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ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest – vol 94

ArcherPoint’s technical staff pose questions, find answers, and share new discoveries about Microsoft Dynamics NAV

The ArcherPoint technical staff—made up of developers, project managers, and consultants – is constantly communicating internally, with the goal of sharing helpful information with one another.

As they run into issues and questions, find the answers, and make new discoveries, they post them companywide on Yammer for everyone’s 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 group—so we thought, wouldn’t it be great to share them with the rest of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Community? So, the ArcherPoint Microsoft Dynamics NAV Developer Digest was born. Each week, we present a collection of thoughts and findings from the ArcherPoint staff. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

Question on NAV opening in new windows:

Question: I got an email from a customer today saying "Ever since we upgraded our version of NAV, whenever we run anything from the development environment it opens a new NAV window as if NAV wasn’t already opened. Is this a quick fix" The customer is running NAV 2015, and I've seen this on some other customers running NAV 2015. I recall that this didn't happen in NAV 2013. Is there a way to change back to the old behavior?

Suresh Kulla: This submission on MiBuSo’s forum may help:

Multiple NAV2016 clients when running Objects from the Development Environment

Kyle Hardin shared a link to Microsoft’s free Visual Studio Code:

Have any of you tried Microsoft's free (and open source) Visual Studio Code editor in place of something like Notepad++?

Visual Studio Code: Code Editing. Redefined.

Editor’s note: I like this editor better than most. It has proven quite useful when looking at webpages and related code. My only complaint is that apparently you can only work on one document at a time.

Dara Daly shared an article on using dedicated landing pages over your home page:

When directing web traffic to your site, the tendency is to send people to your home page. That makes sense, because the home page was specifically designed as an introduction to your company and its services and products.

However, is that really where you want to direct traffic from a pay per click (PPC) ad?

When the ad targets a particular pain point or product and the user clicks on it, it is confusing for them if they are presented with EVERYTHING your company offers, including links to blogs and news articles, current offers, and, oh yes, a contact form.

This article explains why conversion rates ae significantly higher when using a dedicated landing page, with one topic specifically tailored for respondents of the PPC ad, rather than the website’s home page.

Read the article:

QUESTION: Have you tested a dedicated landing page against your homepage or an internal website page?


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