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Submitted by Suzanne Scanlan on 21 May 2021

ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV / Business Central Developer Digest - Vol 345

Excellent tips in this Developer Digest: using Azure translator, migration and replication Support for BC 2021 Wave 1, and using Azure Batch for cloud workloads.

The Dynamics NAV and Business Central 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 media...so 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/BC experts and devotees around the world. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

Developer Tip of the Day: Starting PowerShell in a Specific Directory

Kyle shares his Developer Tip of the Day: “You can start PowerShell in a specific directory, and as Administrator:”
 

  • Step 1: create c:\temp\powershell.ps1
  • Step 2: add this to that file
    • cd "c:\whatever directory\"
  • Step 3: Create a desktop shortcut for PowerShell
    • %SystemRoot%\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe -NoExit -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -File c:\temp\powershell.ps1
  • Step 4: Set that shortcut to Run as Administrator

Translating Data with Azure Translator: An Open Source App

Kris recently wrote an app to provide Azure translations inside Business Central by building an extension using Azure Cognitive Services. Learn about his Open Source Project: Translate the Data with Azure Translator.

Using Azure Batch for D365 Business Central Cloud Workloads

Stefano Demiliani suggests you should start considering Azure Batch for some of your Dynamics 365 Business Central cloud workloads. With the 2021 Wave 1 release, Microsoft has made improvements in the tenant database export feature, meaning you now have a more reliable way to handle export tasks.

Migration and Replication Support for Business Central 2021 Wave 1

Saurav discusses whether or not to replicate or migrate your data when moving to the latest release in MSDyn365BC 2021 Wave 1 – Migration/Replication Support.

Rating of the 2020 Business Central Priorities for Microsoft

Read this fun assessment by James Crowter of how well Microsoft has done against his ten priorities for Dynamics 365 Business Central in 2020. Some were winners, some were losers. Login required to read MSDynamicsWorld’s post of One Year Later: Rating My 2020 Dynamics Business Central Priorities for Microsoft.

Troubleshooting SOAP, Odata, or API Calls

Kyle offers up another Developer Tip of the Day: “If you are troubleshooting SOAP, Odata, or API calls, especially with SSL, lots of people will tell you to use Postman to watch the traffic in and out of the service tier to help find problems. I prefer a competing product called Fiddler. I think it has better decoding of the various web calls, and it does a great job with SSL decoding.” 
 

If you are interested in Dynamics NAV and Business Central development, be sure to see our collection of NAV/BC Development Blogs.

Read the "How To" blogs from ArcherPoint for practical advice on using Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central.

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