Announcement: Treemap Business Data Visualization available on PartnerSource and CustomerSource

Christmas is near and I am proud to have a colorful present for the Dynamics NAV community. The “Treemap Business Data Visualization for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 – Partner Community Edition” is available for download here on PartnerSource and on CustomerSource. For the restless reader (“in a few words”)    “Treemap Business Data Visualization…


Resources for my DynamicsNAV Client Extensibility sessions at Directions 09 in Austin, Tx

This morning I have arrived back from Directions 2009 in Austin, Texas. Directions was a fantastic conference with a great setup at a incredibly beautiful location. The program was packed with great sessions and I had lots of networking and feedback from partners on Client Extensibility for the RoleTailored client. I have learned a lot…


Add-ins for the RoleTailored client of Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 (part2)

Yesterday afternoon, a colleague from Italy send me an IM asking for help on a customer scenario. The customer wants his users to see a strong warning sign attached to the item availability in the Item FactBox. The warning shall only be shown if the availability drops under a certain level. He had already experimented…


Preloaded with Add-ins: Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 VPC available

A Virtual PC image of Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 is available for partners on Microsoft Partner Source! This image is already loaded with a number of cool Add-ins.   Dynamics NAV Partners: Go get it, and check it out! Christian Abeln Senior Program Manager Microsoft Dynamics NAV


How to: Debugging of Add-ins

Recently I was giving a presentation about Client Add-ins and it turned out that the audience had already seen all available material about Add-ins. So what could I show instead? Live programming of a new Add-in was what I came up with. The Add-in should be a traffic-lights type of state indicator. This is a…


“Hot Topic” recording on Client Extensibility available for Dynamics NAV partners!

Yesterday I have recorded a “Hot Topic” on Client Extensibility and the creation of Add-Ins. Feel free to review the content here: Now after Dynamics NAV 20009 SP1 has been released to partners, it time to start experimenting with this exciting feature.I hope this 1 hour presentation will give you a good jump start into…


Registration tool for Dynamics NAV RoleTailored client Add-ins

Update (11. Aug 2010): Updated registration tool for Add-ins libraries that reside in other directories than the RTC Add-ins folder.(You must install this into the directory of the RoleTailored client !!!) (Please note: “Add-ins” are supported with SP1 for Dynamics NAV 2009.) In my last blog post on “Add-ins” for the RoleTailored client of Dynamics…


Add-Ins for the RoleTailored client of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 (part1)

(updated: Sample project download: Sept 09)  (updated to SP1 CTP2 and release API: 07.June09) Extensibility for the RoleTailored client also called “Add-ins”, is the feature which I personally love most in our SP1 release of Microsoft DynamicsNav 2009. Starting with this service pack partners have the possibility to add custom controls to the IU of…


After Directions EMEA 09, waiting for the Statement of Directions

Directions EMEA last week was fantastic! A big thanks to the organizers!!! I had the great pleasure to present some new features in Dynamics NAV 2009. Now we all wait for the official Statement of Directions, until we can share the details in a public format. Funnily enough I had even seen a blog post…


This is the start of my Dynamics NAV Blog

For a while now I wanted to start blogging about Dynamics NAV technical topics and by that hopefully help our great community around Dynamics NAV to be even more successful. A number of new and improved features are usually appearing in every software release – this seems to be the nature of the software business….