative Update for September 2019.Please find below the details of Cumulative Updates Released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015, NAV 2016, NAV 2017, NAV 2018 & Business Central 13.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/Business Central Cumulative Update Summary For...

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Cumulative Update Summary September 2019
Sep08

Cumulative Update Summary September 2019

Cumulative Update includes all application and platform hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 CU 21 :- NAV2018CU21 Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 CU 34 :- NAV 2017 CU34 Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 CU 47 :- NAV 2016 CU 47 Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 CU 59 :-NAV 2015 CU 59 Warning Before you… Continue Reading Ammolh Saallvi’s Article on their blog...

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Page Extension Vs Page Customization in Business Central
Sep06

Page Extension Vs Page Customization in Business Central

Page Extension Vs Page Customization in Business Central I want to point out the differences between the Page Extension and Page Customization Objects, sometimes the Customization Object, although more limited in functionality, may be sufficient for some customizations. #1 – Page Customization Object The page customization object in Dynamics 365 Business Central allows you to add changes to the… Continue Reading...

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Supply chain management in Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations
Sep06

Supply chain management in Dynamics 365 Business Central and Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations

Supply Chain Management in Dynamics 365 ” Incremental Group How does Dynamics 365 Business Central compare to Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations? And which one will fit my organisation best? This article focuses on comparing the supply chain management capability of both Dynamics 365 solutions. ( See our article on financial management) Download our guide comparing the features of Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations and...

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Business Central Modern Client: Remove the designer button
Sep06

Business Central Modern Client: Remove the designer button

You all know the designer, right? The tool for developers (aka the “in-client visual designer”) that “provides an easy and convenient way of making immediate adjustments to your design by simply dragging and dropping the components on the page”. Well .. then you probably know there are things to take into account…  Issues It actually all comes down to what I call “the worst button in NAV ever…...

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Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premise: checking extension’s status via Powershell
Sep04

Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premise: checking extension’s status via Powershell

An interesting question pops out yesterday: with Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premise, how can I programmatically check if a particular extension is installed or not? The standard Powershell command (in the Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Apps.Management module) that gets informations about an extension in a specified Business Central Server instance is the Get-NAVAppInfo cmdlet (more info about… Continue Reading demiliani’s...

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MSDYN365BC – Self Learning.
Sep03

MSDYN365BC – Self Learning.

Hi Readers,With all changes in product there are so many questions that you might be submitting in forums or reading in forums.Microsoft is continuously working for customer and partners with new features and changes in the product.Microsoft also understand that with all these changes everyone need some training for all changes that are happening in product.Microsoft have released a Free for… Continue Reading Saurav...

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Application Enhancements in April 19 – Bulk Import Item Pictures
Sep02

Application Enhancements in April 19 – Bulk Import Item Pictures

In a previous NAV implementation with a client in the vehicle industry, inventory management in regards of SKUs definitions and characteristcs were a must as derived from the business needs. One of the most important requirements was to have item pictures attached to every SKU. The standard NAV functionality didn’t support bulk item pictures upload at that time, and we’ve had to develope a… Continue Reading Mahmoud...

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