Tag: Development

Upgrade to Business Central V17 (part 1) – The Workflow

Recently, we have been going through upgrading our 65 apps to the newest release (v17). You might wonder: upgrade? Wasn’t this supposed to be seemless? Well, let me explain what we did, how we handle stuff internally – and then maybe it does make sense to you why we take the steps we took for …

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You wonder how? The answer is “DevOps”!

You must have seen this blog post from Microsoft: Maintain AppSource apps and per-tenant extensions in Dynamics 365 Business Central (online) And/or this blog of AJ: Business Central App maintenance policy tightened And/or this post from James: SaaS enables progress, why block it? If you didn’t, please do. Because as a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business …

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Use Azure KeyVault in AzureDevops for sharing licensing and other secrets

You are probably aware on how “secrets” work in AzureDevops. In a way, it’s simple: you can create variables, and store the value of the variable as a secret or not, simply by tapping the “lock” when creating a variable. To share variables over multiple repos, you can create a variable group, and use that …

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Using Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Artifacts to get to the source code of the default apps

A question I get a lot – especially from people that come from C/AL, and only take their first steps into AL – is: How do I get to Microsoft’s source code of the BaseApp (and other)? Well, there are multiple ways, really. You can download symbols, and unpack the symbols. You can download the …

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Using DevOps Agent for prepping your Docker Images

I have yet another option for you that might be interesting for you to handle the artifacts that Microsoft (Freddy) is providing in stead of actual Docker Images on a Docker Registry. What changed? Well, this shouldn’t be new to you anymore. You must have read the numerous blogposts from Freddy announcing a new way …

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Installing a DevOps Agent (with Docker) with the most chance of success

You might have read my previous blog on DevOps build agents. Since then, I’ve been quite busy with DevOps – and especially with ALOps. And I had to conclude that one big bottleneck keeps being the same: a decent (stable) installation of a DevOps Build server that supports Docker with the images from Microsoft. Or …

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Deploying from DevOps the right way (Part 2): Deploying to OnPrem Business Central environments with the automation API

You might have read my previous blogpost on how to enable the “external deployment” in an OnPrem Business Central environment. Well, that post deserved an “extension” as I didn’t provide examples on how to deploy with PowerShell – which you would be able to do within Azure DevOps. Scenario The scenario is still the same: …

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Deploying from DevOps the right way: enabling External Deployment in OnPrem Business Central environments

It seems that lately, I’m only able to blog about something when I have a tool to share.. . That needs to change .. :-/. But not today. Today, I’m going to share yet another tool that we at the ALOps-team have been working on to serve many of our customers. And we decided to …

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Getting not-out-of-the-box information with the out-of-the-box web client

A few days ago, I saw this tweet: And that reminded me about a question I had a few weeks ago from my consultants on how to get more object-formation from the Web Client.  More in detail: in Belgium, we have 2 languages for a tiny country (NLB, FRB) that differ from the language used …

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Multi Root Workspaces in VSCode for AL Development – Episode 2

Remember my blog post on “Multi-root workspaces in VSCode for AL Development“?  If not – it might be interesting to read first, because this is in fact an “extension” (get it?) on it .. so you might say this blogpost “depends” on that one ;-). I concluded the post with some scripts – and that’s …

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