A small step for man kind but a giant leap for us! (aka NAV on Docker)

Some months ago, a colleague tried to convince me that Docker was the new black and I really had to look at that.

Today, we have started deploying Official Microsoft Docker Images to the Docker Hub – https://hub.docker.com/r/microsoft/dynamics-nav/ and over the next days, all CUs and all country versions for NAV 2016 and NAV 2017 will be published on Docker Hub (Please read the description at the Docker Hub site) Continue reading

iOS 10 and self signed certificates

With the release of iOS 10, Apple have changed the way self-signed certificates works and since self-signed certificates are a vital part of the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Demo Environment setup, I thought I would describe how to connect to a Demo Environment, signed by a self-signed certificate from an iPad or an iPhone. Continue reading

What would you do?

Lately, a number of  ISVs have asked me this question:

If you where me, what would you do?

To give the question a little context, we are talking about Solutions, Customizations, Extensions, Modifications or whatever name you use. We are talking On-prem, Hosted, Managed Service, Dynamics 365 for financials.

What is the magic bullet? What should the ISV do in order to make sure that you are ready for the future, without wasting a lot of time. Continue reading

NAV and Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)

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

How is this perf testing thing actually working?

This post is #3 in a series of posts about performance testing.

Post #1 was all about setting up an instance of NAV on Azure and get perf tests up running.

Post #2 was all about scaling the number of users and running multi-tenancy.

But what actually happens when running perf tests? Continue reading

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