When I started blogging just short of two years ago, there weren’t too many NAV blogs. I don’t bother to go do the count, but I figure there was no more than ten of them. Then it exploded: today, there are about forty.
Keeping track of forty RSS feeds has become a complete nightmare for me, so I decided I’d keep a monthly digest of the most valuable blog posts in the NAV blogosphere, as a reference I can refer back to, later on. If you find it useful as well, even better.
My friend Dave (a.k.a. Gaspode) has posted a couple of useful posts about finding options in the menu navigation pane, which looks like a beginning of a mega-useful tool that helps you locate that elusive option in the Departments place (ex Navigation Pane) jungle of options. Click to read part 1 and part 2, and subscribe to Dave’s blog, it’s double worth it.
Another useful tools comes out of Kine’s Info: the NAV 2009 Management application. I won’t reveal it all (wouldn’t be fair after all), but let me just say that helps you manage those parts of NAV 2009’s service tier which would normally require you to get dirty in XML configuration files and registry. Go check it here.
This seems to be a month of useful utilities. The next one comes from ara3n, and allows you to run a Job Queue for unlimited number of companies using Web Services – something that required you to purchase an additional NAS license. Click here to get it, you might need it.
Microsoft Dynamics CEE Blog has made it known that partners can now access the Microsoft ROI Support Center at Nucleus Research, the leading provider of investigative technology research and ROI tools. For all of you who don’t have access to Sure Step this can be an indispensable resource, because it gives you access to the tools that are used in the Sure Step Business Case offering of Sure Step’s Diagnostic phase. To access the Microsoft ROI Support Center you don’t need to have PartnerSource access, so click here to read the Microsoft Dynamics CEE Blog and access the ROI Support Center.
Although I generally don’t post (anymore) technical content here, this is something you shouldn’t miss: Microsoft Dynamics NAV Team Blog has posted a nice tips & tricks gem about installing the NAV 2009 demo database to a SQL Server named instance. This is not supported, they say, but with their workaround, you can make it work anyway. Click here to check it out for yourself.
A couple of useful technical tips comes from the NAV developer’s blog. The first one explains how to properly configure the authentication in deployment scenarios where you have deployed the three tiers on three physically different machines. I figure out this is going to be used pretty frequently, especially if there is a larger number of users accessing the system concurrently, so you might want to click here to see if there is something for you in it. The second tip explains how to properly use the Merge tool of the NAV Developer’s Toolkit without doing the unnecessary merge of all application objects. Click here, and check it out.
Claus, the owner of a fairly new, but already highly esteemed technical blog, has announced another blog, the NAV Reporting blog. It has kick started with a fantastic tip on using NAV reports with Web Services (again something not natively supported, but possible with a nice workaround). Click here and learn about it.
In the end, two news are worth your attention.
First, Eric has announced that this year is Dynamics User Group’s 14th birthday, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the oldest, and one of the best Dynamics community sites! He also writes about the current state of the community, and how much it is different today than it was back then. Click here and see.
And finally, the Navision Girl is back, after couple of months of blogging drought. She
as continued her learning log with a post about usage of Unit Cost field in negative adjustments. Welcome back, Navision Girl, and keep blogging!