iOS 10 and self signed certificates

With the release of iOS 10, Apple have changed the way self-signed certificates works and since self-signed certificates are a vital part of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Demo Environment setup, I thought I would describe how to connect to a Demo Environment, signed by a self-signed certificate from an iPad or an iPhone. It is…

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What would you do?

Lately, a number of  ISVs have asked me this question: If you where me, what would you do? To give the question a little context, we are talking about Solutions, Customizations, Extensions, Modifications or whatever name you use. We are talking On-prem, Hosted, Managed Service, Dynamics 365 for financials. What is the magic bullet? What…

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Renumbering NAV Object Ids

A few weeks ago, I decided that now was the time to convert my BingMaps extension into a “real” extension. A Dynamics 365 for Financials App, which I could add to AppSource. In order to do that, I need to place my objects in my newly assigned object range in the 70 mio range and…

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Create a secure Url to a file

In the very last paragraph of this post, I talk about specifying a certificate pfx file as a Url for http://aka.ms/navdemodeploy: The Url needs to start with http:// or https:// and today (while writing this post) this is the only parameter that you need to specify as a secure Url, but I am planning to create more…

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SSL Certificates 101

This is not an exhaustive description about SSL certificates. Instead it is an explanation about why self-signed SSL certificates doesn’t always work for you and a high level description of what you need to do in order to install a trusted SSL certificate on the Azure image. First… – understanding DNS (Dynamic Name Service) In…

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NAV and Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)

Over the last weeks I have gotten an increasing number of inquiries around MFA. To be honest, I had never tried to setup MFA before, but that didn’t stop me from answering. My typical answer would be the following: NAV itself does not have any knowledge about multi factor authentication, but we do support claims based…

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How is this perf testing thing actually working?

This post is #3 in a series of posts about performance testing. Post #1 was all about setting up an instance of NAV on Azure and get perf tests up running. Post #2 was all about scaling the number of users and running multi-tenancy. But what actually happens when running perf tests? When running a…

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The BingMaps Extension (and some tips and tricks)

On the Azure VM, you will find a couple of extensions: BingMaps, O365 and MSBand. These extensions are primarily there in order to show how you would do certain things in extensions. It is my intention to create an app in AppSource for each of these apps as well when time allows. In this post,…

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NAV 2017 CU2 on Azure

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 CU2 will be released any minute now (it is being deployed to Microsoft Download Servers while I am writing this post), but for once, the Azure Image made it before the MSDN download pages. The Image is now available in the classic portal and with http://aka.ms/navdemodeploy. The image will be available…

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Perf testing with multiple users

This post is #2 in a series of posts about performance testing, please make sure you have read this post first. In the previous post, you created a NAV Virtual Machine, installed Visual Studio, install Git, Cloned the NAV 2017-Sample repository from the NAVPERF organization, configured the settings and ran the test scenarios. Now, we need…

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