Friday morning around 6am. I had just kicked off a few validation builds when they started failing. Failing builds can happen and typically there is a valid reason for this, but in this case – ALL builds was failing and looking in the logs I quickly realized that this problem was something different.
PowerShell Gallery was down, PowerShell Gallery had an outage and it took a stunning 18 hours before it was back online…:-(
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.
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 →
During Directions US and Directions EMEA, we had to spin up approx. 2000 Azure VMs for our hands on labs.
All of these machines was deployed individually from PowerShell (multiple simultaneous jobs, but still one job=one VM) running on my Developer Machine in Lyngby. The scripts used to create these VMs has been shared with a number of partners with the same need. Continue reading →
If you haven’t read this blog post, then please do so before continuing here.
A lot of examples (like the prior blog post) will use docker run to start a NAV on Docker container, but there are actually a lot of different ways to start these containers. Some of these methods will run the container locally, some will spin up the container on Azure.
In the end, what you get is NAV running somewhere and you can connect, demo, use and develop using it. Continue reading →
What a cool phone number to have if you are a NAV partner in the US. Inspired by that and modernized it to the cloud world, it would be:
So here you are, probably the easiest way to spin up a NAV on Docker environment on Azure for development and test. The mechanism has been used over the last 2 months or so in the NAV Developer preview and in fact, it is the same set of PowerShell scripts that lies behind. Continue reading →
Over the last weeks I have gotten an increasing number of inquiries around MFA. To be honest, I had never tried to setup MFA before, but that didn’t stop me from answering.
My typical answer would be the following:
NAV itself does not have any knowledge about multi factor authentication, but we do support claims based authentication through authentication providers and if these authentication providers are setup for MFA, then NAV should support MFA through the authentication provider.
Having answered the same thing a number of times, I decided it was time to try it out. Continue reading →
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 CU2 will be released any minute now (it is being deployed to Microsoft Download Servers while I am writing this post), but for once, the Azure Image made it before the MSDN download pages.
It is part of my DNA, that no matter how easy things have become, it can always become easier.
In this post, I have stated, that the easiest way to create a NAV 2017 environment on Azure is using http://aka.ms/navdemodeploy. But what if you want to create the same environment again and again or you need to create an environment in 5 different languages? Continue reading →