PowerShots – What a Ride …

For the people that are connected to me on Facebook .. they probably have noticed I have been traveling quite a lot lately, together with Vjeko and Gary. In fact, since December 2014, we have been doing – what we call – “PowerShots” in lots of countries in Europe. It was all quite a rush … Continue reading »

New Platform Updates

Recently, Microsoft has released the new Cumulative Updates for NAV 2015, NAV 2013 and NAV 2013 R2. Time for me to get to work again, and update my mists on the Platform Updates. You can find them separately on my blog now, when you navigate to “Dynamics NAV” –> “Platform Updates” –> and refer to … Continue reading »

Learn NAV PowerShell during your coffee breaks

Just wanted to point your attention to a great initiative of some people at Microsoft, that is trying to help you getting along with PowerShell. They try to do this under the concept:”Learn PowerShell during your Coffee Breaks” :-). Great idea, great initiative, and it should get to most attention that it can get. My … Continue reading »
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Create ISO of Cumulative Update with PowerShell – Create the ISO

This is the last step in turning your download of a Cumulative Update (CU) into an ISO file. In this part, we want to be able to copy a certain folder on your drive to a new ISO file. I had no idea how to start with this .. and what do you do when … Continue reading »

Create ISO of Cumulative Update with PowerShell – Get VersionInfo

This step is once again part of a bigger whole: turning your download of a Cumulative Update (CU) into an ISO image. In order to do that, I want to automate as much as possible: also the name and characteristics of the file that I’m creating. In order to do that, there is already a … Continue reading »

Create ISO of Cumulative Update with PowerShell – Unzip

This post is about the first “step” we need, regarding transforming a download of a cumulative update to an useful ISO file. This step handles on Unzipping the download, and putting it in some kind of destination folder. When you download a CU, it looks something like this: A self-extractable ZIP-file which contains: a folder … Continue reading »

Create ISO of Cumulative Update with PowerShell – Overview

  As you know, Microsoft is releasing a Cumulative Update (CU) about every month now. Even NAV2015 has its 7th CU. A CU is actually always a complete product cd, with the latest binaries (aka Platform Update, aka build) and the latest application version (aka objects) as database. When you implement the application changes, it … Continue reading »

Dynamics Learning Portal (DLP): What’s New

Question: What’s New? Answer: What’s New!   Since April 15th, there is a new section on the Dynamics Learning Portal (DLP), called “What’s New“: It gives you access to a numerous topics on different media (blogs, video’s, …) regarding all new stuff that was added in the latest version, categorized by three pillars (same as … Continue reading »
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Select a word/statement: Nice Little Development Goody

I don’t know how they did it, but my colleague (who’s blog I can only recommend :-)) pointed me to a new tiny small possibility in the DEV environment that was added in the newest Cumulative Update. Let’s not hold it from you .. When we want to select a word in any text editor, … Continue reading »

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Runtime

… is here! In fact, it’s available since April 1st .. but I had other things to blog about ;-). The Microsoft SQL Server Runtime edition is an interesting way for partners to offer a decent SQL Server edition for their Microsoft Dynamics NAV customers. It’s in fact a standard edition of SQL Server, but … Continue reading »
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Reusable Bugs

You must have heard about the Dynamics NAV Design Patterns initiative already. It has been mentioned numerous times on conferences and on blogs. Recently, I was happy to work together with the team on what is in my opinion one of the most important Microsoft Dynamics NAV Design Patterns, what we call “Reusable Bugs“. It … Continue reading »

Start Dynamics NAV Development Client (C/SIDE) from PowerShell

Now when we’re at it .. It might be interesting to also start a development client from PowerShell. Why would it be? Well, just suppose you’re creating a merge-script. And in case of conflicts, you want to: Set up a new database Import the merged objects, including conflicts Open the Development Environment to start solving … Continue reading »

Start Dynamics NAV Windows Client (RTC) from PowerShell

After my sessions during “conference season”, I promised to blog about my scripts. I decided to do this on small pieces of scripts .. and this one is so useful, though I only realised it was useful until I wanted to do a gimmick during a script. I’m actually using it all the time now … Continue reading »
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Get a specific Dynamics NAV Server Setting with PowerShell (a better Get-NAVServerConfiguration)

You might remember this blogpost: NAV 2013 R2: Powershell function to check if ServerInstance is Multitenant or not. It was a small tip on how to check a certain setting. Recently I was working on a script, where I needed some other serversettings, and looking back on the way I was doing the above .. … Continue reading »

Remove a “Dynamics NAV Web Client” (Remove-NAVWebServerInstance)

You might have run into this .. trying to remove a Web Server Instance, but not finding a corresponding PowerShell commandlet for that. As you know, there are LOADS of PowerShell commandlets for server administration. But in the list, there is not a “Remove-NAVWebServerInstance”. This list kind of prooves it: Is it forgotten? I don’t … Continue reading »
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