Office 365 integration in a Dynamics NAV hosting environment

We from the Microsoft Dynamics NAV support team (Microsoft CSS) see an increasing number of support cases coming in related to Office 365 integration in a hosting environment. This range from the relatively new Edit in Excel feature or the relatively new Outlook Business Inbox to the more familiar Office 365 Single Sign On functionality….

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Smart solutions 3: Custom Vision

In a previous post we looked at how to use a general service , Computer Vision, to recognize content and faces in images. There is another model which you train yourself, called Custom Vision. Scenario Your company uses NFC chips  to detect movements of components between your warehouse and production floor. Why not, instead of…

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Smart solutions 2: Programming Computer Vision in C/AL code

In the previous post, we looked at an example of how Microsoft has built Azure Machine Learning (ML) functionality into Dynamics NAV. We discussed the Image Analyzer extension, which uses the Computer Vision API from Microsoft Cognitive Services to identify attributes in images attached to items and contact persons. We’re going to go a little…

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Smart solutions 1: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Dynamics NAV

Machine Learning (ML) is a branch of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that enables software to do more on its own, such as make predictions and offer suggestions, by analyzing and learning from the data it already has. In short, ML helps make software more proactive in the way it supports your business decisions. There’s a great…

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Moving a Dynamics NAV database with file groups to Azure

The short story: If you use SQL Server for your Dynamics NAV database, and if you are using multiple file groups (other than PRIMARY), as per SQL Server recommendations for better IO performance, and if you need to export the database to Azure, then you need to use the latest update (August 2016 update or…

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How to export a Dynamics NAV database on SQL Server 2016

If you use SQL Server 2016 for your Dynamics NAV database, and you need to export a database to the .bacpac format, then please make sure that you are running the latest update (August 2016 update or later) of the Microsoft SQL Server Data-Tier Application Framework (DacFx) or SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). If you…


Dynamics NAV 2017 as an App in Azure Management Portal

In Dynamics NAV 2017, you can use the Set Up Azure Management Portal guide to register Dynamics NAV in the Azure Management Portal and extract the information you need to use services such as the Sales and Inventory Forecast extension, Power BI, Office 365, and so on. The point of the registration is that Dynamics…

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Dynamics NAV 2017: Enhancing the Core Application and Platform

In on our second post about Dynamics NAV 2017, we’ll be more technical and talk about the changes we have made in the core application and platform to supplement the first post. Enhancements in sales order processes Dynamics NAV 2016 introduced Dynamics CRM Integration that enables an optimal and seamless experience for our customers in the…

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