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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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Leanne Paul
Posted: May 17, 2021 - 06:04am
Microsoft Dynamics Business Central 2021 Wave 1 (v18) was released in April. Here is a quick guide to the new features it offers.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: May 14, 2021 - 07:48am
In this week’s Developer Digest, we tackle including PDFs in documents, and issues with modifying service orders.
Dynamics Insights
Posted: May 10, 2021 - 08:15am
Dynamics GP users considering a move to another ERP need to consider the advantages to staying with a Microsoft product.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: May 07, 2021 - 06:04am
This edition of developer digest is a meaty one—covering everything from printing barcodes on a report to changing .NET add-ins and the MB-800 exam
Kelli Reynolds
Posted: May 05, 2021 - 12:35pm
Food and beverage manufacturers faced with buying a new ERP learn why Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is a great alternative to industry or legacy systems
Jon Long
Posted: May 03, 2021 - 06:45am
Microsoft Dynamics NAV and 365 Business Central users should know what automated testing is and why Microsoft encourages automated testing for all code.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Apr 30, 2021 - 05:45am
Report issues, comparing versions using PowerShell, documenting code changes with an extension, and adding keys in BC discussed in this Developer Digest.
Matthew Schmider
Posted: Apr 28, 2021 - 06:25am
Technology throws a lot of terms and names at us. Read why the Microsoft Stack is a term to understand and pay attention to.
Retail Insights
Posted: Apr 26, 2021 - 07:45am
Learn to leverage online marketplaces like Amazon, eBay, social media platforms, and global loyalty and rebate sites to expand your footprint
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Apr 23, 2021 - 05:12am
In this edition of Developer Digest, we go deep into a problem with printing a report from the Sales Header in Microsoft Dynamics Business Central.
Crystal Hill-Avitia
Posted: Apr 21, 2021 - 05:55am
The best way to make a customer feel less important or respected is to be late. Read why being early for a meeting is a habit of amazing people.
Saurav Dhyani
Posted: Apr 19, 2021 - 05:45am
The latest release of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central has expanded features that improve performance, reduce licensing costs, and enhance flexibility and ROI.
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.
Matthew Schmider
Posted: Apr 14, 2021 - 08:15am
Microsoft’s licensing can be confusing, but your CSP can help you navigate and optimize it for your business. Here’s how.
Dynamics Insights
Posted: Apr 12, 2021 - 07:18am
Microsoft Dynamics GP customers have four options when considering the future of their ERP.
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.
Sunny Wadhwani
Posted: Apr 07, 2021 - 06:48am
In this video, watch how LS Central from LS Retail's quick service restaurant features help restaurants provide excellent customer service through efficient, quality delivery.
Christine Satariano
Posted: Apr 05, 2021 - 07:38am
If you move to a SaaS ERP environment, can you assume upgrades will no longer be a concern? Not really, however they should be much less complicated. What is the truth about upgrades for your SaaS ERP Software?
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!
Dave Weismann
Posted: Mar 31, 2021 - 12:15pm
Purchasing and procurement seem simple but can be time consuming and expensive. Here’s how to simplify them in Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Business Central.
Crystal Hill-Avitia
Posted: Mar 29, 2021 - 05:59am
Whether you’re in the room or on a Zoom call, you’re always on stage with a customer or co-worker. Read how the way you behave can impact how amazing you can be.
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.
Retail Insights
Posted: Mar 24, 2021 - 06:48am
Shrinkage costs are huge and come from different sources. Retailers need to address weaknesses with smart policies and technology.
Dynamics Insights
Posted: Mar 22, 2021 - 06:02am
If you’re on Microsoft Business Central on premises, it’s mission-critical to stay current. Read this blog to find out why.
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.
Jon Long
Posted: Mar 18, 2021 - 12:23pm
Keeping your Dynamics ERP in in tune is critical for optimal performance. Learn about the differences between on-premises and SaaS tuning, and get 12 key areas to target for performance tuning Dynamics NAV and Business Central.
Matthew Schmider
Posted: Mar 16, 2021 - 02:30pm
Cloud software is now the norm, so you need a Microsoft Cloud Services Provider CSP you can trust for advice, services, and support.
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.
Dynamics Insights
Posted: Mar 10, 2021 - 06:45am
Dynamics GP users looking to migrate to a true cloud ERP should consider the many benefits of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.
Retail Insights
Posted: Mar 08, 2021 - 07:02am
With the end of support for Microsoft RMS 2.0 in July 2021, find out why you should replace this POS with a true omnichannel solution to run your retail business.
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.
Christine Satariano
Posted: Mar 03, 2021 - 06:25am
Skipping upgrades Microsoft releases each year for Dynamics 365 Business Central because it’s time-consuming and disruptive to the organization? Consider an upgrade subscription that does it for you.
Neeraj Rajpal
Posted: Mar 01, 2021 - 06:10am
Watch this video to learn to configure loyalty programs and giver loyalty points in LS Central by LS Retail.
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.
Crystal Hill-Avitia
Posted: Feb 24, 2021 - 06:45am
You want to be amazing, but how do you do it if you don’t know what it means?
Dynamics Insights
Posted: Feb 22, 2021 - 06:05am
Just-in-time (JIT) did not fail the COVID-19 pandemic supply chain challenge, but manufacturers need to examine how it is implemented.
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.
Dynamics Insights
Posted: Feb 17, 2021 - 07:45am
Manufacturers, distributors, and retailers need to consider the role moving to the cloud plays in digital transformation and how it empowers people and enhances corporate culture.
Dynamics Insights
Posted: Feb 15, 2021 - 06:15am
Microsoft has confirmed they will not offer a cloud version of Dynamics GP. See what’s involved and advantages of moving from GP to a cloud-based ERP
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.
Retail Insights
Posted: Feb 10, 2021 - 06:45am
In a pandemic world, retailers can emulate restaurants, spas, and hotels by implementing reservations systems to make the shopping experience safer and more personalized.
Eugene Cherish
Posted: Feb 08, 2021 - 07:15am
If you share a PowerPoint presentation during a Microsoft Teams Meeting, using the PowerPoint option makes it easier. Read this blog to learn how to use it.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Feb 05, 2021 - 05:32am
This edition of Developer Digest highlights the Database Locks feature and the instant “With” statement in Microsoft Dynamics Business Central.
Saurav Dhyani
Posted: Feb 03, 2021 - 05:55am
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021 Wave 1 was released for preview in January. Read about the new features and functionality in this blog.
Retail Insights
Posted: Feb 01, 2021 - 06:05am
This year, for the first time ever, NRF’s Big Show has gone virtual. But the content is top notch as always.
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.
Dynamics Insights
Posted: Jan 27, 2021 - 06:45am
Microsoft Dynamics GP will no longer be making big enhancements. Is it time to upgrade from GP to Business Central? Read this post for 10 things to consider when making your decision.
Crystal Hill-Avitia
Posted: Jan 25, 2021 - 06:38am
You show up for meetings or appointments, but do you show up ready to amaze? Here’s some advice on how.
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
Neeraj Rajpal
Posted: Jan 20, 2021 - 06:45am
Watch this video to learn how to resolve issues with transaction server error codes related to POS returns in LS Retail.