Mark Brummel - Microsoft Dynamics NAV Blog

Mark Brummel - Microsoft Dynamics NAV Blog
  • Visual Studio Online | Welcome Cloud Development

    It was not until recently that I was introduced to the term ALM. Application Lifecycle management. No idea when this Three Letter Abbreviation was invented but the problem it describes are much older, and familiar to a lot of Dynamics NAV developers....
  • The five first Design Patterns & PRS Video’s are online

    Hi, my name is Mark Brummel and… I am happy to announce that five video’s about design patterns are online now. The first six words are how I start all the video’s. The way to make them is pretty strict. To make it easy I’ve...
  • Tip #23 – The ‘Return’ Shortcut

    Today I spent some time at a customer creating a new role center for Dynamics NAV CRM users. One of the challenges we had was to create a My To-Do list on the Role Center that was based on the actual table. All went well until we started to test and...
  • The importance of keeping an open mind

    markbrummel : How cool is this, a blog post about my blog. Originally posted on navitrail : There are 3 things that I learn today when I was exploring how to get things done in NAV 2013 R2: 1) New solutions often mean new opportunities I was...
  • Design Patterns | Video Series

    For the Readiness program on Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 I am asked to make a series of 10 video’s on creating Vertical Solutions. I did not need more than a split second to say yes since it matches exactly to the book I published about Application...
  • How Do I | Configure and Use the Background Posting Feature

    You may be or even should be familiar with the How Do I video series around Microsoft Dynamics NAV which are part of the Readiness programm. A couple of days ago I tweeted that my first video is online. I knew Waldo, Vjeko and some others were making...
  • Tip #36 | Using Mark and MarkedOnly in the Role Tailored Client

    I always wanted to blog about myself, but humble as I am I never got around to do that. But now I have an excuse. When the Role Tailored Client was introduced in 2009 one of the things that is missing from the UI was the ability to Mark some records...
  • Tip #21 – Implementing No. Series

    Editors note: This tip was brought forward from my previous blog and is still as actual as it was back then. Meanwhile the Design Patterns initiative have posted a similar walkthrough on their site. Number series is a great feature in Navision that...
  • Convergence 2014 | Strategy Cleanup Time

    It has been a while since I did some blogging. In Dynamics NAV we are in between releases and everything about Crete is still under NDA. However, after looking at the Convergence 2014 Keynotes yesterday I felt I needed to write down my opinion about where...
  • NAV2013R2 | Maintain SIFT Index

    As I already explained in my last blog post  the way performance tuning is done in NAV2013R2 has changed from previous versions. Rather than issueing a SQL Statement for each flowfield in each row on a listpage NAV now uses OUTER APPLY. In a large...
  • NAV2013R2 | SQL Integer Issues

    It’s been a while since I had time to blog, and still I do not really have the luxury of time but there are at least two things important enough to share. At the moment I am involved in a large upgrade project from NAV 5.0 to 2013R2 with a Multi...
  • NAV 2013 R2 | Personalised Splash Screen

    Ok, here I am in Seattle for MVP summit with a nine hour jetlag, alone because Waldo did not run fast enough to catch the flight. So what do you do, you take a beer and blog. We all know Personalisation in the Windows Client, but with NAV 2013 R2...
  • Design Patterns are part of the official Community Wiki

    We are at the verge of NAVTechDays 2013 where we will do our third Partner Ready Software presentation. Looking back on how we started and where we are today makes me proud. We talked about a wiki when we started. Today the wiki is there in a form I would...
  • Microsoft by the Numbers

    Today I stumbled into this link and wanted to share it with you. http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/bythenumbers/index.html
  • NAV 2013 R2 | The Incident with removing FBK features is under investigation by the stewards

    Since NAV 2013 R2 was released there has been a lot to do about removing the backup feature (fbk) from the classic client. Especially the part that allowed people to backup and restore a specific company. Honestly I cannot recall when I last used this...
  • NAV 2013 R2 | Keys, Keygroups and SetCurrentKey

    With NAV 2013, the Classic Client and the Native Navision database were discontinued. One of the possibilities that arised was improving the SQL story in NAV. This was done first by implementing SETAUTOCALCFIELDS and the possibility to do CALCSUMS...
  • NAV 2013 R2 | 25 new How Do I Videos

    For everyone who wants to know more about Multi Tenancy, Cash Management, Reporting, KPI’s and other improvements in NAV 2013 R2, Microsoft has released 25 new How Do I video’s on YouTube. Here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/user...
  • NAV 2013 R2 | Companies and Backups

    I should have had this one seen coming but forgot all about it. During the development of NAV 2013 R2 the “native” backup feature was removed. There has been much to do about this the last few days. Some even suggested it was removed because...
  • NAV 2013 R2 | Are you “IN and ON” or “OUT and OFF”

    Back home from Directions USA for a few days now. Normally this is where I write a wrapup of some kind like I did in Vienna or like Alex Chow did. But honestly I think it is time to write up something more than a wrapup of an event. In Vienna the title...
  • Directions USA 2013 | Web Services and .NET Interoperability (Capabilities & Set-up)

    Ok, now here is a confusing title of a session. The session is presented by Vjeko Babic, a friend and fellow member of Partner Ready Software. Truth is, no-one knows where the title came from and Vjeko was certainly not talking about just Capabilities...
  • Dynamics C5 2014 | Welcome MiniApp

    Ok, I guess it is officially announced now as you can read in Erik's post. http://dynamicsuser.net/blogs/admin/archive/2013/09/23/welcome-to-the-microsoft-dynamics-c5-2014-users-and-professionals.aspx Although it is hard to find english content and...
  • NAV2013R2 | Interactive Sorting

    NAV2013 R2 is about to ship and it contains a bunch of cool new features but one of them I am so entousiastic about I will share it first. We can, from this release forward, sort on each column in listpages! Yes, isn't it amazing? And it works in...
  • TIP #35 | Using Queries in Pages & Reports

    This post is an extention of the post I did yesterday about Queries and performance . As I said Queries deserve more attention. Unfortunately this is another post about what Queries cannot be used for, but with a workaround. Whenever you want to make...
  • Table vs. Query | Performance Battle

    NAV2013 introduced the Query object. Frankly I think that this new object type deserves more attention from bloggers. We have been nagging Microsoft for years to deliver this and now it is there and what happens? Quietness. I have at least two blogs around...
  • Directions EMEA 2013 | "In" Office 365 and "On" Azure

    Back home for a day after Directions EMEA I am stil Baffled from what happened in Vienna. Even though I warned everyone in my previous post . As my PRS "partner in crime" Gary already posted last monday Microsoft has announced a new strategy...