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ArcherPoint’s team of professionals has decades of experience in Microsoft Dynamics NAV development and are at the forefront of Dynamics 365 Business Central adoption. Our expertise includes project management, accounting, business intelligence and reporting, best business practices, and more. We love to share our expertise through the ArcherPoint and ArcherPoint Developer Blogs. Be sure to subscribe through RSS or email to stay up on the latest news, tips, and information.

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Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Oct 11, 2019 - 05:34am

Help with an issue regarding Dynamics NAV 2017 Job Queue intervals, and a FilterGroup warning is the Developer Tip of the Day are in this week’s Developer Digest.

NAV Insights
Posted: Oct 09, 2019 - 05:28am

Each month, ArcherPoint brings you a quick look at what’s going on in the world of Power BI. This month, learn about the Business Applications event, new templates available, and more.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Oct 07, 2019 - 05:23am

The UG Summit North America will be chock-full of great sessions, including many presented by ArcherPoint. Read this blog to get a sneak peek.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Oct 04, 2019 - 05:16am

September cumulative updates for Dynamics NAV and Business Central 13, a table error in Dynamics NAV 2015, and fun naming servers are in this week’s developer digest.

Faithie Robertson
Posted: Oct 02, 2019 - 05:50am

It’s critical to keep up with cumulative updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV. This blog series explains why…and how they’re not like upgrades. In part 4, we discuss regression testing.

Elly Combow
Posted: Sep 30, 2019 - 05:08am

Read this blog to learn how to create a custom drop-down list for end users to dynamically filter a report in Jet Reports.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 27, 2019 - 05:49am

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central news, including Cumulative Update 4, Page Inspection, and object licensing, are in this week’s Dev Digest.

Faithie Robertson
Posted: Sep 25, 2019 - 05:44am

Cumulative updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV are important to keep up with. Read this blog series to find out why—and how they’re different than upgrades. 

Jon Long
Posted: Sep 23, 2019 - 05:22am

There are potential risks around any decision…but there is equal or better potential for rewards with the right decision. Read this blog to find out why the rewards of upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central outweigh the risks

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 20, 2019 - 06:10am

Cumulative Update 03 for MSD365BC on premises, new naming for AL files, migrating personal profiles, and favorite Windows hotkeys are the highlights of this week’s Developer Digest.

Faithie Robertson
Posted: Sep 18, 2019 - 06:09am

It’s important to keep up with cumulative updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV. This blog series explains why they are and how they’re NOT the same as an upgrade.

NAV Insights
Posted: Sep 16, 2019 - 06:56am

When it’s time to invest in new technology for your printing business, traditional MIS software isn’t necessarily the right choice. Read this blog to discover why you should look at an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 13, 2019 - 06:03am

Modifying the base application, Extension help, Event advice, migrating Help docs, and more are in this week’s Developer Digest for Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Business Central.

Faithie Robertson
Posted: Sep 11, 2019 - 05:53am

Cumulative updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Business Central On Premises are important…read this blog series to learn how they are not the same as an upgrade—but can be a big help.

NAV Insights
Posted: Sep 09, 2019 - 06:32am

Brick-and-mortar stores are closing, but this really mean the end? Read this blog to learn how the Unified Commerce Approach is busting the retail apocalypse narrative.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 06, 2019 - 05:15am

This week, we ponder SOAP or REST, share a great resource for Docker newbies, as well as explain entitlements in D365BC SaaS.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 04, 2019 - 06:09am

This 3-part blog series features highlights from Satya Nadella’s Inspire 2019 keynote. Read part 3 to learn how the physical and virtual worlds can be connected with Microsoft Azure, Dynamics, and HoloLens 2

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 30, 2019 - 05:24am

Skipping the Docker 2.1.0.0 build, extending and customizing Microsoft D365BC Help, the simple Git user guide, and more are in this week’s Developer Digest.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 28, 2019 - 05:14am

This 3-part blog series features highlights from Satya Nadella’s Inspire 2019 keynote. Read part 2 to learn Microsoft’s vision for connecting the entire enterprise

NAV Insights
Posted: Aug 26, 2019 - 06:02am

Microsoft will end support for Windows Server 2008 in January 2020. Read this blog to learn how to plan for it.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 23, 2019 - 05:32am

This week, we share the Aug 2019 cumulative update links for Dynamics NAV and Business Central, developer tip of the day, and a warning about adding users to D365BC SaaS accounts.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 21, 2019 - 06:26am

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella delivered an inspiring keynote at Inspire 2019; read this blog series to learn what customers should pay attention to

NAV Insights
Posted: Aug 19, 2019 - 05:09am

Read this blog to learn how ArcherPoint’s Saurav Dhyani has earned the title of Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 5 consecutive years

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 16, 2019 - 05:13am

More thoughts about the Dynamics 365 Business Central autumn 2019 release, a book on Test Driven Development, a call to stop using the old Business Central online URLs

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 14, 2019 - 03:28pm

It’s time to vote for your 2019 BCUG | NAVUG User Group All-Stars. Cast your votes for those you want to see recognized at Summit.

