ArcherPoint Dynamics Developer Digest - vol 146

ArcherPoint Dynamics Developer Digest - vol 146

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.

Microsoft’s Dynamics NAV Development Preview for June 2017

The June update is live and this month’s update includes:

  1. Repositioning or hiding Cue tiles or Cue Groups on any page in the in-app designer
  2. A smoother boundary between in-app designer and the Visual Studio Code
  3. Fixes were added to the txt2al.exe converter utility
  4. IntelliSense improved to help write pages faster, per a community suggestion

Power BI June Enhancement Recap

Jason Taylor shares with us that with the June Power BI enhancements, “the big news isn’t the new feature adds this month, the big news is Power BI Premium. “This change from a shared space to one that’s dedicated and can be scaled up or down as needed really takes some of the last challenges of entry for bigger businesses away.”

The .NET Stack – Time to Give it Up writes in the State of .NET Affairs post that yes, it is time. Read this compelling article that covers Extensions “version 1” and “version 2” versus using Visual Studio Code and the future of DotNet, particularly in D365 environment.

The Perfect Function Name?

Kyle Hardin boasts, “I win the function naming contest for today:

LOCAL [EventSubscriber] AutoPostICOutboxOnAfterPostPurchaseDoc”

Matt T agrees, “That’s a perfect name for a function. Anyone, not just a developer, can see that and understand what it is expected to do.”

Kyle retorts, “I don’t win because it is named properly, I win because it is 162 characters long.”

We do like to have a little fun while we work here at ArcherPoint.  

What Advice Would You Give?

Our summer intern program is well under way. What advice would you give to a budding NAV consultant or developer? Come on NAV veterans, share your advice in the comments below.

Leadership Lines

In his LinkedIn article, The 7 Rules of Proactive Leadership, Tomas Kucera provides the definition of proactivity and walks us through the 7 rules. “Proactivity is not only about anticipating the future and acting to shape it, it is also about us being able to choose our responses to external stimuli.”

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