Hello, unicode!

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image你好,世界!გამარჯობა, მსოფლიო! હેલો, વિશ્વ! مرحبا، العالم! שלום, עולם! नमस्ते, दुनिया! こんにちは世界 ಹಲೋ, ವಿಶ್ವದ! 안녕하세요, 세계! Γεια σου, κόσμε! Привет, мир! வணக்கம், உலக! హలో, ప్రపంచం! สวัสดีโลก!

No, no, I didn’t go fully crazy yet, but I’m surely closing in. Maybe it’s not at all such a big deal as I see it, but the new Unicode support in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 is just blowing my socks off. After a quarter century of being tied to a single code page of choice, NAV has finally been freed of it’s single byte per character legacy.

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Dynamics Top 100 Nominations for 2012

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It’s the fourth year of DynamicsWorld’s Microsoft Dynamics Most Influential People Top 100 list, and it’s the nomination time. Last year I’ve somehow found my way onto this list (and…

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Passing strongly-typed data to Web services

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imagePassing strongly-typed data to NAV Web services can be trickier than it seems. If you are lucky, you can make your method accept strongly-typed parameters, and you are good to go. However, if you just can’t avoid sending text data, your text must be encoded in EN-US format, otherwise it will cause problems (see this).

What the heck, just encode the data as EN-US, right? Not quite. There are a myriad of reasons why data can come in non-EN-US encoding, one of which is this: it’s the Web services, for Pete’s sake – anyone or anything can call them.

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Microsoft Dynamics Mayhem

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If you thought “here he comes again” with the bugs and stuff, no – this is not about it. This is just about a new sales campaign launched by PACKT…

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