ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV / Business Central Developer Digest - vol 254
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 NAV experts and devotees around the world. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.
Highlights of the D365BC Autumn 2019 Release
Kyle shares this article from MSDynamicsWorld: “Five Highlights of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Autumn 2019 Release, noting that this release will contain 42 changes in total. The base application will be delivered as AL applications - C/SIDE development and the Windows client will cease to exist in the newer versions. Multiple production environments will now be available – a big deal to multi-national companies as they will now be able to localize per company versus having to use the same code base for all companies. Discontinuation of the desktop client in favor of the modern client is one area where we may be going back in functionality; however, improvements are being made with every new release. Speed and agility are next on the list, and it seems that Microsoft is keeping performance in mind with everything they do.”
Matt T calls out: “This is the most important one in my opinion: ‘Another bottleneck are database locks of the No. Series - Table. The next release will offer a solution to this with a Lock-free number series. Yes! This is the first step in a way to avoid table locks with tables that use Entry No. as a primary key.’ Do you agree? What do you see as the highlights of the upcoming Wave 2 Autumn 2019 Business Central release?
Test Driven Development Book
Saurav is excited to share: “I finally found this book on Amazon India. Expecting to be ready for Test Driven Development after reading it!” Automated Testing in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Jon replies: “I’m half done, great book.”
Stop Using the Old Business Central Online URLs
Make sure you tell your D365BC SaaS customers. From the Dynamics 365 blog:
Last year, we announced a single URL that will get you to your Business Central online. From that date a year ago, the shorter, simpler URL to access all your business data has always been https://businesscentral.dynamics.com, and we have been redirecting you silently even if you would happen to use the old ones (*.financials). Right now (from September 1st, 2019), we will be switching off any redirection from the previous, old addresses (*.financials) to the single Business Central domain. If you are still using any old bookmarks or links – please update them and switch fully to https://businesscentral.dynamics.com address only! This change only applies to online version of Business Central via the browser or any API calls (does not apply to on-premises versions).
This is important, but if you’re already using the current https://businesscentral.dynamics.com address as we suggested a year ago – you’re all set and don’t need to worry.
Friday Funny shared by Kyle:
Figure 1 - Don't use spreadsheets from https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/spreadsheets.png
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