Wednesday 9 October 2013

About NAV2013R2

Last Edited on: 22-10-2013
To Create a New Company:
Go to CRONUS International Ltd./Departments/Administration/IT Administration/General/Companies in RTC

Click New and Enter the Company name.
We can also use Copy function in Action to Copy the Company.

In NAV2013R2 we have to create companies from RTC only and not form Dev Environment.

We can also create form powershell command "New-NAVCompany"
we need to restore database in NAV2013R2 using Powershell Cmdlets like
New-NAVDatabase -FilePath <DatabaseBAKfile> -DatabaseName <MyNavDatabase> -DatabaseInstance <DatabaseInstance> DatabaseServer <DatabaseServer> ServiceAccount <ServiceAccount>

<DatabaseBAKfile> so we need a SQL Backup file (BAk) for this.

If you have an earlier version, such as Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 or Microsoft Dynamics NAV 4.0, you must first upgrade that version to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013.
To design report layouts, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Professional, Premium, or Ultimate, or Microsoft SQL Server Report Builder for Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Microsoft SQL Server Report Builder for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 SP1, or Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Report Builder 3.0 is required.

If you just want to do some changes and you didnt have VS2012 then you can set Use Report Builder to yes under
Tools-->Options in Development Environment and rdlc layout will be opened in SQL2012 Report Builder 3.0 which is installed by default with NAV2013R2.
Backup of Database:
we can take backup of database in NAV2013R2 using Powershell Cmdlets like
Backup-SqlDatabase -Database "Demo Database NAV (7-1)" -ServerInstance VPS16239\NAVDEMO -BackupAction Database

The above command will create backup files in
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL11.NAVDEMO\MSSQL\Backup
If you install NAV 2013 R2 next to existing NAV 2013 RTM build then NAV2013R2 Administrator Console will work.
But, when you want to open the Dynamics NAV Administration Console for NAV 2013 wont work:
Solution: Repair NAV2013 version after installing NAV2013R2.
Once you open NAV2013 Database with NAV2013R2 Development Environment for Client Upgrade, We need to manually Compile all objects.

Monday 7 October 2013

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2: Download Page

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 is a landmark release, building on a strong product foundation to deliver new levels of customer and partner value through faster, more efficient implementations, compelling new and enhanced application functionality, and unparalleled levels of customer choice on how to deploy and access the solution.
The Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 reflects Microsoft’s long-term commitment to the NAV partner community and adds significant new value for our small and midsized customers in the following areas:
  • Great interoperability with Office 365 breaks down the walls between business data and how people get work done. Microsoft Dynamics NAV can now be deployed as an application to on-premises and cloud-based SharePoint sites, with single sign on and a consistent look and feel across the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client and Office 365. Deeper data integration capabilities will enable customers to extend Microsoft Dynamics NAV business processes with SharePoint workflows and Web parts, and take full advantage of Microsoft Excel and the Excel Web App.
  • Enhanced cash management capabilities will help customers better manage risk and drive business growth with features such as automatic and manual payment processing, bank reconciliation tools, and support for SEPA direct debit and credit transfer.
  • Powerful usability enhancements across both the Web and Windows clients make Microsoft Dynamics NAV even simpler to use and faster to deploy. A restyled user experience aligned with Office 365 makes it even easier for people to access, view and edit business data and processes.
  • Continued commitment to deploying Microsoft Dynamics NAV on Windows Azure Infrastructure Services (available in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 Feature Pack 1 release).
Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2 download links
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Tuesday 1 October 2013

MVP Award - 2013

Just now got an email informing that my MVP Status is renewed, so here starts the 3rd year as MVP.

Today, 977 exemplary community leaders around the world were notified that they have received the MVP Award! These individuals were chosen because they have demonstrated their deep commitment to helping others make the most of their technology, voluntarily sharing their passion and real-world knowledge of Microsoft products with the community.

While there are more than 100 million social and technical community members, only a small portion are selected to be recognized as MVPs. Each year, around 4,000 MVPs are honored. They are nominated by Microsoft, other community individuals, or in some cases themselves. Candidates are rigorously evaluated for their technical expertise, community leadership, and voluntary community contributions for the previous year. They come from more than 90 countries, speak over 40 different languages, and are awarded in more than 90 Microsoft technologies. Together, they answer more than 10 million questions a year!

MVPs are recognized each quarter for this annual award, which continues to grow and evolve to reflect the development of Microsoft technologies.

Congratulations to the new MVPs, and welcome back to renewed MVPs. We are very excited to recognize your amazing accomplishments!