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  • 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: Owner ID field became obsolete in Dynamics NAV

    On MSDN it is written that the Owner ID field became obsolete and should be removed from specific pages. This means that anyone can start up the Windows Client and configure a Role Center without any restrictions. Reasoning behind this is explained in this small blog posting among a new approach that...
  • Blog Post: Installing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 side-by-side with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

    A year after Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 released, we released a new version of it, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2. They share common files, so if you install both versions on the same computer, then they will try to use the same resources, and so you run into problems. This really means that you cannot...
  • Blog Post: Understanding and Configuring Session Timeouts

    When you start the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client or the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client, a connection is established with the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instance, and a corresponding session is added on Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server. Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server includes several timeout...
  • 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: NAV 2009 (all versions) 2 part delegation configuration enabling access to Network File Share over 3-tier configuration

    In the RoleTailored client, operations such as RENAME and COPY fail if the destination for the file operation is not on the computer running Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server. One solution is to configure Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server to delegate on behalf of the RoleTailored client as described in this...
  • Blog Post: Technical videos for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

    The Microsoft Dynamics NAV support team have posted videos on YouTube that illustrate various aspects of deployment and configuration of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, including tips for how to extend the core product. You can share the videos with other partners, and with your customers - they are the...
  • Blog Post: Configurations of Profiles in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

    In NAV 2013, the out-of-the-box experience shows how RoleTailoring makes a difference. All 21 pre-defined user profiles have been updated to include configuration of individual pages to fit the work of each user profile. This affects the list places in the navigation pane, all associated ribbons,...
  • Blog Post: How to start any object in Role Tailored Client

    Sometimes we need to run some specific object (page, report, codeunit or xmlport) on Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Role Tailored Client. Let say we want to test report received from customer on our Cronus demo db. The easiest way is of course to run report directly from Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Development...
  • Blog Post: Managing network files in RTC

    In Dynamics NAV 2009 in RTC client if you are accessing files located on network machines, these files can be accessed when each service is running on single machine, when SQL and NST are on same machine (2 tier) or each service is running on separate machine (3 tier). However when accessing such...
  • Blog Post: Installing NAV 2009 R2 without Active Directory

    Normally you need to have an Active directory server running to use multi-tier of NAV 2009 R2. But in some cases this is not possible or existing. In NAV 2009 R2 we got an new configuration option called ClientCredentialType that is meant to be used over WAN. But I will in this blog post show one simple...
  • Blog Post: Finalizing the Role Tailoring of Microsoft Dynamics NAV – Take II

    Working on my warehousing presentation for Directions in Orlando next week, I am finalizing a new configuration for the SHIPPING AND RECEIVING – WMS profile – code name Sammy. This blog post is a continuation of the post back in May this year: Finalizing the Role Tailoring of Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Using PowerShell to configure Dynamics NAV Services

    The Microsoft All-In-One Code Site has a new NAV code sample. This time it demonstrates using PowerShell to Get a list of NAV 2009 Services, either on the local machine or on a remote machine, and Start and stop a service The sample also includes a small bit of XML, so that you can use...
  • Blog Post: Every time when adding/deleting a user the NAV service shuts down

    Recently I run into a problem where NAV service did shut down every time I did add or delete a user. The event log explain the problem like bellow. So it obvious that we of some reason can’t connect to the database. Type: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException Class: 14 LineNumber: 1 Number: 916...
  • Blog Post: RTC over WAN – What is the Required Bandwidth for my Workload

    As you probably know we shipped Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 with a few features to support running the RoleTailored Client over WAN. Specifically we added the capability of using Certificates to validate the Server that the client is connecting to and a Login dialog that enables a NAV user to type in credentials...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics NAV Changes by Version

    Microsoft Dynamics NAV has had multiple changes to the underlying code in order to optimize performance of NAV on SQL Server. The chart below shows the changes by version. REPEATABLEREAD In order to use the REPEATABLEREAD, changes are needed after installing the latest hotfix to enable the option...
  • Blog Post: Finalizing the Role Tailoring of Microsoft Dynamics NAV

    See continuation of this post here : Finalizing the Role Tailoring of Microsoft Dynamics NAV – Take II “Dear partner and customer, it’s up to you!” That’s a little bit provocative and not all true, of course, we would very much like your help in completing the story on...
  • Blog Post: NAV 2009 Tips and Tricks: Disable Personalization

    Sometimes, you want to make sure that your personalizations and customizations are not changed by a user. In Microsoft Dynamics NAV R2, and builds of Microsoft Dynamics NAV SP1 31671 and higher, you can specify a new startup parameter setting that allows you to control this: Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav...
  • Blog Post: Transport Security in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2

    Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 uses WCF (Windows Communication Framework) for the core of its transport of data between the RoleTailored client and Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server. This usage of WCF includes transport security. The default behavior for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 is to use the transport...
  • Blog Post: Defining the Time Zone for Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Services

    With Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2, you can configure Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server to specify the time zone in which web services calls are run. You do this by configuring the WebServicesDefaultTimeZone setting in CustomSettings.config file, the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server configuration file. ...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics NAV/SQL Server Configuration Recommendations

    Michael De Voe , a Senior Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft, has compiled a set of recommendations for SQL Server configuration to improve performance when running Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 and later versions with one of the following versions of SQL Server: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP3 x64...
  • Blog Post: NAV 2009 Tips and Tricks: Customize the Navigation Pane

    You can add and delete buttons and lists in the Navigation Pane. 1. In the top right corner of the Role Center, click Customize button. 2. Click Customize Navigation Pane . 3. In the Customize Navigation Pane window, click New to create a new button . 4. Type a name for the new button...
  • Blog Post: Building a Role Center in 1 hour

    First I want to say thanks to people who attended Michael Rosenørn and My session, about building a Role Center in 1 hour, at Convergence 2008 last week in Denmark. Our evaluation score for this session was second highest out of all sessions at Convergence, so we must have done something right...
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