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There’s only  one week left to save $400 on your BCUG/NAVUG Summit Phoenix registration . Don’t wait to register and miss the  lowest price offered  - the price increases after Thursday, June 28.  Register Now. Why attend BCUG/NAVUG Summit, October 15 -18?  BCUG/NAVUG Summit is an unbeatable way to get answers to your burning questions that will boost your ability to succeed in your job every day. What you learn at BCUG/NAVUG Summit will fuel your company for years to come. Content line-up released At BCUG/NAVUG Summit, “content is king and networking is queen!” With over  650 sessions to choose from  across all user groups, ...
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Every year many first-timers at Summit tell me how incredibly valuable it was and how they wish they would have gotten there sooner. True story. And for all those that have never been - it's easy to say you don't know what you've been missing. But talk to anyone that's been, Summit is unlike any other conference you've been to. I don't think anyone says it better than our community leaders, so I asked them about attending Summit so you can hear for yourself: Why you should attend Summit If you've been thinking about attending but haven't pulled the trigger, do it now. 1) You'll save $400 if you register by June 28. 2) If you plan on keeping NAV at your ...
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Get away from your desk to connect in-person with peers, friends, and experts in a lively, engaged environment at   BCUG/NAVUG Summit Phoenix, October 15-18 . BCUG/NAVUG Summit is   your place   to share product insights, trouble-shoot your toughest challenges, and walk away with lifelong friends and more new knowledge than you thought possible.  Early Bird Pricing Ends June 28   You’re running out of time to save big on your BCUG/NAVUG Summit registration. There’s only  14 days left to SAVE $400  before the price increases after June 28. Don’t miss this discount:  Register Now! Hear From Peers in Summit 2017 Video Learn why Summit ...
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All-Star Podcast (Pre-Conference Event) 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Along with 4 other All-Stars, Kerry Rosvolt, Steve Chinsky, Tom Doran, and AJ Ansari I participated in a pre-conference podcast discussion the Dynamics NAV product, Microsoft, and what the future holds for us using their products.  BCUG - NAVUG All Stars May 2018 by BCUG/NAVUG Podcasts     MONDAY Networking Breakfast 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM Jumped right into the day with a networking breakfast talking with other key leaders in the dynamics community.   Good Morning Admin! 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Maher and I opened each day in the Admin Track with a talk show type format that was presented ...
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hi, the ps command to add single users in nav is new-navserveruser. detailed info can be found here: –   https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/microsoft.dynamics.nav.management/new-navserveruser?view=dynamicsnav-ps-2018 –   https://community.dynamics.com/nav/b/magnosblog/archive/2015/08/26/creating-users-with-powershell i found a great ps script for bulk import: https://marcellusnav.wordpress.com/2017/07/31/import-nav-users-from-csv-with-powershell/ to work with that, here is a tutorial: * start the windows powershell ISE in admin mode. this is needed, because only then your are allowed to create new users in nav. * create a csv text ...
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Add Pre-Conference Academy to your registration for extra training! It’s already time to start planning your trip to  BCUG/NAVUG   Summit Phoenix happening October 15 – 18 . Whether you’re a technology user or partner, Summit has something for you with dynamic sessions, a robust exhibitor community, and the opportunity to network with professionals in similar careers. Early Bird Pricing – Don’t MISS OUT on Savings Don’t delay your registration and  save $400 today with Early Bird pricing ! The  price increases on June 28 , so don’t miss this limited time offer:  Register for BCUG/NAVUG Summit Pre-Conference Academy ...
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Do you have more than one company using NAV? Are you manually consolidating those companies or using some other program to do so? If you answered yes to either of these questions, it's time to start looking at consolidations in NAV. Join me next week for a 4 hour, hands on class to learn how you can use NAV to consolidate and report on multiple companies, regardless of currency of NAV database.  Register here:  Academy - Consolidations in NAV June 2018
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Should your company upgrade its ERP (enterprise resource planning) system to the latest and greatest in the form of  Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central ? Before you chew on that, let’s go over a few fundamentals that make Business Central so awesome. As a set of applications that have been revolutionizing how many are doing business, Microsoft Dynamics 365 is designed to integrate business processes that allow quick decision-making and customer engagement in real time – backed by legitimate data. Business Central covers every element of a business process from sales, marketing and service to operations and finance, but is available only through ...
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“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” ~Elizabeth Andrew     As a community built by users for users, NAVUG relies on Members' volunteer efforts to grow and flourish. Each of us has valuable knowledge and experiences to share. To further support and recognize your involvement as a User Group volunteer, we are pleased to share these exciting resources supporting the entire community of current and prospective NAVUG volunteers! Have you joined the incredible network of NAVUG volunteers? NAVUG's vibrant community of volunteers help their peers by sharing their knowledge and experiences. Through volunteering, you’ll ...
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The NAVUG Summit Phoenix Programming Committee is excited to announce that the tracks were posted yesterday and if you missed it… drum roll… [click here] Sneak Peek of the hot topics included this year:   New dev environment: Extensions 2.0, VS Code, GitHub, Azure services, APIs (Phasing out of AL, C/AL, C/SIDE) Power Suite Industry 4.0 Cloud architecture Upgrades New regulatory legislation (GDPR, ASC 606, ASC 842) eCommerce EDI SCM efficiencies and data management Leading technologies (Blockchain, AI/ML, cybersecurity, IoT)   Thank you to our Program Committee Members – what ...
