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  • Blog Post: Utilizing Cloud Services – Part 1

    During 2011 I have conducted sessions on utilizing cloud services at various events (Convergence US, Directions EMEA, Dutch Dynamics Community Event, NAV Tech Days, Airlift in Munich and Directions US – and every time I have promised that I would blog about how to do these cool things – how can you as...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from the Cloud–part 5 out of 5

    If you haven’t already read part 4 (and the prior parts) you should do so here , before continuing to read this post. In this post, I am going to create a small Windows Phone 7 application, which basically will be a phone version of the sidebar gadgets from this post . When we are done, your Windows...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from the Cloud–part 4 out of 5

    If you haven’t already read part 3 you should do so here , before continuing to read this post. By now you have seen how to create a WCF Service Proxy connected to NAV with an endpoint hosted on the Servicebus (Windows Azure AppFabric). By now, I haven’t written anything about security yet and the Proxy1...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from the Cloud–part 3 out of 5

    If you haven’t already read part 2 you should do so here , before continuing to read this post. In part 2 I talked about how to connect to my locally installed NAV Web Service Proxy from anywhere in the world and towards the end, I promised that I would explain how the proxy was build. Problem was, that...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from the Cloud–part 2 out of 5

    If you haven’t already read part 1 you should do so here , before continuing to read this post. In part 1 I showed how a service reference plus two lines of code: var client = new Proxy1.ProxyClassClient("NetTcpRelayBinding_IProxyClass"); Console.WriteLine(client.GetCustomerName("10000"...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from the Cloud–Part 1 out of 5

    My last post in January 2010 ( here ) talked about how to create a Proxy for connecting to NAV Web Services from outside the local intranet, by creating a local proxy and exposing this through the firewall to your DMZ. It still isn’t simple though and there are a lot of tasks to complete in order to...
  • Blog Post: Web Services Infrastructure and how to Create an Internal Proxy

    I am NOT an expert in how to setup a secure network and I do NOT know a lot about firewalls, DMZ setup and all of these things, but I have seen a lot in my 25 years of working with computers and the following (absolutely non-exhaustive) gives a good picture of a common network situation of companies...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from VBScript

    The Connecting to NAV Web Services series is coming to an end. I think I have covered the majority of platforms from which you would like to connect and use NAV Web Services – some things are easy and some things are a little harder. I did not cover Flash nor did i cover things like the iPhone or iPod...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from Silverlight 3

    Please read this post to get a brief explanation of the scenario I will implement in Silverlight. Yes, yes – I know it isn’t a fancy graphical whatever as Silverlight should be, but to be honest – I would rather do something crappy on purpose than trying to do something fancy and everybody would find...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from Windows Mobile 6.5

    It is kind of embarrassing that I write a post about how to connect to NAV Web Services from Windows Mobile 6, when Windows Mobile 6.5 has been out for almost half a year (that’s how much a gadget person I am:-)) I just downloaded the 6.5 SDK from here and tried out the exact same application as I wrote...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from Windows Mobile 6

    I have created my very first Windows Mobile App! This is running in an Emulator using the Professional SDK. I also tried to deploy the solution to my physical device (my Smartphone), which also worked: To be honest, the biggest challenge is to setup everything so that you can get going. A couple of useful...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1

    Please read this post to get a brief explanation of the scenario I will implement in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1. Please also read this post in order to understand how Web Services works using pure XML and no fancy objects. Like Javascript, NAV 2009 SP1 does not natively have support for consuming...
  • Blog Post: Logging the XML generated from .net or received from NAV WS

    When working with Web Services using languages who doesn’t natively have Web Services support (like Javascript and NAV self) you have to create a SOAP envelope yourself in the correct format. Of course you can do so by looking at the WSDL, understanding SOAP and using theory – or… – you can create a...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from Javascript

    Prerequisites Please read this post to get a brief explanation of the scenario I will implement in Javascript. BTW. Basic knowledge about Javascript and XML is required to understand the following post:-) Browser compatibility The sample in this post will work with Internet Explorer. I have only tried...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from Visual Basic .net using Service Reference

    This post is really just a Visual Basic version of this post and this post combined, please read those posts before continuing this post. As described in the other posts, there are two ways to work with Service References – one is to keep the configuration in a .config file and the other is to do everything...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from Visual Basic .net using Web Reference

    This post is really just a Visual Basic version of this post , please read that post before continuing. Note, this is my very first Visual Basic application. I don’t think there are any ways to do this easier – but then again – how should I know. I am creating a Visual Basic Console application and adding...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from C# using Service Reference (code version)

    You should read the post about connecting to NAV Web Services from C# using Service Reference (config file version) before continuing here. Code is king As you saw in the other post, the config file was pretty complicated and although it is editable by hand and as such could be modified at installtime...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from C# using Service Reference (config file version)

    Prerequisites Please read this post to get a brief explanation of the scenario I will implement in C# using Web References. For C# we can leave the Service Tier running Negotiate or we can use Ntlm as PHP and Java. In this example I will assume that the Service Tier is running SPNEGO (which is the default...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from C# using Web Reference

    Prerequisites Please read this post to get a brief explanation of the scenario I will implement in C# using Web References. For C# we can leave the Service Tier running Negotiate or we can use Ntlm as PHP and Java. In this example I will assume that the Service Tier is running SPNEGO (which is the default...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from Java

    Prerequisites Please read this post to get an explanation on how to modify the service tier to use NTLM authentication and for a brief explanation of the scenario I will implement in Java. BTW. Basic knowledge about Java is required to understand the following post:-) Version and download Java does not...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from PHP

    Prerequisites Please read this post to get an explanation on how to modify the service tier to use NTLM authentication and for a brief explanation of the scenario I will implement in PHP. BTW. Basic knowledge about PHP is required to understand the following post:-) Version and download In my sample...
  • Blog Post: Connecting to NAV Web Services from …

    I promised to write some posts about how to connect to NAV Web Services from various other programming languages/platforms and I guess it is about time I kept my promise. I will create a couple of posts on how to connect to NAV Web Services from: PHP Java C# using Web Reference C# using Service Reference...
  • Blog Post: Edit In Excel R2 – Part 2 (out of 2) – the final pieces

    It is time to collect the pieces. The full Edit In Excel R2 solution looks like this Slightly more complicated than the first version – but let me try to explain the pieces NAVEditInExcel is the COM object, which we use from within NAV. This actually hasn’t changed a lot, the only small change is, that...
  • Blog Post: Auto Deployment of Client Side Components – take 2

    Updated the link to the ComponentHelper msi on 12/11/2009 Please read my first post about auto deployment of Client side components here before reading this. As you know, my first auto deployment project contained a couple of methods for automatically adding actions to pages, but as one of my colleagues...
  • Blog Post: Dynamic references to NAV Page Web Services in C# – take 2

    In this post from April, I explained how to make dynamic references to page based Web Services, but the post really left the developer with a lot of manual work to do using reflection. So – I thought – why not create a couple of helper classes which makes it easier. Basically I have created a generic...
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