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  • Blog Post: Coffee Break - Monitoring and troubleshooting NAV Services

    Windows PowerShell is very well suited for monitoring services because tasks can be repeated and they can run remotely. In this post we will look at how to check the Application Log via Windows PowerShell, locally as well as remotely, to look for errors or for certain words in the log. The customer story...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Worker Threads and Microsoft Dynamics NAV

    Microsoft Dynamics NAV has been configured to use the Microsoft SQL Server database engine as efficiently as possible. This includes using SQL queries which are appropriate for parallel query execution to speed up the retrieval of data when the SQL Server is configured to allow this. Parallelism in SQL...
  • Blog Post: Coffee Break – keeping stuff in the cloud

    In the last few Coffee Break posts we have been looking at virtual hard disks (VHDs) and virtual machines (VMs). Now let's combine the two in the cloud. Coffee Break 11 – Provisioning - Using Microsoft Azure storage to keep VHDs and other useful stuff in the cloud Provisioning a new instance...
  • Blog Post: Watch Out for Zombies When Using Microsoft Dynamics NAV with “xact abort” Enabled

    If you have turned on the xact abort connection setting option for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV SQL Server instance, then you should watch out for Zombies. With this option turned on, users of your solution risk seeing an error stating This SqlTransaction has completed; it is no longer usable along with...
  • Blog Post: Coffee Break - Windows PowerShell and creating a Hyper-V disk

    After covering some basic management operations for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, we thought it might be the time to look under the hood of the Dynamics NAV cloud provisioning script. The script in its entirety is fairly large and complex. But stripped away from all the wrappings and bundling, it can be broken...
  • Blog Post: Culture Settings on NAV Web Services

    We live in a world of global interaction, and this is reflected in the software that we use at work and at home. As expected this culture differences brings also more complexity and one more extra care for our development side. For instance, a Germany company that is now expanding its business to USA...
  • Blog Post: Coffee Break - Windows PowerShell Remoting

    In this previous blog post we looked briefly at Windows PowerShell and remoting. Back then, we used a PSSession object to connect to a Microsoft Dynamics NAV virtual machine in Microsoft Azure. This time we will look a little closer at just the PSSession object. Coffee Break 8 - Windows PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Coffee Break | More piping with Dynamics NAV

    Did you see our first coffee break about piping at Windows PowerShell and Piping ? Let's dig a bit further. Coffee Break 6 - Return to piping This time we will use more piping and other ways to look at a PowerShell object and format it in different ways. For the example here we will use Get-NAVServerInstance...
  • Blog Post: Coffee Break - Search in a Dynamics NAV object file using Windows PowerShell

    This coffee break post illustrates how to search a text file for specific words or a phrase. You can do this with Windows PowerShell in any text files, but let's use some Dynamics NAV objects exported as text. Technically speaking we are reading a text file then piping it line for line through a search...
  • Blog Post: Using Windows Powershell cmdlets to modify companies and databases

    Have you been following the coffee break series of blog posts recently? Are you ready to start using Windows PowerShell? If you do not want to get started on your own development database, how about using the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 demonstration database? In this blogpost, we use Windows PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Coffee Break | Windows PowerShell and Piping

    The | (pipe) functionality in Windows PowerShell offers endless opportunities for formatting and manipulating results from one cmdlet to the next. Coffee Break 4: Piping in Windows PowerShell Each time we run a Windows PowerShell cmdlet, the resulting output is not text but an Object providing...
  • Blog Post: Importing objects in a multi tenancy environment

    The following posting is based on a support request where a partner wanted specific instructions what the process should be when trying to import a FOB file in a true multi tenant environment. If you simply import the FOB file, the following message box will first pop up to you: This box is new...
  • Blog Post: Please Check your Management Port in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2

    As you know, since Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2, schema changes are now handled in a different way as described, among other places, in the Paradigm blog post . All schema changes are now synchronized to the SQL Server database through the Microsoft Dynamics NAV service tier. We sometimes hear of...
  • Blog Post: Importing and Exporting Data in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015

    In earlier versions of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, you could move or copy all or part of the data in a database by using the Microsoft Dynamics NAV backup functionality. In Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2, the support for the .fbk files was removed, but in Cumulative Update 8 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013...
  • Blog Post: Merging Application Objects using Windows PowerShell in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015

    Upgrading a Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution is time consuming. You have to identify which changes you have to make, you have to upgrade the application objects and the application code, and you might have to move the existing data around so that it fits the new database schema. In Microsoft Dynamics...
  • Blog Post: Debug and Bulk Insert in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2

    We recently received some cases related to an unexpected behavior with the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Debugger when the Bulk Insert feature is enabled. The Bulk Insert functionality is duly described in the MSDN Library at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd355341(v=nav.70).aspx . Here you can...
  • Blog Post: Synchronize metadata, please…

    One of new procedures/functions we have in NAV 2013 R2 is “metadata synchronization”. It is process when object (table) description done in C\SIDE by NAV developer is applied to SQL object (object structure in SQL becomes the same as we have in NAV object designer). It is described at http...
  • Blog Post: Help us make Microsoft Dynamics NAV better

    We always strive to make Microsoft Dynamics NAV a better product – and in order for us to do that efficiently we need to know how real customers out there are using the product. To help us getting that knowledge, Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server can send anonymous data about how server instances are...
  • Blog Post: Importing and Exporting Data in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 CU 8

    In earlier versions of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, you could move or copy all or part of the data in a database by using the Microsoft Dynamics NAV backup functionality. In Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2, the support for the .fbk files was removed, but with Cumulative Update 8 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV...
  • Blog Post: Validating Single Sign-on with Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2

    // Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved. // This code released under the terms of the // Microsoft Public License (MS-PL, http://opensource.org/licenses/ms-pl.html.) How to: Validate that Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 is correctly configured to support Single Sign-on...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 Management Pack for System Center Released

    We are excited to announce that we have released the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 Management Pack for System Center. You can find the Management Pack and guide on the Microsoft Download Center here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=36388 . The guide walks you through the details...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 FP1 Management Pack for System Center

    In January 2013 we released Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Management Pack for System Center which we announced in this blog post . This extension package is helping Microsoft System Center Operations Manager users monitor computer systems running Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013. Microsoft Dynamics NAV...
  • Blog Post: New finsql.exe Command Prompt Options

    Based on partner feedback and the increasingly important goal of automating processes around a Microsoft Dynamics NAV installation, we’re pleased announce that we have added company-related and database-related command-line options to finsql.exe, in addition to the existing options. Introduced...
  • Blog Post: New Management Admin Cmdlets

    Windows PowerShell is becoming ever more used in the professional IT organization, and in Microsoft Dynamics NAV we are continuously extending and improving the set of administration management PowerShell cmdlets. With hotfix 2791548, we introduce these additions and updates, all fully backward compatible...
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