Microsoft Dynamics 365 Blog

How to get OData URLs with company names that contain forward slashes 

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Customers who want to consume Dynamics NAV data with OData in Microsoft Excel and have company names such as CRONUS A/G or CRONUS Danmark A/S may find it difficult or result in an error. When connecting to an OData feed from Excel, this does not work unless you don’t specify a Company Name in the…Read more

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Change multiple Application Area tags with PowerShell 

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Visibility of the controls in Business Central can be regulated by the ApplicationArea property. For more information, see (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dynamics-nav/applicationarea-property). Before you convert an existing Dynamics NAV solution to an extension written in AL, the ApplicationArea property must be set on all your custom controls. Otherwise, they will not be visible. Setting the ApplicationArea property one by one is a tedious task…Read more

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AL Developer Previews, multiple releases, and GitHub 

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With this blog post we would like to give a better overview of the Developer Preview program in the context of the released product versions (NAV 2018, Dynamics 365 Business Central) as well as provide more clarity on the purpose of the AL GitHub forum (https://github.com/microsoft/al/issues). Early Preview Phase As many of you know, in…Read more

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Be vigilant against phishing attempts 

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We have seen reports of Dynamics NAV being used in phishing campaigns involving fake invoices from Microsoft. Please remember to always be vigilant against phishing attempts. For more on protecting yourself from phishing scams, please see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/safety/online-privacy/phishing-scams.aspx.  …Read more

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How to generate the ‘hotfix directories’ from Microsoft Dynamics NAV 

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Some of you have missed the so-called “hotfix directories” that have not be part of the monthly updates since Cumulative Update 1 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 removed. So in November 2014, we wrote here on the blog how to use a Windows PowerShell script that gives you the same folder structure. It’s a best…Read more

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Service Principal Names (SPN) for Dynamics NAV Web Services 

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We, the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Support Team in the Customer Service and Support (CSS) department, see from time to time cases asking for the Service Principal Names (SPN) that are required for Dynamics NAV Web Services (WS) to run properly on a three-tier environment with Kerberos enabled. Let’s start with a little bit of history…Read more

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Connecting to Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales Version 9.0 

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Dynamics NAV 2016 and later versions use a native integration with Dynamics 365 for Sales for a smooth experience. But our friends in the Dynamics 365 for Sales team have announced a new customer-driven update that will be come with version 9.0. The target of this update was to be available before the end of…Read more

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Smart solutions 3: Custom Vision 

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In a previous post we looked at how to use a general service , Computer Vision, to recognize content and faces in images. There is another model which you train yourself, called Custom Vision. Scenario Your company uses NFC chips  to detect movements of components between your warehouse and production floor. Why not, instead of…Read more

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Smart solutions 2: Programming Computer Vision in C/AL code 

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In the previous post, we looked at an example of how Microsoft has built Azure Machine Learning (ML) functionality into Dynamics NAV. We discussed the Image Analyzer extension, which uses the Computer Vision API from Microsoft Cognitive Services to identify attributes in images attached to items and contact persons. We’re going to go a little…Read more

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