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Submitted by NAV Insights on 4 March 2016

ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest – vol 87

ArcherPoint’s technical staff pose questions, find answers, and share new discoveries about Microsoft Dynamics NAV

The ArcherPoint technical staff—made up of developers, project managers, and consultants – is constantly communicating internally, with the goal of sharing helpful information with one another.

As they run into issues and questions, find the answers, and make new discoveries, they post them companywide on Yammer for everyone’s 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 group—so we thought, wouldn’t it be great to share them with the rest of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Community? So, the ArcherPoint Microsoft Dynamics NAV Developer Digest was born. Each week, we present a collection of thoughts and findings from the ArcherPoint staff. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

Question on reverse compiling DLLs:

What's the reverse compiler you use to take apart DLL controls?

Michael Wong: I use JustDecompile from Telerik:

Just Decompile

Matt Traxinger: I really like DotPeek from JetBrains. I've decompiled everything with it. Random DLLs, the actual NAV executables, NAV PowerShell DLLs. It works well for me. There are times that the resulting code is a little hard to read, but they are few and far between. Even then you can still understand it.

Suzanne Scanlan shared an article and improving your writing skills:

With so many people blogging these days, it might be a good idea to take a look at how your writing can be improved. After all, you want your work to be read and not ignored.

So whether it is a blog or newsletter, here are ten tips from HubSpot that will help you make your writing more engaging.

10 Simple Edits That'll Instantly Improve Any Piece of Writing

Faithie Robertson shared an article on what drives customers' demand for upgrades:

As a partner, it is in your best interest to be in tune with the signs that your clients are candidates for an upgrade.

Here are just some of the demand drivers from the article:

  • React to discontinuation and end of solution support (Dynamics NAV 2009 and earlier versions are out of Microsoft support already)
  • Increase productivity
  • Take advantage of new technology/functionality
  • Meet growth and profitability goals
  • Increase ROI from BREP and ERP investment
  • Response to new requirements and regulations
  • Increase software integration
  • Solve resourcing challenges
  • Make customer's dream of Cloud ERP come true.
  • Enable access to the system through various devices (smartphone, tablet, desktop, etc.)

Read the article:

What Drives Customers Demand for Upgrades, And Why Partners Can't Afford to Miss the Signs


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