I have been wanting to create a repository of scripts, where you could locate the right script for your usage. The problem I ran into was however that the number of scripts in a repository like that would very quickly explode. Yesterday evening while riding my bike, I got an idea…
Why not create a script generator script for Business Central on Docker. A script, which asks you a lot of questions and then generates a script, which you can save and run.
I know a lot of partners and customers are using the Business Central ARM templates to create an Azure VM, which runs a specific version of Business Central (or NAV). This blog post describes what changed.
The change to running Business Central in docker using artifacts also opens a new opportunity of running Business Central using a custom generic image.
Quite a few partners have build their CI/CD pipelines based on the HelloWorld CI/CD sample repository here: https://dev.azure.com/businesscentralapps/HelloWorld (the one used in the Hands On Lab – http://aka.ms/cicdhol).
Only a few days have gone since releasing information about how to run Business Central in docker using artifacts and already a lot of people have tried this out and a lot of people are looking into changing their CI/CD pipelines to use artifacts.
As a follow up to this blog post (make sure you have read this first), this blog post will share some details about working with artifacts. How do you find them, what do they contain and what happens when you try to use them. It is primarily a list of the new functionality in NavContainerHelper for working with artifacts.
I will also provide a blog post later, which describes how to work with artifacts when using docker run (raw docker commands)
Just as you thought you were getting the hang of running Business Central in docker, then you see this title! Your first thought is probably how big the changes are to your pipelines and to your scripts and how much time you will have to perform these changes.
On April 1st, we shipped Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Wave 1. It is a great release with a lot of exciting new features, which I will leave to others to write about and describe.
I will instead write about a small issue on the 19 local 16.0 DVDs you can download. They all contain test framework apps and our Microsoft test apps which ships for W1. Continue reading
As you probably discovered, the February 2020 security update had a significant impact on NAV/Business Central Docker Containers. Especially if you were running Process isolation. Most visible problem was the fact that you couldn’t launch 32bit executables in containers after applying the security update. My blog post from February 14th (https://freddysblog.com/2020/02/14/hyperv-isolation-to-the-rescue/) would explain two ways to mitigate the problem:
- Run hyperv isolation
- Uninstall February update
None of these are perfect solutions. If you are using non-unicode apps (like finsql and C/AL code) then hyperv isolation really doesn’t work very well. It causes destructive character set conversions and you really don’t want to not apply security updates for a longer period in time. Continue reading
Business Central 2019 wave 1 CU9 was shipped in February and it contains a small bug, which can cause some time consuming troubleshooting. Therefore this blog post. Continue reading