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Microsoft Dynamics NAV ‘Tenerife’ Developer Preview

As everyone is aware by now that Preview of Development Tools for Dynamics NAV have been released. Going forward which can be used to build extensions and apps in and for Dynamics NAV.

This tool introduces two flavors which you can try out in preview available on cloud.

[A] Make an extension in the client itself. Business consultants and UX designers will love using this drag-and-drop interface. Rearrange fields, rename groups, and reposition elements to build a perfect extension to support an industry-specific solution or implement a business process optimization.

[B] Use the AL Extension for NAV in Visual Studio Code to build powerful extensions based on tables, pages, and codeunits using the new objects: Page Extensions and Table Extensions. Follow this route to build rich extensions that reuse and extend core business logic in your application.

For more details you can refer to the article published by Dynamics NAV Team Announcing the Preview of Development Tools for Dynamics NAV

You can get a free 30-day trial from https://azure.microsoft.com/free/ that will give you access to everything you need.

Secondly, head over to http://aka.ms/navdeveloperpreview. Login to your Azure Subscription. Select your subscription, resource group, location, name, and a VM Admin Password. Leave the remaining fields as their defaults. Accept the terms, Pin to dashboard and select Purchase. The instance takes about 5 minutes to set up, and the VM will be ready about 15 minutes after Azure says Deployment Succeeded.

You need to follow on screen instructions to get everything setup using above 2 links provided.

I am not going to repeat the steps as you can find them via other blogs or follow the steps as you proceed via using above two links.

Few of my readers were complaining about they don’t have access to Azure Subscription or they have already used up the limit now what to do?

Same situation was with me too, but however I managed to get one and done bit RND, if this can be setup on my PC so that I can give it a try or others can use same steps to get it configured, and give it a try.

However I got succeeded in doing so, now I can do the same in my environment.

The Steps I am going to explain below is not the straight forward, and require bit tricks, as required components are yet not released from Microsoft, may we can get in CU-2,  I guess or later when Microsoft is OK to release this feature for everyone.

This action will require several pre-requisite to be fulfilled:

  1. Visual Studio Code (To be Installed)
  2. Dynamics Navision Version (10.0.14540)
  3. Some Modification to web.config to enable designer in Web Client

 

STEP-1

You can download the Visual Studio Code from this link: Click Here

Once file is downloaded install the Visual Studio Code by running VSCodeSetup-1.8.1.exe

And follow the on screen instructions to complete the setup.

 

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STEP-2

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Make sure you have correct version of Dynamics Navision (10.0.14540)

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Else you will not get this option in your Service Window

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STEP-3

Modification to web.config

You will need to make necessary settings to web.config file to enable designer in Web Client, this file is located at C:\inetpub\wwwroot\DynamicsNAV100 location where your Web Client is installed.

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Now you should be ok to use this feature in your environment.

Once things are setup correct you will be able to find the Client Designer Button on right top corner of the Client Window/Browser.

I will come up with more details in my up-coming posts till then keep exploring and learning.

 

 

 

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Configuring Single Sign-On using Office 365 on Navision 2016

Today we will see how we can enable Single Sign-On using Office 365 for Navision 2016.

Before we start we should have Virtual Machine ready on Azure with Navision 2016 installed, Certificates and Nav User is configured. Endpoints are open so that web client can be used from outside Virtual Machine on internet.

It should be hosted on Public IP, then only we will be able to configure it.

For details regarding Azure Subscription you can see my earlier post here.

For details regarding Creating Virtual Machines you can see my earlier post here.

You also need Office 365 Subscription ready for use and you can use the AD of same to configure your Single Sign-On.

Let us start with Admin console of office 365. Click on Azure AD this will create Management Console to work with AD.

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Enter your details and click on Next.

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Enter your details and click on Next, Finally Sign Up.

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It will take few minutes to configure and make it available for you.

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Once your Subscription is ready click on Start Managing my Service.

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From Management Console click on Virtual Machine, if you dont have already to create one for you.

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Select the Virtual Machine in Search for Microsoft Dynamics Nav 2016.

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Select the approprite Virtual Machine from the List.

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Enter your details and Create. For more details see the link provided on top of the post.

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Let us return to our AD, Click on Applications. This will List all you Apps currently available with your AD or office 365.

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Click on Add to configure your Application.

Give a Name and Select Web Application/or Web API, as we are configuring for Web Client today. Click on Next.

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Enter your Web Client URL and Office portal AD URL.  Click on OK.

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Your New application gets registered with your AD.

Select the created Application and Click on View Endpoints.

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Copy the Federation MetaData URL and keep it handy at safe place we will require this in our next step. Close the window we are not performing any changes here.

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Open your Navision User Card.In Office 365 Authentication enter your Office portal user email id which you will be using for Single Sign-On.

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Open your Navision Service Instance configuration and enter Federal MetaData URL which we copied in our previous step.

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Restart you NAV Service.

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Open the Web Client Folder under your IIS. Edit your Web.config file using prefered Editor.

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Enter you Client Service Credentials as AccessControlService.

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Change value of ACS URI as below. You have full explaination of same in the file itself.

