ArcherPoint Dynamics Developer Digest - vol 119

ArcherPoint Dynamics Developer Digest - vol 119

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 media…so 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.

What’s new in Dynamics NAV 2017?

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 offers a whole host of new features and functionality with the potential for a variety of extensions. Check out Microsoft’s “What’s New” document to see what exactly is in this latest release of Dynamics NAV, including the “in” Office 365 experience, embedded Power BI, Setup and Configuration, the User Experience, Cortana Intelligence, PayPal extension, and more. Podcast

The November 21 podcast from the MSDynamicsWorld team features a plethora of topics of interest to the Dynamics NAV community. In this podcast, you’ll learn about Microsoft’s new vision for Envision 2017. In a nutshell, no expo hall, a bigger focus on dialogue, and the role of Microsoft technology in global trends/business. Guus Krabbenborg encourages partners to get on board with Dynamics 365 and the Dynamics User Group (DUG), announces their plans to transform DUG into a US-based non-profit entity. Note that requires sign in to read the full article.

The Dynamics 365 Roadmap

With the ever changing functionality in Dynamics 365, you may want to bookmark the Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 Roadmap page for your reference. You can easily see what is new, in development, and previously released, making it easy to keep up.

Microsoft MapPoint

You may be aware that Microsoft MapPoint was deprecated on July 14, 2015. You can replace MapPoint links in NAV (2009 R2) to properly display maps in older versions of Dynamics NAV. Thanks to Michael Heydasch for the share!

The Association of Dynamics Professionals

New exam content is being developed for the Advanced Credential. Core Exams are now available on demand. Check out these improvements and more in the latest Association of Dynamics Professionals newsletter.

From the Microsoft Garage

Did you know about the Microsoft Garage? It’s an outlet for experiential projects. As described on the site, “makers, hackers, interns, and tinkerers” are welcome to design and release the next thing you can’t live without. Most recently, Clip Layer was released, an app for Android smartphones that allows you to easily snip and share most anything that appears on your screen.


Feeling stressed? Who doesn’t? Here’s a great article shared by Darren Atkins on why you are stressed and how to change it from the Center for Creative Leadership.

And, if you are finding your emails aren’t very concise, a few changes can help you write emails with military precision.

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