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Submitted by Suzanne Scanlan on 23 March 2018

ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 184ArcherPoint'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.

Announcing Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

Alysa Taylor, GM, Business Apps & Strategy for Microsoft, announces the upcoming release of Dynamics 365 Business Central. She states that the product will be generally available (GA) on April 2, 2018 in 14 countries.

Business Central continues Microsoft on the stated path to offer business without silos, actionable insights, and solutions that are built to evolve for customers. The value of this release includes the ability to customize or extend for specific industry needs with PowerApps, Microsoft Flow, and Power BI. It also brings the full power and product maturity of Dynamics NAV to the cloud.

Dynamics NAV and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Totovic shares a slew of resources around the recent EU legislation known as GDPR and Dynamics NAV. Among those resources are whitepapers and FAQ from Microsoft and blogs on classifying data in Dynamics NAV from the Dynamics NAV Team Blog.

Regardless of whether you work or have clients in the EU countries, you need to be aware of the new regulation and the impact and repercussions of not complying with GDPR legislation. If you don’t want to read the entire 261 pages of the legislation, you may want to start with what you should include in your privacy notice.

Partial Shipments Allowed (Or Not) By Customer in Dynamics NAV

Here’s the scenario for one NAV user: some of their customers don’t want items put into back order status if they don’t have the product and others do want unavailable items put on backorder.

Alan asks, “in Dynamics NAV 2017, can this capability be defined by client vs. globally on or off? Maybe we have this capability today but just don’t realize it?”

Darren responds that it is possible by client, “On the Shipping tab of the Customer card, you can specify if the client will accept partial shipments or only complete orders. This does prevent shipping if the order is not complete. You might want to take a look at that see if this fits your needs.” Darren references this documentation on the shipping advice field on the Dynamics NAV customer table.

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