From the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and NAV Blogs: Docker; Extensions; Workflows; C/Side

April 12 2019

This week on the Dynamics 365-NAV blog roundup:

  • Tips and tricks on how to start using Dynamics 365 Business Central Docker
  • "In the future, on-premises will follow the cloud rules"
  • How to use workflows to set up an industry practice in Dynamics NAV or Business Central
  • Why C/Side will last another decade . . . at least

Tips and tricks on how to start using Dynamics 365 Business Central Docker

On the Simplanova blog, Justinas Visakavicius offered some tips on using Docker for developing with Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Visakavicius pointed out that Docker is useful for testing, experimenting and working in teams in Dynamics 365 Business Central. In fact, he stated that you can make the Docker container accessible to your whole network and beyond.

In his post, Visakavicius gave some specific examples of why Docker containers are so great. For one thing:

Docker gives you true sandbox experience where you don't need to worry about services each time you need a new database to play with.

Even though there are some drawbacks, the advantages outweigh them, according to Visakavicius.

You can learn how to set up Docker and find some tips on using it here.

"In the future, on-premises will follow the cloud rules"

On Waldo's Blog, Waldo (a.k.a. Eric Wauters) stated that he initially planned to write a short post about the fall release of Business Central and a key statement made by Microsoft about their on-premises plans.

Wauters stated that it was not a surprise that the fall release won't contain C/SIDE, C/AL or the Windows client.

What I would like to do, is actually focus on . . . Extensions! There is going to be a strong focus for you to be able to do what you want, completely with Extensions. And even more . . . In the future, on-premises will follow the cloud rules.

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