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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: 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.
Dynamics Insights
Posted: Jan 18, 2021 - 07:55am
Microsoft introduced new priority account functionality into Microsoft 365 (Office) which helps IT protect users who are visible or vulnerable from cyber-attacks.
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
Neeraj Rajpal
Posted: Jan 11, 2021 - 06:45am
Watch this video to learn how you can troubleshoot statement calculation issues in LS Nav / LS Central.
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
Neeraj Rajpal
Posted: Jan 06, 2021 - 06:25am
In this video, you’ll learn how to configure discount offers using the Mix & Match feature in LS Retail’s LS Central ERP product.
Faithie Robertson
Posted: Jan 04, 2021 - 06:45am
Customer service is suffering today, but are you aware of your customers’ experiences? Here are some reasons why you should step into their shoes now and then.
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.
Dynamics Insights
Posted: Dec 30, 2020 - 05:55am
IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS are cloud computing models that offer choice, flexibility, and scalability not found in on-premises. Learn the differences and best use.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Dec 28, 2020 - 06:54am
ArcherPoint publishes an average of 150 industry, technical, and thought leadership blogs around Dynamics NAV/Business Central each year. Here’s 2020’s top 10, our most read blogs of the year.
Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Dec 23, 2020 - 10:55am
2020 is nearly behind us, but we need to be ready for 2021. Read this blog for 10 trends in manufacturing to help you prepare for success in the new year.
Laurie O'Brien
Posted: Dec 21, 2020 - 05:59am
Read this blog for best practices when running the Close Year End process in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central
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!