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ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 236ArcherPoint'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 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 Business Central and NAV experts and devotees around the world. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

So Long, C/AL

Last week brought much buzz after the Directions Asia conference, particularly around the plan revealed by Microsoft to make C/AL no longer available in the upcoming October 2019 release of Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Stefano says, Bye Bye C/AL, welcome to the AL era, sharing Microsoft’s plans to make good on the promise of moving their ERP codebase from C/AL to AL, with the April 2019 release being the last that will support C/AL.

It’s also been noted that Microsoft intends to allow for Business Central base code changes using AL, but

ArcherPoint’s Jon Long warns against the consequences of Changing Microsoft Dynamics AL Code.

You can also read more on the MSDW blog, Microsoft preps Dynamics 365 Business Central partners for future with modern UI, development model.

The times, they are a changing! Are you ready?

Cumulative Update 04 Released for Business Central On Premises

From his blog, dated March 22, Saurav Dhyani shares the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central on premises cumulative update 04, providing a list of the platform updates and which localized versions are available.

The Missing Work Date Indicator

Saurav asks: “Are you missing the work date indicator in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central? If so, it will be ready with the April 2019 update. Be ready to use that feature in a new way with Business Central.”

Per Microsoft’s release notes, the work date will be presented directly on-screen in relevant scenarios so users can easily understand the context of the current view.

Scheduling Your April 2019 Upgrade for Business Central

April is here, and you need to be prepared for your upcoming Business Central Upgrade. The steps are:

  1. Set up notifications
  2. Schedule the upgrade
  3. Test prior to production
  4. Validate Extensions

See the full set of instructions for scheduling your spring 2019 upgrade of Business Central on the Microsoft Community site.

We welcome your comments on this edition of Developer Digest.

If you are interested in NAV 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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