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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Database Conversion for a Dynamics NAV database stored in Azure

One of the nice new features of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 is the ability to place a Microsoft Dynamics NAV database in Azure SQL Database rather than the traditional method of storing it using an on-premises SQL Server instance. For more information, watch this video. So, what happens after you move your Dynamics NAV database to…

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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…

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Announcing the General Availability of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016

Today we are pleased to announce the general availability of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016, a milestone release of Microsoft’s business management solution for small and midsized organizations. Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 offers significant new capabilities in mobility, business insight, and cloud services, as well as deeper interoperability with Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Office…

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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…

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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…


Coffee break in the Cloud with Windows PowerShell

In this post we will run Windows PowerShell in the cloud. The ability to connect your Windows PowerShell with your Microsoft Azure instances can double the value of Microsoft Dynamics NAV and PowerShell, since you now have tools for both on-premises and cloud deployments. And having the choice of hosted deployments is also one of…