Eric Wauters

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 release Wave 2: Full keyboard shortcut support

Now Wave2 blogging is allowed, there are many topics that I want to share with you .. really, a lot. Time is not on my side – I’m in full preparation for Directions and NAVTechDays, so let’s see. Today, while working on my SaaS-deployment-pipeline in DevOps with ALOps, I DID find the time to say …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.waldo.be/2019/09/11/microsoft-dynamics-365-business-central-2019-release-wave-2-full-keyboard-shortcut-support/

Business Central Modern Client: Remove the designer button

You all know the designer, right? The tool for developers (aka the “in-client visual designer”) that “provides an easy and convenient way of making immediate adjustments to your design by simply dragging and dropping the components on the page”. Well .. then you probably know there are things to take into account…  Issues It actually …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.waldo.be/2019/09/06/business-central-modern-client-remove-the-designer-button/

App Dependency Tree – import your apps in the right order (with PowerShell)

Recently, I got the question on how to get a dependency tree from a bunch of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central apps. In other words – how do I know in which order I have to import my apps to respect the dependencies. Well, I didn’t have a ready-made script available. I only had a …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.waldo.be/2019/08/28/app-dependency-tree-import-your-apps-in-the-right-order-with-powershell/

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: https://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: https://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: https://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: https://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: https://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: https://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: https://www.waldo.be/2019/05/10/directions-us-2019-i-appear-to-have-work-to-do/