Eric Wauters

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AL BaseApp Customization: “because you can doesn’t mean you should”

Sometimes I get the remark that I’m not sceptical enough, but mostly too positive towards whatever Microsoft does … well – I have been very happy with the product, the progress, the evolution and the revolution. For all of you with that opinion about me – let me make you happy.  You might have figured …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.waldo.be/2019/08/06/al-baseapp-customization-because-you-can-doesnt-mean-you-should/

Features we can expect in the “2019 Release Wave 2” for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central

A week ago, Microsoft came with this message on twitter: Which basically pointed to an URL that was (for me) difficult to find on Microsoft Docs. I literally had to find the tweet again to find the list of expected features again .. so I figured: If I have a problem finding it, others might …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.waldo.be/2019/07/18/features-we-can-expect-in-the-2019-release-wave-2-for-microsoft-dynamics-365-business-central/

AL Extension Pack for VSCode

I totally forgot to blog about this – so let me quickly catch up with this one.. :-). Some time ago, after explaining my most used VSCode Extensions for AL Development for (about) the 829th time – I decided to make my life a bit easier. I already came across the concept of creating a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.waldo.be/2019/07/02/al-extension-pack-for-vscode/

CRS AL Language Extension – ControlNames are no longer surrounded by double quotes

There is a recent change that I had to introduce in the CRS AL Language Extension – you know, that tiny little VSCode Extension that quite a lot of you seem to be using ;-). +89000 downloads/+21500 installs – that’s crazy! It’s one of my biggest projects I ever did for the community :-). Stop …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.waldo.be/2019/06/26/crs-al-language-extension-controlnames-are-no-longer-surrounded-by-double-quotes/

DevOps for AL – ALOps is ALive!

Yes! I did it! I finally managed to create the blogpost that I have been wanting to put online for quite some time. I have been putting off a lot of other posts – just to be able to make this one happen asap! You might remember the post about Directions US 2019 – that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.waldo.be/2019/06/18/devops-for-al-alops-is-alive/

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Spring update changed “some” field lengths

For long, we (as a partner community) have been asking for longer field lengths. And this time, Microsoft seems to have delivered: about 860 field lengths were changed. Mostly from Text50 to Text100, but also from Text30 to Text50 and so on. For your convenience, I created a csv on my “CALAnalysis”-repo on github that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.waldo.be/2019/05/14/microsoft-dynamics-365-business-central-spring-update-changed-some-field-lengths/

Directions US 2019 – I appear to have work to do …

I’m returning back from yet another great Directions US event in Las Vegas this time. At this point – I’m sitting in the lounge in New York – a great opportunity to do a short post about something I didn’t really expect, and now I’m quite obligated to do.. . I total, I did about …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.waldo.be/2019/05/10/directions-us-2019-i-appear-to-have-work-to-do/

“In the future, on-premises will follow the cloud rules”

My intentional plan was to share a small blog about the Fall release of Business Central. Well – it turned out I had more to say than I imagined beforehand ;-). I would like to focus on one point, where I’m not going to make myself really popular, as I notice quite a lot that …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.waldo.be/2019/04/04/in-the-future-on-premises-will-follow-the-cloud-rules/

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central – 2019 Spring Release is released!

You might remember my blog from yesterday … . I didn’t know when it would be released. Well, it wasn’t available yesterday, but today, I got the comment on my blog from Daniel Göhler that it was available – so I refreshed my container again, and indeed! I used this Docker image: mcr.microsoft.com/businesscentral/onprem:be (I assume …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.waldo.be/2019/04/02/microsoft-dynamics-365-business-central-2019-spring-release-is-released/

Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central – 2019 Spring Release

I’m not attending Directions ASIA this year – and it doesn’t really feel good. There is a major release around the corner, and I have to experience it through social media – I hate it! But that’s life – my wife is going live with a huge project, so I had some duties at home …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.waldo.be/2019/04/01/microsoft-dynamics-365-business-central-2019-spring-release/