The Push to Extensions 2.0: What It Means for You!

One of the biggest cost drivers for Partners and their customers, since the introduction of add-ons in the mid-1990’s, has been the cost of managing and upgrading these add-ons in customer solutions to keep up with Microsoft’s numerous releases. This has become an even greater issue with the release of the newest version of Dynamics 365 (NAV / AX). 

How to Upgrade Sitecore with Custom Components

Upgrading Sitecore is easy! Upgrading custom developed code in the Sitecore can be more challenging. 
Sitecore is well known for being "easy to upgrade". This is absolutely true for its base code. Sitecore comes with 2 packages for upgrading - 1 for Database and 1 for Code. Using the built-in wizards, you can perform changes to the configuration files and *presto* you are ready to go with a new version. 
Easy enough. Especially if you did not build custom external components.

Cannot confirm partially invoiced Purchase Order after upgrade from AX 2009 to AX 2012? [Dynamics AX Obscurities Series]

As a Dynamics AX Upgrade Factory and ISV Development Center, we find rare and unusual issues when working on the numerous upgrade and development projects we undertake each year. In this series, Dynamics AX Obscurities, we share our experiences, insights and workarounds for these unkowns in hopes to save you time, headaches and costs in your future Dynamics AX upgrade and development project. 
Issue: After standard data upgrade from AX 2009 to AX2012, a partially invoiced Purchase Order has approval status Approved. Some lines of this purchase order are Invoiced and some have status Open order. 

Mitigating the Limitations of Microsoft Dynamics NAV Upgrades (Beyond Standard Upgrade Tools)

Historically, Microsoft NAV Upgrades have been painful and time-consuming projects.  It is not surprising many Microsoft Dynamics NAV Partners preferred to perform new Dynamics NAV installation projects over existing Dynamics NAV upgrade projects.

The dawn of the new Microsoft Dynamic NAV upgrade tools has spelled relief for many Partners upgrading solutions from Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 and later versions. The introduction of these new tools, like Powershell, has allowed major upgrade obstacles to be removed and in some cases even automated.

2017 – the year, the future of business solutions was born

What it is that Microsoft wants to accomplish exactly with Dynamics 365? Microsoft does not want the customers to be worried about what technology that solution is built on or infrastructure it runs on as it is all Microsoft technology (the infrastructure of choice for Dynamics 365 and all the apps is, of course, Microsoft Azure). The customer can just focus on their need and which business apps suits these needs best.

Conquering the Peculiarities of Dynamics NAV Extensions

When Dynamics NAV 2016 was launched, Extensions were introduced as the new way to build Add-Ons. At that time, Extensions had too many restrictions, so developers were playing around with them, but only the brave actually started developing real Extensions implementations.

With NAV 2017, the number of restrictions have significantly decreased. Now the Extensions Marketplace (App Source) is growing at a rapid pace.

Following 1ClickFactory‘s vision, all companies will someday run on the latest version(s) of their software(s), 1ClickFactory‘s NAV developers commenced several Extension development projects to make it easier to upgrade Add-Ons.  Through this work, a couple of peculiarities surfaced that you may want to make note of for your own Extensions development.

How to Troubleshoot Common Master Data Management issues for AX 2012

Welcome to addressing common issues in Master Data Management (MDM) for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012. This is the second article in our How to: Master Data Management series for AX 2012. If you missed the first article, How to Install and Configure Master Data Management for AX 2012, you can find it here. Now we will walk you through troubleshooting the most common issues faced with AX 2012’s Master Data Management by providing experienced working solutions for these problems.

How to install and configure Master Data Management for AX2012

We would like to share our experience gathered during several AX 2012 implementations with MDM. In this article, we will provide information on how to configure and adjust Master Data Management for your AX2012 implementation needs to make your MDM deployment for AX 2012 faster and less troublesome.

Plan for the Future NOW at Directions EMEA 2017!

You must plan for the future, especially as an ISV, designing your business strategy moving forward on Dynamics NAV and/or Dynamics 365. It is likely a number of questions regarding how to move forward as a Dynamics Partner have already surfaced in your business in one way or another. We here at 1ClickFactory gathered our elite team to discuss and prepare the bundle of the hottest topics in the Dynamics market to help you find the answers and the right path for your business in the ever changing Microsoft Dynamics landscape. Join us for our planning sessions and workshops to understand your options, advantages/disadvantages and best path scenarios to plan your strategy to stay current and keep your customers happy.