ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Business Central Developer Digest - vol 314

ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Business Central Developer Digest - vol 314

This edition of Developer Digest covers several topics under the BC 2020 wave 2 release umbrella, recommended non-Dynamics sessions to attend at Ignite, and a tip about omitting dependencies on the system and base apps in BC.

The Dynamics NAV and Business Central 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/BC experts and devotees around the world. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

Dynamics 365 2020 Release Wave 2 Plan Available

The Dynamics 365 release plan for the 2020 release wave 2 is out, describing the hundreds of new features across all the Dynamics products that will be released from October 2020 through March 2021. Download the 2020 release wave 2 PDF here. The PDF also contains information about Power Platform updates, governance, and administration as well as the Common Data Model and data integration.

BC Wave 2: More Databases for More Business Branches

And speaking of BC wave 2, it will feature the option to have an unlimited number of databases, which provides more opportunities for adding branches, moving into countries or regions, or expanding in other ways. Learn more from Microsoft about unlimited production environments in BC wave 2.

A Final Word on BC wave 2: What’s New in AL

In his blog this week, Erik Hougaard presents a video on What’s New with AL for [BC] Version 17(a.k.a., wave 2) – Hacker Edition. After quickly reviewing changes to Modern Development Tools, Erik takes a deeper, “hacker” dive, looking under the hood and revealing new features like a way to ignore all commit calls until a scope has ended and more. Watch Erik’s What’s New with AL for BC 17 video.

Recommended Non-Dynamics Sessions to Attend at Ignite

In his Dynamics 365 blog, Aleksandar Totovic breaks with tradition by recommending non-Dynamics sessions—15 of them, to be exact—you should attend at this year’s Ignite (September 22-24, 2020). His reason: “…if you want to survive in your ERP or CRM world, you need to learn a lot of different topics outside of your primarily interest.” Recommended sessions include Automating Your Desktop with Power Automate, Enhancing BIO Solutions with AI, and Explore Intelligent Edge, Vision, Edge AI and IoT Benefits Across Industries. Registration is free, so check it out and sign up.

Tip: Omit Dependencies on the BC System and Base App 

In his blog, Think About IT, Steven Renders offers a Quick Tip: Omit the dependencies on the system app and base app in BC “since BC introduced the Application App”. In previous versions of BC, base and system application extensions were stated explicitly under dependencies in the app.json file of that extension. Now, you’re required to use the application version property within the app.json file.

If you are interested in Dynamics NAV and Business Central development, be sure to see our collection of NAV/BC Development Blogs.

Read the “How To” blogs from ArcherPoint for practical advice on using Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central.


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