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Submitted by Suzanne Scanlan on 14 December 2018

ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 222ArcherPoint's Developer Digest Weekly Blog

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.

Getting Started with Reporting in Dynamics NAV

What is your advice? Here’s a scenario…

Cindy puts it out there: “We have a client looking for training/guidance for their team on Custom Report Layouts. I am thinking we will need to provide them information for New reports and probably pull from some of the Built-In Layouts.  
Let me know if you can help. I'm thinking they will need some training up front and then provide support/answers as they build out their reports.”

Matt T advises: “In my opinion, reporting is a lot harder than it seems. I might have them start with a book and then ask questions. It’s an option.”

Matt suggests the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Professional Reporting book, available from Packt Publications.

Kyle agrees with Matt: "Reporting is hard, especially directly in NAV. I would involved their Account Manager and figure out if a tool might be a better option for them. There are many options, such as Jet Reports and ForNAV, but even those can be complicated. Just understanding where data actually lives is quite frustrating."

Compiling Objects in Visual Studio Code

Mark Brummel asks: “How long do you think it takes to compile 2000+ objects in Visual Studio Code?” His post Compiling a 2000+ Object Extension indicates that it is not as long as you might think.

The Microsoft 365 Enterprise Deployment Guide

If you’re having trouble wrapping your head around all things 365 at Microsoft, help is here. Deploying Microsoft products in an integrated way can maximize security and productivity but can be challenging if you aren’t an expert in all products. Microsoft 365 Enterprise is the combination of Office 365 Enterprise, Windows 10 Enterprise, and EMS (Enterprise Mobility + Security).

Microsoft has now shared their Microsoft 365 Enterprise Deployment Guide, which maps product components and their features with key business benefits.

Leadership Lines

Leaders who don't listen

This quote caught my attention as I was scrolling through LinkedIn:  

Leaders who don’t listen will eventually be surrounded by people who have nothing to say – Andy Stanley

Brigette Hyacinth shares her story in her post, Never Punish Loyal Employees for being Honest, and is a great reminder of the behaviors that make us good, even great, leaders.

Microsoft on a mission to solve the rural broadband issue

Microsoft is leading the charge to narrow the rural broadband divide. Check out their story, The Rural Broadband Divide: An Urgent National Problem We Can Solve.

If you are interested in NAV development, be sure to see our collection of NAV Development Blogs.

Read the "How To" blogs from ArcherPoint for practical advice on using Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central, and contact ArcherPoint if you need assistance with Dynamics NAV or Business Central.

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