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ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 138Developer 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.

Microsoft Won’t Support Certain Intel CPUs

In Windows 10 LTSB (Long-Term Servicing Branch), Microsoft won’t support Intel Cannonlake and Coffee Lake CPUs, as reported by Digiworthy. Users running these CPUs will need to have a regular Current Branch (CB) Windows 10 version. The issue is being discussed internally, with no resolution as of now.

Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio 2017

A stripped down version of Visual Studio is available for free. Bill Warnke notes that this only has functions for accessing source control functions and work items.

Configuring Visual Studio to Use Your Program of Choice

Bill Warnke shares his favorite program (and recommended), Beyond Compare, when configuring Visual Studio to use your Diff/Merge program of choice. You’ll need to configure Visual Studio for both a compare and a merge.

Extension: .txt
Command: C:\Program Files (x86)\Beyond Compare 4\BComp.exe
Compare Arguments: %1 %2 /title1=%6 /title2=%7
Merge Arguments: %1 %2 %3 %4 /title1=%6 /title2=%7 /title3=%8 /title4=%9

Beyond Compare is a multi-platform utility that combines directory compare and file compare functions in one package. You can use it to manage source code, keep directories in sync, compare program output, and more.

Power BI Desktop: April Feature Summary

Microsoft introduces Quick measures (an update to Quick Calcs), data connectivity and query editing updates, and an innovative new way to add columns in your query editor. Additionally, the matrix preview has been extended.

You can see the March Power BI update here.

Leadership Lines

When we tell people to do their jobs, we get workers. When we trust people to get the job done, we get leaders.

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