How Do I Set Up Microsoft Dynamics NAV to work with Azure SQL Database

Dynamics NAV 2016 supports the option of using Azure SQL Database, and we have recorded a “How Do I” video to explain the steps involved in deploying a Dynamics NAV SQL Server database to an instance of Azure SQL Database. This blog post includes a Windows PowerShell script that can be used to configure the Dynamics… Read more

Using the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Web Client without Internet Access

As you know, the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Web client is a website that you deploy and which your users can access from any browser. But in some businesses, users do not have Internet access, but they still want to be able to access Dynamics NAV from a browser. So how can you configure the… Read more

Easy Deployment of the Latest Version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015

As you all know, Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 has been available as an image in the public Microsoft Azure Marketplace since January 2015. This image is updated when each cumulative update is released, and you can choose the exact version that you want to use based on the release date. At time of publishing this… Read more

Coffee Break – Automatic Deployment of Microsoft Dynamics NAV

This post will round up a small series of how to use Windows PowerShell to provision Dynamics NAV in an automated way. In our examples we do this in the cloud, since here we can already automate the machine and OS deployments, but the techniques here will work in any environment. The key element here… Read more

Coffee Break – keeping stuff in the cloud

In the last few Coffee Break posts we have been looking at virtual hard disks (VHDs) and virtual machines (VMs). Now let’s combine the two in the cloud. Coffee Break 11 – Provisioning – Using Microsoft Azure storage to keep VHDs and other useful stuff in the cloud Provisioning a new instance of Microsoft Dynamics NAV is like… Read more

Coffee Break – Using Windows PowerShell to provision virtual machines

The  previous coffee break was about creating a new Virtual Hard Disk (vhd). This time we will create the rest of the machine (VM) in Microsoft Azure. Coffee Break 10 – Provisioning (Creating a Virtual Machine (VM) in Azure) A central part of provisioning a Microsoft Dynamics NAV deployment is of course to provision the… Read more

Windows PowerShell and Dynamics NAV for your coffee break – Deploy Dynamics NAV via Windows PowerShell

In this coffee break we will show a way to deploy Microsoft Dynamics NAV automatically. We assume that Microsoft Dynamics NAV is already installed on the machine, but we want to add additional installations / instances of Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Coffee Break 2: Automate a Microsoft Dynamics NAV deployment User Story:The customer has a system where they… Read more

Code Upgrade: Merging Version Lists

Merging cumulative updates into your own Microsoft Dynamics NAV solutions has become a lot easier with the new merge utilities. They are based on the concept of three-way merge to reconcile two sets of changes made (independently) to a given base version. For example, when applying Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Cumulative Update 1 to a… Read more

Updated System Requirements for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Windows Client

The system requirements for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 have been updated in the MSDN Library. In the original version, the section for the Windows client contain misleading information about the supported operating systems. This was a bug in the way that system requirements are gathered and tested, and we have changed the process accordingly. We… Read more

How to get back the ‘hotfix directories’ from NAV 2015 Cumulative Update 1

As you might have read from the comments on the Cumulative Update 1 for Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 has been released post, we are no longer providing the ‘hotfix directories’ in the hotfix download but some people have hinted that they have the need for them. We have created a PowerShell script that should give you… Read more