NAV Insights
Posted: Aug 12, 2019 - 05:56am

This monthly digest provides a snapshot of what’s going on in the ever-growing world of Microsoft Power BI. August 2019.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 09, 2019 - 05:02am

Developer tip for AL report writing, a MICR check printing question, Dynamics NAV mobile apps updated, and more on wave 2 of the D365BC 2019 release.

NAV Insights
Posted: Aug 07, 2019 - 08:44pm

Read this blog to get a quick overview of what’s in store with the Microsoft Dynamics Business Central 2019 Wave 2 Release.

NAV Insights
Posted: Aug 05, 2019 - 06:23am

LS Retail, a leader in integrated end-to-end solutions for retail, announces changes to their LS Central Loyalty program

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 02, 2019 - 04:58am

5 highlights of the upcoming autumn release of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how to correct a ‘break on error message,’ and where the public Docker images have been moved to in this week’s Digest.

NAV Insights
Posted: Jul 31, 2019 - 06:01am

What are the differences in the CRM functionality included in Microosft Dynamics Business Central and the CRM specific product, Dynamics 365 for Sales and Customer Engagement? Read this blog, reprinted from C5 Insight to find out.

NAV Insights
Posted: Jul 29, 2019 - 05:47am

If you’re not a member of the Microsoft Business Central/NAV User Group, read this blog for 3 reasons why you should be.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jul 26, 2019 - 06:02am

This week’s digest includes a discussion around working on a hybrid AL / CAL project (don’t if you can avoid it), plus a Friday funny.

NAV Insights
Posted: Jul 24, 2019 - 05:53am

There are many BI tools out there to help you with your analytics. Read this blog to learn 5 reasons why we think Microsoft Power BI is the best choice.

Pandiyan Manivannan
Posted: Jul 22, 2019 - 05:13am

When you’re developing in Microsoft Business Central and it crashes or closes when you try to open the C/AL Editor, follow these steps to correct the problem.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jul 19, 2019 - 05:56am

Lifecycle services release notes, cumulative updates for Dynamics NAV and Business Central, a discussion on where to put custom field validation logic, and more in this week’s Dev Digest.

Jodi Hiebert
Posted: Jul 17, 2019 - 05:39am

Part of retail is the build-up of suspended POS transactions. This blog explains how LS Retail can keep them cleaned out for you.

NAV Insights
Posted: Jul 15, 2019 - 05:11am

Think Microsoft Office on premises is “good enough”? Think again. Read this blog to discover what you’re missing with Office 365…and how easy it is to make the switch.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jul 12, 2019 - 05:28am

A comprehensive list of NAV Docker images offered by Microsoft, seeing named users allowed by licensing, running a container more than 90 days old.

Senthil Varatharajan
Posted: Jul 10, 2019 - 05:32am

In the final blog of a 4-part series on file handling in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, you’ll learn how to email an exported file from Microsoft Business Central.

NAV Insights
Posted: Jul 08, 2019 - 05:27am

If you think the only way to customize your Dynamics Business Central is by traditional coding, you’re wrong: The Power Platform offers built-in tools that make it possible for anyone to tailor BC to their needs.

NAV Insights
Posted: Jul 05, 2019 - 07:07am

ArcherPoint has partnered with PrintVis, the authors of the Microsoft-certified management information system built specifically for the print industry. Learn more about the response after extensive training by an ArcherPoint consultant.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jul 03, 2019 - 06:01am

Solutions for issues with debugging in VS code against a Docker Container, a warning about ransomware getting worse, making “Export to Excel” option visible in BC on premises, and using enum in AL.

Senthil Varatharajan
Posted: Jul 01, 2019 - 06:12am

In the third blog of a 4-part series on file handling in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, you’ll learn how to update an existing Excel file in Microsoft Business Central.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jun 28, 2019 - 06:08am

Access the release plan (formerly release notes) for Dynamics 365 wave 2, and help us solve a report printing issue in Dynamics NAV 2018 web client.

Senthil Varatharajan
Posted: Jun 26, 2019 - 05:42am

In the second blog of a 4-part series on file handling in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, you’ll learn how to upload a file and store it in a table.

Jamie Hanno
Posted: Jun 24, 2019 - 05:30am

Date fields on Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 sales orders can be confusing if you’re not familiar with how NAV uses the fields. Used correctly, they can improve sales and setting customer expectations. Learn more in this blog.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jun 21, 2019 - 05:39am

Converting CAL to AL, May 2019 cumulative updates for Dynamics NAV, using the FILTERGROUP function, web client printing, and more are in this week’s Developer Digest blog.

Senthil Varatharajan
Posted: Jun 19, 2019 - 05:28am

In the first blog of a 4-part series on file handling in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, you’ll learn how to export to Excel and download a file.

Ric Derdeyn
Posted: Jun 17, 2019 - 06:04am

Date fields on Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 purchase orders can be confusing, but used correctly, they can improve purchase order processing. Learn more in this blog.