Running tests in 15.x insider containers

Update 2021/2/10: Microsoft stopped creating images for Docker in the summer of 2020. We now publish artifacts, which can be used to spin up containers and BcContainerHelper has replaced NavContainerHelper. This blog post reflects the old way of using NAV/BC on Docker and references NavContainerHelper, which is outdated.

If you didn’t read this blog post: https://freddysblog.com/2019/04/13/running-tests-in-containers/, then please do so before proceeding. This blog post will only describe what’s new when running tests in 15.x containers Continue reading

Business Central on Docker for non-experts…

Update 2021/2/10: Microsoft stopped creating images for Docker in the summer of 2020. We now publish artifacts, which can be used to spin up containers and BcContainerHelper has replaced NavContainerHelper. This blog post reflects the old way of using NAV/BC on Docker and references NavContainerHelper, which is outdated.

With the release of NAV and Business Central images on Docker, a lot of people who are not familiar with Docker and Containers will be using Business Central on Docker. Continue reading

Zombie containers -> Skip This Build?

Yet Another Update: A cure is found… https://freddysblog.com/2019/09/05/a-cure-for-zombie-containers/

Another Update: Docker engine 19.03.2 (and docker Desktop 2.1.0.2) should be released first week of September with a cure for Zombie containers.

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…

Update 2021/2/10: Microsoft stopped creating images for Docker in the summer of 2020. We now publish artifacts, which can be used to spin up containers and BcContainerHelper has replaced NavContainerHelper. This blog post reflects the old way of using NAV/BC on Docker and references NavContainerHelper, which is outdated.

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

Organizing your .al files

Update 2021/2/10: Microsoft stopped creating images for Docker in the summer of 2020. We now publish artifacts, which can be used to spin up containers and BcContainerHelper has replaced NavContainerHelper. This blog post reflects the old way of using NAV/BC on Docker and references NavContainerHelper, which is outdated.

This blog post is primarily directed towards partners who wants to do AL code customization in Microsoft Dynamics 365 2019 release wave 2. Even though the tools can be used for extension development as well, typically people working on extensions already have organized their files. Continue reading

Preview of Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 release wave 2

Update 2021/2/10: Microsoft stopped creating images for Docker in the summer of 2020. We now publish artifacts, which can be used to spin up containers and BcContainerHelper has replaced NavContainerHelper. This blog post reflects the old way of using NAV/BC on Docker and references NavContainerHelper, which is outdated.

As of today, we have started to create Docker images of Business Central 2019 Wave 2 preview on bcinsider. This blog post will describe how to get the image, what you can use it for and what you should be aware of. Continue reading

You are running a container which is xx days old…

Update 2021/2/10: Microsoft stopped creating images for Docker in the summer of 2020. We now publish artifacts, which can be used to spin up containers and BcContainerHelper has replaced NavContainerHelper. This blog post reflects the old way of using NAV/BC on Docker and references NavContainerHelper, which is outdated.

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

Update 2021/2/10: Microsoft stopped creating images for Docker in the summer of 2020. We now publish artifacts, which can be used to spin up containers and BcContainerHelper has replaced NavContainerHelper. This blog post reflects the old way of using NAV/BC on Docker and references NavContainerHelper, which is outdated.

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

NAV and Business Central Docker images moved to Microsoft Container Registry…

Update 2021/2/10: Microsoft stopped creating images for Docker in the summer of 2020. We now publish artifacts, which can be used to spin up containers and BcContainerHelper has replaced NavContainerHelper. This blog post reflects the old way of using NAV/BC on Docker and references NavContainerHelper, which is outdated.

If you are using public Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central on Docker, this blog post contains important information. Continue reading