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ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 131Developer 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.

Code Coverage in NAV 2016

This is an older post, but one of our developers gave it a bump in our social media feed “because it’s cool.” So cool in fact, we felt compelled to share again here. If you have been developing in Dynamics NAV for a while, you may recall that the code coverage tool went away in version 2013 and then came back in version 2016. Learn how to access code coverage in NAV 2016 by reading Suresh Kulla’s blog post. Code coverage is a great tool to help easily debug code.

Microsoft Revamping MVP Awards Program

If you are interested in obtaining the highly coveted Microsoft MVP designation, you will want to look at the latest changes in the continuing evolution of the MVP Award program. Microsoft is going for more agility in recognizing contributors to the community. The blog includes a video announcing this change and more, plus links to nominate yourself (or someone else) and what it is all about.

Microsoft SQL Azure Increase in Write Performance

Brian Winfrey was elated to share this tidbit from Jan Engelsberg: Microsoft is increasing Read and Write performance in Azure SQL database. These performance increases may help those moving to the cloud save even more money. If you want to read more about Azure and the impact on Dynamics NAV customers, check out our blog post on why you may never need to buy another NAV server again as well.

Who Needs a Warehouse?

Matt Street asks, somewhat sarcastically, “Given the direction of Amazon 3PL services, and how they will be so efficient (and drive the cost down), why would any company need their own warehouse except maybe to stage inventory to send to Amazon? Why would I maintain a warehouse, and pay people to send out small consumer packages? Just to make sure everyone is aware, a company can take an order however (phone, fax, email, website) and then instruct Amazon to fulfill it for them with (my companies) inventory located in the Amazon FBA warehouse. Amazon FBA is not just for things that are sold on Amazon.com!”

Matt will maintain his prediction, that Amazon will rule the distribution world, and asks, “How many have been impressed that Amazon has gotten the USPS to deliver packages on Sunday?”

Leadership Lines

A word of caution to companies placing too much emphasis on employee engagement. Being engaged at work is not the same as being productive.

 

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