Eric Wauters

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Setting up docker containers with apps from AppSource

For a long time, we have been looking for a solution to be able to set up a docker environment, and then download the necessary apps from AppSource. Why? For different reasons. Like, to set up a development environment. I know we can do that in an online sandbox, but .. we’re already doing this …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.waldo.be/2021/03/03/setting-up-docker-containers-with-apps-from-appsource/

Which API’s are available in my Business Central environment?

Here’s a short post with a small tip about something a lot of you probably already know. How’s that for an intro 🤪. If you remember these posts: Getting not-out-of-the-box information with the out-of-the-box web client Check Customer License in an OnPrem db – from the web client Then you know there’s quite a lot …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.waldo.be/2021/02/19/which-apis-are-available-in-my-business-central-environment/

Microsoft Dynamics 365: 2021 release Wave 1 plan

It’s that time again!  Recently, Microsoft released their plans for the next major version for Dynamics 365.  Quite some time ago, I started with commenting on that (I actually did that because one of the features at that point (being “code customized base app”), was something that I felt needed some criticism (and still do, …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.waldo.be/2021/01/28/microsoft-dynamics-365-2021-release-wave-1-plan/

Publish & Run Current Object from VSCode – with a single command

I’m not writing a blog about every single (new) command in my “CRS AL Language Extension”. But this Sunday, I added an interesting one. One that I should have had created for a long time – but simply didn’t think of it, until Daniel (TheDenster.com) explicitly asked for it on GitHub. Just imagine, you’re building …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.waldo.be/2021/01/13/publish-run-current-object-from-vscode-with-a-single-command/

Check Customer License in an OnPrem db – from the web client

This is my first post of 2021, so I’d like to take the opportunity to wish all of you all the best, all the health, all the safety, and .. may we finally meet again in person in 2021! I’d be very happy to have much less of this: And more of this: Anyway ;-). …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.waldo.be/2021/01/07/check-customer-license-in-an-onprem-db-from-the-web-client/

Model Driven software development for Business Central with “mdAL”

You might already have seen my session on DynamicsCon about Design Patterns. During that session, I mentioned a tool “mdAL”. If not .. well, here it is (starting at the mdAL part): This tool has seen some major updates – time to blog about it. ;-). Disclaimer I am not the developer of this tool …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.waldo.be/2020/12/18/model-driven-software-development-for-business-central-with-mdal/

Download all Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Source Code with PowerShell

You might wonder: why would I need this? Why would I need to download source code of Business Central, while I can simply access it through the symbols when I’m working in VSCode – or even better, while I can simply click the symbol, and look at the code from there? Well … Searchability Didn’t …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.waldo.be/2020/12/16/download-all-microsoft-dynamics-365-business-central-source-code-with-powershell/

Run your own AppSource Validation

Quite honestly, I’m fully into the process of getting our apps (about 30 of them) to AppSource. We chose to have OnPrem implementations first, basically to get the experience, and also because it just still sells better in Belgium (immediate market ;-)). Anyway .. Recently, there was a call with Microsoft with the topic “what …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.waldo.be/2020/12/04/run-your-own-appsource-validation/

Business Central V17.1 fails your pipeline .. and that’s OK

A few days ago, we upgraded our product from 17.0 to 17.1. We had been looking forward to this release, because we usually never release a product or customer on an RTM release of Business Central. So .. finally 17.1, finally we could continue to upgrade the product and start releasing this to customers before …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.waldo.be/2020/11/13/business-central-v17-1-fails-your-pipeline-and-thats-ok/

Visualize app.json dependencies in VSCode (using GraphViz)

If you’ve been following the latest and greatest from Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central, you must be aware about “what’s cooking in Microsoft’s Lab“. In short, Microsoft is working on a possibility to generate a DGML file for your extension that you’re compiling. A DGML file is basically a file that contains all code cross …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.waldo.be/2020/11/06/visualize-app-json-dependencies-in-vscode-using-graphviz/