What is SEPA?

We get a couple of questions asked quite regularly: “How can I make my ERP system SEPA compliant” and a more basic one “What is SEPA? And how does this affect my daily work?” With this blog entry I’ll try to answer these questions. SEPA is short for Single European Payment Area – which is…


Bio – Rikke Lassen

Rikke Lassen is a program manager working in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV team. She has been with the NAV Application team since 2004 with a main focus on Office Integration.  Her areas of responsibility are also to look at features within integration in general such as BizTalk, Web Services and Business Notification etc. from an…


Bio – Dan Brown

Dan Brown is the General Manager for Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Dan has been with Microsoft since 2002, working on the Microsoft Business Framework, Project Fenway, and Dynamics AX.  Before joining Microsoft, Dan ran the R&D group for a Silicon Valley start-up called Bistro that built workflow-based business applications (including financials management) for small-to-medium sized businesses.  The rest…


Documentation Improvements in the Next Version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Help! Greetings from the Microsoft Dynamics NAV User Education team. We are the team responsible for application and platform documentation, including online Help, the Application Designer’s Guide, and install and config manuals. You’ve made some complaints, and we’ve been listening. Your feedback says that it’s difficult to find the Help information you need, and the…


Microsoft Dynamics NAV, SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Dynamics NAV plans to support Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 once they are available. To ensure compatibility, Dynamics NAV development will start testing Dynamics NAV 4.0 SP3 and Dynamics NAV 5.0 SP1 on these two server platforms at the beginning of calendar year 2008. See full announcement here. Martin Nielander…


Introducing Microsoft Dynamics NAV’s New General Manager

As you may have heard, last week the MBS team announced that Darren Laybourn will be taking a new position as General Manager of the Outlook Mobile team at Microsoft.  We also announced that I would become the new General Manager for Dynamics NAV and Mobility and continue to report to Hal Howard, who will…


Index Usage Query

This is a follow up from an earlier blog “Finding Index usage”. In that blog, I described a very simple way to list how indexes are being used. In this blog, the query is much extended so that it now shows your Navision keys, listed by either number of updates, or by their cost divided…


Starting out with Fixed Assets Functionality in Dynamics NAV

One of the top customer questions we receive in the Fixed Assets area is about starting to use Fixed Assests instead of General Ledger. For example, a company wants to start using the Fixed Assets module from the 1st of January 2002. Acquisitions and depreciations have been posted in the general ledger until the 31st of December 2001….


How to detect locking order for a NAV process

The nature of a deadlock is that two processes lock resources in different orders. Deadlocks can in theory be eliminated by ensuring that all processes always lock resources in the same order. This document describes how to determine the locking order of a process in Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Note, that I mention locking of “resources”….


Addressing Known Issues with Jobs in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0

In an effort to continue to provide our customers and partners with a stronger set of tools for their businesses, the Jobs area of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 was redesigned and many new features were added to the module.  Some really exciting functionality to help with productivity and flexibility such as an entire new budget…