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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: Sep 04, 2019 - 06:09am

This 3-part blog series features highlights from Satya Nadella’s Inspire 2019 keynote. Read part 3 to learn how the physical and virtual worlds can be connected with Microsoft Azure, Dynamics, and HoloLens 2

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 28, 2019 - 05:14am

This 3-part blog series features highlights from Satya Nadella’s Inspire 2019 keynote. Read part 2 to learn Microsoft’s vision for connecting the entire enterprise

NAV Insights
Posted: Aug 26, 2019 - 06:02am

Microsoft will end support for Windows Server 2008 in January 2020. Read this blog to learn how to plan for it.

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 21, 2019 - 06:26am

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella delivered an inspiring keynote at Inspire 2019; read this blog series to learn what customers should pay attention to

NAV Insights
Posted: Aug 19, 2019 - 05:09am

Read this blog to learn how ArcherPoint’s Saurav Dhyani has earned the title of Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 5 consecutive years

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 14, 2019 - 03:28pm

It’s time to vote for your 2019 BCUG | NAVUG User Group All-Stars. Cast your votes for those you want to see recognized at Summit.

NAV Insights
Posted: Aug 12, 2019 - 05:56am

This monthly digest provides a snapshot of what’s going on in the ever-growing world of Microsoft Power BI. August 2019.

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.

NAV Insights
Posted: Aug 07, 2019 - 08:44pm

Read this blog to get a quick overview of what’s in store with the Microsoft Dynamics Business Central 2019 Wave 2 Release.

NAV Insights
Posted: Aug 05, 2019 - 06:23am

LS Retail, a leader in integrated end-to-end solutions for retail, announces changes to their LS Central Loyalty program

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.

NAV Insights
Posted: Jul 31, 2019 - 06:01am

What are the differences in the CRM functionality included in Microosft Dynamics Business Central and the CRM specific product, Dynamics 365 for Sales and Customer Engagement? Read this blog, reprinted from C5 Insight to find out.

NAV Insights
Posted: Jul 29, 2019 - 05:47am

If you’re not a member of the Microsoft Business Central/NAV User Group, read this blog for 3 reasons why you should be.

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.

NAV Insights
Posted: Jul 24, 2019 - 05:53am

There are many BI tools out there to help you with your analytics. Read this blog to learn 5 reasons why we think Microsoft Power BI is the best choice.

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.

Jodi Hiebert
Posted: Jul 17, 2019 - 05:39am

Part of retail is the build-up of suspended POS transactions. This blog explains how LS Retail can keep them cleaned out for you.

NAV Insights
Posted: Jul 15, 2019 - 05:11am

Think Microsoft Office on premises is “good enough”? Think again. Read this blog to discover what you’re missing with Office 365…and how easy it is to make the switch.

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.

NAV Insights
Posted: Jul 08, 2019 - 05:27am

If you think the only way to customize your Dynamics Business Central is by traditional coding, you’re wrong: The Power Platform offers built-in tools that make it possible for anyone to tailor BC to their needs.

NAV Insights
Posted: Jul 05, 2019 - 07:07am

ArcherPoint has partnered with PrintVis, the authors of the Microsoft-certified management information system built specifically for the print industry. Learn more about the response after extensive training by an ArcherPoint consultant.

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.

Jamie Hanno
Posted: Jun 24, 2019 - 05:30am

Date fields on Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 sales orders can be confusing if you’re not familiar with how NAV uses the fields. Used correctly, they can improve sales and setting customer expectations. Learn more in this blog.

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.

Ric Derdeyn
Posted: Jun 17, 2019 - 06:04am

Date fields on Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 purchase orders can be confusing, but used correctly, they can improve purchase order processing. Learn more in this blog.

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.

Jamie Hanno
Posted: Jun 12, 2019 - 05:30am

For employees that track time, read this blog to learn how to set up and use time sheets in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 

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

Greg Kaupp
Posted: Jun 05, 2019 - 05:03am

Learn about changes to Dynamics 365 Business Central licensing and how you can gain access to D365BC in the cloud.

Jamie Hanno
Posted: Jun 03, 2019 - 05:56am

Need to better control job costs and prices in Dynamics NAV or Business Central? Use Jobs and Work Type Codes.

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.

Jim Benson
Posted: May 27, 2019 - 08:06am

Directions North America 2019 came and went without much fanfare. Read why that’s a good thing.

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.

NAV Insights
Posted: May 22, 2019 - 06:38am

On-premise ERP solutions are capable, but they don’t offer some of the big benefits you can get with ERP in the cloud. Here are 4 reasons you should consider moving your ERP to the cloud.

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.

Elly Combow
Posted: May 15, 2019 - 05:31am

Read this blog to learn how to create custom replicating rows in Jet Reports without referencing your data directly using the NL Rows function.

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.”