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Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jan 17, 2020 - 06:00am
Running an XMLPort, Docker image fail and resolution, and more recent how-to’s from developers across the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and NAV world are in this edition of the Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jan 10, 2020 - 06:47am
Reducing the size of the Business Central base application, useful VS Code shortcuts, using Obsolete properties in AL, and a tip on procedure overload are in this edition of the Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jan 03, 2020 - 10:30am
MICR fonts availability for D365BC SaaS, AL database methods and performance on SQL, when to write test scripts, and extending key in a base table from an AL extension are in this week’s digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Dec 27, 2019 - 06:45am
In this edition of Developer Digest, we talk about table text field lengths, how to extend the auto-log off “feature” of Dynamics 365 Business Central, and code annotations in AL.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Dec 20, 2019 - 06:52am
Triggers, record locks, and AL report creation tips and tricks can be found in this edition of the ArcherPoint Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Dec 13, 2019 - 05:59am
A TableExtension bug is now resolved, cumulative updates for D365 Business Central, a list of changes that break going from BC14 to BC15, an eBook for AL beginners, and more are on tap in this edition of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Dec 06, 2019 - 05:47am
How to build a PowerShell script for a Business Central 15 Docker container and applied learning and Machine AI for Business Central can be found in this issue of Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Nov 27, 2019 - 05:55am
Creating on-demand, access-from-anywhere environments are becoming reality and may one day eliminate the need to test solutions using customer data. 
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Nov 22, 2019 - 05:29am
Testing your code without data using the function library and an update on unit tests in BC15 are in this edition of the Developer Digest blog.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Nov 15, 2019 - 05:47am
This week’s dev digest shares the October 2019 cumulative updates for Dynamics NAV and Business Central, the FILTERGROUP function, and the latest Git release.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Nov 08, 2019 - 05:25am
Understanding the Common Data Model, a fatal debugger error, and an issue with NAV Notes not transferring to a new company are all in this week's Developer Digest blog from ArcherPoint
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Nov 01, 2019 - 05:14am
This week we learn about changes with the D365BC 2019 Wave 2 release and remote development for Business Central with VS Code.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Oct 25, 2019 - 05:53am
Two Developer Tips of the Day, plus the problem with users creating extension apps are in this week’s Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Oct 18, 2019 - 05:46am
The availability of Dynamics 365 Business Central Wave 2, BC Cumulative Update 5, and Docker images for BC are some of the highlights in this week’s Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Oct 11, 2019 - 05:34am
Help with an issue regarding Dynamics NAV 2017 Job Queue intervals, and a FilterGroup warning is the Developer Tip of the Day are in this week’s Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Oct 04, 2019 - 05:16am
September cumulative updates for Dynamics NAV and Business Central 13, a table error in Dynamics NAV 2015, and fun naming servers are in this week’s developer digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 27, 2019 - 05:49am
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central news, including Cumulative Update 4, Page Inspection, and object licensing, are in this week’s Dev Digest.
Faithie Robertson
Posted: Sep 25, 2019 - 05:44am
Cumulative updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV are important to keep up with. Read this blog series to find out why—and how they’re different than upgrades. 
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 20, 2019 - 06:10am
Cumulative Update 03 for MSD365BC on premises, new naming for AL files, migrating personal profiles, and favorite Windows hotkeys are the highlights of this week’s Developer Digest.
Faithie Robertson
Posted: Sep 18, 2019 - 06:09am
It’s important to keep up with cumulative updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV. This blog series explains why they are and how they’re NOT the same as an upgrade.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 13, 2019 - 06:03am
Modifying the base application, Extension help, Event advice, migrating Help docs, and more are in this week’s Developer Digest for Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Business Central.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 06, 2019 - 05:15am
This week, we ponder SOAP or REST, share a great resource for Docker newbies, as well as explain entitlements in D365BC SaaS.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 30, 2019 - 05:24am
Skipping the Docker 2.1.0.0 build, extending and customizing Microsoft D365BC Help, the simple Git user guide, and more are in this week’s Developer Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 23, 2019 - 05:32am
This week, we share the Aug 2019 cumulative update links for Dynamics NAV and Business Central, developer tip of the day, and a warning about adding users to D365BC SaaS accounts.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 16, 2019 - 05:13am
More thoughts about the Dynamics 365 Business Central autumn 2019 release, a book on Test Driven Development, a call to stop using the old Business Central online URLs
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 09, 2019 - 05:02am
Developer tip for AL report writing, a MICR check printing question, Dynamics NAV mobile apps updated, and more on wave 2 of the D365BC 2019 release.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 02, 2019 - 04:58am
5 highlights of the upcoming autumn release of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, how to correct a ‘break on error message,’ and where the public Docker images have been moved to in this week’s Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jul 26, 2019 - 06:02am
This week’s digest includes a discussion around working on a hybrid AL / CAL project (don’t if you can avoid it), plus a Friday funny.
