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ArcherPoint’s team of professionals has decades of experience in Microsoft Dynamics NAV development and are at the forefront of Dynamics 365 Business Central adoption. Our expertise includes project management, accounting, business intelligence and reporting, best business practices, and more. We love to share our expertise 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.

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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.
NAV Insights
Posted: Jan 15, 2020 - 06:00am
Upgrading from Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Business Central isn't a mystery. Read the seventh blog in our series to see what your future upgrades will look like.
Lisa Scotch
Posted: Jan 13, 2020 - 06:05am
Read a printing industry expert’s thoughts on where printing will take us in the 2020s.
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 08, 2020 - 06:12am
The Microsoft Dynamics User Group Community is the ideal way to network with fellow NAV/Business Central users. Learn more in this blog.
NAV Insights
Posted: Jan 06, 2020 - 05:47am
Every month, ArcherPoint brings you a quick overview at what’s going on in the world of Power BI. Learn about the December 2019 update, using bookmarks, and more.
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.
NAV Insights
Posted: Dec 30, 2019 - 05:45am
Upgrading from Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Business Central isn't a mystery. Read the sixth blog in our series to see how much an upgrade might cost.
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 23, 2019 - 06:00am
As ArcherPoint rolls into a new year, let’s take a moment to look back on our most widely read blogs in 2019.
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.
NAV Insights
Posted: Dec 18, 2019 - 05:37am
Upgrading from Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Business Central isn't a mystery. Read the fifth blog in our series to see how long you can expect the upgrade to take.
NAV Insights
Posted: Dec 16, 2019 - 04:24am

Today’s financial teams must take the company’s raw financial data and turn it into actionable intelligence for the leadership team. Find out how.

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.

NAV Insights
Posted: Dec 11, 2019 - 05:53am

Upgrading from Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Business Central isn't a mystery. Read the fourth blog in our series that discusses what to expect for your data migration.

NAV Insights
Posted: Dec 09, 2019 - 06:04am

The December 2019 Power BI briefing includes using power automate to refresh datasets, automated machine learning availability, and more.

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.

NAV Insights
Posted: Dec 04, 2019 - 05:58am

While most ISVs have upgraded their Microsoft Dynamics NAV solutions to Business Central, not all have completed the process. Learn about your upgrade options from ArcherPoint.

Mark Angeli
Posted: Dec 02, 2019 - 05:51am

Watch this video to learn how to create a quick quote for a print job in PrintVis, which is embedded in Microsoft Dynamics NAV/Business Central.

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. 

Heather Wang
Posted: Nov 25, 2019 - 05:35am

Read this blog to learn more about ArcherPoint’s Mouse.org Curriculum Sponsorship Recipient for the ’19-’20 school year, Sisters-N-Technology. 

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.

NAV Insights
Posted: Nov 20, 2019 - 06:00am

Moving from Dynamics NAV to Business Central? Consider moving your customizations to Events and Extensions. But what does that mean? Find out here.

Mark Angeli
Posted: Nov 18, 2019 - 09:26am

Watch this video that provides an overview of the PrintVis and Dynamics NAV / Dynamics Business Central interface, an ERP built specifically for those in the printing industry.

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.

NAV Insights
Posted: Nov 13, 2019 - 06:42am

Each month, ArcherPoint brings you a quick look at what’s going on in the world of Power BI for November 2019.

Tom Hunt
Posted: Nov 11, 2019 - 05:24am

Read this blog for excellent insights about developing in Microsoft Dynamics Business Central

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

Anupa Harikumar
Posted: Nov 06, 2019 - 05:42am

Read this blog to learn how to easily create a purchase order in Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Business Central and convert it to an order.

NAV Insights
Posted: Nov 04, 2019 - 06:06am

The thought of upgrading from Microsoft Dynamics NAV to Business Central can be scary. Read this blog series for answers to your most pressing questions.

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.

Jon Long
Posted: Oct 30, 2019 - 05:52am

The ArcherPoint upgrade team did the impossible – they upgraded a Dynamics NAV customer with a 3.7 terabyte database in 47 hours. Find out how.

Jon Long
Posted: Oct 28, 2019 - 05:04am

Jon Long shares his reflections on the User Group Summit 2019, focusing on what it means for users and partners to upgrade to D365 Business Central.

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.

NAV Insights
Posted: Oct 23, 2019 - 06:12am

Microsoft has released several new Dynamics 365 apps that leverage mixed reality and AI to help businesses cut costs, enhance the customer experience, and enable employees to be more productive.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Oct 21, 2019 - 05:00am

ArcherPoint team members share their highlights from the 2019 User Group Summit conference.

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.

Faithie Robertson
Posted: Oct 15, 2019 - 05:00am

It’s a brand-new world for Microsoft Dynamics NAV/Business Central developers. Read this tale of terror…with a happy ending.

Debbie Shumake
Posted: Oct 14, 2019 - 05:36am

We’re always taught not to assume. But that’s not always the case. Read on to learn why you should assume positive intent.

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.

NAV Insights
Posted: Oct 09, 2019 - 05:28am

Each month, ArcherPoint brings you a quick look at what’s going on in the world of Power BI. This month, learn about the Business Applications event, new templates available, and more.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Oct 07, 2019 - 05:23am

The UG Summit North America will be chock-full of great sessions, including many presented by ArcherPoint. Read this blog to get a sneak peek.

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.

Faithie Robertson
Posted: Oct 02, 2019 - 05:50am

It’s critical to keep up with cumulative updates for Microsoft Dynamics NAV. This blog series explains why…and how they’re not like upgrades. In part 4, we discuss regression testing.

Elly Combow
Posted: Sep 30, 2019 - 05:08am

Read this blog to learn how to create a custom drop-down list for end users to dynamically filter a report in Jet Reports.

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. 

Jon Long
Posted: Sep 23, 2019 - 05:22am

There are potential risks around any decision…but there is equal or better potential for rewards with the right decision. Read this blog to find out why the rewards of upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central outweigh the risks

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.