Windows 10 1903 (and Business Central Containers)

Some weeks ago, I read about Windows 10 1903 in a blog post from Mike Fortin here: https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2019/04/04/improving-the-windows-10-update-experience-with-control-quality-and-transparency. Since general rolllout wasn’t until May, I decided to wait until after Directions NA to do my update.

1903 was made available on MSDN and internally for people who wanted to update early and I didn’t really pay too much attention to this. Two evenings ago, a colleague ping’ed m e with an error when trying to create a container. Looking at the output, the containerhelper identified his Windows version as unknown/insider. Continue reading

C/AL to AL code customizations

This blog post will take you through the steps needed to convert C/AL code customizations to AL code customizations.

I will show how to create a container and convert the C/AL baseapp to AL and publish the new AL baseapp to the container and thus running the baseapp as AL.

After this, the blog post will describe how you can add your own C/AL solution. When moving a solution from C/AL to AL, it is important that you first move the C/AL solution to the version of Business Central you want to utilize for the move. Continue reading

Running Tests in Containers

Since the very start of NAV and Business Central on Containers, it has been possible to run tests through the UI (Windows Client and Web Client), just as you have been able to do when you install directly on a machine. A lot of people have however been looking for a way to run tests automated – and… – since NavContainerHelper 0.5.0.3 (February 25th) a function called Run-TestsInNavContainer has been available. A few changes has been implemented since then and I am now ready to describe how to use the function. Continue reading