Microsoft Windows Vista Gadget – My "Stuff"

This is my second gadget. My first gadget was the Search gadget, which you can find here. I won’t repeat any explanation as to what a gadget is, nor will I talk about Javascript – instead I will focus upon the things, which are new in this post: Returning an XMLPort from Web Services to…

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PageUp and PageDown in the Role Tailored Client

If you have been working with the Role Tailored Client you are probably aware, that it doesn’t support PageUp and PageDown in Task Pages. The reason for removing this support was, that the new User Experience is centered around starting from the List, and this way you have a better overview and can find the…

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Search in NAV 2009 – Part 3 (out of 3)

If you haven’t read part 2 and part 1 of the Search in NAV 2009 posts, you should do so before continuing. This is the 3rd and final part of the Search in NAV 2009 post. In this section I will show how to create a Windows Vista Gadget and have this gadget connect to…

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Search in NAV 2009 – Part 2 (out of 3)

If you haven’t read part 1 of the Search in NAV 2009, you should do so before continuing. In this section we will create a small Winforms application, which uses the Web Service we just created in part 1. Our application will be visible as a System Tray Icon, it will have a global Windows…


Search in NAV 2009 – Part 1 (out of 3)

During the partner keynote and during a couple of the other presentations, we showed a small application, which was able to search in NAV 2009 through multiple tables, display a result set and allow people to drill into task pages in NAV 2009 from the search result window. During the next 3 posts, I will…

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Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 launched!

Wednesday this week we officially launched Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 at Convergence EMEA – what a relief. We have been working hard on this release for a long time and although you always know what you would have made better when you launch a product, I think that NAV 2009 is a great release and…


Creating and Running Hyperlinks

In the developer help for NAV 2009 (nav_adg.chm), there is a description for creating and running Hyperlinks – I will not try to repeat all the information in the documentation – so please read the documentation before reading this post. There are however a couple of thing, which are not described in detail. My next…

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NAV 2009 and Unicode!

The title might be a bit misleading, but I am writing this post as a response to a problem, which a partner ran into with NAV 2009 – and the problem is caused by Unicode. I am not a Unicode expert, so bare with me if I am naming some things wrong. As you know,…

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Edit In Excel – Part 4 (out of 4)

If you haven’t read part 3, part 2 (and part 1), you should do so before continuing here. We have seen how to put code inside Excel, using VSTO and connect to NAV 2009 Web Services. We have seen how to add this to a table inside Excel and how to write data back to…

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Edit In Excel – Part 3 (out of 4)

If you haven’t read part 2 (and part 1), you should do so before continuing here. In Part 1 and 2, we have seen how easy it is to add a Web Service Reference inside Excel, and use it to get Data. In Part 2 we even had the ability to modify data and send…


Edit In Excel – Part 2 (out of 4)

If you haven’t read Part 1, you should do so before continuing here. In Part 1 we saw how easy it is to white .net code inside Excel, and get it executed based on an event in Excel, and how easy it is to fill values into cells. But in order to make this really…


Edit In Excel – Part 1 (out of 4)

For the last 6-9 months, Microsoft have been showing a demo of how a user could create a filter on a list place and invoke an action called Edit In Excel. This would open Microsoft Excel with the same records, the user selected in the List Place and allow the user to edit values and…

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Transferring binary data to/from WebServices (and to/from COM (Automation) objects)

A number of people have asked for guidance on how to transfer data to/from COM and WebServices in NAV 2009. In the following I will go through how to get and set a picture on an item in NAV through a Web Service Connection. During this scenario we will run into a number of obstacles…

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Running Microsoft Dynamics NAV on SSD’s (Solid State Drives)

Solid State Drives are here. Laptops are sold with SSD’s (a bit expensive) and also the server market is seeing SSD’s coming out promising incredible performance from your storage. But what does this mean for NAV? I contacted FusionIO (www.fusionio.com), one of the major players in the high end SSD market and borrowed a drive…

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4 BAT files for the Client Tier

If you haven’t done so, please read the post about Multiple Service Tiers before reading this:-) In my previous post (Multiple Service Tier) I promised to talk about what to do on the Client Tier if you have installed a number of services on a Service Tier computer that all are set to start manually….

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The Service Tier

My first technical blog post is going to describe some details about the service tier, that some people might find interesting (and some people might think that this is common knowledge:-)) What is the Service Tier? Very briefly – the Service Tier is the middle tier in a Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 installation. This is…

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Multiple Service Tiers

NOTE – there is an updated post reg. Multiple Service Tiers in NAV 2009 SP1 here. If you haven’t done so, please read the post about the Service Tier before reading this:-) A very typical scenario with both partners and customers is to have more than one database. This can be because you have a…

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About time…

OK, OK – I should have started blogging a long time ago, I just never really got around to get going until now! In the beginning my blog will probably be focused around NAV 2009, tips and tricks – but who knows where it might go.Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 is set to be released to…