Dynamics NAV / Business Central Developer Digest – Vol 378

ArcherPoint’s Developer Digest focuses on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central development and Dynamics NAV development. In Developer Digest Volume 378, we discuss extensions for VS code you might not have heard of, early access for Business Central 2022 Release Wave 1, cumulative updates for NAV and BC, and more.

The Dynamics NAV and Business Central community, including the ArcherPoint teTechnical staff, is made up of developers, project managers, and consultants who are constantly communicating, with the common goal of sharing helpful information with one another to help customers be more successful.

As they run into issues and questions, find the answers, and make new discoveries, they post them on blogs, forums, social media…so everyone can benefit. We in Marketing watch these interactions and never cease to be amazed by the creativity, dedication, and brainpower we’re so fortunate to have in this community—so we thought, wouldn’t it be great to share this great information with everyone who might not have the time to check out the multitude of resources out there?

So, the ArcherPoint Microsoft Dynamics NAV/BC Developer Digest was born. Each week, we present a collection of thoughts and findings from NAV/BC experts and devotees around the world. We hope these insights will benefit you, too.

8 Extensions for VS Code You’ve Never Heard Of

The Business Central Geek shares what he calls Not Your Usual Extension Pack. These are eight extensions for VS Code that aren’t necessarily AL related but that you may find useful in your development endeavors. They include Google search, banner comments, peacock, insert data string, WordCounter, VSCode PDF, and Power Mode. Check his post for details and links to get them from the marketplace.

Early Access for 2022 Release Wave 1

Early access for D365 Business Central 2022 release Wave 1 is hitting the streets, and we’re starting to hear about some of the new features and performance enhancements. MSDynamicsWorld reports on 5 Accounting and Finance Problems Solved with this upcoming release, and we’ll be reporting on more in the weeks to come.

An Update on Cumulative Updates for Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central

Saurav Dhyani is keeping us informed of the latest CUs for NAV and BC:

Business Central and Power BI in a Multi-Company Environment

Steven Renders offers a template to help you easily create reports in Power BI for Business Central SaaS that require data from one or multiple companies in your tenant.

Stefano Demiliani shares information from a telemetry session at Directions EMEA in Milan, which presented how to directly use Business Central to monitor its telemetries. He will show more details in a series of partner training planned by the Microsoft Western Europe PTS Team. Read his blog: Create a link to an Application Insights query programmatically

Multi-line Text Search in VSCode (with RegEx)

Waldo recently posted a brief but informative blog, Multi-line text search in VSCode (with RegEx), that explains how to search over multiple lines in multiple files in VSCode. He also provides examples.

Interested in Dynamics NAV and/or Business Central development? Be sure to see our collection of NAV/BC Development Blogs.

Read “How To” blogs from ArcherPoint for practical advice on using Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics 365 Business Central.

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