It has never been easier… (NAV on Docker #2)

As of this morning, all shipped cumulative updates (+ all localizations) of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 and 2017 are available as Docker images in the Docker Hub, ready for execution on a Windows system with Docker installed. How do I use them? This means, that if you have a computer running Windows 10 Professional edition…

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A small step for man kind but a giant leap for us! (aka NAV on Docker)

Some months ago, a colleague tried to convince me that Docker was the new black and I really had to look at that. Today, we have started deploying Official Microsoft Docker Images to the Docker Hub – https://hub.docker.com/r/microsoft/dynamics-nav/ and over the next days, all CUs and all country versions for NAV 2016 and NAV 2017 will be…

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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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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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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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So, you want to import your Office 365 users, huh???

Yesterday evening when I was writing the blog post about performance testing, I got a question on whether I had a script, which could import users from Office 365 into your NAV. I didn’t, but hey, 10 minutes after, I did:-) Here’s the script. It is designed to run on the Azure Image, but it…

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So you want to get started on perf testing, huh???

On November 10th, I tweeted that the NAV 2017 version of the Load Test Sample Project was available – expect some blog posts:-) Hopefully you haven’t been pressing F5 on my blog for the last 35 days… – but wait no more. I will of course use the Azure Image as foundation for running performance…

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NAV 2017 CU1 on Azure

Last night, the NAV 2017 CU1 image was uploaded to the Azure Gallery. A lot of things have changed, some things looks the same. The biggest change is of course that NAV on the image now is NAV 2017 CU1 instead of RTM, but also the a number of the pre-requisites for NAV have been…

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http://aka.ms/navdemodeploy – under the hood

You might be wondering what actually is happening when you navigate to http://aka.ms/navdemodeploy, so I thought I would lift the hood and show you what is underneath. Short URL As you probably know, the aka.ms Short URL’s are just simple redirects and the navdemodeploy is redirecting to: https://portal.azure.com/#create/Microsoft.Template/uri/https%3A%2F%2Fraw.githubusercontent.com%2FNAVDEMO%2FNAV2017%2Fmaster%2Fdeploydemo.json Looking a little closer, this is actually…

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http://aka.ms/navdemodeploy – using PowerShell

It is part of my DNA, that no matter how easy things have become, it can always become easier. In this post, I have stated, that the easiest way to create a NAV 2017 environment on Azure is using http://aka.ms/navdemodeploy. But what if you want to create the same environment again and again or you…

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One NAV 2017 on Azure – Loaded please…

There is a huge difference in ordering a baked potato and a loaded baked potato. The potato is the same, but it just becomes so much better will all the add-ons. So, how would you like your NAV 2017 on Azure? NAV 2017 on Azure, Loaded please… of course:-) This blog post is a visual…

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Updates to the Azure Gallery Image… – kind of…

Note: Updated on November 16th with info on the Excel Add-In Note: Update on November 18th with info on PowerApps and Flow. The Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Image on Azure has been live for a few weeks and I have received a lot of feedback that it is very hard to setup the new things…

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Connecting to NAV Web Services from PHP- take 2

Back in the days – January 19th 2010 to be exact, I wrote a blog post on how to connect to NAV Web Services from PHP here. Web Services was fairly new and there wasn’t a lot of info out there on how to do things. The “old” blog post has been read over 76.000…

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The Microsoft Dynamics NAV Image in the Azure Gallery

By now, we have had a Microsoft Dynamics NAV Image in the public Azure Gallery for 1-2 years and just last week, we shipped the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 image and also the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Cumulative Update 13 is now available in the gallery. What is it? In essence, it is just a…

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