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Thats all, Now you open your web client and you will be redirected to Office 365 Login Page, enter your valid office 365 e-mail user id and password you will be authenticated and Web Client is opened.

Thats all for today, I will come up with moredetails in my upcoming posts.

Till then keep exploring and learning.

 

Customers with Enterprise Agreement who already have SQL Server Licenses, can use them on Azure Virtual Machines

Now  Microsoft Enterprise Agreement customers can bring existing licenses to run SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines. Since the launch of Azure Virtual Machines, customers can already run SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines through several existing SQL Server images available in the Azure Gallery, or bring their own images to Azure.

These images and capabilities will continue to be supported so customers can continue to take advantage of pay per use licensing for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines.

 

Starting this week, customers with Enterprise Agreement who already have SQL Server Licenses, can use them on Azure Virtual Machines with Microsoft-certified (BYOL) gallery images. These images will not charge for SQL Server licensing, just for compute cost.

For more details see the Link.

 

Creating Virtual Machine on Azure

Continuing from my previous post.

In previous post we saw how to register for Free Azure Portal Account, if you missed you can find the link here.

Today we will see how to create Virtual Machine for Dynamics Navision 2016 pre Loaded.

Lets start creating one for our future posts practice.

Open the page : https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/ and follow onscreen Instruction to login to your account.

Login using the account credentials you used for registering on Azure Portal.

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Upon signing you will be landed to your dashboard on Portal.

You can see we don’t have any resource on Portal yet.

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Lets start creating one.

Click on New from Top right corner.

Choose Virtual Machine.

Enter “Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016” in the search box, it will list available Virtual Machine images.

Select the one available Virtual Machine for commissioning.

I have choose this because we will get preinstalled NAV 2016 which will save our time.

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Select Deployment Model, I have choose Classic and click on Create.

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Next we will enter  Host Name, User Name, Password, other things you adjust as per your need. Click on Create.

Note your User Name & Password you will require this to login to the Server.

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Give some time to get created and up your Server.

In the mean time you can explore other things till your Server is up and running for you.

Once it is made available, you can start login and explore your newly created Server.

Where to find my Server?

From the Navigation Bar choose Virtual Machine (classic).

It will list you all Virtual Machines created by you.

Select your Virtual Machine in my case it is NavDemo.

You can find the Server Name and IP of your Virtual Machine.

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I am using my IP to login to my Server.

Open your Remote Desktop Connection and enter your IP.

The User Name & Password as we created in previous step.

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Here I am Login to my Server.

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You can see that Dynamics NAV 2016 is already available with my Server.

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That’s all for today, we will see more in my upcoming posts.

Till then keep exploring & Learning.

 

 

 

AZURE free Subscription

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I will be going with few posts demonstrating the Navision in Azure environment.

To start with we will be required to subscribe to Azure first.

Open page:

https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/free/

Click on Start now.

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Enter your Mobile No to verify you phone no.

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Next you will be required to verify your credit card.

Once both things are verified you can start with Sign up with the Azure Subscription.

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Before you start with managing your services on Azure here presented few FAQ.

 

Few FAQ on Azure Subscription.

 

Why is my credit card being charged $1 for signing up for the Free Trial offer?

To ensure a valid credit card, Microsoft will charge your credit card $1 when signing up for the Free Trial Offer. This is only an authorization hold, the charge will be reversed within 3-5 business days.

What happens with the services I created after the 30-day trial period ends?

Once the trial period is over, if you have not upgraded to a Pay-As-You-Go Azure subscription, we will decommission your services, and you will not be able to use them anymore.

What do I get when I sign up for a Free Trial?

You receive a $200 credit to spend on Azure services during the trial. You can use this $200 however you want to create and try out any combination of Azure resources. It enables you to explore our cloud entirely for free.

Do I pay anything during the trial?

No – the trial is absolutely free.

Do I have to pay something at the end of the trial?

No – there is absolutely no obligation to buy anything at the end of the trial.

How do I know how much of the $200 I’ve used and how much I have left?

During the trial we display your remaining trial credits at the top of the management portal. You cannot miss it.

What happens if I exceed the $200 free trial credit?

If you exceed your $200 free credit, we will suspend your free trial account. You can optionally upgrade your trial to be a Pay-As-You-Go Azure subscription at this point if you want to continue using and paying for services. If not, don’t worry – you won’t be billed anything.

Please refer to updated FAQ on site at time of using, all information is true as on date of this post, anything can change. https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/free-trial-faq/

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Click Start managing my subscription, you will land to your Dashboard.

Will come with next step in my upcoming post.

 

 

Important

Most of the contents you find in this blog will be either inherited from MSDN or Navision Developer IT Pro Help. Some places images are also directly taken from these sites. Purpose is simple to try those stuffs and re-produce adding few things as per my understanding to make easy understanding for others and quick reference.

Here nothing under my own brand or authorship of the content. At any point of time we are just promoting Microsoft stuffs nothing personnel with same.

Hope stuffs used here will not violate any copyright agreement with them. In case by mistake or in-intestinally it happens and the Microsoft feels these should not be used Microsoft have full right to inform me about same and will be glad to take down any such content which may be violating the norms.

Purpose is to promote Navision and share with community.

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