Bug theater in Web services #2

imageThe bug with which I started this series is nothing critical. It manifests rarely, you can easily work around it. It’s in the “so what” category.

But the one I’ll talk about today is a tough beast, with not-so-easy workarounds that cause as much headache as the bug itself.

So, here comes bug #2: setting a date to 0D.

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Bug theater in Web services #1

imageIf something, Stratus has taught me how buggy the implementation of Web services in Microsoft Dynamics NAV is. Let me be clear from the onset: Web services are a great functionality in NAV, one of the best additions (together with .NET interop) to NAV stack in a long while. But it’s buggy.

Being buggy doesn’t mean it doesn’t work. It only means you need to twist and bend your code to achieve things which you would expect to work out of the box. During development of Stratus, we had to make a series of workarounds in Web services to achieve simple goals, and I decided to share those bugs (and workarounds) with you, to help you be more productive in your Web services based projects.

So, here we go for bug #1: lowercase codes in primary key.

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Status of Stratus, T-1 month

imageThe summer was hot in this part of the world, and Stratus only helped keep the heat up. We were not only snorkeling through the summer, we did a lot of work to keep up with our goal of going live in September, and we are still on track. So far so good.

Over the past two months, we have done the following:

  • Signed up 100+ companies for test drive
  • Reached 60+ countries
  • Signed a series of contracts with partner companies, including NDAs, MOUs and final agreements
  • Started several pilots with telecoms in Europe and Latin America
  • Demoed Stratus at a number of events, in Europe, United States and New Zealand

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Status of Stratus

Stratus - an actual screenshot of the Role CenterI’ve been asked too many times why I am not blogging more about Stratus, the web client for NAV developed by my company. People really want to know about it, and I am really keeping it far too silent.

Let’s change that. Instead of sending a ridiculous amount of e-mails every day, I’ll just keep you all posted through this blog.

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Can Microsoft Dynamics ERP move to the cloud?

imageThe Software Advice blog has started a series of short five minute interviews with Microsoft executives in charge of Dynamics technologies, and today’s one has caught my attention: it’s entitled Can Microsoft Dynamics ERP move to the cloud, and the interview was with Guy Weismantel, director of ERP Marketing at Microsoft.

Cloud computing is something that has been tickling my imagination ever since I first heard the term, and I’ve spent past couple of years not only thinking how to do something with the cloud, but actually doing it (stay tuned!), so it was interesting to see what’s Microsoft’s unofficial official position on ERP in cloud perspective, can it be done, should it be done, where is it all going, etc.

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