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Submitted by Suzanne Scanlan on 28 July 2017

ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 150Developer 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 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.

Simplify Customer Service Using NAVDiag Tool

The NAV supporter’s blog shared this coffee break, noting that the NAVDiag tool is there to help supporters of Dynamics NAV increase our ability to support our customers more efficiently. In the May 2017 edition, you can use the Record Steps action to collect all details of troubleshooting issues in one simple step.

Tracking Dynamics NAV User Logins

If you need to track users on the system in Dynamics NAV, you can select the checkbox (in 2009 Classic client, possibly other versions) in User Setup called ‘Register Time.’ The Time Registers will show how many minutes a user was logged into the company on any given day. However, it does not keep up with time stamps.

Dynamics NAV Development – July Updates

The development team at Microsoft has announced the July update is live and here is what’s in store:

  • New native AL types for XML handling
  • AL object types Profile and Page Customization
  • VS Code extension offers help for all syntax elements
  • RecordRef type has been reworked
  • Permission property also reworked and available for extension development
  • Refreshed documentation

Dynamics NAV 2017 – Item Categories and Product Group

In Dynamics NAV 2017, the Item Categories feature replaced the Product Group feature. This blog explains what you need to do when upgrading to NAV 2017 so you can continue assigning item attributes to organize items.

Leadership Lines

Are you doing any summer reading? Check out the ArcherPoint reading list, or the Zappos library for some great recommendations.

Does your team work remotely? Maybe only a few are permitted to? Check out this Fast Company article on remote workers and corporate culture.

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