ArcherPoint Dynamics Developer Digest - vol 111

ArcherPoint Dynamics Developer Digest - vol 111

The NAV community, including the ArcherPoint technical staff—is made up of developers, project managers, and consultants who are constantly communicating, with the common goal of sharing helpful information with one another to help customers be more successful.

As they run into issues and questions, find the answers, and make new discoveries, they post them on blogs, forums, social everyone can benefit. We in Marketing watch these interactions and never cease to be amazed by the creativity, dedication, and brainpower we’re so fortunate to have in this community—so we thought, wouldn’t it be great to share this great information with everyone who might not have the time to check out the multitude of resources out there? So, the ArcherPoint Microsoft Dynamics NAV Developer Digest was born. Each week, we present a collection of thoughts and findings from NAV experts and devotees around the world. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

Project Madeira Update August 2016

On August 29, Microsoft made a new update of Project “Madeira” available for you, with additional capabilities and new extensions. The latest update of Project "Madeira" includes new capabilities which are detailed in Microsoft’s announcement blog. At a glance: Smart Notifications give Advice and Recommendations With this update, you'll notice such notifications display when you create a sales invoice for a customer that has an overdue balance, or when the amount in the sales document exceeds the credit limit specified for the customer. For more information, see Smart Notifications. New Sales and Inventory Forecast Extension In this update, we introduce the new Sales and Inventory Forecast Extension that provides insights about potential sales and a clear overview of expected stock-outs. The extension uses Cortana Intelligence to predict future sales based on sales history to help avoid inventory shortage. For more information, see Sales and Inventory Forecast. Smarter Sales and Purchase Documents We've made several small but important improvements to sales and purchase documents such as: ability to cancel posted credit memos; sales invoices now include package tracking number and shipping agent code; and the ability to cross reference and substitute items.
If you missed previous updates you can view a complete list here

Job Queue in Dynamics NAV: Code Handling Differences Between NAV 2009 and NAV 2015

Brian Winfrey put a call out to our Job Queue experts: We have a customer upgrading to NAV 2015 in the test phase. They have a number of jobs in the Job Queue scheduled to run Monday through Friday at irregular times, some once and others multiple times a day. For each job after its last run on Friday, the next start date/time gets reset to Monday at 12:00AM instead of its regular time. This is of course different behavior than in their live NAV 2009 system. So trying to figure out what's different in NAV 2015 in terms of settings for recurring jobs. One guess that's come up is Services Default Time Zone setting on the service tier, but I'm hoping to delight this client with a more substantial answer than a "try this" guess. Anybody seen this and solved it before? Solution found and thanks to Michael Wong for the assist: The code handling the setting of the next start date/time is different between NAV 2009 and 2015. What used to work was setting an Earliest Start Date/Time and No. of Minutes between Runs to zero or 1440, but in NAV 2015 you also need to set a Starting Time if you don't want it to run on Sat. and Sun.

Can you run a NAV 2009 Database with NAV 2016 Executables and a NAV 2016 License?

A: You can run Object Designer, sans Dataports and Forms.

Please don't end up like Prince, without a Will, Beneficiary Designations, Revocable Trust, Healthcare Directive, and Tax Planning Documents

Our office in Chanhassen is right next to Paisley Park. Every day I drive by and see people still coming out to honor Prince, months after his passing. Let's commit that none of us will make the same mistake he did and procrastinate until it's too late to have a will, trust, and other directives in place. Here is a list of the type of things that all of us should have in place:
  1. Durable Power of Attorney
  2. Health Care Directive
  3. Beneficiary Designations
  4. Will
  5. Probate Avoidance - Revocable Trust
  6. Tax Planning
Plan for Emergency:
  1. Will & Trust Documents
  2. Health Care directive & Power of Attorney
  3. Letters to Family and Friends
  4. Important Logins and Passwords
  5. List of Professional Advisors
  6. Titles and Deeds
  7. Other Important Documents
  8. Financial Accounts
  9. Life Insurance Details
  10. Business Information
I just started using Everplans to get everything together that my family will need in case something happens to me. Check it out. It's simple to use and your family will thank you for doing this now instead of waiting until it's too late. Want to be kept abreast of what's new in the Microsoft Dynamics NAV community and at ArcherPoint? Subscribe to our monthly newsletter, Better Business, by completing the form in our Resource Center. If you are interested in NAV development, check out our collection of NAV Development Blogs.  

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