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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: Oct 19, 2018 - 05:14am

This week, ArcherPoint’s Dev Digest brings you discussion and commentary on using Event Recorder in Dynamics 365 Business Central, a follow-up article on the ALAppExtensions repository on GitHub, and the features and fixes for Prism Version 2.5.0.

NAV Insights
Posted: Oct 17, 2018 - 08:00am

Overview of what’s new in the release of Microsoft 365 Business Central on-premises and how it is different from Microsoft Dynamics NAV

NAV Insights
Posted: Oct 15, 2018 - 06:52am

Using Item Attributes in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 enables users to add to and modify inventory attributes as well as allowing for customization of how this information is recorded.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Oct 12, 2018 - 05:32am

MSDynamicsWorld’s new look, Azure Data Studio, Connecting Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central On Premises to Visual Code Editor, and Using Native Dynamics NAV SMTP to Send Emails are all points of interest in this week’s Dev Digest.

NAV Insights
Posted: Oct 10, 2018 - 06:25am

For companies running older versions of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, updating ERP software raises questions about whether to upgrade or reimplement their solution.

Gwendolynn Massie
Posted: Oct 08, 2018 - 06:33am

In addition to providing comprehensive Financial, Customer Relation, and Supply Chain Management features, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central allows users to customize and control how they view this information – right down to the individual column.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Oct 05, 2018 - 05:47am

Dynamics NAV Ledger Entry Dimension Tables, NAV developer license updates, TSQL Script vs. PowerShell, automated reports and NAV server performance, virtual machines and docker containers, and Micorsoft Teams as successor to Skype for Business are all discussed in this week’s Developer Digest.

NAV Insights
Posted: Oct 03, 2018 - 05:32am

Providing industry leading security practices, Microsoft Azure ensures security at all levels for Microsoft NAV users across business and organizational fields.

Jeff Foss
Posted: Oct 01, 2018 - 05:45am

Data collection is only part of the equation for business success. Microsoft Dynamics NAV gives you a range of reporting options for your data with Power BI and Jet Reports.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 28, 2018 - 05:05am

Microsoft Dynamics NAV Cumulative updates for September 2018, Visual Studio Team Services is getting a facelift called Azure DevOps, and stop wasting money on team building.

Wm. Matthew Street
Posted: Sep 26, 2018 - 05:50am

Using Channel Sales Manager and Microsoft Dynamics NAV with Magento eCommerce provides users with complete data access as well as seamless process integration. 

NAV Insights
Posted: Sep 24, 2018 - 06:25am

Understanding the realities of making a needed upgrade to an ERP system and understanding how to accomplish it make the task much easier to complete successfully.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 21, 2018 - 05:50am

Dealing with image tracker and costing issues, working as a team, and looking to the future with quantum computing are on topic this week for ArcherPoint’s Developer Digest.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 19, 2018 - 06:04am

The Microsoft Dynamics NAV User Group (NAVUG) Summit conference is happening October 15-18, 2018 in Phoenix AZ. Make the most of Summit by preparing in advance.

NAV Insights
Posted: Sep 17, 2018 - 05:29am

Microsoft Azure delivers compatibility, security, and economy on a scale that sets the industry standard for both cloud and hybrid solutions on a global scale. 

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 14, 2018 - 06:01am

Microsoft Dynamics NAV developers discuss moving custom fields from the Sales Header table, how to disable Show More Fields in Dynamics NAV, and offer the developer tip of the day.

NAV Insights
Posted: Sep 12, 2018 - 06:25am

Making the decision to upgrade to Dynamics NAV allows you to take advantage Microsoft’s most up-to-date features and fixes, keeping your business competitive.

Sowkarthika Ra…
Posted: Sep 10, 2018 - 06:22am

Using the workflow functionality in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 is easy. Learn how to setup a sample workflow in Dynamics NAV 2018.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 07, 2018 - 06:07am

JSON object types in Dynamics NAV, REST call sample code to Bing Maps API, code for progress bars for long running code, and an XML port generator are in this week’s Dev Digest.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Sep 05, 2018 - 05:49am

New users of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, soon to be Dynamics Business Central, will want to know about and bookmark these resources for self-education.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 31, 2018 - 06:01am

A fix for RapidStart slowness in Dynamics NAV 2018, Microsoft release notes for Business Central, Business Central on premises on Docker, and the developer tip of the day.

Jon Long
Posted: Aug 29, 2018 - 06:01am

Learn about Holacracy and how ArcherPoint’s culture, business, and employees have benefitted by adopting this method for running the organization.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 24, 2018 - 05:42am

Debugging tricks for Visual Studio developers, transferring large database files, and adding tariff charges to Microsoft Dynamics NAV sales orders are in this week’s dev digest.

