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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: 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.”

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 06, 2019 - 05:19am

Reporting on your ERP data is just the beginning. Move into business intelligence and beyond with predictive modeling via corporate performance management.

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.

Anupa Harikumar
Posted: May 01, 2019 - 05:20am

There are two ways to develop an extension in Dynamics Business Central; read this blog for how to use the Event Recorder. 

NAV Insights
Posted: Apr 29, 2019 - 05:52am

Distributors already need to have some eCommerce connectivity, but those who will prosper are adapting the eCommerce business model. Read this blog to learn how.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Apr 26, 2019 - 05:47am

SetupType parameters, FindAllReferences, the culture of coders, and useful developer tips for those working in Dynamics NAV and Business Central.

Divyesh Chitte
Posted: Apr 24, 2019 - 05:22am

Read this blog for a detailed understanding of powerful features for delivering a smooth and fresh experience to Business Central users.

NAV Insights
Posted: Apr 22, 2019 - 06:00am

Everyone’s talking about Digital Transformation, but where do you start? Read this blog for 7 actionable steps.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Apr 19, 2019 - 05:28am

In this week’s Developer Digest, we share NAVContainerHelper info from Freddy, Outlook settings, Index Tuning, and enumeration types.

Keerthana Shanmugam
Posted: Apr 17, 2019 - 05:17am

Read this blog to learn how to create a simple customer requirement in Microsoft Dynamics Business Central or NAV using AL code.

Jon Long
Posted: Apr 15, 2019 - 05:36am

Read what the ArcherPoint team learned at the Directions ASIA conference about the importance of harnessing data and the future of Microsoft Dynamics Business Central.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Apr 12, 2019 - 05:46am

Big news from Directions Asia, cumulative update 04 for Business Central on premises, the missing work date indicator, and scheduling your D365BC April 2019 upgrade are all in this week's Developer Digest from ArcherPoint.

Keerthana Shanmugam
Posted: Apr 10, 2019 - 05:50am

Do you need to customize Microsoft Dynamics Business Central on premises? Read this blog to learn the different types of pages using AL code.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Apr 08, 2019 - 06:02am

With the constant onslaught of cyber-attacks, companies that don’t have tools and a plan in place are asking for trouble. Take some basic steps to protect your organization.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Apr 05, 2019 - 05:54am

This week’s Developer Digest offers a host of tips, from refreshing Docker images to showMyCode in app.json projects and more.

Divyesh Chitte
Posted: Apr 03, 2019 - 05:49am

Learn how to use Workflows available in Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Business Central to set up an industry practice.

Jon Long
Posted: Apr 01, 2019 - 03:44pm

Just because you are able to change Microsoft Dynamics AL Code, you should not. Find out way in this blog.

NAV Insights
Posted: Apr 01, 2019 - 07:48am

If you’ve heard of intelligent edge but don’t know why it matters, read this blog for a definition, its advantages, and why it’s part of Microsoft’s strategy.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Mar 29, 2019 - 05:25am

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central CU 3 available, creating parameters for event subscriptions, Docker updates, and enabling manual installation of .app file in a sandbox.