Connecting to NAV Web Services from the Cloud–part 4 out of 5

If you haven’t already read part 3 you should do so here, before continuing to read this post. By now you have seen how to create a WCF Service Proxy connected to NAV with an endpoint hosted on the Servicebus (Windows Azure AppFabric). By now, I haven’t written anything about security yet and the Proxy1…

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Connecting to NAV Web Services from the Cloud–part 3 out of 5

If you haven’t already read part 2 you should do so here, before continuing to read this post. In part 2 I talked about how to connect to my locally installed NAV Web Service Proxy from anywhere in the world and towards the end, I promised that I would explain how the proxy was build….

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Connecting to NAV Web Services from the Cloud–part 2 out of 5

If you haven’t already read part 1 you should do so here, before continuing to read this post. In part 1 I showed how a service reference plus two lines of code: var client = new Proxy1.ProxyClassClient("NetTcpRelayBinding_IProxyClass"); Console.WriteLine(client.GetCustomerName("10000")); could extract data from my locally installed NAV from anywhere in the world. Let’s start by explaining…

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Edit In Excel R2 – Part 2 (out of 2) – the final pieces

It is time to collect the pieces. The full Edit In Excel R2 solution looks like this Slightly more complicated than the first version – but let me try to explain the pieces NAVEditInExcel is the COM object, which we use from within NAV. This actually hasn’t changed a lot, the only small change is,…

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Auto Deployment of Client Side Components – take 2

Updated the link to the ComponentHelper msi on 12/11/2009 Please read my first post about auto deployment of Client side components here before reading this. As you know, my first auto deployment project contained a couple of methods for automatically adding actions to pages, but as one of my colleagues in Germany (Carsten Scholling) told…

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Running Code on the Client without deploying COM objects

Yes, it can be done! No, it isn’t .net code – nor AL code. Why? It started out as me being a little too fast when stating that you could easily download a file to the Client and attach it to Outlook without any user interaction – and as you might know that is true,…

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Word Management

As with the release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009, I was also deeply involved in the TAP for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1. My primary role in the TAP is to assist ISVs and partners in getting a customer live on the new version before we ship the product. During this project we file a…

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Auto deployment of Client Side Components

NOTE: There is an updated post on Auto deployment of Client Side Components here. When you install the RoleTailored Client on a number of clients, you might need to install a number of Client side components as well. This might not sound as too much of a problem when you need to install the client…

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Multiple Service Tiers – SP1

Right around the release of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009, I wrote a blog entry with some .bat files on how to create multiple Service Tiers when working with NAV 2009. The blog post is here: http://blogs.msdn.com/freddyk/archive/2008/10/29/multiple-service-tiers.aspx Now NAV 2009 SP1 is about to be released, it is time for a small update. One of the…

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Installing NAV 2009 without A/D

The majority of installations of NAV 2009 will be in a network environment, you will have a domain server and an Active Directory with your users and your biggest worries will be how to setup a 3T environment on 3 different boxes, getting the delegation setup correctly all of that stuff. But in a few…

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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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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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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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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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