Jamie Hanno
Posted: Aug 22, 2018 - 05:59am

Overview of options when incorporating costing and production in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

NAV Insights
Posted: Aug 20, 2018 - 06:08am

How do you know if your small business is ready for ERP? What are the benefits of Enterprise Resource Planning software for small businesses? This blog addresses both.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 17, 2018 - 06:19am

This week’s dev digest discusses how to add the E-Ship bill of lading to a tablet or scanner, allowing bank payment information on a Dynamics NAV 2018 Sales Order, and a funny cartoon.

Senthil Varatharajan
Posted: Aug 15, 2018 - 06:10am

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 offers users the ability to automate intercompany transactions, previously a manual process. This blog shows how to set it up.

NAV Insights
Posted: Aug 13, 2018 - 06:17am

Learn why your business needs to stay competitive in the e-commerce marketplace and how Microsoft Dynamics NAV can help.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 10, 2018 - 05:56am

Dynamics NAV Developer Preview Update, Microsoft Mechanics on YouTube, Azure Information Protection and more, all in this week’s Developer’s Digest.

NAV Insights
Posted: Aug 06, 2018 - 06:18am

This blog post looks at why the cloud is such a popular option for hosting enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Aug 03, 2018 - 06:23am

This week we share the July cumulative updates for Dynamics NAV from Microsoft, an example of bad coding and why it’s bad, and offer a suggestion for a client that wants to use Office Libre.

Jamie Hanno
Posted: Aug 01, 2018 - 05:48am

Overview on two different ways to run adjust cost in Microsoft Dynamics NAV if it has not been done in a while.

Divyesh Chitte
Posted: Jul 30, 2018 - 06:00am

Using Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central provides specific options for managing all aspects of user tasks from start through completion by accessing User Task features within Business Central.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jul 27, 2018 - 05:22am

In this week’s developer digest, we share converting an add-on to an Extension, inline comments to Extension code, the latest on GitHub, and more.

NAV Insights
Posted: Jul 25, 2018 - 05:57am

Tips to help you get started with business analytics, understanding the KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) that matter to your company.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jul 20, 2018 - 05:38am

ArcherPoint team members discuss the use and function of the code ERROR(“) in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.

Senthil Varatharajan
Posted: Jul 18, 2018 - 05:00am

Details on how to create a sales order for lot enabled items in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017, including the full shipment and partial invoice.

NAV Insights
Posted: Jul 16, 2018 - 05:59am

An overview of what a business analyst is, and the importance of that role in business.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jul 13, 2018 - 05:57am

Background on the creation of the Developer Digest and links to the top ten most read Developer Digests blog posts of all time.

NAV Insights
Posted: Jul 11, 2018 - 05:38am

Summary of ideas on ways to maximize the value of your ERP while at the same time minimizing the associated costs.

NAV Insights
Posted: Jul 09, 2018 - 05:35am

A few of the benefits of choosing Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central for your ERP.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jul 06, 2018 - 05:26am

Systems models, single-instance codeunits in Dynamics NAV, and options for creating a “master company” in NAV are in the 199th edition of Developer Digest.

NAV Insights
Posted: Jul 02, 2018 - 06:17am

High-level overview of what ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software is and how it can help any business.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jun 29, 2018 - 06:09am

Implementing AMC Bank Data in Dynamics NAV, object errors after restoring a NAV database, and the most recent Dynamics NAV cumulative updates are in this week’s dev digest.

Saurav Dhyani
Posted: Jun 27, 2018 - 05:21am

How to disable posting negative inventory in Microsoft Dynamics NAV versions 2013 R2 and higher.

NAV Insights
Posted: Jun 25, 2018 - 06:02am

Benefits of keeping current on your enterprise resource planning (ERP) upgrades.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jun 22, 2018 - 05:29am

News about Microsoft acquiring GitHub, tips for using logic in your code, and more in the latest installment of Dev Digest. 

Divyesh Chitte
Posted: Jun 20, 2018 - 06:23am

An explanation of what the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means for Microsoft Dynamics NAV users.

Jon Long
Posted: Jun 18, 2018 - 05:55am

Opinion piece on what makes a good (and bad) developer.

Suzanne Scanlan
Posted: Jun 15, 2018 - 06:14am

All about developing in Dynamics NAV and Business Central, including how to setup Azure containers, where to get Docker images, plus the developer joke of the day.