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ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 104

developer dudeThe 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.

Project Madeira updates

Working with incoming documents in Outlook
This update adds actions to the vendor dashboard in the Outlook add-in so you can work directly with attachments to the associated email. You use the actions to send the email attachments directly to the Incoming Documents list, send the documents to the OCR service, and send an approval request for the incoming document. For more information, see Manage Incoming Documents

Shipping agents and item attributes
You can add attributes to your inventory items that make it really easy to find the right product that your customer wants. For more information, see How to: Work with Item Attributes.

Manage your customer relationships using Microsoft Dynamics CRM from inside Project "Madeira"
We've added a new assisted setup guide to the Business Manager home page that guides you through the setup process to connect to Dynamics CRM. Once that's done, you'll have a seamless coupling of Dynamics CRM records with Project "Madeira" records.

New extensions made available
With this update, you can choose between even more extensions in the Extension Management window. For more information, see Project “Madeira” Extensions by Other Providers.

Dynamics 365 Introduced

Last week, Microsoft announced Dynamics 365, to be released this fall. Microsoft intends to combine Dynamics CRM and ERP, Office 365, PowerBI analytics, and Cortana voice intelligence. This is the next step in Microsoft’s goal to increase productivity for everyone. Imagine, creating a sales order from within Outlook, with the proper customer information, pricing, etc., and sending it via email. Included in these announcements is the name of the upcoming “App Store”, Microsoft AppSource. This could be a game-changer, folks, and the community is talking. You can find more in this article from TechCrunch, and from Microsoft blogs, Insights from the Engineering Leaders and


In his blog, Creativity Changes Everything, artist Erik Wahl says “Sunsets are majestic……But they are invisible to the most logical, preoccupied, anxious mind.”

And in this Inc. article, Quora contributor Nelson Wang elaborates on 10 Simple Habits of Insanely Productive People.


If you are interested in NAV development, check out our collection of NAV Development Blogs.

For step-by-step instructions on how to perform specific tasks in Microsoft Dynamics NAV, see our collection of NAV How-To blogs.

If you found this post useful, you might also be interested to read through our archive of the Dynamics NAV Developer Digest.

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