This is a a pretty niche post. Hopefully this problem only exists in a specific set of circumstances, in Business Central v13, but we wasted enough hours of our lives chasing it down yesterday that I thought I’d share it.
In this terrible period where COVID-19 is changing our days (and our life) and where homeworking is becoming a must, I think it could be helpful for some of you to know that Microsoft has opened the preview of a nice Visual Studio Live Share feature. I think that many of you knows what is Visual Studio Live Share, if not please read this post I’we written two years ago.
A very quick performance tip: do you have users consuming Power BI reports with Internet Explorer 11 and an older Windows OS like Windows 8.1 or Windows 7? If so, their reports are likely to be slower because over the last few months some important performance optimisations were made in Power BI that rely on the HTTP/2 protocol, and while all modern browsers like Edge and Chrome have supported HTTP/2 for a long time now, Internet Explorer 11 only supports HTTP/2 on Windows 10.
Recently, I came across this post by Jack Mallender. An interesting idea on how to efficiently find AL Objects among your files. It basically comes down to using regex in combination with the global search functionality in VSCode, like (yep, I’m stealing this from Jack’s post – sorry, Jack ;-)):
After my last webcast about Azure Functions, I received an interesting question: how can I quickly deploy a function to Azure? Or maybe to different Azure subscriptions or regions?
We saw in the webcast how you can deploy an Azure Function by using Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code directly. But Azure Functions have also a full range of continuous deployment and integration options provided by Azure App Service and you can deploy an Azure Function directly from a CI/CD pipeline in Azure DevOps. But there’s also a quickest way in my opinion: Zip deployment.
There are no doubts that Dynamics 365 Business Central has extremely changed the partner’s habits in creating and distributing their ERP solutions. Dynamics NAV was a fantastic ERP, with an extremely high adoption, global distribution, and a quick learning curve for customers and partners.
Back in 2018, when I wrote a detailed post on how to create nested display folders for measures in Power BI, I mentioned that unlike in Analysis Services it was not possible to make a Power BI measure appear in two or more folders simultaneously. The other day on Twitter Deepak Agrawal pointed out that at some point since I wrote that post the situation has changed, so here’s a quick post showing how it now works.