Monday, 29 December 2008

NAV 2009 Book - more details on PACKT site

If you are interested in our book Implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009, you can find a couple of things of interest on the PACKT web site.

First of all, there is the table of contents for the book.

Then there is an article based upon some of the examples in Chapter 7 called Extending the Application using Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009.

It's been a long year and as you can see from the table of contents, Vjeko and I have been very busy. 2009 promises to be a pretty exciting year as we start to see more and more people getting into the exciting world of Web services in NAV 2009.

For now, I would just like to wish you all a very Happy New Year!

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

A New Home for Vjeko's Blog

Way back in February of this year, I made a post about a blog that appeared on my Google Alerts for Navision that really caught my eye.

Now Vjeko's blog has moved to a new home: It has a new sleek look, new features, but the same fantastic content that has kept many readers returning again and again.

If the number of comments a blog receives is a testament to it's success then Vjeko has done extremely well over this last year. His articles regularly receive many comments from readers and he always takes the time to answer the comments.

Vjeko often writes in-depth, well researched, and informative posts on Dynamics NAV and Sure Step. I am a little biased, since we have just finished co-writing a book; however, if you are not already a subscriber to his blog, go and check it out. Now that the book is finished, we will both have more time for blogging and forum posting.

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Where did my Web service go?

I was recently playing around with Codeunit Web services in NAV 2009 and after making a change which involved adding a function to my Codeunit, the Web service was no longer available for me to call.

I brought up the list of the services on my computer (http://localhost:7047/DynamicsNAV/ws/Services) and it was still showing in the list, but when I entered the URL for the actual Web service WSDL, I got an error.

It turns out, the reason was because one of the functions I had added to my Codeunit took an Automation object as a parameter. If you get this problem, the thing to do is bring up the properties for the function and set the Local property to Yes. Once that is done, the offending Function is hidden from the Web service and normality is restored.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Implementing Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009

What a great way to wake up! You can now pre-order our book. I woke up this morning to see that the link to pre-order the book with a discount was up on the PACKT site. Wow!

I have co-authored this book with my good friend Vjekoslav Babić, and I can see that he's been busy blogging about the book and letting everyone know. One of the reasons I have been so quiet in the blogoshpere and on my favourite forum over the last few months is because I've been working so hard to get this book finished.

We've really tried to make this book as informative as possible, while keeping the fun elements from our blogs. There have been some fantastic people involved in producing this book, with feedback from members of the product group and technical reviewing from seasoned NAV experts and bloggers (like Eric 'Waldo' Wauters). Thanks to everyone that has read this blog over the years and to those that have left the occasional comment.

The book is aimed at consultants and developers of NAV and gives an insight into the new features of NAV 2009, and also a series of tips and tricks and practical examples for configuring, modifying, and extending the application. I can honestly say that this is the best book on NAV 2009 I have ever written.

So what are you waiting for? Go and pre-order your copy now.