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Business Central: Simplified working for developers with the improved Designer

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business CentralIn addition to Visual Studio code, developers can also use the Designer to test and adjust visual content on page objects in Business Central.

The Designer can be started using the “Publish and open the Designer” command (Shortcut F6) by Visual Studio Code. For example, actions, quick entry fields, list views, the field importance and the navigation bar can be graphically adjusted in the Web Client.

In the latest Business Central version, dependencies to all deployed extensions are not added automatically any longer. At the end of the Designer session, all extensions without dependency are now silently removed. These visual changes can then be reimported into Visual Studio Code using the command “Download source code” (Shortcut F7).

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Business Central: Optimized workplace through various customization options

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business CentralDynamics 365 Business Central offers different possibilities to customize the workplace and optimize it for personal requirements.

Every user has different work routines when using Business Central and prefers a different handling and navigation. To make working with the solution for everyone as easy, convenient and productive as possible, Dynamics 365 Business Central includes several customization options. With the recently released April version, the possibilities have been enhanced.

Optimized action bar

Among other things, it is now possible to adjust the layout of the action bar on each list, worksheet, card or document page and thus fit it to the tasks, roles or departments that are relevant for the respective user. For example, unimportant actions or groups can be moved, hidden or re-ordered.

Customizable actionbar in Business Central
Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

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Dynamics 365 Business Central: April ’19 version officially available

Microsoft just launched the April ’19 versions of its business solutions – including Dynamics 365 Business Central.

In addition to some previously announced new features that make working with the software easier and more productive, the April release also includes an optimization of performance, stability and security. Furthermore, Microsoft is concentrating on the development, cloud and update capability of the ERP system in the new version. The possibility of designing the user interface in the Web Client has been expanded as well as the functionality in the new development environment Visual Studio Code.

No more Windows Client in autumn

With the upcoming October version, the classic development environment (C/SIDE) and the Windows Client will finally be completely abolished – the April ’19 version will thus be the last release with the classic development environment and the Windows Client.

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prisma informatik publishes NAVdiscovery 2.01

With the NAVdiscovery Toolbox developed by prisma informatik, the BI solutions Qlik Sense and QlikView can be quickly and easily linked with Dynamics NAV or Dynamics 365 Business Central as well as Dynamics CRM and many other data sources. The release of the new version 2.01 NAVdiscovery includes some new features.

The new functions in NAVdiscovery 2.01 concern in particular the grouping function and the task administration. In addition, the release contains new features regarding the SQL SELECT statement, the option to generate NAV links automatically and a new test mode.

Scheduler (Automated Task Management)
By setting up recurring tasks, NAVdiscovery processes (e.g. Full Back-up, Qlik Script Export, updating grouping elements) can now be executed cyclically and automatically.

Automated Task Management with NAVdiscovery 2.01
Automated Task Management with NAVdiscovery 2.01

Double Grouping
Two tables can now be combined as data source in a grouping.

Automatically Generated NAV Links
In each exported NAV table, a corresponding NAV link is generated by the NAVdiscovery Export. Data records can be selected directly from Qlik.

Automatically generated NAV Links in NAVdiscovery 2.01
Automatically generated NAV Links in NAVdiscovery 2.01

Editing the SQL SELECT Statement
NAVdiscovery 2.01 enables the processing of the SQL SELECT statement for queries on SQL level and the direct selection of the data on database level.

Test Mode
By activating the test mode (test of “where”-condition and “select”-command) it is possible to test loading conditions without changing the original query.

New Test Mode in NAVdiscovery 2.01
New Test Mode in NAVdiscovery 2.01

Neutral Grouping
By using group elements, you can create your own table in NAV with individual, self-defined contents and use it for grouping functions in NAVdiscovery.

NAVdiscovery 2.01 is available for Dynamics NAV 2016 and newer versions. In addition to the new version of the Management Suite, we are planning to release further connectors for Qlik Sense with the Dynamics 365 product family in the next weeks. We will keep you up to date!

Intelligent Edge for Dynamics NAV

Microsoft has the aim to simplify and optimize the handling of everyday business processes using various cloud-based productivity and analysis tools. With Intelligent Edge, customers with on-premises solutions such as Dynamics NAV now have easy access to the same cloud services available for Business Central.

Previously, customers with on-premises installations haven’t been able to easily connect their solutions to the intelligent cloud. With the latest release of Business Central, Intelligent Edge was introduced for several on-premises Dynamics products, including Business Central (On-Premises). Dynamics NAV 2018 will be supported with the upcoming April version.

The intelligent network edge facilitates the replication of the on-premises Dynamics solution with the cloud version of Business Central to access Microsoft Flow, PowerApps or Machine Learning.

Microsoft Intelligent Edge
Connect your on-premises Dynamics solution with the intelligent Microsoft cloud (Source: Microsoft)

Once the connection has been established, the desired on-premises data is securely replicated to the intelligent cloud, where it can be used by the corresponding cloud-based services for helpful evaluations and insights, for example. The produced analyses and results can then be displayed directly within the on-premises Dynamics solution, providing users with effective added value for their daily business.

Helpful features for increased productivity in Dynamics 365 Business Central

The latest release of Microsofts’ ERP software Dynamics 365 Business Central (formerly Dynamics NAV) is on the market for several weeks now – as cloud and on-premise version. With new features and improvements the solution aims to optimize productivity and user experience.

Many of the introduced innovations help to ease working with the software and save time. Especially the new and modern Web Client environment as well as various productivity functions contribute significantly to this.

Improved search, filtering and navigation of list data

For particularly efficient and productive work, it is important to quickly find the required data in the system. Therefore, Business Central offers an improved search. The “Search” field replaces the previous “Search by page or report” field and allows you to search not only for objects such as pages and reports, but also for actions and product documentation, for example. A revised search logic also ensures better results.

Improved search in Dynamics 365 Business Central
Improved search in Dynamics 365 Business Central

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Dynamics 365 Business Central: Microsoft announces first details of the April 2019 version

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business CentralIn April Microsoft will release the next version of Dynamics 365 Business Central. Now first official information and news have been published.

Microsoft had previously announced that the April 2019 version will continue to guarantee the user a system that is modern, adaptable and intelligent. About ten weeks before the official release, it was also announced how these requirements should be implemented.

Powerful new functions for business customers

In order to make working with Dynamics 365 Business Central more pleasant for business users, the April 2019 version enables, among other things, more keyboard-centric scenarios. For example, functions such as quick entry and an improved list sorting will be available for faster data entry and analysis.

In addition, the new version offers a number of functions that enable advanced users to understand the work context better and faster. These include, for example, a work date that is displayed directly on the screen in relevant scenarios and an enterprise indicator that facilitates switching between different companies and databases.

Other productivity enhancements include features such as the focus mode for documents, the new page inspector, an improvement of the filters in Excel export and some modern interface elements (e.g. date picker, refreshed action bar and all-product navigation).

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