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ArcherPoint’s team of professionals has decades of experience in Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Business Central development—including the latest on Business Central, project management, accounting and best business practices, and more…and they love to share it through the ArcherPoint and ArcherPoint Developer Blogs. Be sure to subscribe through RSS or email to stay up on the latest news, tips, and information.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Apr 16, 2021 - 05:48am
Pinging Docker containers, an update to BC for Power Platform, and how to restore a Business Central online database locally are covered in this edition of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Apr 09, 2021 - 05:45am
This edition of Developer Digest features a discussion of code changes in BC 16.11, protecting secrets in scripts, and preview environments for BC 2021 Wave 1.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Apr 02, 2021 - 05:55am
A busy week for Developer Digest: Tips for cleaning up Docker, end of mainstream support for NAV and Business Central 15, BC Resources for developers from DynamicsCon, and more!
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Mar 26, 2021 - 05:59am
In this edition of Developer Digest, we share cumulative updates for NAV and Business Central, the return of the Complex return type in C/AL and AL, the availability of SQL 2019 Report Builder, and updating per-tenant and AppSource extensions.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Mar 19, 2021 - 05:55am
A cool new feature offered by BC Central 18 IntelliSense, importing without validation, a handy new calendar of events, and an invite to Microsoft’s BC 21 digital launch event are featured in this week’s Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Mar 12, 2021 - 05:55am
This edition of Developer Digest focuses on one big issue: clearing up disk space when using Docker.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Mar 05, 2021 - 05:55am
In this edition of Developer Digest, we discuss whether upgrade codeunits run when publishing an app to a Docker container and when to use the Clear function.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Feb 26, 2021 - 05:05am
In this edition of Developer Digest, we learn the definition of a VS Code Workspace, how to extract event logs from Docker using PowerShell, and the importance of keeping code ready for future releases.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Feb 19, 2021 - 05:15am
This week’s edition of Developer Digest brings the latest with Docker images, BcContainerHelper, and preprocessor directives in AL.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Feb 12, 2021 - 06:05am
Changes to execution of Job Queue processes and Git terminology changes are discussed in this edition of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jan 29, 2021 - 05:32am
This week’s Developer Digest features two Developer Tips of the Day—Changes to the Job Queue and using the Date variable with fields.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jan 22, 2021 - 05:32am
In this edition of Developer Digest, we’re sharing how to use PowerShell Select-String to search directories, Enhanced Email Capabilities in BC 2020 Wave 2, and more
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jan 15, 2021 - 05:45am
December 2020 cumulative updates, the impact of Table extensions on performance, and 1099 complications are topics in this second edition of Developer Digest for 2021
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jan 08, 2021 - 05:38am
This edition of Developer Digest features a detailed discussion of installation versus upgrade codeunits in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jan 01, 2021 - 05:47am
ArcherPoint’s Developer Digest blog is posted weekly to benefit the Microsoft Dynamics developer community. Here are the top 10 developer digests from 2020.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Dec 18, 2020 - 05:35am
This week in Developer Digest, we are talking about MSD365 Insider Builds, the financial dimension framework, selection filter management and much more!
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Dec 11, 2020 - 05:42am
This edition of Developer Digest includes BC’s upcoming Report Extension Object Model, a print preview Issue in BC 17, and waiting for a 1099-NEC Report for tax year 2020 in BC.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Dec 04, 2020 - 06:48am
This edition of ArcherPoint's Microsoft Dynamics NAV/BC Developer Digest provides cumulative updates from November and important information for barcode and MICR check printing.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Nov 27, 2020 - 06:15am
This edition of Developer Digest hosts updates to Business Central including the new 'created' and 'modified' date fields and helpful information when working to resolve a common request in Word report layout.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Nov 20, 2020 - 05:38am
Easy ways to set a date range for the current year, new support for fonts in Microsoft Dynamics Business Central, and defining job queue categories are discussed in this edition of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Nov 13, 2020 - 05:48am
This edition of Developer Digest discusses setting up Azure SQL analytics and why you should stop using “With” statements in Business Central
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Nov 06, 2020 - 05:59am
This edition of Developer Digest features a resolution to a cash receipt journal issue in BC, how to handle commit behaviors on Events in BC 2020 Wave 2 (version 17), and more
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Oct 30, 2020 - 05:59am
ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV / Business Central Developer Digest - Vol 317 Two developer tips, implementing additional currency bank accounts in NAV, and some deep thoughts about building software are topics in this edition of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Oct 23, 2020 - 05:45am
