Zombie containers -> Skip This Build?

Update: A way to bring your Zombie Container back to live is in the comments by Mick Carr (THANKS MICK) – just tried this and it works on my Computer with 2.1.0.1 as well. Basically modify the containers config.v2.json, change running to false, restart docker and now your container is dead (not living dead). Use docker start to start the container and it comes back to life…

Over the last few days I have experienced a strange behavior with the latest version of Docker Desktop Community edition (2.1.0.0 (36874) released July 31, 2019) on my Windows 10 1903 machine. Thinking this was a problem with my machine, I decided to postpone the investigation, while working on other issues. Yesterday I had two partners contact me with the same behavior, it was going to be a long night… Continue reading

PowerShell for non-experts…

With the release of NAV and Business Central images on Docker, a lot of people who are not familiar with PowerShell will be using PowerShell. They will be handed a script to run and they will run it. Then something doesn’t work as expected – and somebody (might be me) will tell them to add a parameter called xyz. That might seem simple for people who use PowerShell on a daily basis, but not if you have never written PowerShell before… Continue reading

You are running a container which is xx days old…

Recently, when running an instance of a Microsoft Dynamics NAV Docker image from the docker hub, you will get a message like:

You are running a container which is 78 days old.
Microsoft recommends that you always run the latest version of our containers.

What does this mean? what happens if you just ignore this? and what can you do about it? Continue reading

The ARM templates for Dynamics 365 Business Central and Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Moving quickly towards a world, where C/SIDE and C/AL development in Dynamics 365 Business Central is history, I have made some cleanup of the ARM templates and this blog posts describes the purpose of the templates and what they support. Continue reading