Best Practices for App Development – Part 2

Learn how to make your apps easier to maintain, extend, and integrate into other solutions. This time it’s the handled pattern

Best Practices for App Development – Part 1

Learn how to make your apps easier to maintain, extend, and integrate into other solutions. I am sharing some best practices that we have developed over time.

Business Central Modifications – new tools, new developers, new responsibilities?

I wanted to take some time today to write about something that has been on my mind for a while already. I have come across this in different forums, in person conversations at conferences, and in other areas. Our Development landscape is changing A lot of us started in some version of Microsoft Dynamics NAV …

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Business Central 2019 Wave 2 – How to add your own headlines

Business Central has headlines that are shown on the role centers. The default headlines only show a greeting and – under certain circumstances – a link to the documentation. You also probably have seen the additional headlines showing sales for the week or other information. These additional headlines are part of the Essential Business Headlines …

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Business Central 2019 Wave 2 – How to extend the Business Charts with your own charts

We all have seen the business charts on the role centers that Microsoft added. It always would have been nice, if you would have been able to add your own charts. Unfortunately, there were no events available so that you had to basically rewrite the page part and replace the existing one. I requested the …

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Adding Demo Data to your apps

When you create apps for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, the goal is to have people use it and pay for your app. For that, besides to just providing great functionality, you also need to work on your online help and marketing. One major piece of the puzzle is also to allow your potential users …

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Source Code Management for Business Central development – Branching Strategies

I know that there have been some blogs about this topic already, I still think that this topic is important enough to add another blog post to this – my own. With Visual Studio Code and AL we now have a modern development environment, so we should also adopt modern development strategies. One of those …

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What do I do after my app is published? Maintaining apps

I published a few blogs on different topics around the development and publishing of apps. So, if you have been developing an app and have it published, you are done, right? Far from it – there is a lot to do after the app is published. And I don’t want to talk about the marketing, …

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We have to change

The fall update for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central has now been released. I have just given a presentation yesterday at Directions NA and have been thinking about this topic during my presentation preparations, but also while talking to a lot of the participants. So, I figured, it would be a good idea to write …

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Dynamics NAV 2018 – enable use of V2 extensions

Although this should technically be part of the base install, since V2 extensions are pushed as the “best thing since sliced bread”, it doesn’t seem like this is the case. Just try installing a base version of 2018 without using the Cronus database as the database. This would be the case for any customer that …

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