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  • Confessions of a Dynamics NAV Consultant: Ways You Are Sabotaging Your ERP Implementation. Part 1

    Setting Unrealistic Live Dates Overview Typically in an implementation, there will be a lot of moving parts. A lot of things has to go right for a successful implementation. If any of the key tasks don’t go right, no matter how small the task is, will cause havoc or delays for a company trying...
    • 2019-9-21
  • Stefano Demiliani's NAV Blog: 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 (.bacpac) and download it…
    • 2019-9-20
  • Waldo's Blog : 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 bury myself so I don’t…
    • 2019-9-20
  • Freddy's Blog: Publishing a New Base Application

    I think I have mentioned before, that I strongly recommend partners to use the extension model and create extensions, which can be published, installed and upgraded much easier then code customizations. Having said that, I know that there are partners out there for who AL code customizations will be the right stepping stone towards adapting an extension model. This blog post is very targeted towards these partners…
    • 2019-9-19
  • Freddy's Blog: Using APIs on containers

    A while ago, I added two functions to the ContainerHelper for using APIs on containers: Get-BCContainerApiCompanyId Invoke-BCContainerApi In the end, these functions are just invoking a REST method on the container, so why create a function for this? SSL, HostName and Credentials The primary reason for adding the functions is SSL, HostName and Credentials. When connecting to the API in a container, you…
    • 2019-9-19
  • Mark Brummel: 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 also agree that the…
    • 2019-9-17
  • Stefano Demiliani's NAV Blog: 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: https://simplanova.com/blog/dynamics-365-bc-wave-2-release/ Just a quick summary here: AL only: the application…
    • 2019-9-17
  • Stefano Demiliani's NAV Blog: 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 also with the extension’s…
    • 2019-9-16
  • Mark Brummel: 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 spent the day with my friend…
    • 2019-9-16
  • Vjeko.com: Business Central AI Demos and Hands-ons

    Those of you who know me, know that a big part of what I do is delivering talks at conferences. Talks, workshops, demos, that kind of stuff. More often than not, quite a lot of time goes into preparation of demos and labs, and also more often than not, the stuff that I prepare just remains in the digital piles of my Dropbox, and fades into oblivion. For three events this year (two Red Carpet events, and one Directions…
    • 2019-9-11
  • think about IT: Power BI Desktop September 2019 Feature Summary

    You’ll notice one of our exciting updates right away when creating new reports with the September update of Power BI Desktop, a new, modern default theme! Not only do we have a new default theme, but we’ve more than doubled the number of built-in theme options for your report. If you’re a theme author, potentially more exciting are the updates to our theme JSON format which make it much quicker and easier for you to…
    • 2019-9-11
  • Mark Brummel: 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 developer to developer are…
    • 2019-9-11