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ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 117Developer Dude

The NAV community, including the ArcherPoint technical staff—is made up of developers, project managers, and consultants who are constantly communicating, with the common goal of sharing helpful information with one another to help customers be more successful.

As they run into issues and questions, find the answers, and make new discoveries, they post them on blogs, forums, social media...so everyone can benefit. We in Marketing watch these interactions and never cease to be amazed by the creativity, dedication, and brainpower we’re so fortunate to have in this community—so we thought, wouldn’t it be great to share this great information with everyone who might not have the time to check out the multitude of resources out there? So, the ArcherPoint Microsoft Dynamics NAV Developer Digest was born. Each week, we present a collection of thoughts and findings from NAV experts and devotees around the world. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

Lanham Scanning Not Incrementing

Jimmie Sanchez shares that he ran into an issue in Pack Line Scanning where scanning is not incrementing. For example, if you scan or type an item in, and then scan/type the same item in again, it will not register. The issue occurs with commands as well. Lanham said it was an issue that showed up for NAV 2016. There is a hotfix from Lanham Associates available. Contact your Lanham partner for the hotfix.

NAV 2017 Available for Download Now

Suresh Kulla, Microsoft MVP, shares that NAV 2017 is available for download. Login is required.

Waldo shares a blog on what’s new in NAV 2017. Note his disclaimer at the beginning of his post. ArcherPoint will be updating their website soon with more detailed information.

And here’s a blog post from Paul White on this latest release, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017.

Lastly, another Microsoft MVP here at ArcherPoint, Saurav Dhyani, posted his blog on Dynamics NAV 2017 Item Attributes. All of Saurav’s NAV 2017 blogs are linked to from his NAV 2017 blog page.

Internet of Things

ArcherPoint has talked about the Internet of Things (IoT) and the impact on manufacturing, however, what we didn’t cover was the potential for hacking, and how vulnerable our machines are to hacking. In a recent experiment by a reporter at The Atlantic, it was proven how quickly hackers can take down a whole system. In the experiment he built a virtual Internet-connected toaster, put it online and just waited for it to be hacked. It took 41 minutes. You can read about the whole IoT hacking experiment here.

For Your Health

Dan Sass shares an article from Johns Hopkins, telling of a new heart test you may need, but likely haven’t heard about yet.

Along that same vein – technology and cardiac care – this article from Harvard Medical School shares their predictions for the high-tech procedures and devices that will be making a big impact on cardiovascular health in the near future.

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