On April 1st, we shipped Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Wave 1. It is a great release with a lot of exciting new features, which I will leave to others to write about and describe.
I will instead write about a small issue on the 19 local 16.0 DVDs you can download. They all contain test framework apps and our Microsoft test apps which ships for W1. Continue reading
As you probably discovered, the February 2020 security update had a significant impact on NAV/Business Central Docker Containers. Especially if you were running Process isolation. Most visible problem was the fact that you couldn’t launch 32bit executables in containers after applying the security update. My blog post from February 14th (https://freddysblog.com/2020/02/14/hyperv-isolation-to-the-rescue/) would explain two ways to mitigate the problem:
- Run hyperv isolation
- Uninstall February update
None of these are perfect solutions. If you are using non-unicode apps (like finsql and C/AL code) then hyperv isolation really doesn’t work very well. It causes destructive character set conversions and you really don’t want to not apply security updates for a longer period in time. Continue reading
More information on this topic can be found here: https://freddysblog.com/2020/02/26/the-world-after-february-18th/
February 11th 2020
On this date, the February security updates for Windows was released, and over the next days, Windows 10 computers and Windows Servers all over the world would receive this update. I am a true believer in securing my Windows Computers and my Windows Servers and would never leave my servers unprotected so I follow the guidelines and update my machines. Continue reading
Update: Weekend cleanup is done and the latest daily builds from master (next major) and 15.x (next minor) are updated. I have also updated the number below from 45 days to 7 days as I don’t see any reason to have older insider builds. Let me know if you think differently, thanks.
It is cleanup time. Our insider repository has become very very big and it is time to clean up. The problem however is, that the current insider registry has reached a size, where it is very hard to clean up, so… Continue reading
I have always preached that you shouldn’t try to keep your Docker containers running. Containers should be something, which easily can be dismissed and recreated for any developer. One of the frequent questions is then: But what about my demo/development data? Continue reading
In Microsoft, we are constantly in search of ways to improve security for our customers. Customers must feel safe when using our services and leaving their precious data in our hands. Sometimes this requires our customers and partners to update client software and this blog post is a warning about just that. Continue reading
WARNING: VERY LONG BLOG POST AHEAD!
My session at NAV Tech Days this year was together with Nikola Kukrika and we did an end 2 end walk-through of how to upgrade a code customized C/AL solution in 14.x to 15.x (AL), converting the code, upgrading the data, explaining all the pitfalls and in some cases, how to cope with missing functionality. Continue reading
This blog post is really a combination between the last two blog posts, https://freddysblog.com/2019/11/04/using-sql-server-on-the-host/ and https://freddysblog.com/2019/11/12/mounting-a-database-backup-from-my-online-environment-inside-a-container/. As stated in the last blog post, you can only use databases of less than 10Gb in size inside the container due to SQL Express. This blog post will explain how to get past that problem. Continue reading
Just recently, a new functionality was enable in the Dynamics 365 Business Central admin center. The ability to request a backup. It didn’t take long before I got the first question from a partner, who asked whether they could run this locally using Docker. This blog post describes how to do just that. Continue reading
I have had quite a few partners asking me how to connect a NAV / Business Central container to a SQL Server placed on the host. This is the way I started a blog post back in april here: https://freddysblog.com/2019/04/12/placing-the-database-on-the-host/ and elegantly, I avoided to answer the question and instead described how to place the database on the host and use the SQL engine in the container. Of course this doesn’t solve the issue if you have a very large database, which SQL Express doesn’t support.
In this blog post I will try to address the original problem. Continue reading