New system events replace Codeunit 1 in Business Central October’18 release

When you start upgrading to Business Central on-premises, you’ll notice that Codeunit 1 ApplicationManagement is missing. Not to worry, this is not a ‘bug’, it is by design. We’re refactoring the application as part of our move to modern development and to enable extensions to subscribe to events that were formerly handled by functions in codeunit…

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Developer Preview – August 2018

Once again it is our pleasure to announce the August update of the Developer Preview. With this release, we bring you several new features that help building your solutions as extensions. We also include a large number of resolved GitHub issues. See the list of closed bugs here: closed bugs in August. This Developer Preview is…

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Developer Preview – June 2018 Update

Welcome to the Developer Preview for June. In this release we have a number of new features for you that are introduced below. We have also spent time burning down outstanding bugs reported through GitHub. See the list of closed bugs here: https://github.com/Microsoft/AL/milestone/17?closed=1. This Developer Preview is available only through the Ready to Go program. Read more…

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Developer Preview – May 2018 Update

Welcome to the May 2018 Developer Preview update. In this release we have focused primarily on burning down the outstanding bugs reported through GitHub. This milestone contains ~300 events and bug fixes and brings the number of outstanding bugs close to 0. See the list of closed bugs here: https://github.com/Microsoft/AL/milestone/16?closed=1. We have also added a few small…

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AL Developer Previews, multiple releases, and GitHub

With this blog post we would like to give a better overview of the Developer Preview program in the context of the released product versions (NAV 2018, Dynamics 365 Business Central) as well as provide more clarity on the purpose of the AL GitHub forum (https://github.com/microsoft/al/issues). Early Preview Phase As many of you know, in…

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Custom bi-directional Microsoft Dynamics 365 Integration for Lookup Tables: a practical example.

It could be considered quite a typical request to integrate a custom supplemental table (Dynamics 365 for Sales Lookup table) in Dynamics NAV when dealing with integration projects. The scope of this blog post is to provide a general guidance at high-level which are the tasks to accomplish to be successful in achieve this goal….

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Extending the Outlook Add-in Experience in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and Microsoft Dynamics NAV

One of the showcase features of Dynamics 365 Business Central is the ability to use the product within Microsoft Outlook clients using Outlook add-ins. There are two add-ins that come out of the box with Dynamics 365 Business Central: The Contact Insights add-in and the Document View add-in. From an email within Outlook, Contact Insights…

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Developer Preview – March Update

We’re pleased to announce the March update of the Developer Preview. We have been working hard on improving the capabilities of the toolset as well as fixing incoming issues reported by you. Below you can see the changes that we’re announcing for this update. The preview is already available if you sign up for the Ready to Go…

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Import Symbols in New or Upgrade Databases with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018

What does upgrading databases have in common with creating new databases in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018? They do not contain symbols. More precisely, when upgrading a database from an older version to Dynamics NAV 2018, or creating a new database for the same version, it does not have any symbols automatically created or imported. If…

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Generate Symbols in a Modern Development environment with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018

With the general availability of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018 in the first week of December 2017, the new and Modern development environment experience becomes more and more used by developers; side by side with the C/SIDE development environment. Working with a standard CRONUS database is pretty easy, while every developer would like to give it…

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