Creating workshop machines on Azure

During Directions US and Directions EMEA, we had to spin up approx. 2000 Azure VMs for our hands on labs. All of these machines was deployed individually from PowerShell (multiple simultaneous jobs, but still one job=one VM) running on my Developer Machine in Lyngby. The scripts used to create these VMs has been shared with…

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The 10 command(ment)s of Docker (NAV on Docker #6)

I recommend that you read this blog post before reading this. In this blog post I will describe the 10 docker commands I use most frequently and what I use them for. The commands can be executed in a Command Prompt, PowerShell or PowerShell ISE on a machine with Docker installed. In any case, you…

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Multiple ways to run a NAV on Docker image (NAV on Docker #5)

If you haven’t read this blog post, then please do so before continuing here. A lot of examples (like the prior blog post) will use docker run to start a NAV on Docker container, but there are actually a lot of different ways to start these containers. Some of these methods will run the container locally,…

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1-800-GETNAV (Nav on Docker #4)

What a cool phone number to have if you are a NAV partner in the US. Inspired by that and modernized it to the cloud world, it would be: aka-ms-getnav So here you are, probably the easiest way to spin up a NAV on Docker environment on Azure for development and test. The mechanism has…

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1709 and NAV on Docker

As of yesterday evening Windows Server version 1709 (with and without Containers) is available on Azure: I thought it would be a good idea to describe how this relates to the NAV on Docker images recently published on the Docker Hub. Before diving into the details, please read this blog post which talks about the Windows…

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What is docker? What are Containers? What can I use containers for? (NAV on Docker #3)

You have probably heard that all released Microsoft Dynamics NAV versions since NAV 2016RTM now are available as Docker images on the public Docker Hub. If not – then you have now! But what does that mean? What is Docker and what are Containers? Lets start with the easy question What is Docker? Docker is…

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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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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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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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