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  • Blog Post: Coffee Break - Monitoring and Troubleshooting Services Part 2

    In this post, we thought we might look into how to use Windows PowerShell to work with XML data. As a user scenario, we are continuing here on our previous post, to look further into server troubleshooting possibilities. You might experience an error, warning, behavior that you want to analyze, but...
  • 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: Best Practices Tips and Tricks for Upgrading to Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 or Dynamics NAV 2015 Part 2

    In an earlier blog post, we started to mention some tips and tricks to help you plan your upgrade to a newer version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV . In this post, we would like to share with you some of the known issues we stumbled over in the past couple of months or years, and what can you do in case you...
  • Blog Post: Best Practices Tips and Tricks for Upgrading to Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 or Dynamics NAV 2015

    Earlier, we announced that Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 and Dynamics NAV 2009 R2 would go out of mainstream support in January 2015, and that means that the Classic Client stack is no longer supported: Mainstream Support for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 ends January 13 including 2009 SP1 and 2009 R2 We...
  • Blog Post: Coffee Break 13 - Checking file properties and copying files with Windows PowerShell

    This time, we will look at a couple of ways you can use Windows PowerShell to handle files. Either for the purpose of checking file versions without having to ask users, or as an example here we will look at some ideas for applying an update automatically. Please note that the intention with this post...
  • 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: 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: 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: A Couple of RDLC Performance Optimization Tips

    We have received several requests related to optimization tips for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV RDLC report experience. So in this blog post we provide you with a couple of tips for how you can refactor a report in order to increase its performance in terms of dataset reduction - the example is based on...
  • Blog Post: Coffee Break - Creating and Using Windows PowerShell Profiles

    When you open a Windows PowerShell command prompt, often you type the same commands to begin with. This post shows how to create a profile that will run the commands you want every time you start a new PowerShell command prompt. Coffee Break 7 - Creating and using Windows PowerShell profiles User...
  • Blog Post: Uploading large files from the Web client

    If like me you’ve been tinkering with your Lumia 1020 smartphone and snapping some high-resolution photos over the holidays, you may be wondering whether Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 can handle such large photo sizes on the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client. Let's say you want to capture photos...
  • 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: Manually restoring the NAV 2013 Demo Database

    With the release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013, there are some new procedures for restoring the demo database manually. I have outlined the necessary steps below. 1) From within the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, restore the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 demo database from the installation...
  • Blog Post: Crash Dump Creation

    Actually, NAV should never crash, but sometimes there are circumstances that cause a crash of one of the NAV processes or services. For the user and the administrator, it is usually not clear why a component crashes. Most of the time the application event log does not show enough information to determine...
  • 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: Few tips about filters usage in latest Dynamics NAV RTC builds

    I want to describe few tips about filters usage in Dynamics NAV RTC. This can be useful for users who worked with classic client and came to RTC. In Dynamics NAV Classic Client we can construct filters in filters window using following operators: .. Range & And | Or < Less than...
  • Blog Post: Object Metadata update flow in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009

    My colleague Lars described in BLOG post “ About Object Metadata, and why I can’t see object changed in RTC ” and explained how to troubleshoot metadata update problems. With current post I’m trying to overview whole process and make it more clearly for all. So we have few...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Dynamics KB Articles Now Publicly Available Online

    Hi everyone! Have you used a Knowledge Base (KB) article to help you answer a question? Check out this list of the KB articles that are most viewed for Microsoft Dynamics NAV: 978857 Incorrect VAT entries are generated when you post a credit memo to apply an invoice that contains unrealized VAT in...
  • Blog Post: Commerce Gateway with Isolated Hosts and Biztalk 2010

    The following error may be encountered processing an XML document in the receive pipeline when using Commerce Gateway with Biztalk 2010 and Visual Studio 2010: There was a failure executing the receive pipeline: "Microsoft.BizTalk.DefaultPipelines.XMLReceive, Microsoft.BizTalk.DefaultPipelines, Version...
  • Blog Post: How to change thousands/decimals separators in RDL reports

    In "old good classic" NAV we have feature (and property) named AutoFormatType. Together with property AutoFormatExpr we can set decimal to any format we need. This could be done in the way: we describe new AutoFormatType in the codeunit 1 in function "AutoFormatTranslate(AutoFormatType : Integer;AutoFormatExpr...
  • 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: NAV 2009 Tips and Tricks: Personalize the Departments Menu

    Did you know you can remove the Departments menu from the navigation pane? You may want to do this as you customize the RoleTailored experience for yourself or your customers. The ease of doing this has been improved beginning with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 and also applies to Microsoft Dynamics...
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