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  • Stefano Demiliani's NAV Blog: SD Extension Pack for Dynamics 365 Business Central Developers

    On all the Dynamics 365 Business Central training activities I’ve done in the last year for Microsoft Italy, I’ve always received the following questions: why your Visual Studio Code has all these features? Are there a list of extensions that you recommend for working with Dynamics 365 Business Central? I’ve always shared a list of my recommended extensions in the training’s GitHub repository, but after an year of…
    • 2019-11-12
  • Freddy's Blog: Mounting a database from my online environment using SQL Server on the host

    This blog post is really a combination between the last two blog posts, https://freddysblog.com/2019/11/04/using-sql-server-on-the-host/ and https://freddysblog.com/2019/11/12/mounting-a-database-backup-from-my-online-environment-inside-a-container/ . As stated in the last blog post, you can only use databases of less than 10Gb in size inside the container due to SQL Express. This blog post will explain how to get past…
    • 2019-11-12
  • Freddy's Blog: Mounting a database backup from my online environment inside a container

    Just recently, a new functionality was enable in the Dynamics 365 Business Central admin center. The ability to request a backup. It didn’t take long before I got the first question from a partner, who asked whether they could run this locally using Docker. This blog post describes how to do just that. In this blog post, I will mount the database inside Docker , which won’t work if your online database exceeds 10Gb …
    • 2019-11-12
  • TharangaC - Dynamics NAV Blog: How to change the version of the AL Language compiler

    Microsoft released a new update to AL Language extension for VS Code. With this new update, the compiler does a few pre-checks before compiling the objects and packages them into a .app file. Most probably you will have to do minor changes to your extension codebase to work with the new compiler. Otherwise...
    • 2019-11-12
  • think about IT: Quick Tip: How to quickly get the AL files from the Microsoft Base Application

    I recently was made aware that you can simply unzip the Microsoft Base Application, after you download symbols: How cool is that? (I knew that this was possible with your own apps, I simply did not know it was possible with the Microsoft Apps too.)
    • 2019-11-11
  • Dynamics NAV Financials: ADVANCED Account Schedules class now available in 2019 and 2020

    Based on feedback from students who have taken our Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central Account Schedules classes, we have now created the ADVANCED ACCOUNTS SCHEDULES class! This advanced level class is full of all new material on topics you requested based on survey results. We are so excited to offer a class to LEVEL UP  your skills using Account Schedules in Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central…
    • 2019-11-11
  • Dynamics NAV Financials: [VIDEO] Use the Export to Excel Function for Account Schedules with NAV/BC

    I just taught my all-day Account Schedules class at the User Group Summit Pre-Academy days for the eleventh year last month. This year, my students asked me to please record a video of how to create the “Excel shell” I use to create financial statements quickly and easily every month. This is that video, shot in both NAV 2018 (which will apply to any version of NAV 2013-2018), and Business Central. Use the Export to…
    • 2019-11-9
  • Mark Brummel: Working with dates in AL vs. C/AL

    It’s friday afternoon and I’m goofing around a bit with the ForNAV AL Converter. I ran into something I want to share. AL seems to be more strickt in hardcoded dates than C/AL. Example Constant value '99993112D' is outside the range for a Date. The syntax for defining Date format is yyyymmddD, where D is a mandatory letter. For example, 20180325D, read as the 25th of March, 2018. This should be 99991231D…
    • 2019-11-8
  • Stefano Demiliani's NAV Blog: Dynamics 365 Business Central: exporting a database backup from a SaaS tenant

    Microsoft has recently activated the feature for downloading a backup of a Dynamics 365 Business Central SaaS tenant. A database can be exported from a selected environment as a .bacpac file, can be automatically saved into an Azure Storage account and from there you can download it offline and restore it into your on-premise network (multi-tenant database). How this feature works? As a first step, you need to have…
    • 2019-11-6
  • NAV seen by Amol: Cumulative Update Summary November 2019

    Cumulative Update includes all application and platform hotfixes and regulatory features that have been released for Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Microsoft Business Central Spring CU 6:-  BUSINESS CENTRAL CU 6 Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 CU 23 :-  NAV2018CU23 Microsoft Dynamics NAV... Read the full text.
    • 2019-11-6
  • Stefano Demiliani's NAV Blog: Visual Studio Online preview: coding in the browser seems promising.

    Today at Ignite 2019 Microsoft has launched the public preview for Visual Studio Online , a managed cloud-based development environment based on Visual Studio Code that works in the browser. The tool is actually not finished (it’s a preview version) but I think it’s extremely promising and it opens the doors to many interesting scenarios for developers (imagine to be able to edit and review code directly from a tablet…
    • 2019-11-4
  • Freddy's Blog: Using SQL Server on the host

    I have had quite a few partners asking me how to connect a NAV / Business Central container to a SQL Server placed on the host. This is the way I started a blog post back in april here: https://freddysblog.com/2019/04/12/placing-the-database-on-the-host/  and elegantly, I avoided to answer the question and instead described how to place the database on the host and use the SQL engine in the container. Of course this…
    • 2019-11-4