The BingMaps Extension (and some tips and tricks)

On the Azure VM, you will find a couple of extensions: BingMaps, O365 and MSBand.

These extensions are primarily there in order to show how you would do certain things in extensions. It is my intention to create an app in AppSource for each of these apps as well when time allows. In this post, I will describe how the BingMaps extension was built and how it works. Continue reading

NAV 2017 CU2 on Azure

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.

The Image is now available in the classic portal and with http://aka.ms/navdemodeploy. The image will be available in the new portal in a few days. Continue reading

Perf testing with multiple users

This post is #2 in a series of posts about performance testing, please make sure you have read this post first.

In the previous post, you created a NAV Virtual Machine, installed Visual Studio, install Git, Cloned the NAV 2017-Sample repository from the NAVPERF organization, configured the settings and ran the test scenarios. Continue reading

http://aka.ms/navdemodeploy – using PowerShell

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

Updates to the Azure Gallery Image… – kind of…

Note: Updated on November 16th with info on the Excel Add-In

Note: Update on November 18th with info on PowerApps and Flow.

The Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 Image on Azure has been live for a few weeks and I have received a lot of feedback that it is very hard to setup the new things in NAV, like:

  • Outlook Add-in
  • Excel Add-in
  • Embedded PowerBI
  • Microsoft Flow
  • PowerApps
  • Azure services
  • etc.

Indeed, you are right. It is very hard. especially when you are used to just running a script and have everything done for you, but if you think back, it is not that different from when you had to create Provider Hosted SharePoint Apps in Visual Studio, setup self signed certificates that didn’t work with anything but Windows etc. etc. Continue reading

The Microsoft Dynamics NAV Image in the Azure Gallery

By now, we have had a Microsoft Dynamics NAV Image in the public Azure Gallery for 1-2 years and just last week, we shipped the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017 image and also the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Cumulative Update 13 is now available in the gallery. Continue reading

Connecting to NAV Web Services from the Cloud–part 5 out of 5

If you haven’t already read part 4 (and the prior parts) you should do so here, before continuing to read this post.

In this post, I am going to create a small Windows Phone 7 application, which basically will be a phone version of the sidebar gadgets from this post. Continue reading

Connecting to NAV Web Services from the Cloud–part 4 out of 5

If you haven’t already read part 3 you should do so here, before continuing to read this post.

By now you have seen how to create a WCF Service Proxy connected to NAV with an endpoint hosted on the Servicebus (Windows Azure AppFabric). By now, I haven’t written anything about security yet and the Proxy1 which is hosted on the Servicebus is available for everybody to connect to anonymously. Continue reading