New features for code performance, troubleshooting Business Central in Docker, and many more tidbits to help you develop better in D365BC are in this edition of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Oct 16, 2020 - 05:42am
Exciting news for D365 Business Central developers with the new temporary table type and more is on tap in this week’s Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Oct 09, 2020 - 05:10am
This edition of Developer Digest covers several topics under the BC 2020 wave 2 release umbrella, recommended non-Dynamics sessions to attend at Ignite, and a tip about omitting dependencies on the system and base apps in Business Central.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Oct 02, 2020 - 05:35am
In this week’s Developer Digest, we discuss a table missing a matching permission set, granting external accountant access to BC, support of temporary tables by Page Inspector, and more.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 25, 2020 - 05:45am
This edition of Dev Digest covers topics including “elegant” error handling in BC, model-driven AL development, replicating BC tables to CDS, and more.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 18, 2020 - 05:05am
This edition of Developer Digest asks about your code still in use and provides a list of PowerShell commands.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 11, 2020 - 05:15am
In this week’s Developer Digest, we cover cleaning up Docker artifacts, the BC Hack-A-Thon, the retirement of the TXT2AL tool, where to find license info, and more.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 04, 2020 - 05:42am
DevOps training, published Docker images, PowerShell and Modules in D365BC, URL rewrite issue, pros and cons of updating to Windows build 2004, and how to request access to a Yammer group just for BC developers are in this edition of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 28, 2020 - 05:06am
Cumulative updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV and 365 BC, a call for votes to improve Business Central, Git merge vs rebase, and the developer tip of the day are in this edition of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 14, 2020 - 05:55am
Dynamics 365 Functional Consultant Certification, creating a local drive mapped to files in the cloud, AL and the missing documentation warning are some of the topics discussed in this edition of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 07, 2020 - 05:25am
The very cool Enum extension in Business Central, software excellence fueling business performance, and more uses for PowerShell are in this edition of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jul 31, 2020 - 05:56am
Creating a Docker container for Dynamics NAV 2015, change in default email for sending Invoices in BC 16, and the release of BC 2020 Wave 2 plans are some of the topics discussed in this edition of Developer Digest
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jul 24, 2020 - 06:01am
Rebasing in Git, a new artifact model requirement, a report Inspector for Business Central, and more are topics of discussion in this edition of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jul 17, 2020 - 05:12am
Periodic Docker image cleanup and the latest Business Central news are covered in this edition of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jul 10, 2020 - 05:15am
In this Developer Digest: Checking user permissions on BC objects, a BC Virtual Event recap, and finding out how many users are connected to BC with PowerShell
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jul 03, 2020 - 05:14am
Release of BC Wave 1 Cumulative Update 16.2 and upgrading vs deploying cumulative updates are in this Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jun 26, 2020 - 05:38am
Business Central v16 and the Get-NAVServerSession command, page fields and style properties, and Microsoft standard tests for BC base code are in this edition of Developer Digest
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jun 19, 2020 - 05:35am
Generating symbols to publish an AL extension in BC 13 on premises and running BC objects by typing a URL are covered in this edition of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jun 05, 2020 - 05:15am
Decoupling functional areas from base BC, using Cod Cop with AL development, and trigger Codeunits in BC16 are discussed in this edition of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: May 22, 2020 - 05:16am
Using a custom DLL in NAV and error posting to OData web service in NAV 2013 R2 are topics in this edition of Developer Digest
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: May 08, 2020 - 05:32am
Factbox uses, AL reports pointing to RDL layouts, and essential VS code extensions are discussed in this installment of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Apr 24, 2020 - 05:07am
The new V5 AL extension is causing many errors and warnings, indicating a bug in this functionality. This sparked a long conversation amongst the ArcherPoint developer team, which we share in this edition of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Apr 17, 2020 - 05:39am
The release of Business Central Wave 1, installing Business Central on premises, and a new Extension for Visual Studio Code are in this installment of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Apr 10, 2020 - 05:25am
This week, we discuss an issue with table 5151 Integration Record in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Apr 03, 2020 - 04:58am
Tracking down errors in Business Central, syncing master data in NAV/BC, and version control in Git and Github are discussed in this edition of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Mar 27, 2020 - 05:31am
This edition of Developer Digest includes the latest cumulative updates for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and NAV, deep dives into AL coding for Business Central, talks about dependency propagation, using queries, and much more!
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Mar 20, 2020 - 06:03am
Great tips for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central developers regarding using bank import functionality, when to use tables instead of table extensions, physical inventory counts, and more are in this week’s Developer Digest.