ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV Developer Digest - vol 283 Suzanne Scanlan Fri, 03/06/2020 - 05:36

ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV / Business Central Developer Digest - Vol 283

ArcherPoint Dynamics NAV and BC Developer Digest Blog

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 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.

Phased Replication of Companies in Dynamics 365 Business Central

",sans-serif">Jon Long shares: “",sans-serif">From the ‘I Didn't Think About That’ Department: I've confirmed with Microsoft that phased replication of companies in Dynamics Business Central works fine. So, you can upgrade Company A to Business Central SaaS deployment today via the Replication Extension in ",sans-serif">Business Central version x",sans-serif"> and next year upgrade Company B to the same SaaS tenant in a future ",sans-serif">Business Central version",sans-serif">. I would call this ‘Phased Company Replication’. Thanks to ",sans-serif">Jim Willems",sans-serif"> for posing the question.",sans-serif">”

Why Upgrade Now?

",serif">",sans-serif">What’s the worst thing that could happen? Certainly not these things, but now is the perfect time to get your customers to Business Central 14, before the October 2020 release. Based on what we now know, moving to BC 14 is the most opportunistic move, giving customers time (BC 14 will be supported by Microsoft until 2023) to ensure all ISV add-ons are moved into Extensions, as well as giving you ample time to Event all of their customizations. Having to move everything from C/AL to AL and ensure there are no modified base objects (the ideal scenario) all at once? That’s probably the real ‘worst that can happen’.


Figure 1 - What's the Worst that Could Happen in an Upgrade?

TaskScheduler in Your Docker Containers

",serif">",sans-serif">Erik Hougaard recommends, ",sans-serif">You Need the TaskScheuler in Your Docker Containers",sans-serif">, although this generated some back and forth on ",sans-serif">Twitter",sans-serif"> that you might want to check out.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Wave 1

There are many posts on this topic, so let’s share a few here, so you can be ready:

Issue in Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 Wave 1 CU 9

Save yourself some troubleshooting time when working in this release by reading Freddy’s blog, Small Issue in BC 2019 Wave 1 CU9.

February 2020 Security Update Impact on Business Central Docker Containers

",serif">",sans-serif">Freddy provides an update on this issue (remember the one about HyperV Isolation?) in his post, ",sans-serif">The World After February 18",sans-serif">.

Microsoft Business Central 15.3 Now Available

",serif">",sans-serif">Kyle shares that BC 15.3 is out. Read about it in the release notes from Microsoft, ",sans-serif">Update 15.3 for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 Release Wave 2",sans-serif">. 


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