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  • Stefano Demiliani's NAV Blog: 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 Windows 10 Toast notification…
    • 2019-9-26
  • Stefano Demiliani's NAV Blog: 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 starting this post, I want to…
    • 2019-9-24
  • Axians Infoma NAV Blog: Asynchronous programming in D365 Business Central 2019 wave 2: Page Background Tasks

    In a lot of other programming languages, the concepts of asynchronous calls and background tasks are well established and supported 1 . The idea is to have the ability to kick of something in the background without having to wait for the result and thereby blocking the user. Instead the user can just...
    • 2019-9-22
  • Mark Brummel: 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 name) provides a living…
    • 2019-9-22
  • 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
  • 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