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  • Blog Post: Coffee Break - Automatic Deployment of Microsoft Dynamics NAV

    This post will round up a small series of how to use Windows PowerShell to provision Dynamics NAV in an automated way. In our examples we do this in the cloud, since here we can already automate the machine and OS deployments, but the techniques here will work in any environment. The key element here...
  • 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: Coffee Break – Using Windows PowerShell to provision virtual machines

    The previous coffee break was about creating a new Virtual Hard Disk (vhd). This time we will create the rest of the machine (VM) in Microsoft Azure. Coffee Break 10 – Provisioning (Creating a Virtual Machine (VM) in Azure) A central part of provisioning a Microsoft Dynamics NAV deployment...
  • Blog Post: Windows PowerShell and Dynamics NAV for your coffee break - Deploy Dynamics NAV via Windows PowerShell

    In this coffee break we will show a way to deploy Microsoft Dynamics NAV automatically. We assume that Microsoft Dynamics NAV is already installed on the machine, but we want to add additional installations / instances of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Coffee Break 2: Automate a Microsoft Dynamics NAV deployment...
  • Blog Post: Code Upgrade: Merging Version Lists

    Merging cumulative updates into your own Microsoft Dynamics NAV solutions has become a lot easier with the new merge utilities . They are based on the concept of three-way merge to reconcile two sets of changes made (independently) to a given base version. For example, when applying Microsoft Dynamics...
  • Blog Post: Updated System Requirements for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Windows Client

    The system requirements for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 have been updated in the MSDN Library. In the original version, the section for the Windows client contain misleading information about the supported operating systems. This was a bug in the way that system requirements are gathered and tested,...
  • Blog Post: How to get back the 'hotfix directories' from NAV 2015 Cumulative Update 1

    As you might have read from the comments on the Cumulative Update 1 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 has been released post, we are no longer providing the 'hotfix directories' in the hotfix download but some people have hinted that they have the need for them. We have created a PowerShell script that...
  • Blog Post: Writing a welcome mail to users of Microsoft Dynamics NAV for tablets

    To use Microsoft Dynamics NAV on their tablet, users must first install and then later connect the app to a Microsoft Dynamics NAV installation. Discovering that the app is available in an app store, however, and getting started with the app can be hard. So to help them get started, we will create...
  • Blog Post: Modifying the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 Installation Program to Include Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.WinForms.tlb

    With NAV 2013 R2 Update Rollup 3, in the process of build sealing, it has been changed the Library GUID used to register Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Client.WinForms.tlb . Accordingly to this previous blog post: Installing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 Side-by-Side with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 , the...
  • 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: 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 SharePoint client installation moments

    Just few words about Microsoft Dynamics NAV Portal Framework installation. Really installation is simple and straight forward. Usually just click setup.exe on installation DVD, choose install SharePoint portal framework, set few parameters and next,next, next… Simplest scenario described at...
  • Blog Post: Best Practices Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013

    The Best Practices Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 is a tool for identifying issues that can prevent you from successfully deploying a three-tier environment of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013. A three-tier deployment is one where the client, Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server, and SQL Server are installed...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Compatiblity with Microsoft Windows 8 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012

    We are proud to announce that Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 is compatible with Microsoft Windows 8 and Microsoft Windows Server 2012. We support the following versions of Microsoft Dynamics NAV with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft Windows 8: Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 Microsoft...
  • 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...
  • 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: How to Get your ERP System Up and Running in No Time

    Introducing RapidStart Services for Microsoft Dynamics NAV If the phrase “IT implementation project” makes your palms sweat and your heart beat faster, this blog entry should be good news. It’s about a new service that we developed as a direct result of customer feedback. We listened...
  • Blog Post: How to have few Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 services on the same server

    Sometimes we need to have few Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 services connected to different SQL databases but running on the same server. Let us say few developers are working on different databases and want to see how RTC works with their customizations. Or maybe we want to compare how different RTC versions...
  • Blog Post: Using ClickOnce to Deploy the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 RoleTailored Client for Windows

    In Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009, the RoleTailored client could only be deployed using a standard Windows Installer (.msi). While this is a common scenario, .msi-based deployment requires the partner to do customer visits, do remote logons, or educate the customer’s IT administration to install the...
  • Blog Post: Deploying the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows Client to Azure Blob Storage with ClickOnce (Part 5 of 5)

    Deploying the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client with ClickOnce makes it easy for end users to install, upgrade, and uninstall the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client. They can do this with a few clicks, without the help from super users or IT administrators. This video shows how a partner or...
  • Blog Post: Deploying the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows Client to a Web Server with ClickOnce (Part 4 of 5)

    Deploying the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client with ClickOnce makes it easy for end users to install, upgrade, and uninstall the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client. They can do this with a few clicks, without the help from super users or IT administrators. This video shows how a partner or...
  • Blog Post: Signing a ClickOnce Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows Client Deployment (Part 3 of 5)

    Deploying the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client makes it easy for end users to install, upgrade, and uninstall the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client. They can do this with a few clicks, without help from super users or IT administrators. This video shows how a partner or IT administrator can...
  • Blog Post: Upgrading ClickOnce Deployed by Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows Client (Part 2 of 5)

    Deploying the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client with ClickOnce makes it easy for end users to install, upgrade, and uninstall the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client. They can do this with a few clicks, without help from super users or IT administrators. This video shows how a partner or IT...
  • Blog Post: Deploying the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows Client with ClickOnce (Part 1 of 5)

    Deploying the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client with ClickOnce makes it easy for end users to install, upgrade, and uninstall the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client. They can do this with a few clicks, without help from super users or IT administrators. This is the first video in a series of...
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