Pandiyan Manivannan
Posted: Jul 22, 2019 - 05:13am
When you’re developing in Microsoft Business Central and it crashes or closes when you try to open the C/AL Editor, follow these steps to correct the problem.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jul 19, 2019 - 05:56am
Lifecycle services release notes, cumulative updates for Dynamics NAV and Business Central, a discussion on where to put custom field validation logic, and more in this week’s Dev Digest.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jul 12, 2019 - 05:28am
A comprehensive list of NAV Docker images offered by Microsoft, seeing named users allowed by licensing, running a container more than 90 days old.
Senthil Varatharajan
Posted: Jul 10, 2019 - 05:32am
In the final blog of a 4-part series on file handling in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, you’ll learn how to email an exported file from Microsoft Business Central.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jul 03, 2019 - 06:01am
Solutions for issues with debugging in VS code against a Docker Container, a warning about ransomware getting worse, making “Export to Excel” option visible in BC on premises, and using enum in AL.
Senthil Varatharajan
Posted: Jul 01, 2019 - 06:12am
In the third blog of a 4-part series on file handling in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, you’ll learn how to update an existing Excel file in Microsoft Business Central.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jun 28, 2019 - 06:08am
Access the release plan (formerly release notes) for Dynamics 365 wave 2, and help us solve a report printing issue in Dynamics NAV 2018 web client.
Senthil Varatharajan
Posted: Jun 26, 2019 - 05:42am
In the second blog of a 4-part series on file handling in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, you’ll learn how to upload a file and store it in a table.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jun 21, 2019 - 05:39am
Converting CAL to AL, May 2019 cumulative updates for Dynamics NAV, using the FILTERGROUP function, web client printing, and more are in this week’s Developer Digest blog.
Senthil Varatharajan
Posted: Jun 19, 2019 - 05:28am
In the first blog of a 4-part series on file handling in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, you’ll learn how to export to Excel and download a file.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jun 14, 2019 - 06:13am
Configuring the Excel add-in for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017, a tip if you’re having trouble with the service tier in Docker container, and a cautionary tale of a SIM port hack.
Anupa Harikumar
Posted: Jun 10, 2019 - 05:47am
Learn how to use different data types in AL programming for Dynamics Business Central On Premises – Dictionary, RecordID, RecordRef, and BigText data types.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jun 07, 2019 - 05:10am
A discussion around unique packing requirements for a client and a setting change in Visual Studio Code to sync versus recreate
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: May 31, 2019 - 06:08am
Accessing any table in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, setting up Business Central sales and inventory forecasting, Visual Studio Team Explorer, and the joke of the day.
Anupa Harikumar
Posted: May 29, 2019 - 05:55am
In this blog, you’ll learn how to send an email by using PowerShell scripts.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: May 24, 2019 - 05:57am
This week, we investigate a report compile error involving Tablix, share a new book on automated testing in Dynamics 365 Business Central, and ponder whether or not we should make C/AL code look like AL code.
Keerthana Shanmugam
Posted: May 20, 2019 - 05:49am
Do you need to customize Microsoft Dynamics Business Central on premises? Read this blog to learn how to do it using the String function. 
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: May 17, 2019 - 05:46am
Explaining Docker container isolation and how it’s done, a warning for Docker users performing Windows 10 updates, and Microsoft’s announcements of its Fluid Framework and Visual Studio Online tools.
Keerthana Shanmugam
Posted: May 13, 2019 - 06:23am
Do you need to customize Microsoft Dynamics Business Central on premises? Read this blog to learn how to do it using AL Keywords, specifically the MAXSTRLEN keyword.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: May 10, 2019 - 05:47am
In this edition of Developer Digest, we share some fun comic strips and a conversation to make you think about what you are developing for, plus we introduce the “consulting corner.”
NAV Insights
Posted: May 08, 2019 - 05:36am
Learn two ways to create a new job that includes budgets in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: May 03, 2019 - 06:00am
Order of variables list, D365BC web client filtering, and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 14, BC14 are covered in this edition of Developer Digest.