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​The annual European Payment Report for 2018 is released.  Find more information at https://www.intrum.com/epr and you can watch the highlights movie at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LeTQK8uaec&feature=youtu.be​
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One of the complaints I have heard from users in the past is the inability to provide feedback directly to Microsoft on bugs or enhancements related to the NAV product.  Users have questions or suggestions, but there is not an easy way to get those heard. Earlier this week at FOCUS 2018, I had the opportunity along with several others, to participate in a "Meet with Microsoft" session to discuss issues regarding the financial functionality of NAV.  The session was led by Theresa Nistler, Program Manager for Microsoft.  During the session, Theresa shared with us several improvements that they were working on and solicited our feedback on those enhancements.  ...
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NAVUG’s Credentialing Program Improvements! To continue the importance of NAVUG’s Credentialing Program, exams essentially need to be refreshed therefore users know the certificate has great value. The Credentialing Council and Exam Committee is requesting questions you think would make a great addition to a exam. Propose questions you feel are adequate to a well-versed Dynamics NAV professional and understand it’s features and how the system works. Update Exams The purpose of the credentialing exams is to insure it meets professional standards and is updated; just as the product continues to improve. It’s time that we seek questions ...
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GDPR, NAV Data Encryption Hi people, The GDPR deadline is approaching…   only few days to Deadline   ! Encryption : it may be useful to have useful functions encrypt data (for sensitive data, password, biometric data etc. ad example). I show this simple solution   to Encrypt data in NAV   using standard NAV features. Before to start , it might be useful to have a look at the   Data Encryption Design Pattern   related to the topic.   Design Patterns: Data Encryption https://community.dynamics.com/nav/w/designpatterns/276.2-data-encryption Solution:   Encrypt sensitive data.   Dynamics   NAV   offers a   simple mechanism ...
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As part of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central/Dynamics NAV community, you rely on your network to keep your business current. This October 15-18, step away from your screens, pack up your big ideas, and head to Phoenix, AZ for Summit -   THE   place to be to power up your network and mingle with experts in a lively, super-engaging environment. Save up to $400 before June 28 with Early Bird pricing.  Learn more. Content, Networking and Finding Solutions are consistently rated the top three reasons to attend Summit by attendees. Don’t just take our word for it! Hear from your peers who attended last year. Content provided for users, by users: ...
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From NAV 2009 to NAV 2018 – Timeline of Features Recently i went to some prospects that currently use   old versions of NAV   and   want to upgrade to NAV 2018   (already NAV customers also from other partners), I am asked to   list and summarize the main features introduced in the various versions of NAV starting from the NAV 2009 ; I decided to make a   brief summary of the main features of the NAV 2009 to NAV 2018 versions , usable before a demo on NAV 2018 (for NAV 2018 and Business Central). There was also an   official comparison chart   on Microsoft website https://www.microsoft.com/dynamics/upgrade-compare/nav/default.html but ...
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Since the release of NAV 2018 we have been having a blast trying out all the new features. Because there are so many different types of NAV users, I made three different lists of my favorite features for Sales, Accounting, and IT. There are some overlaps because some of the new or improved features will be popular with more than one group. Top 5 list of new/improved features in NAV 2018 for Accounting users 1. Preconfigured Excel reports – NAV 2018 still gives you the ability to export data from a multitude of locations directly to Excel with the click of a button but now it also includes the ability to generate some of your most popular reports into Excel. ...
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Focus 2018, your user group conference for concentrated, deep-dive Dynamics NAV learning, is coming up quick   on the calendar! In just  two weeks  (May 21-22), 200+ members of the Dynamics NAV community will gather at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, IN. Need to make a quick pitch to your boss about why you should attend? Here are 3 reasons why Focus will benefit you and your company. 1. Sessions led by technical experts  Trusted community resources and sought-after experts will lead 55+ intermediate to advanced 90-minute sessions in targeted tracks, allowing for a far deeper understanding of the content: Explore schedule and track descriptions ...
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Got Strategy? During several conversations this past week I found myself thinking. . . Got Strategy? I am often puzzled at how an IT Manager, Data Base Administrator, or any of the many titles held by those who find themselves overseeing the technology in a business can aimlessly muddle through their days with no strategic plan at all.  I was eighteen when I read Zig Ziglar's quote in one of his books, "If you aim at nothing you will hit it every time".  This quote and many more resonated with me then and still do today when it comes to the importance of planning and preparation.   I find that more often than not, when an admin is disgruntled ...
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If you are looking to go beyond the basics of Dynamics NAV - including the latest on the  Dynamics NAV/Business Central new development environment - then Focus 2018 , May 21-22 in Indianapolis, is your spring conference! There will be 55+ deep-dive sessions led by sought-after expert presenters, including Lewis Rosenberg , the IT Manager at Mars Fishcare since 1996. Lewis has been supporting various versions of Dynamics NAV since 2006. He has been supporting and implementing ERP systems like Dynamics NAV, BPCS, and Manbase for manufacturing companies for 28 years. Lewis is a very active member of NAVUG and serves on the Board of Advisors and ...
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