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
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
If you are using public Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central on Docker, this blog post contains important information. Continue reading
NavContainerHelper 0.5.0.1 was released recently. Read this blog post to learn what’s new. Continue reading
Update: After writing this blog post, Docker Desktop has a feature called Reset To Factory defaults… I use this function now and then (instead of the DockerCiZap) to cleanup everything in my Docker environment. Right Click the Whale icon, select Settings -> Reset.
Docker is an amazing tool.
As Dynamics 365 Business Central or Microsoft Dynamics NAV developers we can spin up any version of the platform and app in minutes and use our favourite tools to work with it.
Using the layering techniques from Docker, these images will be stored on disc as efficient as possible and every time I start up a new container, it reuses the disc space and your running container just becomes another layer on top of your image.
Really really smart, but it does take up some disc space and it isn’t very good at cleaning up. Continue reading
It feels like a lot more, but actually it is only about one year ago, we started shipping NAV Container Images on Docker.
Business Central Containers followed shortly after and today a lot of our partners are using Docker and our images for spinning up NAV and Business Central containers to do their daily work. Continue reading
Over the weekend, a new version of the NavContainerHelper (version 0.3.1.0) has been uploaded to the PowerShell Gallery with a few bug fixes and a few extra functions. Also a new version of the Generic image (microsoft/dynamics-nav:generic-0.0.6.6) has been published and all NAV images (2016, 2017 and 2018) are being rebuild. Continue reading
The last year has been quite a journey for people using Docker images for Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Dynamics 365 Business Central. Images have been available in various places and private registries, navdocker, developer preview, navinsider, microsoft/dynamics-nav are just some of the terms you have run into. Continue reading
As some users of NAV on Docker has noticed, the images gets rebuild from time to time. We typically rebuild all images when we have changes to the generic layer, which might be of value to users of NAV on Docker. This blog post describes what’s new since the last blog post on 0.0.4.1 (December 2nd 2017). Continue reading